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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 technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. Because of the pivotal role we play, Eaton is committed to creating and maintaining powerful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellence. From the products we manufacture to our dedicated customer service and support, we know what’s important to you.

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Five Microgrid Design Considerations for Operating in Extreme Weather Conditions

Jan. 10, 2023
Robert Kirslis, senior microgrid application engineer at Eaton, outlines five important elements to consider when designing your next microgrid.
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Top 10 Microgrid White Papers of 2022 – Designing and Financing Microgrids

Dec. 21, 2022
Microgrid Knowledge’s top 10 microgrid white papers of 2022 came from energy leaders such as Rolls-Royce, Xendee, Cummins, Eaton, Mesa Solutions, Schneider Electric, PXiSE, Ameresco...
Eaton's Arecibo microgrid project in Puerto Rico

Leverage available clean energy incentives to take control of your energy infrastructure

Nov. 29, 2022
Robert Kirslis, senior microgrid application engineer at Eaton, outlines seven key considerations for keeping the power on.
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Streamlining grid interconnection to keep microgrid projects on track

June 14, 2022
Joe Williams, distributed energy resources product manager at Eaton, explains why interconnection is a top barrier to activating a microgrid.
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5 strategies to reduce microgrid costs from the experts

May 18, 2022
Energy experts at Azzo, ComAp Americas, Eaton, Pxise, Rolls Royce Solutions and Schneider Electric offer tips to reduce microgrid costs.

Optimal dispatch microgrid control strategies deliver results

March 31, 2022
There are two popular microgrid control techniques — rule-based (RB) and optimal dispatch (OD) algorithms. Eaton explores how to reach economic, resilience and sustainability ...

Top 10 microgrid white papers of 2021 — Funding and building microgrids for resiliency

Dec. 29, 2021
Microgrid Knowledge’s Top 10 microgrid white papers of 2021 came from energy leaders such as Siemens, Schneider Electric, S&C Electric, Eaton, Mesa Solutions, Instant On, Ameresco...
Joe Williams, distributed energy resources product manager at Eaton

Microgrid Financing: How to Fund Your Project

Nov. 30, 2021
Microgrid projects can be treated as either a capital expense under a direct purchase or as an operational expense under a power purchase agreement. Joe Williams, distributed ...
Joe Williams, distributed energy resources product manager at Eaton

Building the Business Case for Resilience

Sept. 7, 2021
Joe Williams, distributed energy resources product manager at Eaton, provides insight into approval of microgrid projects by building the business case for resilience.

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DER and microgrid design guide

Oct. 30, 2023
The DER and microgrid design guide contains a wealth of information to reference when designing a microgrid system.
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Impact of Optimal Controls in a Microgrid

March 31, 2022
Many commercial and industrial businesses are installing microgrids in order to lower their energy costs, reduce their carbon emissions, and bolster their resilience. Learn how...

Cybersecurity Considerations for Electrical Distribution Systems

Sept. 10, 2018
Learn about solutions for power management of electrical systems in accordance with current cybersecurity standards.
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Microgrid Evolution Fuels Smarter Energy Management

Sept. 7, 2017
Due to an aging infrastructure and increasing demand, our electrical grid is not as reliable or resilient as we need. Download this white paper to learn more about smart energy...
Making Microgrids Work, a education white paper on advanced power resiliency. Get it Now.

Making Microgrids Work to Advance Power Resiliency

July 13, 2017
This white paper provides a look at current microgrid technology, examines a microgrid feasibility study and engineering options, along with tips for identifying qualified vendors...

How to Optimize Energy Storage in a Microgrid

June 27, 2017
In this paper, new voltage sensitivity indexes are proposed to search and evaluate the candidate buses in a microgrid, where the energy storage systems can be installed to contribute...
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Microgrid Solutions Sustain Energy Supply – Even when the Grid is Off

June 27, 2017
Microgrid are integral to initiatives that aim to strengthen the economy, save lives during natural disasters, and make our energy supply more sustainable and our electrical power...

How to Design and Operate a Microgrid

June 27, 2017
This paper describes the design and operation of the microgrid installed for the US Department of Defense at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. To learn more about how to design and operating...

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Microgrid Investment Less Risky than Grid Projects for Africa: Report

April 17, 2020
In Africa, microgrid investments will present less risk and better return prospects than mega grid projects, according to a Boston University research report.
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Cybersecurity Best Practices Create Trusted Environments

Oct. 30, 2019
Exploding connectivity is ramping up cybersecurity threats that need to be considered in lifecycle planning. Eaton’s Anthony Ciccozzi explores the ins and outs of microgrid cybersecurit...
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Second-Life Electric Vehicle Battery Storage Helps Power Eaton Microgrid in South Africa

May 9, 2019
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...
The microgrid at MCAS Miramar recently came to the community’s rescue. Source: Mick Wasco, utilities & energy manager, MCAS Miramar

Military Microgrids Featured at Microgrid 2019 in San Diego, May 14-16

March 17, 2019
Microgrid 2019 will highlight the US armed forces’ growing use of military microgrids as a means to improve energy resiliency and green its facilities. The event will be held ...
Microgrid Knowledge Special Report on Microgrid Financing – Download it Now

Top Microgrid White Papers of 2018 Cover Financing, Operation, Clean Energy & More

Dec. 19, 2018
Microgrid Knowledge offers a library of industry white papers and reports that we update regularly. Topics most viewed in 2019 included microgrid financing, clean energy microgrids...

Here Comes the Rolls-Royce of Microgrids. Literally.

Oct. 2, 2018
Yet another global name is expanding its microgrid play — Rolls-Royce — with yesterday’s announcement that it has taken a stake in an energy storage and controls startup and will...

Protecting Against Cyber Threats to Electrical Distribution Systems

Sept. 12, 2018
A new report from Eaton explores how to meet cyber threats to industrial control systems and electrical distribution systems proactively with a system-wide defensive approach ...
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Pittsburgh Steps Up City-Scale Microgrid Initiative

May 23, 2018
Pittsburgh, which hopes to eventually develop a grid of microgrids, continues to evolve as a center of energy innovation with about 20 distributed energy, nanogrid and microgrid...

Combined Heat and Power is the Dominant Microgrid Technology…For Now

Feb. 15, 2018
Combined heat and power (CHP) continues to be the dominant form of distributed energy installed in microgrids globally, but solar energy threatens to usurp its position by 2026...