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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S&C Launches Vista® Underground Distribution Switchgear Load-Break Switches Rated 40 kA

New Solution Allows for Greater Power Reliability in Large Cities

CHICAGO, May 3, 2016 – S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today at the IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition launched new models of its Vista® Underground Distribution Switchgear incorporating 40-kA load-break switches. These new switchgear models, which are available for 15-kV systems, offer utilities a fully submersible switching solution for underground distribution networks, allowing utilities to reduce the duration and frequency of outages in large urban areas.

Almost every major city in the world has underground distribution systems that are networked together to support dense commercial and residential loads. These highly networked grids provide a high level of reliability for cities, but they also have a very high fault-current potential, which makes controlling the grid in these areas a real challenge for utilities. Continue reading

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S&C Earns Grid Edge Award for Oncor Project

S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, was recently named a recipient of Greentech Media’s 2016 Grid Edge Awards. This is the third year in a row S&C has received the Grid Edge Award, which identifies companies that embody grid-edge industry transformation.

Greentech Media named S&C an award recipient based on its work on the Oncor Microgrid project, which uses nine different distributed generation resources across four different sites to form one of the world’s most advanced microgrids. Oncor is sharing the knowledge gained from its microgrid development through its Technology Demonstration and Education Center, which helps educate the public and policymakers on how microgrids work. In its first year of operation, the center has had more than 1,000 visitors.

The publisher will recognize the winners on June 22 during the Grid Edge World Forum in San Jose, CA.

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S&C’s ‘2015 Sustainability Report’

Commemorating today being Earth Day, S&C Electric Company is pleased to release its “2015 Sustainability Report.” The report’s contents include trend data and details on S&C’s corporate and global “green” initiatives; conservation trends; use of electricity, natural gas, and water; team member safety; and activities that give back to the community.

S&C maintains many programs designed to reduce the environmental impact from the company’s manufacturing processes. In 2015, S&C continued to show progress toward virtually eliminating its emission of hazardous air pollutants, and it is working toward achieving the same goal regarding its production of volatile organic compounds. Last year, more than 90% of S&C’s waste at its Chicago, Illinois, headquarters was diverted from landfills, nearly 10 percentage points higher than in any other year.

Click here to download S&C’s “2015 Sustainability Report.”

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