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Advanced and Intelligent Back-up Power Systems: Understanding Digital Communications for Power Monitoring and Management

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Sponsored by Kohler
Presented by Julius Neudorfer

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the basic elements of digital communication systems.
  2. Identify the various terms and protocols utilized in digital communication systems.
  3. Understand the benefits of digital communication systems.
  4. Examine opportunities to implement or upgrade to digital communication systems.


1 PDH*
Photo of power lines.

Managing and monitoring today’s power systems have become more important in the face of ongoing issues such as rising energy costs and utility outages, as well as growing adoption of onsite generation using alternate energy sources. As a result, more and more facilities are installing more advanced onsite and remote monitoring and automated control of their electrical systems. While basic alarm and control functions can still be handled by simple dry contacts and annunciator panels, more and more power systems are utilizing digital communications to deliver far more granular information on the operating conditions and equipment performance over wired and wireless networks.

This detailed information allows managers to not just monitor equipment status, it can help determine usage energy usage patterns and minimize peak demands trends which can help manage utility costs and improve overall power availability.

Julius Neudorfer Julius Neudorfer is the CTO and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc. (NAAT). Based in Westchester, NY, NAAT’s clients include Fortune 500 firms and government agencies. NAAT has been designing and implementing data center infrastructure and related technology projects for the last 25 years. Julius is a member of AFCOM, ASHRAE, BICSI, IEEE and The Green Grid. He is a Master Instructor for the DC-Professional Development program, as well as for the U.S. Department of Energy “Data Center Energy Practitioner” “DCEP” program. He developed and holds a U.S. patent for a high efficiency cooling system for rack mounted computer equipment. He writes the “Hot Aisle Insight” column at Mission Critical, and has also written numerous articles and whitepapers for various IT and data center publications and has presented seminars and webinars on data center power, cooling and energy efficiency.

Kohler logo. A global force in power solutions since 1920, Kohler is committed to reliable, intelligent products, purposeful engineering and responsive after-sale support. The company manufactures complete power systems, including generators (portable, residential, industrial, and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications worldwide. For more details, please visit www.KohlerPower.com.