Sustainability, reliability, capital and operating expenses, these terms drive decisions during the design, construction and maintenance of facilities. A central focus within these decisions is the electrical requirements of facility inhabitants. Even as technology has changed on a variety of levels, the basic infrastructure that generates and distributes electricity has not. Today's business and social challenges require new solutions for electricity generation and distribution. Solutions based on direct current technology (DC) provide a path forward. Although DC based power was discounted many years ago, technology and process improvements have made DC solutions a viable and attractive options for mission critical and commercial properties.