MALVERN, Pa. — Silicon Power Corp. installed an Innova STS sub-cycle transfer switch at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado. The Innova STS monitors the power quality of two distinct and redundant feeders to the NIST facility and provides sub-cycle transfer from the utility preferred source to the utility alternate source in the event of a momentary interruption or disruption in power quality. This effectively protects NIST’s critical systems and keeps uninterrupted operations in the event of a disturbance.

“We are excited to be part of a more intelligent and resilient electric grid solution connecting critical facilities with utilities,” said Perry Schugart, senior vice president of marketing and business development, Silicon Power. “Our Innova STS quickly transfers power (in less than a quarter-cycle) from multiple feeds to the load when the power supporting the load fails or has insufficient power quality. Mechanical transfer switches are too slow for many power sensitive loads.”