Our own Michael Fluegeman will be speaking at the Critical Facilities Summit in Dallas, Texas this coming September 24th at 10:15am. Michael is nationally recognized as a leading engineering consultant for critical facilities, and will be sharing his expertise on a current topic of interest to many of the industry, “Backup Power: New Approaches via UPS, Energy Storage and EV Technologies.”
Joining Michael will be Jeff Gyzen, AIA and Principal, Data Centers for architecture firm Corgan. The session will focus on the vast improvements in the cost and performance of batteries, rectifier/chargers, inverters, high-speed power switching and control systems, and project where they’re heading to replace standby diesel engines.
More specifically, diesel and gas-fired generators and automatic switchgear have provided long-term backup power to critical facilities for decades, but a quantum leap forward is about to occur, thanks to the advent of large-scale utility, commercial and residential energy storage, plug-in electric vehicles and the application of standard UPS for peak-demand cost management. What do these breakthroughs have in common? Lithium-ion batteries lead the charge, but it goes beyond that. This talk will highlight vast improvements in the cost and performance of rectifier/chargers, inverters, high-speed power switching and control systems, and project where they’re heading. Will a single system soon replace conventional standby generators and UPS systems? We’ll talk about it.
Learning objectives to be covered include:
- Understand increasing noise, fuel storage and emissions challenges with standby engine generators;
- Learn where the energy storage, UPS and electric vehicle industries are heading, and how this technology can apply to critical facility backup power;
- Plan and prepare for different approaches to improve power reliability while lowering costs and reducing fossil fuel dependence;
- Get an overview of today’s available backup power technology and future technology.
Please visit here for more information on the Critical Facilities Summit and to make arrangements to attend.