Control & Automation
Schneider Electric and PowerSecure International to form smart grid partnership
Schneider Electric and PowerSecure International Inc. are partnering up to bring PowerSecure’s Interactive Distributed Generation (IDG) smart grid power systems to hospitals.
By Craig Pearson
Schneider Electric says PowerSecure’s IDG technology, in partnership with local utilities, will allow hospitals to: 1) Make their operations more efficient by utilizing their idle backup power systems during high-cost peak electricity demand; 2) Extend and upgrade their backup power systems due to the energy savings IDG systems can deliver; and 3) Benefit from PowerSecure’s proprietary monitoring and control systems, which are electronically connected to PowerSecure’s Smart Grid Monitoring Center, ensuring that the delivery of more efficient power is optimized and that backup power is ready to support hospital facilities around the clock.
The partnership, says Schneider Electric, provides exciting opportunities for power metering and monitoring pull-through work to put the generators in parallel with the grid. The company says it will also be exploring packaging this solution into the performance contracting offer for hospitals.
For more information, go to www.schneider-electric.ca.