SOURCE: Dynapower Company

Dynapower Company

March 03, 2015 09:00 ET

Dynapower Installs MPS-100 Inverter for Micro-Grid Showcase at Black & Veatch World Headquarters

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - Dynapower Company, the global leader in energy storage inverters, announced that it has completed installation of its market-leading MPS-100 inverter as part of an integrated micro-grid system at Black & Veatch's World Headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas. The renewable-energy-plus-storage micro-grid consists of 50 kilowatts (kW) of rooftop solar panels, two 65 kW natural gas micro-turbines, and a 100 kWh battery connected to the Dynapower MPS-100 kW energy storage inverter.

The system is designed for "behind-the-meter" (customer-sited) use, including both grid-connected and standalone operation (islanding) of a portion of the facility. The system also includes a self-guided computer touch screen in the World Headquarters that highlights the micro-grid's real-time performance for demonstration and educational purposes.

"Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, procurement and construction company, with a strong track record in energy storage project development," said Adam Knudsen, Dynapower President. "We're pleased that they selected Dynapower's MPS-100 energy storage inverter to be an integral part of this innovative headquarters micro-grid."

Said Tom Phillips, Vice President and Director of Renewable Energy for Black & Veatch, "Dynapower's expertise in inverter technology is an important element in our micro-grid system. Also, combined with Black & Veatch's engineering and construction capabilities, our strategic alliance with Dynapower is offering clients a wide range of transmission and distribution-level energy storage solutions." 

About the MPS-100 Series
Dynapower's MPS-100 series of bi-directional inverters are the most technically advanced 100 kW energy storage inverters available for grid-tied and micro-grid applications. The MPS-100 can function as a single- or dual-DC input inverter, with each input configurable for either battery-based or photovoltaic (PV) operation. The MPS-100 is an integrated solution containing all required AC breakers and protective features, as well as DC disconnects and fuses. It offers end users and energy storage integrators a cost advantage when compared to non-integrated systems requiring additional add-on items.

About Dynapower Company LLC
Dynapower is a global leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom power conversion equipment including high-power rectifiers, bi-directional inverters, control systems and transformers for use in energy storage, industrial, mining, military and research applications. With more than 50 years of experience providing power electronics solutions to a global customer base, Dynapower's product range includes discrete power electronics and fully integrated systems ranging from 10 kilowatts to 50 megawatts. More than 200 MW of the company's high reliability, bi-directional inverters have been deployed in energy storage systems worldwide. For more information, visit www.dynapowerenergy.com.

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building Critical Human Infrastructure™ in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, the company has helped clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Revenues in 2013 were US $3.6 billion. More information is available at www.bv.com and in social media.

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