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Eaton Extends Collaboration with Microsoft for Grid-Interactive Tech

By District Energy posted 06-28-2022 16:25

  

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Power management company Eaton Corporation plc has reportedly extended its partnership with technology corporation, Microsoft. This initiative has been taken to expedite applications of its UPS (uninterruptible power system) technology, EnergyAware, across key segments globally.

The extended partnership comes under a new strategic framework agreement between Microsoft and Eaton, intended to boost key industrial developments including sustainability, digital transformation, and energy transition.

Integration of Eaton’s exclusive EnergyAware technology into Microsoft projects is a major part of the framework agreement. It is worth noting that a UPS is primarily used to deliver backup power for mission-critical facilities and applications as well as safeguard them from power quality issues and outages.

Microsoft and Eaton have closely collaborated over the past several years. This longstanding alliance has allowed the companies to digitize the UPS, in turn enabling it to be used as a DER (distributed energy resource) to support grids with the generation of high levels of variable renewable energy.

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