Boeing and Siemens have announced an alliance for the development and marketing of smart grid technologies to improve energy access and security for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The collaboration centers on providing U.S. military installations with secure microgrid management solutions that lower operational costs and increase energy efficiency.
The alliance's microgrid management solution will be designed to:
- Implement economical energy-efficiency tools that allow for analysis, control and automation of energy processes
- Use smart energy controls to provide real-time data to manage energy use
- Integrate renewable energy sources and storage