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Second-Life Electric Vehicle Battery Storage Helps Power Eaton Microgrid in South Africa

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An Eaton production facility in Wadeville, South Africa is reducing its energy and operational costs beyond its expectations thanks to a microgrid that uses first and second life electric vehicle batteries. The microgrid is reducing the production facility's monthly utility bill by 40%. Improved manufacturing plant up-time and reductions in … [Read more...]

Eaton Adds New UL Cybersecurity Certifications

Power management company Eaton has added two more technologies to its growing portfolio of products certified to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) cybersecurity standards. The new UL certification are each a first in the industry in their categories, according to Eaton. The newly certified products include: Gigabit Network Card, the first … [Read more...]

Eaton Summit Heightens Government Interest in Promoting Microgrids in Pennsylvania

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Denise Brinley was surprised by the array of businesses drawn to a summit on microgrids held this week in Pittsburgh by power management company Eaton. For her it was an actionable discovery -- she's senior energy advisor of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “I walked away with the distinct impression that … [Read more...]

The Double Life of Microgrids: Eaton’s Solution to a Cybersecurity Problem

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When it comes to cybersecurity, microgrids live a dichotomy. They can block the ill effects of a hacked power grid. But they also can invite trouble. Because of their ability to island from the grid, microgrids offer protections to their customers during an attack on the grid. If a hacker causes a grid outage, the microgrid can separate … [Read more...]

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Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Our company dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management … [Read more...]

Wife Leaves Husband over Power Outages and other Tales from this Year’s Eaton Blackout Tracker

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We know that power outages cost businesses a lot of money, but they apparently can play havoc with relationships too, according to the new Blackout Tracker by Eaton. The annual report again offers a colorful glimpse into the comedy and tragedy that plays out on the power grid when the lights blink out, which happened about 3,571 times last year … [Read more...]

China’s First Microgrid, CleanSpark Expansion, Eaton Award

China's first microgrid project has begun operating in Beijing, according to China's People's Daily Online. The first government-funded microgrid, it includes three wind turbines and numerous rooftop solar panels,  located in the high-tech incubator in the Badaling economic zone of Yanqing county. It can work independently from the main grid, … [Read more...]

Eaton Adds Name to Growing List Offering Microgrid Controllers

Eaton became the latest in a growing list of companies offering microgrid controllers, the software smarts that by many definitions make a microgrid a microgrid. The Pittsburgh-based power management company this week unveiled its new microgrid energy system, which it says simplifies development of complex microgrid and energy storage systems. … [Read more...]

African Solar Microgrid to Use Eaton Services and Equipment

Power management company Eaton has won a contract to help build an African solar microgrid in Annobon Province, an island off Equatorial Guinea in West Central Africa. The remote microgrid, which will use batteries for storage, is the largest self-sufficient solar microgrid project in Africa, according to Eaton. Eaton will provide  electrical … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Navigant Research, Philips, Eaton, Greensmith

This week in energy efficiency news… Eaton launched its Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System, a microgrid management solution engineered to enhance the efficiency, reliability and safety of military forward operating bases. The new system can transform independently operating generators into a demand-managed microgid. This can reduce … [Read more...]