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 2018 reported revenues of more than $11.6 billion, the San Diego-based company is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra Energy companies’ more than 20,000 employees are focused on delivering energy with purpose to approximately 40 million consumers worldwide. Sempra Energy has been consistently recognized for its leadership in diversity and inclusion, and social responsibility, and is a member of the S&P 500 Utilities Index and the Dow Jones Utility Index. To learn more, please visit www.sempra.com.
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.