Boeing and Siemens have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop and market smart grid technologies to improve energy access and security for the United States Department of Defense (DOD), the largest energy consumer in the federal government. The collaboration focuses on providing American military installations with secure microgrid management solutions that lower operational costs and increase energy efficiency.
Boeing Energy vice president Tim Noonan, predicts, “This collaboration will make a real difference in how the DOD uses energy. For years, Boeing has developed secure, networked systems vital to the nation’s defense, and bringing this capability to the development of energy security and efficiency is vital for the military’s future. Boeing and Siemens’ combined approach will help provide energy independence and critical infrastructure protection to ensure mission success for the U.S. military, at home and abroad.”
The partnership blends Boeing’s expertise in providing the DOD with complex systems and technologies, and Siemens’ global energy management capabilities.
Judy Marks, head of Siemens’ United States Federal Business, adds: “Siemens is the only company worldwide that provides its customers with energy-efficient technologies that enable ‘smart’ production, transmission and consumption. The Siemens and Boeing team has a vision for the United States’ energy future, and we’re committed to helping the DOD achieve unprecedented levels of power reliability, quality, efficiency and energy independence.”
The alliance’s microgrid management solution will implement economical energy-efficiency tools; use smart energy controls to provide real-time data to manage energy use; and integrate renewable energy sources and storage.
Siemens Corporation is a United States subsidiary of Siemens AG, which provides electronics and electrical engineering for the energy and health care sectors. For more information , visit www.usa.siemens.com.
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