01.14.2014/ Mitsubishi Electric Automation and Powerit Solutions Join Forces to Bring Demand Management to Industrial Facilities

Vernon Hills, Illinois, August 8, 2013 – Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., has joined with Powerit Solutions to help industrial businesses reduce electricity costs and meet corporate sustainability goals. Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s EnergyPAQ energy monitoring system gives customers all the energy data they need; Powerit’s Spara Demand Manager (Spara DM™) software adds the ability to effectively manage electrical demand.

The EnergyPAQ system is ready to start monitoring energy usage right out of the box, so facility managers know exactly how much and where energy is being used, and can identify ways to use energy more effectively. Spara DM connects with EnergyPAQ data to enable fine-tuned peak demand control, automated demand response, and dynamic pricing optimization, allowing users to pay the lowest electricity rates possible and earn money through utility incentive programs.

“Our Spara DM software and Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s EnergyPAQ Energy Monitoring and Control System are complementary solutions,” says Kevin Klustner, CEO of Powerit Solutions. “EnergyPAQ gives customers insight into their energy usage, and Spara DM uses the controls capabilities in EnergyPAQ to manage electrical demand without compromising production.”

“EnergyPAQ and Powerit Solutions’ Spara Demand Manager software are a classic fit. EnergyPAQ is a comprehensive and scalable Energy Management hardware solution which, when combined with Powerit Solutions’ software, provides dynamic electric demand management. This solution will help substantially reduce energy bills and make our customer’s facility a truly Energy Smart Factory,” says Matt Lopinski, vice president of the Industrial Automation Division of Mitsubishi Electric Automation.

 About e-F@ctory Alliance


Mitsubishi Electric e-F@ctory Alliance Program provides other vendors, integrators and machine OEMs the ability to easily connect their products to Mitsubishi Factory Automation systems, allowing customers to select solutions that best fit their needs without having to spend hours of engineering time developing the connections. Working together, Mitsubishi Electric and e-F@ctory Alliance companies enable customers to select the best technologies for the application, knowing that they are backed by the best companies in the industry.

 About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.


Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., offers a wide range of factory automation productssolutionstraining and supportservices for the industrial and commercial sectors. A U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Automation represents more than 75 years’ experience in the automation industry. A broad product portfolio includes programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motorscontrol software, computerized numerical control (CNC), circuit breakersrobots and motion controllers. The company takes its motion control solutions on the road with the 53-foot longSolutions in Motion mobile showroom that appears at tradeshows, training seminars and other events across North America. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at www.MEAU.com.

In addition to factory automation, Mitsubishi Electric US group companies principal businesses include projectors, semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and escalators, heating and cooling products, solar modules, electric utility products, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. There are 50 locations throughout North America with approximately 3,600 employees.


 About Powerit Solutions


Powerit Solutions is a Seattle-based international cleantech company that sets the demand management standard. Its Spara DM™ technology links industrial facilities with the smart grid so customers can effortlessly control energy use for savings and sustainability. Spara DM uses sophisticated algorithms, built-in load-shedding intelligence, and data drawn from equipment, electricity meters, and utility transmissions to optimize facility energy use-without compromising production or quality. For more information, visit the Powerit Solutions website

Spara DM™ is a trademark of Powerit Solutions.


 Media Contact


Greg Hookings
Marketing Communications Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
+1 (847) 478-2313
Greg.Hookings@meau.com