At the end of a heavily wooded, sparse industrial park in Andover, Mass., sits the North American headquarters and R&D center for Schneider Electric, which earlier this month unveiled its own campus power microgrid.The microgrid for the global energy management conglomerate is expected to produce 520,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year, or 10 percent of Schneider Electric’s power needs.
It’s also expected to reduce its energy costs by 20 percent.[ Control your storage requirements by eliminating data redundancy.
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Perhaps more importantly, the microgrid incorporates a natural gas generator as an anchor resource, allowing solar panels to operate during grid outages to maintain critical operations.
In the event of a power outage, a lithium-ion battery storage system would provide up to 100KW of power for an hour.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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