via Military and Aerospace Electronics
Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Siemens (NYSE:SI) have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop and market “smart grid” technologies to improve energy access and security for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), which continues to be the largest energy consumer in the federal government. The companies will collaborate to provide U.S. military installations with secure microgrid management solutions designed to lower operational costs and increase energy efficiency.
“This collaboration will make a real difference in how the DOD uses energy,” predicts Tim Noonan, vice president of Boeing Energy. “For years, Boeing has developed secure, networked systems vital to the nation’s defense, and bringing this capability to the development of energy security and efficiency is vital for the military’s future. Boeing and Siemens’ combined approach will help provide energy independence and critical infrastructure protection to ensure mission success for the U.S. military, at home and abroad.”