DTE Energy to Provide SOC Services for STM PowerJuly 17, 2002 by Jeff Shepard
DTE Energy Technologies Inc. (Detroit, MI) announced an agreement with STM Power Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI) to provide energy|now system operations center (SOC) services for monitoring and controlling 50 beta prototype PowerUnits. The high-efficiency, low-emission, 25kW PowerUnits are STM Power's flagship commercial and industrial product based on the STM Stirling-cycle technology. The 50 PowerUnits will be installed by the end of the year in both domestic and international locations.
The energy|now SOC will monitor and control the units according to field test specifications provided by STM Power. The system also will provide STM Power with advanced reporting capabilities necessary to validate their testing specifications. The energy|now SOC is a sophisticated, remote monitoring and control system that provides for the complete operational management of distributed generation systems. The energy|now SOC is included with all energy|now distributed generation products and also can be retrofitted to existing distributed generation units in the field.