Intelligent Switchboards and Automatic Transfer Switches

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Kohler
Presented by Julius Neudorfer

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the critical power path of the electrical system in relation to backup power systems.
  2. Classify the different transition types of automatic transfer switches (ATS).
  3. Assess how intelligent switchboards and ATS can provide multi-source power selection as well as load control, load shedding, and peak shaving.
  4. Examine how intelligent switchboards can facilitate the integration of backup and distributed energy resources into microgrids.


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While the basic concepts and needs of backup generators have not changed, the demand for greater integration and communication with more sophisticated building and energy management systems has increased. As a result, the requirements of the intelligent controls that monitor and manage the key elements of the electrical chain and backup power system have become more strenuous.

This has led to greater demands on energy security and the possibility of integrating backup and distributed energy resources and energy storage into microgrids, which are now being considered by many organizations.

One solution lies in intelligent switchboards. This webinar will examine the role intelligent switchboards play in meeting the power management challenges of sustainable energy sources such as solar and wind as well as providing the flexibility to meet potential future requirements.

Julius Neudorfer is the CTO and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc. (NAAT). Based in Westchester, New York, 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. He is a member of AFCOM, ASHRAE, IEEE, iMasons, and The Green Grid. He is also an instructor 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. Julius writes the “Hot Aisle Insight” column for Mission Critical Magazine, 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.


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
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Originally published in December 2019