PowerSecure Interactive Distributed Generation, LED Street Lighting
To provide standby power generation for use during outages or to manage peak demand costs, as well as energy savings from LED outdoor lighting, PowerSecure partners with public power utilities to offer interactive distributed generation, solar power, and lighting products and services to commercial, industrial, and government accounts.
Products & Services
Energy Technologies and Services for Public Power Utilities and their Large Customers
PowerSecure is a leading provider of utility and energy technologies to municipal electric systems and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.
Interactive Distributed Generation (IDG) Power Systems
PowerSecure’s Interactive Distributed Generation® (IDG®) power systems integrate 24/7/365 monitoring, custom switchgear and a proprietary, environmentally certified bi-fuel generation system to reduce electricity costs during peak power periods and protect against power losses and costly interruptions. Public power utilities turn to PowerSecure to help their customers find solutions that enable them to optimize grid efficiency during periods of peak power consumption or outage.
PowerSecure’s full-service approach includes designing and engineering the system, obtaining required regulatory approvals and permits, establishing the electricity inter-connect between the utility and the customer, manufacturing and packaging the generators (stationary or mobile), engineering and integrating the switchgear and controls, and providing continuous 24 x 7 monitoring and servicing of the system.
The company is a pioneer in developing IDG® power systems with sophisticated smart grid capabilities, including the ability to:
- Forecast electricity demand and electronically deploy the systems to deliver more efficient, and environmentally friendly, power at peak power times.
- Provide utilities with dedicated electric power generation capacity to utilize for demand response purposes.
- Provide customers with the most dependable standby power in the industry.
PowerSecure’s proprietary distributed generation systems utilize a range of technologies to deliver power, including renewables.
PowerSecure is the only “true” turnkey provider of distributed generation in the U.S., with manufacturing and engineering in-house, as well as construction and line crews operating over 200 bucket and specialty utility trucks. Through its monitoring center, PowerSecure proactively predicts peak power periods and electronically dispatches the customers’ generation at the right time, and for the right duration, with the goal of optimizing customers’ energy efficiency.
PowerSecure serves utilities and customers with more than 1,300 IDG power systems in operation across the United States – supporting a wide range of industrial manufacturers, food processors, retailers, distribution facilities, data centers, hospitals, municipal facilities, military installations and landfills. These heavy-duty, high-tech systems deliver value to PowerSecure’s utility partners and customers every day by generating strong financial returns and providing the peace of mind that comes with having the best standby power ready to protect their operations at all times.
Turnkey LED Streetlight Conversion Program
PowerSecure and Hometown Connections have launched a unique, vendor neutral, streetlight LED conversion program, integrating engineering and design services with project construction and installation. PowerSecure will help APPA member utilities choose among the high quality products from the top manufacturers in the global LED market. Whether a utility purchases LED fixtures from PowerSecure or from another manufacturer, PowerSecure will provide full lifecycle turnkey services: design and engineering, construction, labor, commissioning, control systems, and operations & maintenance services. There may be lease or finance options available that reduce the financial contribution from the city or electric department.
PowerSecure is providing a one-stop solution for municipal utilities that may be financed through energy savings. Through this program, PowerSecure:
- Provides a free, no obligation audit of infrastructure and develops a preliminary scope, cost and savings analysis.
- Serves as an independent solutions provider, with a catalog of turnkey options such as lamps, ballasts, and controls from all the leading manufacturers to ensure public power systems may access cutting-edge technology with a strong record of performance.
- Conducts an in-depth analysis of photometrics, run hours and dimming schedules.
- Works closely with all city departments to ensure compliance, safety and affordability.
- Offers best of breed technology and warranties from a preselected catalogue of fixture and controls manufacturers.
- Installs and programs controls systems, commissioned during installation, to ensure optimal lighting and savings levels.
- Delivers utility-grade equipment and trained personnel available only from a well-established utility contractor.
- Provides O&M services, communication and training to keep utility staff and end use customers fully informed.
PowerSecure’s Proven Success Serving Public Power Customers
Through its over twelve-year partnership with ElectriCities of North Carolina, PowerSecure maintains more than 150 MW of generation installed at over 200 sites for member utilities. PowerSecure is expanding its public power presence across the U.S.
ElectriCities of North Carolina has endorsed PowerSecure as a trusted provider of distributed generation and other products since 2001. Our utility members have completed hundreds of distributed generation projects with PowerSecure, saving their large customers millions of dollars in electricity demand costs. We are impressed with how well PowerSecure partners with the utility, always willing to work with the utility to offer solutions to a customer. This truly has been a win-win-win situation. The customer lowers their electric costs and has emergency generation available, the utility keeps customer rates competitive and the demand costs low, and ElectriCities maintains wholesale power costs at a reasonable level while providing a value-added service to the membership. I recommend the PowerSecure solution to all of my colleagues in public power. With its headquarters in Wake Forest, one of the public power communities in North Carolina, we are proud to welcome PowerSecure as Hometown Connections’ newest partner.
Graham Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, ElectriCities of North Carolina.
To learn more about the full array of PowerSecure’s services for public power, visit the PowerSecure website.