Kristin McInnis

About Kristin McInnis

Kristin McInnis has worked over a decade at S&C Electric Company in various marketing roles. She has spent significant time collaborating with R&D teams to identify and develop solutions to the challenges facing S&C’s customers. She currently works in S&C’s Strategic Solutions organization, and most recently served as Manager—Strategic Marketing. McInnis holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
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Trying to Solve Power System Challenges? See New Solutions at the IEEE PES T&D Show

The power system faces major challenges today. Extreme weather is one issue, as many of parts of the U.S. have seen this winter. From frigid temperatures that caused spikes in peak demand, to snowstorms that caused power outages, to a historic drought in the West, power systems have taken a beating this year. New technologies [...]

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DistribuTECH 2014 Highlights Essential Technologies for Modern Power Systems

At this year’s DistribuTECH event, energy storage took center stage as attendees talked about one of the biggest grid control challenges facing utilities today: distributed solar PV. Energy storage offers a promising solution to address the issues involved with integrating solar energy resources, as S&C’s Mike Edmonds discussed in a recent article for Smart Grid [...]

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Snowy Roads? Self-Healing Power Systems Reduce the Impact on Power Restoration

Inclement weather frequently leads to slower travel times as road conditions deteriorate. These road conditions can slow down more than drivers, however. Poor road conditions can also slow power restoration times if an extended outage occurs. It takes longer for utility crews to reach the site of an outage if roads are difficult to travel [...]

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How to Build a Resilient Power System? Start with Resilient Products

In the year since Hurricane Sandy, the electric power industry has focused on the need to build a power system that can withstand natural disasters like hurricanes. Much of this discussion has focused on how new technology can harden our power system. Distributed energy sources (including renewables), microgrids, and smart grid technology like self-healing systems [...]

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Ready, Set, Charge: How Energy Storage Can Make Your Microgrid More Reliable

Energy storage technology has advanced significantly in recent years, with real-world use in a wide variety of applications such as renewables integration, reliability improvements, and peak shaving. Energy storage also holds great promise for microgrids. In fact, as discussed in a recently released white paper from S&C, energy storage requires a complete rethinking of what [...]

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Another Way for Power Grids to Beat the Heat? Think Asset Management

As the recent U.S. heat wave led to soaring electricity use—and in some places record-breaking peak demand—many businesses and consumers were asked to conserve power. Such conservation is necessary to reduce strain on the grid during a heat wave, as well as the risk of power outages. Grid operators met demand in the latest heat [...]

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