Watervliet, NY, February 10, 2011 — National Grid identified Troy Motor Service, a division of Troy Industrial Solutions, as a consultant to support National Grid’s initiative to bring financial incentives and technical assistance for energy-efficient equipment upgrades for their industrial and commercial customers.
Troy Motor Service will work with National Grid to provide data measurement and validation to evaluate energy-efficiency projects, using state-of-the-art motor testing, analysis and evaluation technologies developed by PdMA Corporation, and Condition Monitoring, based in Tampa, Florida. The use of online motor testing technology looks at various fault zones in a motor to determine if there are issues that need to be addressed. An effective analysis of each fault zone will play a major role in determining the measurement and validation of energy-efficiency projects involving electric motors.
The relationship between Troy Industrial Solutions and National Grid started at Troy Industrial Solutions’ 2010 annual Training Day. This event is held each year for over 200 customers, a forum where several technical programs on predictive and preventative maintenance programs are presented by organizations such as PdMA.
“Troy Motor Service utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and they can give us the data we need to evaluate an energy-efficiency project best suited for our customers,” said James Stapleton, National Grid Commercial Energy Efficiency Manager.
The use of this technology and the ability of Troy Motor Service technicians to provide detailed analytical information will assist in the evaluation of Custom Electric Incentives available through National Grid. Custom projects requiring technical expertise may apply for and receive 50% of the cost of an engineering study, up to $15,000. Pre-approved projects receive a one-time incentive up to 50% of the installed cost, which includes labor and equipment or a buy-down of equipment costs equal to a one-year payback. More details on these programs are available from National Grid.