Microgrids provide benefits to industry, municipalities, college campuses, and facilities such as hospitals, data centers, and research labs—wherever constant delivery of electricity must be assured even if the utility grid goes down.
SEL Engineering Services engineers are experts at microgrid design, specializing in power system dynamics, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) modeling, controls, and protection. Whatever the situation or the scale, we can create a microgrid solution that meets your needs.Commercial, Campus and Community Microgrids
Independent third-party evaluations—and performance in installations around the world—verify that SEL powerMAX microgrid systems are the world’s most advanced and reliable.
In 2018, the SEL powerMAX system won the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) microgrid challenge, a rigorous 21-week microgrid control and cybersecurity evaluation competition.
Configuring a reliable microgrid goes beyond merely selecting the right components. Microgrids pose a difficult and unique set of engineering challenges. Our power system engineers are leaders in microgrid development, design, and implementation—and they’re focused on finding the best possible solution for your unique situation.
SEL leverages the time-proven strengths of relay-based protection and control architecture and our products’ unmatched reliability to create resilient and efficient microgrid systems. By designing for reliability first, we reduce operations costs, improve system performance, and deliver an unbeatable lifetime return on investment for our customers.
Every microgrid project includes four steps that ensure the success of your SEL-engineered solution.
All of our products are designed, tested, and manufactured in SEL-owned and -operated facilities in North America.
The SEL Engineering Services team follows rigorous engineering procedures for design, development, testing, and commissioning of electric power systems. We continually identify, monitor, and improve best practices to ensure your satisfaction.
We practice secure supply chain management, including verified chains of custody, responsible sourcing, and keeping quantities of critical parts in reserve. Our quality management system is certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management System requirements.
Our products are designed to withstand the world’s most challenging environments, exceeding all industry standards for temperature, shock, and electric stress. An optional conformal coating adds an extra level of protection against contaminants in extreme environments.
Every SEL product comes with a ten-year unconditional warranty—the best in the industry. If any product fails under warranty, we’ll repair or replace it for free.
An SEL representative will follow up with you directly. We’re happy to answer all your questions and help you find the best solution for your needs.
When you choose SEL, you get more than products and services—you get a partnership. Our customer support teams are experts in power system products and applications, and they’re available for the entire life of your SEL solution.
Engineering Services project engineers are ready to assist you in various project stages from planning through final commissioning of the system. Afterward, you have access to technical support from SEL application engineers, at no charge, as long as SEL products remain in service.