Microgrid Design for Efficiency and Resiliency

by | Aug 23, 2020

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For decades, mission critical facilities have depended on centralized power plants owned and operated by utilities. However, the traditional model is changing. Intelligent distributed generation systems, in the forms of microgrids, are providing much-needed stability to an aging power grid. A facility’s energy demand is key to the design of a microgrid system. To ensure efficiency and resiliency, energy assets must be balanced with the cost of operation, space available, fuel resources and government regulations. With proper planning, a microgrid can provide maximum control for facility managers, while reducing reliance on utilities.

Tom Drake
Sr. Sales Manager Gas Power Systems
MTU America Inc.
Tom Drake is a regional sales manager for gas power systems at MTU America Inc. where he handles continuous gas sales in North America. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania and has 12 years of experience in the power generation industry. Follow him on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn.


Juan Matson
Sr. Sales Manager Gas Power Systems
MTU America Inc.

Over the years, I’ve been involved in bringing electrical distribution, power generation and control schemes together for the benefit of customers’ needs for system operational performance success; designing and selling battery systems for solar PV and hybrid systems; DC power systems for O&G/Telecomm/Industry and UPS systems; adapting SwGr portfolio to high-end mission critical projects; growing the needs for genuinely designed electrical switching and power control equipment in Latin America commercial, industrial and mission critical markets; increasing the local content in subsidiaries for market-accessibility, revenue and profit increase; and, currently, successfully developing the continuous gas systems market in the Americas by aligning the MTU portfolio to market needs and expectations.

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