PowerSecure International, a provider of energy and smart grid solutions to electric utilities, is commissioning the delivery of Smart Charging Micro-Grid for the US Army.

PowerSecure has developed micro-grid technology to help the US Army reduce fuel consumption and costs, and improve safety and power reliability at remote US Army locations.

The technology incorporates the use of renewable resources, including solar and optional wind power, and enables electric vehicles to be charged by, and provide power to the Micro-Grid system.

The technology demonstrated in this system can be applied to power management applications for military field locations.

The Smart Charging Micro-Grid provides energy autonomy for facilities in remote locations, improving power availability and reliability.

The system utilizes advanced energy storage to maximize the use of renewable power resources.

The company said the system has the ability to prioritize electrical load to individual receptacles, so the distribution of electricity can be optimized to maximize reliability and optimize fuel efficiency.

The system will also improve troop safety because of its ability to reduce fuel consumption and therefore reduce the number of convoys needed to transport fuel.

PowerSecure CEO Sidney Hinton said the Smart Charging Micro-Grid is designed to improve fuel efficiency, power reliability, and utilize renewables, with the ultimate goal of reducing cost and improving battlefield safety.