PowerSecure, Inc., a subsidiary of Southern Company, announced the launch of Microgrid 360, a state-of-the-art microgrid campus that optimizes PowerSecure's vertically-integrated solutions and is itself an advanced microgrid, consisting of ultra-clean and modular Tier 4 Final engines, a solar array, fuel cells and battery energy storage system, all managed by the company's proprietary PowerControl platform.
Jim Smith, group executive of PowerSecure, commented on how this new capability supports the goals of PowerSecure's customers.
"Our customers benefit because we optimize time-to-successful-implementation by vertically integrating the right expertise in-house, from concept and design through microgrid management," Smith said. "This 360-degree lifecycle approach allows us to develop a superior microgrid for our customers and deliver it in about half the time it would take other microgrid providers."
As the largest commercial microgrid developer in the U.S., PowerSecure has installed over 2 gigawatts and currently controls 1.6 gigawatts of distributed generation systems across the country. All of this experience went into developing the advanced microgrid that powers Microgrid 360.
"When customers visit Microgrid 360, it becomes clear to them that we are the product innovators and solution architects that can help them devise the right system to maximize reliability, economic value and durability," said Eric Dupont, chief commercial officer for PowerSecure. "As a company that centrally monitors and manages our customers' microgrids 24/7/365 and provides a national field service team, we have the unique advantage of knowing what products and components really stand the test of time."
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