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Eaton Showcases Solutions to Enhance Grid Reliability, Maximize Renewable Energy Potential at 2017 Energy Storage Association Conference

Date: April 18, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton announced it will highlight its energy storage inverters, electrical balance of system and control solutions at the Energy Storage Association (ESA) Annual Conference, April 18 to 20 in booth #526 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. During the event, Eaton and its project collaborators will deliver educational sessions discussing how to maximize system revenue and fast-track energy storage projects. 

“Energy storage will play a critical role in helping address grid stability and peak demand challenges as renewable energy integration continues to grow,” said John Vernacchia, segment manager for renewable energy at Eaton. “Eaton has a long history of working with customers to advance grid reliability and resiliency and looks forward to demonstrating our solutions at the ESA conference and discussing best practices in equipment design and lessons learned from recent projects.”

Eaton’s Chris Thompson, grid power business unit manager, will participate in a panel discussion titled, “Purpose Built Technology” on April 20 at 2 p.m. in Room 203. The session will explore the system design strategies helping to enhance revenue and enable a more cost effective model for energy storage. 

Additionally, Powin Energy’s director of applications engineering Stephan Williams will deliver a presentation on fast-tracking energy storage projects to enhance grid reliability. A recent project collaboration between Powin and Eaton will serve as the foundation for the session. The presentation will take place on April 20 between 12:15 and 2 p.m. in Exhibit Hall B. 

At Eaton’s booth #526, Eaton will showcase power conversion system solutions for energy storage applications, including utility-scale energy storage inverters and transformers, energy storage controllers and microgrid control systems. Eaton’s Power Expert storage inverters can be explored through Eaton’s augmented reality app at the conference. 

Eaton will also highlight its suite of services tailored for every stage of an energy storage system’s life cycle, from planning and design to build and support. The services are provided through Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems team, one of the industry’s largest field service organizations dedicated to supporting the reliability and uptime of renewable energy and storage installations. Eaton’s field engineers can complete turnkey installation of energy storage installations – providing comprehensive inspection and benchmarking of system components as well as advanced system inspection, maintenance and testing. 

Eaton is leveraging more than 100 years of experience and expertise in utility and industrial environments to bring to market its Power Xpert energy storage utility-scale inverters and solutions for energy storage projects. For more information, visit

Eaton, a global technology leader in solutions and services that make electrical power operate more efficiently, reliably, safely and sustainably. Eaton’s global service team offers the industry’s broadest range of arc flash-related products and services, including arc flash hazard analysis, training and compliance and mitigating products and systems. These offerings are supported by one of the largest and most experienced teams of power system engineers in the world, with a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s life cycle, whether design, build or support.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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