As utilities and companies continue to explore and develop a broad range of technologies that promise to spur the nation's transition to a smarter, more efficient and reliable electric system, Emerson is once again in Washington D.C. to demonstrate its commitment to a Smart Grid.
Emerson is showcasing its innovative technologies today at the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as part of the NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) Smart Grid Expo, which is designed to spotlight the companies and technologies playing a vital role in the development of a Smart Grid. The Emerson businesses participating in this year's event – Emerson Network Power, Emerson Process Management and Emerson Climate Technologies – are showcasing distributed generation and efficient consumption technologies as they relate to the Smart Grid initiative.
Emerson Process Management control systems automate electric utility plants and optimize equipment performance, emissions compliance and overall unit efficiency, while ASCO inbound power switching and control equipment from Emerson Network Power help end users manage energy consumption more efficiently. From Emerson Climate Technologies, White-Rodgers thermostats help electric utilities manage peak demand and Retail Solutions' Energy Management Systems (EMS) enable customers to reduce energy consumption and participate in electric utility demand response programs.
"Managing and monitoring the power infrastructure from the point of generation to the point of consumption requires the development and implementation of a new generation of communications-enabled equipment and devices," said Pamela Jackson, vice president of technology, Emerson. "Emerson is leading the industry in the development of advanced monitoring, metering, control and communication technologies that facilitate the adoption of sustainable best practices, including Smart Grid integration."
NEMA, a trade association for the electrical manufacturing industry, has approximately 450 member companies, which manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. NEMA members are leading the way in Smart Grid technologies by encouraging investment in the national electricity grid and developing new product standards.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, metals and mining, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries.
Emerson's Power & Water Solutions division (www.emersonprocess-powerwater.com) is a global supplier of advanced distributed process control and information systems. The Pittsburgh-based company is a recognized leader in developing plant-wide process control solutions for the power generation, water treatment and wastewater treatment industries. Power & Water Solutions plays a key role in the Emerson mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include: PlantWeb®; Ovation®; Scenario®, SmartProcess®; Syncade™; Fisher®; Micro Motion®; Rosemount®; Daniel®, DeltaV™; and AMS™ Suite.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world's leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies' innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit EmersonClimate.com.
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson's sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies.
SOURCE: Emerson Process Management, Power & Water Solutions