Department of Defense Microgrid Capabilities Project
Raytheon set out to determine a more efficient and cost-effective way to provide back-up power for their microgrids utilizing renewable energy resources. Project requirements included the ability to support critical loads and operations during outages that last for weeks.
Through a hardware-in-the-loop pilot project, the PXiSE Microgrid controller achieved the goal of improving microgrid coverage, duration, availability, and reliability through precise control of each system’s distributed battery storage units. This project was awarded the Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) 2019 Project of the Year, proving that innovations in grid controls are critical to a more secure, reliable, and renewable grid . ESTCP is the program to identify and demonstrate cost-effective technologies that address the DOD’s highest priority environmental requirements.
PXiSE is pronounced “pice”.
PXiSE Energy Solutions LLC., headquartered in San Diego, is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy and partially owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC is not the same company as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC is not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.
About Sempra Energy
Sempra Energy’s mission is to be North America’s premier energy infrastructure company. With more than $60 billion in total assets in 2019, the San Diego-based company is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra Energy companies’ more than 18,000 employees deliver energy with purpose to over 35 million consumers. The company is focused on the most attractive markets in North America, including California, Texas, Mexico and the LNG export market. Sempra Energy has been consistently recognized for its leadership in sustainability, and diversity and inclusion, and is a member of the S&P 500 Utilities Index and the Dow Jones Utility Index. The company was also named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2020 by Fortune Magazine.
About Mitsui & Co, Ltd
Mitsui is one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment and service enterprises in the world, with 135 offices in 66 countries/regions as of Nov. 1, 2019. Utilizing our global operating locations, network and information resources, we are multilaterally pursuing business that ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing, through to the development of major international infrastructure. To learn more, please visit www.mitsui.com.