NRG Energy and energy technology firm, Cummins, are expanding their partnership in distributed energy resources (DER) and consumer energy efficiency.The two will increase deployment of a resilient, cleaner and cost-effective distributed energy platform for commercial and industrial consumers in northeast US.
NRG says the platform will help customers to become smart energy consumers by improving their energy efficiency and carbon footprint.
The solution provider claims that the platform will help reduce consumer energy costs by 15%. In addition, the system helps reduce stress on the main grid.
The platform comprise of Cummins’ low-carbon energy generators and the utility’s distributed energy generation resources.
Norbert Nusterer, President – Power Systems Business, Cummins Inc, said: "Reliable power remains critical in the overall distributed energy equation, and this model leverages Cummins' expertise in making power generation equipment for the most harsh and demanding of operating conditions."
Robert Gaudette, President of NRG Business Solutions, added: "Cummins and NRG have a shared vision to use new technologies, like this platform, to provide customers with reliable power and help navigate the increasingly complex energy market.
"This is just one example of how we can continue to optimize new and existing energy technologies so customers can use less, and pay less, for electricity. The power producer of tomorrow will do more than just move electrons; it will direct them where needed most – with measurable benefits for the customer, the grid and the environment."
Services for commercial and industrial consumers
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