Green States Energy Awards S&C Contract to Connect 3.6-MW Solar Project to Massachusetts Grid

Bookmark and Share

CHICAGO, July 7, 2014 – S&C Electric Company, a global leader in renewable energy integration, today announces an $11 million USD project with Green States Energy to design and build a 3.6 MW solar photovoltaic farm in Devens, Mass. This project will be the third plant built by S&C for GSE and will leverage a standardized electrical system design to connect the plant to the grid.

The interconnection substation includes an integrated switching and control solution based on S&C’s field-proven System VI™ Switchgear. The complete solution eliminates the need for a separate control house in the substation and associated civil works, and use of standardized designs will also reduce engineering and installation costs for the substation. Continue reading

Posted in Power Systems Services, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Substation Tagged ,

24/7 Remote Monitoring of Micro-AT® Source Transfer Control

Bookmark and Share

S&C recently announced their ability to remotely monitor their Micro-AT Source-Transfer Controls via their Global Support and Monitoring Center. You can now watch a video to learn more about this service, which helps customers assure reliable electrical service to their critical loads. It’s available on S&C’s YouTube channel.

Posted in Corporate News Tagged ,

DoD Power & Energy Magazine: Striving for Certainty

Bookmark and Share

How is the U.S. Department of Defense using the concept of microgrids to rethink the way they produce and consume power? S&C’s David Chiesa talks about this topic in his recent article published in DoD Power & Energy Magazine’s Spring 2014 issue. The article discusses how the DoD’s is taking steps to improve their power surety and security at military installations. You can read the full article here.

Posted in Microgrids/Islanding Tagged

Canada’s First Utility-Scale Energy Storage System Islands Remote Town During Outages

Bookmark and Share

Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, the remote town of Field relies on one 25-kV distribution feeder, provided by BC Hydro, to supply its 300 residents with power. But providing reliable power to Field is challenging. Not only is the town located 55 km from the substation in Golden, the feeder runs along a railway line, making access and repair work difficult, time-consuming, and costly. Due to the geography and climate, faults frequently affect the power line, causing extended outages. Continue reading

Posted in Energy Storage, Microgrids/Islanding Tagged , , ,

S&C Electric Company Solutions Improve Power System Reliability at Arena Corinthians

Bookmark and Share

Sao Paulo, June 26 2014 – S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, installed an automated underground distribution switchgear system at Arena Corinthians, located in Sao Paulo. This technology, which has been used by AES Eletropaulo for more than 10 years in the company’s concession area, includes state-of-art automation features to greatly improve power reliability.

In the event of a power system disturbance, S&C’s Vista® Underground Distribution Switchgear automatically switches to an alternate power distribution network supplying the stadium, ensuring a continuous supply of power. Continue reading

Posted in Commercial/Industrial, Distribution Automation, Smart Grid, Transmission, Underground Distribution Tagged ,

S&C Rapidly Completes Collection-Point Substation for Solar Farm in Hawaii

Bookmark and Share

Connecting renewable energy plants to the grid is vital for U.S. states like Hawaii that have renewable portfolio standards. Hawaii aims to have renewable energy sources provide 40 percent of the state’s electricity by December 31, 2030.

The developer of a 5-MW Solar Farm in Oahu sought to have their plant constructed and operational in just four months. To meet this aggressive in-service date, the developer needed to substantially reduce the lead time for the collection-point substation, including equipment procurement, installation, and commissioning. Read the entire case study.

Posted in Power Systems Services, Solar Energy, Underground Distribution Tagged ,