Eaton Collaborates with China Southern Power Grid to Construct Groundbreaking Microgrid Project in Guangzhou City

Date: 2016/6/22

Beijing… Power management company Eaton signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Southern Power Grid (CSG) to jointly construct a microgrid demonstration project in the Nansha District of Guangzhou city. The agreement was signed during the second U.S. – China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing, June 2016.

Following a landmark climate change agreement announced by President Obama and President Xi Jinping in November 2014, the Chinese and U.S. governments hold an annual summit. A total of 27 cooperative initiatives were signed during this year’s summit to respond to urbanization and increasing greenhouse gas emissions from cities. The Eaton-CSG project is expected to be complete by the end of 2017 and is an important collaboration between China and the United States in smart grid technologies.

“We are excited to work with China’s leading energy company to accelerate the implementation of world-class electrical infrastructure in Chinese cities. The project will serve as a model for supporting reliable and sustainable electrical power, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and downtime,” said Brian Brickhouse, president – Asia Pacific for Eaton’s Electrical business.

According to the MOU, Eaton and Guangzhou Power Supply Co, a subsidiary of CSG, will work together to build a microgrid system serving Guangzhou Power Supply’s training center located in Nansha, Guangzhou. The project includes renewable energy resources such as solar energy and wind energy, energy storage device and conventional power generations.
To meet energy demands and reduce energy consumption with high-quality and reliable solutions, the project will be developed with a flexible microgrid structure, which operates under different environmental conditions. The promotion mode and policy adaptability of regional multiple micro grids will be explored as well. Through the project, both companies will set up a new standard and pilot project for future urban energy network in other areas.

Eaton developed the Power Xpert Energy OptimizerTM controller, which is designed to help simplify and expedite the deployment of complex microgrid and energy storage systems. Designed for critical applications requiring secure, safe, efficient and reliable power, the innovative solution is engineered to help customers deploy stand-alone power systems using existing and new assets with the adaptability to easily meet future needs. Eaton also helped support Africa’s largest microgrid project.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.