What are the benefits of microgrids?
About the Las Piedras project
The second microgrid project in Puerto Rico
In response, Eaton requested support from Enel X, which designed a microgrid to enable the Las Piedras facility to maintain operations in case of utility power disruptions and to ensure its over 1,000 employees can continue working.
Together, the Arecibo and Las Piedras microgrids will cut emissions by 8,345 metric tons in the first year of operations, create new construction jobs in the community, enable significant cost savings over the next 20 years, and contribute 10 MW of solar PV and 2.23 MW/4.46 MWh of battery storage in the country by 2022.
In this way they will reduce demand on regional energy infrastructure, enable Eaton to power manufacturing with more renewables and boost energy resilience for its operations.
Enel X technology + services: a winning combination
Like all Enel X storage deployments, the microgrid will work efficiently thanks to Enel X’s Distributed Energy Resources Optimization Software (DER.OS) and its unique capabilities to maximize the value of the project across multiple applications, leading to bill savings through incentive and flexibility programs, grid services, and more. Under the terms of the agreement, Enel X will build, own and operate the system on behalf of Eaton. This is an example of how Enel X's business solutions enable commercial & industrial customers and partners to meet their sustainability goals and deliver reliable power.