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Enabling safe and effective power generation

Every power plant manager is under pressure to produce more units—often with insufficient staff and vintage equipment. We're innovating to keep you up and running.

Generating systems in the face of increasing challenges

With an ever-increasing need to keep generating units up and running, ageing facilities and demanding regulations often lead to increased costs and reduced reliability. By 2035 there will be a need for an additional 250 gigawatts of power in the US alone, but environmental regulations have frozen CapEx at many fossil-fuel generating plants. Today's power plants have to address these challenges, while also thinking about the future of renewable energy. Our focus is on providing the most reliable products and services to help you manage system control, drive efficiencies and improve safety.

Extend the life of your equipment and expand the power of your staff

It's the same story for many power plants: great pressure to produce more generators in order to increase revenue, with a large loss in headcount through retirements and downsizing. On top of that, much of the plant's equipment could be up to 50 years old and past its useful service life.
We can help support virtually every testing, maintenance and repair programme with highly scalable staff and resources. Our life extension systems keep your existing equipment up and running, whilst our switching, control and monitoring products contribute to safe and effective power generation—helping you protect your people, process and even the planet.

A working smart grid that's a model for energy intelligence

Portland General Electric turns to Eaton to create a first-of-its-kind energy storage system for a working smart grid.