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Cummins opens microgrid lab to test power configurations

By District Energy posted 08-30-2022 12:26


Power Engineering


Cummins said it opened a microgrid lab at its power integration center in Fridley, Minnesota.

The facility allows for the configuration, integration and testing of diesel and natural gas gen-sets, PV solar, battery storage, fuel cells, transfer switches and system-level controls. Cummins said the optimization of projects done through testing can save time and reduce costs.

Cummins said because of changing government regulations, inclement weather conditions and power grid instability, more customers are turning to microgrids.

The facility spans 20,000 square feet of lab space, including an outdoor test area, main switchgear room, electrical mezzanine and engineering control room.

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