Mexican Company Bets On UPS Technology for Public TransportationBy Pamela Benítez | Wed, 11/03/2021 - 09:55
Mexico City-based Complet is developing an uninterruptible power source (UPS) to enable sustained electrical backup and provide equipment protection. This technology is vital to intelligent urban mobility and currently supports Mexibus transportation.
UPS-based electrical backup is one of the five largest growing markets for information technologies, as this innovation is the basis on which today’s servers, equipment and vital infrastructure support advanced communications and intelligent urban mobility options.
"We are betting on developing world-class national technology that adapts to the real demands of infrastructure and urban mobility located in extreme and tropical geographic zones, as well as to the country's current electrical infrastructure," said Horacio Aguirre, Complet’s Commercial Director.
Complet’s UPS provides an adequate electrical backup to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and brings electric protection to assure urban transport’s operations efficiency, saving up to 40 percent energy in urban infrastructure while avoiding failure or stoppage of transportation services.
The company’s UPS technology also allows installation and adequate functioning of more efficient and smart equipment with intelligent presence-sensing, automatic light shut-off and fire protection applications, which generate significant energy savings.
Its technological advancements are present in Mexican public transport and intelligent traffic control systems, including smart traffic lights. The company plans to encompass autonomous driving and electric vehicle charging stations in the near future.
Public transport Mexibus, which connects 2.5 million monthly users between the State of Mexico and Mexico City, is a bus rapid transit (BTR) network. BTR systems are among the most successful tools within urban mobility as they are currently positioned mainly in large cities with a high demand for transportation. The Mexibus transit system has backed up the continuous operation of its stations with high-tech electrical protection provided by UPS equipment developed by Complet.
"This high-tech equipment has the ability to protect and provide continuous power to the security system, the machines that load the cards, the turnstiles through which people pass, the emergency lighting system and the communication system that each station has in case of any power outage or oscillation," said Aguirre.
Decarbonization, energy savings and sustainability are increasingly necessary as urban centers consume nearly 75 percent of the global energy, while main global cities generate around 80 percent of carbon emissions, according to Aguirre.
The variety of UPS Compete technology ranges from one to 100 kilovolt-amperes (KVAs) for multiple houses, offices, corporations and industrial purposes. Additional battery banks are available for UPSs, ranging from 6 KVA to 20 KVAs that work with 220 volts input and are capable of providing current for up to 220 volts. Professional UPSs, a piece of modular equipment from 10 to 100 KVAs that work with three-phase 220 volts in both input and output current are also available.