Eaton Launches Groundbreaking Clean Energy Microgrid in Puerto Rico

Eaton recently inaugurated a clean energy microgrid at its Arecibo, Puerto Rico facility. Renowned for manufacturing circuit breakers essential for homes, buildings, and industrial applications, they have partnered with Enel North America. The project is a positive step toward sustainable energy usage in Puerto Rico, showcasing a substantial decrease in carbon emissions, improvement in energy resilience, and an overall enhancement of community infrastructure. A Milestone for Sustainable Power: Eaton’s Clean Energy Initiative Eaton’s initiative in Arecibo stands out as Puerto Rico’s first large-scale clean energy microgrid system. By employing Eaton and Enel North America’s technologies, the project reduces the facility’s energy consumption and serves as a model for integrating sustainable practices within the industry. Mike Yelton, Eaton’s president for the Americas Region Electrical Sector, emphasized the project’s role in demonstrating the feasibility and benefits of microgrids in fortifying energy infrastructure against climate change’s impacts. The clean energy microgrid is engineered to meet over half of the Arecibo facility’s energy requirements, integrating 5 megawatts of solar power and 1.1 megawatts of battery storage alongside existing generators. This approach aligns with Eaton’s “Everything as a Grid” strategy, aiming to make energy systems more flexible, resilient, and cost-effective. Resilient Energy for Arecibo: How […] This post appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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