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Mobile Microgrids

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The SEL powerMAX system for mobile microgrids ensures reliable power for applications in remote destinations (like oil drilling and mining) or that require mobility and rapid deployment, such as disaster relief efforts or a military forward operating base (FOB).

Key Benefits

  • Parallel generation reduces fuel consumption by 30 to 60 percent while significantly reducing maintenance.
  • Interoperability with all makes, models, and sizes of military and commercial off-the-shelf generators.
  • Plug-and-play configuration that requires no specialized training.
  • Seamless diesel, PV, and battery integration
  • Remote monitoring and visualization
  • Health condition monitoring of generators
  • Compatibility with all power system topologies (radial, ring, and ladder)

Tactical Mobile Microgrids

SEL tactical mobile microgrids provide reliable power in military locations and through adverse events.

SEL microgrid systems offer many advantages for military applications:

  • No single point of failure, which ensures FOB power grid resiliency
  • Compliance to MIL-STD-TMS (Department of Defense Tactical Microgrid Standard)
  • Interoperability with Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS)
  • Conversion kits for Tactical Quiet Gensets (TQGs)
  • Parallel generation capabilities and adaptive power management to prevent power outages after the destruction of a generator, cable, or load.
  • Secure embedded and white-listed equipment

Superior Efficiency and Resiliency

An SEL mobile microgrid allows you to parallel multiple diesel generators, which improves efficiency—and the ability to take a hit and keep running. Sharing the load between generators eliminates single points of failure and allows you to locate the control center anywhere you choose.

Instead of sizing a generator to the peak demand of the respective function (e.g., operations center, mess hall, or medical facility) and running it inefficiently most of the time, a parallel generator setup allows you to run a few diesel generators at high efficiency while resting the remaining generators.

As loads increase, you can bring more generators online to meet the demand. This process also increases operational efficiency by reducing wet stacking (and maintenance) and saving fuel, which prolongs mission operations capability and increases resiliency.

Security and Quality You Can Rely On

All of our electronic devices are designed, tested, and manufactured in SEL-owned and -operated facilities in the United States.

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.

Questions? Contact Us!

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.

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Unbeatable Support

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.