S&C is pleased to introduce an important new feature for hookstick-operated Omni-Rupter Switches in the vertical mounting configuration: an enhanced lockout/tagout handle.
The enhanced lockout/tagout handle, already available for hookstick-operated switches in the upright and tiered-outboard mounting configurations, provides added assurance that the Omni-Rupter Switch is secured in the fully open position. The enhanced lockout/tagout handle is mounted on the same end of the switch as the hookstick operating handle, but it faces the side of the switch so that operation of the handle will not interfere with any jumpers attached to the lower terminal pads. Continue reading
This new article talks about the steps being taken in providing energy storage in the UK. It was featured in the autumn 2013 issue of bestmag. Click here to download the complete article.
Reactive Compensation Project Optimises Operation of Wind Turbines
November 13, 2013 – S&C Electric Europe Ltd has successfully delivered reactive compensation equipment to the Bettyhill wind energy generation project (“Bettyhill”) in Scotland, developed and operated by Bettyhill Wind Energy Ltd., a joint venture between North British Windpower and an affiliate of Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy Wind”). The site, on Scotland’s north coast, consists of two onshore turbines providing 5 MW of renewable electricity. S&C is providing required equipment to guarantee the system meets the National Grid’s Grid Code requirements. Continue reading
1-MW System Will Help Achieve Statewide Goal of 10% Renewable Energy by 2015
CHICAGO, November 12, 2013 – Half Moon Ventures (HMV) today announces the groundbreaking on Wisconsin’s first stand-alone utility scale solar energy project in the city of Jefferson, Wisconsin. HMV awarded S&C Electric Company, a global leader in renewable energy integration, with the EPC contract to construct the project, which is expected to enter into service by the end of the year. The solar energy facility will be the state’s first solar energy project that directly connects to the power grid, and it will help meet Wisconsin’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal of 10 percent of power coming from renewable sources by 2015. Continue reading
Much like the utility power grid, the electrical infrastructure within data centers also requires modernization to meet today’s electricity needs. In a recent Smart Grid News article, S&C’s Troy Miller discusses how medium voltage infrastructure at larger data centers provides a more efficient approach to distribute power, while also opening the door for the application of the latest smart grid solutions. You can read this article online.
The successful integration of energy storage with wind power plants holds great possibilities for plant owners and developers. Storing wind energy helps even the difference between the electricity supply and demand, and creates additional revenue streams for wind plant owners.
In a recent article for Windpower Engineering & Development, S&C’s Dan Girard reviews the benefits that energy storage can provide for wind energy plants. You can read the article online.