Newly formed Murata Energy Solutions Americas is introducing a new product line – PowerConnect – developed for the automated demand response (ADR) market.
Murata combines its wireless hardware with its own cloud-based software to provide automated performance of demand response actions as well as the automated monitoring and testing of emergency power supply systems. It allows for the aggregation of multiple facilities into a single portal, allowing more buildings to participate in demand response programs.
PowerConnect is vendor neutral. It works with existing building management systems to reduce consumption by adjusting building settings so there is minimal impact on tenants. It also automates response strategies that are dependent on onsite generators.
Target customers include real estate investment trusts, building owners, building management companies, educational institutions, local governments, hospitals and data centers.
In addition to working with customers directly, Murata says it is also partnering with demand response aggregators to make PowerConnect available to their demand response customers.