Archive | July, 2012

S&C’s Secret Smart Grid Ingredient: Software

I’ve been met by surprise on more than one occasion when I’ve mentioned that S&C develops and sells software. Yet software is an increasingly important part of S&C’s product portfolio. As S&C has added electronics to our switching and protection products, we’ve also integrated software that provides the logic for automated decision-making by grid-based devices. [...]

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Developing a Stronger Economy in Kenya with Smart Grid Solutions

A colleague and I participated in a seminar in Kenya last month, which was an interesting experience. It’s been 27 years since I was last in Kenya selling and it was noticeable that although many things remained the same, important elements have changed significantly. The most obvious change was the desire to keep up with [...]

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Building a Workforce to Address Modern Power Delivery Challenges

The industry faces many hurdles in building a modern smart grid, ranging from technology to regulatory. People-related challenges are another hurdle, and I’m not referring to the often-discussed topic of how the industry needs to win support and participation from consumers (although this is a considerable challenge, as we’ve talked about on this blog previously). [...]

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Working Towards the Holy Grail of Unity Power Factor

Across markets globally the distribution grid is rapidly moving away from being a passive network due to the proliferation of small embedded generation (PV, wind, heat pumps etc.) as well as the imminent introduction of Electric Vehicles (EV). In order to control these networks and maintain both security and quality of supply it is necessary [...]

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RenewableUK and S&C’s Commitment to Renewable Energy

Part of what makes S&C so unique is its values, the commitment to its employees and the areas where we all work. In the UK, where S&C has operations in Wales, the energy requirements of the country are diverse and it has a wealth of renewable energy sources just waiting to be tapped. So how [...]

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Seeing Results: Self-Healing Technology Reduces Power Outage Durations in Chattanooga

I’ve read with interest the news coverage of recent, extended power outages. Unsurprisingly, the long power outages have provoked not only frustration, but also questions about how communities can reduce or prevent these types of extended outages in the future. People across print and digital media are discussing possible approaches to minimize power outages. USA [...]

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