New state-of-the-art Cummins facility will help power systems achieve sustainability goals

Fridley, Minn., –News Direct– Cummins Inc.

Cummins’ Destination Zero strategy commits the company to addressing global sustainability challenges by delivering a broad portfolio of innovative energy solutions. Recently, Cummins Inc. celebrated the inauguration of its new microgrid lab called the Power Integration Center (PIC) at its Power Systems factory in Fridley, Minnesota (USA).

“The PIC is the realization of a significant investment in engineering technology and innovation that will impact how companies use and build electrical systems to meet sustainability goals for the future of the agreements” , said Gary Johansen, Vice President – Power Systems Engineering and project sponsor.

With changing government regulations, rising operating costs, inclement weather, and power grid instability, customers need more reliable and efficient microgrid solutions. The Power Integration Center allows you to experiment with several potential power system solutions directly with Cummins engineers. This saves time, reduces costs and optimizes a unique power system for their project.

The PIC is a state-of-the-art facility for the configuration, integration and testing of power system technologies including diesel and natural gas generator sets, photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, energy storage systems batteries, fuel cells, transfer switches, switchgears. , and system-level controls.

The facility spans 20,000 square feet of lab space including an outdoor test area, main switch room, electrical mezzanine and engineering control room. Many different types of assets such as generator sets, energy storage systems, fuel cells and inverters can be brought in for testing in a wide variety of possible microgrid configurations.

“We are always looking for ways to respond to market needs and improve our business,” added Johansen. “Our customers place an even higher value on flexible, well-integrated solutions and this center will help us accelerate the time it takes to deliver these new solutions.”

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