Smart-Grid Technology Deployed At Marine Corps Base

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MicroPlanet, a smart-grid company based in Seattle, has announced the deployment of the company's smart-grid technology at the U.S. Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii. The first of the company's three-phase system is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of this year.

A pilot program of MicroPlanet's system was conducted at the K-Bays Lanes bowling center at the Marine base, which resulted in reduced energy consumption.

‘As we move into an era with more renewable energy when solar and wind generation are being added to the power grid, these renewable sources do not always deliver power consistently, which can lead to fluctuations on the grid and a decrease in the quality and stability of power delivered to customers,’ says Bruce Lisanti, CEO of MicroPlanet. ‘MicroPlanet's smart-grid technology improves power quality at the point of delivery and dynamically raises or lowers and balances incoming voltage to optimal and constant desired set point.’

Based on the results of the pilot program, MicroPlanet and the Marine base's facility manager are conducting a survey of the entire U.S. Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay to possibly deploy the company's voltage management systems on other commercial and residential buildings.

SOURCE: MicroPlanet Technology Corp.

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