Eaton will R&D military micro grid

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Company recently obtained 2.4 million U.S. federal economic incentive schemes funding, used to develop a set of micro grid, to help American army base to better manage the power supply and storage electric energy and reduce energy consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases. The duration 18 months project by American army engineering R&D center of construction engineering technology research laboratory (CERL) responsible for management.

According to 2009 U.S. defense appropriations bills, America's military facilities in 2008 the consumption of electricity enough 35 million residents, another in the energy and fuel costs a 41 billion dollars. Eaton development of micro grid project will significantly reduced the cost and expenses, in addition, the project will also each place the key tasks and support functions and business facilities in the independent, technology and system of critical load provide independent of the commercial facilities electricity outside of uninterrupted power supply (UPS).

"We have the honor to have been chosen as the only commercial partner, for help us army improve its energy efficiency and reduce its carbon emissions and make contribution," Eaton corporation of America area power department President Jerry Whitaker said. "As a global power management in the field of leading enterprises, we can easily assist important government institutions client completes similar project."