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Modular Substation simplifies, expedites power system deployment.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 29, 2014 - Modular Integrated Transportable Substation (MITS) incorporates flexible, expandable, and portable design that can accommodate future power needs for utility, industrial, and commercial applications. Engineered to fit on traditional concrete transformer pad or trailer, electrical power assembly solution is factory-assembled, wired, and tested to minimize on-site labor requirements. Completely enclosed design features tamperproof, locked enclosures and shield-grounded medium voltage cable.

Eaton Corp. - Pittsburgh, PA

Original Press Release

Eaton's Modular Substation Solutions Simplify, Expedite and Reduce Cost of Power System Deployment

Press release date: Apr 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today introduced its Modular Integrated Transportable Substation (MITS), an electrical power assembly solution, designed to expedite and reduce the cost of substation deployment. The MITS incorporates a flexible, expandable and portable design in a compact footprint that can accommodate future power needs for utility, industrial and commercial applications.

Eaton's engineering experts provide turnkey support, from substation design to installation and startup, to enhance system reliability, safety and security. Eaton will showcase the MITS and its engineering expertise at the IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exhibition in Chicago from April 14-17, in Eaton booth #3818.

"By providing comprehensive design, construction and installation, Eaton helps reduce the cost and time needed to expand or deploy power systems," said John Gadbury, utility segment manager, Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division, Eaton. "With world-class expertise and global manufacturing capabilities, Eaton also helps customers meet exact power requirements, plan for future needs and achieve higher cost efficiency."

The highly compact MITS units are engineered to fit on a traditional concrete transformer pad or trailer to simplify transportation management and meet evolving power requirements. With the ability to transport an entire substation, utilities can quickly expand distribution systems to reduce downtime resulting from storm damage.

The streamlined delivery of the MITS platform provides a solution for applications where rapid power system deployment is necessary. The modular substations require minimal site work and each unit is factory-assembled, wired and tested to minimize on-site labor costs, quality issues and time.

The completely enclosed design also helps enhance personnel safety by using dead front components whenever possible. MITS units also incorporate tamperproof, locked enclosures to enhance security. Further, by utilizing shield-grounded medium voltage cable, the solution is less susceptible to environmental, wildlife and other damage than equivalent air insulted systems.

To learn more about the MITS substation platform, visit

Eaton has one of the largest and most experienced teams of power system engineers in the industry. Eaton's Electrical Engineering Services and Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system's life cycle, whether design, build or support. To learn more,

Eaton's Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today's most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit