Counties Power Names Grid-Scale Battery Provider Partner

PAPAKURA, AUCKLAND, November 10, 2016 – Counties Power has selected Electropar and S&C Electric Company to provide a network-class grid-scale battery as the core of its supply-side energy management pilot.

The pilot, which will go live in mid-2017, follows an extensive evaluation of options available from leading global suppliers. When operational, the battery will enable Counties Power to evaluate benefits such as reduced transmission demand at peak periods and improved power quality. Continue reading

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Employee Recruitment Latest Money-Transfer Scheme Target

Online scammers are using money-transfer schemes in which they pose as recruiters for legitimate businesses in exchange for fees.

In this blog item, S&C’s Spencer Zirkelbach explains S&C’s policy on team member recruitment and provides information on how students and other job seekers can avoid becoming victims of online scams.

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S&C Electric Company Selected as an Energy Storage North America 2016 Innovation Award Winner for Minster Solar + Storage Project

CHICAGO, October 6, 2016 – S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, announced today that the Minster Solar + Storage Project has been recognized as the Energy Storage North America 2016 Centralized Storage Project Innovation Award winner for their innovation and leadership in energy storage and positive impact on the industry.

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S&C Connects Australia’s Largest Grid-Connected Battery

S&C Electric Company has completed a project that is now Australia’s largest grid-connected battery. Working with one of the country’s largest utilities, Powercor, S&C installed a 2-MW/2-MWh lithium-ion battery to improve reliability along a rural line.

Learn from this new case study how S&C is helping Powercor to use energy storage to transform the grid.

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Energy Storage Helps Utility Overcome a Century-Old Problem

In the remote Queensland outback, insufficient power reliability caused by limitations of the electric infrastructure was causing voltage losses for residents along the Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) lines that connect them to the grid.

Read this new case study to learn how the Australian utility, Ergon Energy, worked with S&C Electric Company to overcome the issue by using energy storage to deliver an innovative yet unconventional solution.

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S&C Named a Member of EPA’s Elite Green Power Leadership Club

The U.S. Environmental Policy Administration (EPA) has named S&C Electric Company a member of the 2016 Green Power Leadership Club. S&C joined the elite group of Green Power Partners by meeting the club’s green power use requirements.

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S&C Electric Company Completes Acquisition of Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation (IPERC)

CHICAGO & FORT MONTGOMERY, NY – August 25, 2016 – S&C Electric Company, a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems, and IPERC, an industry leader in cybersecure, intelligent microgrid control systems, today announced a definitive agreement under which S&C would acquire all outstanding common shares of IPERC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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S&C Named One of the 2016 Top Solar Contractors

S&C Electric Company was recently named one of the Top 500 Solar Contractors in North America, achieving the rank of 36th among utility contractors and 51st overall. The rankings, presented by the publishers of Solar Power World magazine, recognize S&C’s dedication to bringing renewable energy to North America through innovative engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services. This is the fourth consecutive year that S&C has made the list in the award’s five-year history.

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Capturing the Multi-Faceted Value of Energy Storage

In late 2014, the Village of Minster Electrical Department embarked on a project in Ohio with Half Moon Ventures to install a 4.2-MW photovoltaic solar facility. The two parties later decided to expand the project scope to include energy storage. For the inclusion of energy storage to make financial sense, they required an experienced energy storage integrator, and the system had to capture multiple revenue streams. In September 2015, they announced their choice of S&C Electric Company to build the system.

Read this new case study to learn more about how S&C delivered a fully integrated energy storage solution capable of revenue stacking.

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S&C Completes One of the Largest Energy Storage Systems in Ohio

CHICAGO, May 6, 2016 – S&C Electric Company, a global leader in energy storage integration, has completed one of the largest energy storage systems in Ohio. The 7-MW system located in Minster, Ohio, was built in conjunction with Half Moon Ventures (HMV) and the local municipal utility, the Village of Minster. A ribbon cutting ceremony is being held on site at the Minster Solar + Storage Facility, May 6 at 1 p.m. EST, to officially present this project to the residents of Minster. Continue reading

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