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NAVFAC Rolling Out ‘Smart Grid’ Energy Mgmt System

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The Naval Facilities Engineering Command completed capability testing for its Smart Grid facility management system to accelerate response time during emergencies, energy failures or power outages, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday.

Smart Grid is a centralized system that deploys data analytics, predictive maintenance and mapping features to provide instant alerts of anomalies and help technicians identify specific issues within a facility. The system also helps central command operators optimize costs through near-real time monitoring of energy data. 

“Response time is particularly valuable when a disruption impacts a mission-critical resource, such as a pier-side ship plugged into an installation’s electrical grid experiencing an outage,” said Eric Speight, Smart Grid program manager for NAVFAC Atlantic.

The Department of the Navy continues to deploy Smart Grid across the mid-Atlantic region and intends to roll out the system in various international locations later this year.