Power Analytics™ Receives Contract to Support First Centrally Managed Cluster of Microgrids in Military Environment
San Diego, Calif. – Power Analytics Corporation, a leader in the development of advanced electrical power management solutions, has received a contract to help the United States military reduce its energy consumption while improving the security of its electrical supply. Under the auspices of the Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), Power Analytics will use its software to create and operate a secure cluster of microgrids at three San Diego area naval bases.
Although single microgrids have proven their value in both commercial and military settings, this will be the first centrally managed cluster of multiple cyber-secure military microgrids. Power Analytics’ integrated enterprise software environment will monitor, control and optimize the three geographically separated microgrids, providing the military with its first comprehensive, real time view of the status of its critical power systems across multiple bases.
“We’re excited to help the Navy maximize the effectiveness of its existing power system and easily integrate more renewable energy sources,” said Karen Cronin, vice president for Power Analytics. “Through this project, Power Analytics will provide the capability to share power resources across the bases, allowing them to have both a more reliable power system and reduced energy costs.”
The funding comes through the prestigious ESTCP, which was established in 1995 to address critical military environmental requirements. This competitive program identifies technologies that are both innovative and cost-effective, and funds their demonstration in operational settings at Department of Defense facilities to show their real impact in improving performance, improving security and reducing costs.
About Power Analytics Corporation
Used by the power industry for more than 25 years, Power Analytics’ software solutions have surged to the forefront of the electrical system planning, operation and smart grid market space for use in energy intensive, mission-critical facilities and microgrids. Paladin® products currently protect more than $120 billion in customer assets including financial data centers, air traffic control sites, military installations, deep sea oil platforms, and power generation and distribution facilities. The company is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and has a smart grid center of excellence in Raleigh, N.C.
Power Analytics’ Paladin Software gives energy management and electrical engineering professionals control over their critical power infrastructures from design and modeling to simulation and analysis, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars, minimizing downtime, recovering stranded load capacity, reducing energy costs and optimizing business continuity. For more information about Power Analytics and its products, visit www.PowerAnalytics.com.
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