Boeing, Siemens to Collaborate on Smart Grid Technologies

Companies aim to lower operational costs and improve energy efficiency for U.S. military installations.

Boeing and Siemens Corp. said they will jointly develop and market smart grid technologies to improve energy access and security for the U.S. Department of Defense.

The companies aim to help U.S. military installations lower their operational costs and increase energy efficiency.

"This collaboration will make a real difference in how the DOD uses energy," said Tim Noonan, vice president of Boeing Energy.

The Defense Department is the largest energy consumer in the federal government.

Noonan asserted that "energy security and efficiency is vital for the military's future."

"The alliance draws on Boeing's expertise in providing the DOD with complex systems and technologies, and Siemens' industry-leading global energy-management capabilities," the two companies said in a news release.

"The Siemens and Boeing team has a vision for the United States' energy future, and we're committed to helping the DOD achieve unprecedented levels of power reliability, quality, efficiency and energy independence," said Judy Marks, head of Siemens U.S. federal business.

The companies said they plan to provide a system that:

  • Implements energy-efficiency tools allowing for analysis, control and automation of energy processes.
  • Uses smart energy controls to provide real-time data to manage energy use.
  • Integrates renewable energy sources and storage.
Siemens Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Munich-based Siemens AG.
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