Troy Miller

About Troy Miller

Troy Miller is a Business Development and Marketing Manager in the Power Quality Products Division at S&C Electric Company. He has over 21 years of experience in the Power Engineering industry. Miller has a vast history in the application and implementation of all aspects of power electronics and power quality. Miller is a speaker at industry events for new product introductions and economic benefit analysis. He is currently responsible for Power Quality activities for S&C. These include Energy Storage, VAR compensation and Uninterruptible Power Systems. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
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Removing the Hurdles to Energy Storage Adoption

It seemed no small coincidence that the Energy Storage Association’s 2014 annual conference took place the same week that the U.S. EPA announced new proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions. Energy storage will play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions. Consider some of the ways that energy storage can help: It makes it practical [...]

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Another Way to Boost Data Center Efficiency? Put Your UPS in Standby Mode

At first glance, putting equipment in standby mode may seem counterproductive to the mission of a data center. Facility owners and operators spend a lot of time and money making sure that data centers are up and running all the time. It might seem especially counter-intuitive to have an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in standby [...]

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Remembering Brad Roberts

This week, my colleagues at S&C and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Brad Roberts. It’s always a tremendous blow when we lose one of our colleagues, particularly since many of us have worked together for years and we have come to know each other very well. Brad joined S&C back in [...]

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Another First as Energy Storage Adoption Continues

Last week, I was pleased to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the deployment of a new energy storage system. PG&E and the California Energy Commission introduced the Yerba Buena Battery Energy Storage System Pilot Project, for which S&C served as engineering-procurement-construction contractor and provided our PureWave® Storage Management System. The system is currently the largest [...]

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Reducing the (Physical) Footprint of Data Centers

Data center complexity is a growing issue, and it threatens to increase operating costs for these facilities. To counter these rising costs, it’s a priority to efficiently manage the complete footprint of a data center. Improved energy efficiency, for instance, can reduce both the carbon footprint and the cost of energy needed to operate data [...]

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For a Greener Data Center, Boost UPS Energy Efficiency

The concept of “green” data centers is garnering much attention these days. Yet there has been limited discussion about the role of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems in making data centers more environmentally friendly. As data center loads increase, so do the power losses of double-conversion UPS systems—and those losses are extremely costly. But UPS [...]

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