S&C to Feature Energy Storage and Smart Grid Solutions at 2015 DistribuTECH

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S&C Electric Company is excited to be exhibiting yet again at the annual DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition at Booth 1401. The show is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees from 64 countries from Feb. 3 to 5 at the San Diego Convention Center. S&C will be sharing insights on the benefits of smart grids, self-healing communications and energy storage. Continue reading

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S&C Adds Optional Open-Gap Wildlife Protection for Omni-Rupter® Switches

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For electric utilities, protecting overhead distribution switches from damaging contact by squirrels and other climbing animals can be a major problem. Such wildlife intrusions can cause power outages and damage electrical equipment. Moreover, utilities may face fines for incidents resulting in a fatality to protected wildlife. Continue reading

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Europe’s Largest Battery-Storage Project Becomes Operational in the UK

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S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, UK Power Networks and Younicos collaborate to launch the Smarter Network Storage project

CHICAGO, December 15, 2014 – S&C Electric Company, a global leader in energy storage integration, today announced that Europe’s largest battery-storage project has been officially opened by Amber Rudd, minister at the Department for Energy and Climate Change at Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, England. S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos collaborated to deploy the technology onto a United Kingdom Power Networks substation.

The fully automated 6MW/10MWh Smarter Network Storage (SNS) project will assess the role of energy storage in cost-effectively supporting the UK’s Carbon Plan, and will save more than £6 million ($9.4 million) on traditional network-reinforcement methods. S&C Electric Europe is the lead supplier to the £18.7 million ($29.2 million) project, drawing on its extensive experience deploying energy storage projects in the UK and around the world. Berlin-based Younicos contributed custom-built intelligent software architecture and components. By providing frequency regulation as well as load shifting, the project will stabilize the grid more effectively than traditional thermal generators, providing more space on the grid for clean, but intermittent, renewable energies. Continue reading

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S&C Helps California Utility Keep Service Running During 25-Hour Disruption

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California’s utility companies are up against a 2020 deadline to produce one-third of the state’s electricity using renewable generation sources, and this is generating concern about the stability of the state’s electric grid. In a California desert town recently, S&C provided products and support for a pilot microgrid project designed to enhance grid performance. Continue reading

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S&C Wins Award for Innovative Work in Energy Storage

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Fierce Innovation Award WinnerS&C Electric Company recently was named winner of the 2014 Fierce Innovation Award: Energy Edition, in the Energy Storage category. The award, presented by the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid, recognizes S&C’s industry-leading and real-world deployment of the PureWave® CES Community Energy Storage & IntelliTeam® DEM Distributed Energy Management.

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S&C Starts Shipping IntelliCap 2000 Capacitor Controls

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S&C Electric Company is excited to announce it has begun shipping its new IntelliCap® 2000 Automatic Capacitor Controls.

Building on the success of S&C’s IntelliCap and IntelliCap Plus Automatic Capacitor Controls, IntelliCap 2000 Controls offer additional customer-driven functionality. This includes such new features as an Ethernet communication port, high-accuracy voltage and current inputs, flexible DNP point mapping, remote firmware upgrades, increased memory and processing capabilities, in-depth harmonic reporting, digital inputs for switch-operator position, and user-defined digital input. Optional features include door-position indication to provide an intrusion alarm, GPS for 1-millisecond accurate time-stamping, and Wi-Fi for local configuration. Continue reading

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