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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S&C Electric Company Helps Pave the Way to Smarter Cities by Contributing to Smart Cities Readiness Guide

CHICAGO – March 9, 2016 – S&C Electric Company, a Lead Partner of the Smart Cities Council, is providing guidance to cities to become smarter through contributions to the Smart Cities Readiness Guide. The Readiness Guide is the world’s leading framework for government leaders to enhance the livability, workability and sustainability of their cities. It is currently in use by thousands of cities around the world to help shape their future initiatives, from Hartford to Dubai to Mauritius to Yinchuan.
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S&C Engineers Overcome Real-World Challenges Constructing a Groundbreaking Microgrid

Oncor, a Texas transmission and distribution service provider, wanted to construct a sophisticated microgrid to showcase the latest advancements in energy storage and smart grid technology.

This new case study describes how S&C took Oncor’s previously established electrical infrastructure and repurposed generation equipment and made it function harmoniously with modern generation, switching, and protection equipment. In doing so, S&C showed utilities they don’t need to start from scratch when building their own microgrid.

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S&C and Tantalus Forge Strategic Alliance to Enable Grid Optimization and Rapid Self-Healing Solutions for Municipal and Cooperative Utilities

TUNet® communications approved for use in S&C’s IntelliCap® 2000 Automatic Capacitor Controls

ORLANDO, Fla. – February 9, 2016 – S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, and Tantalus Systems, a smart grid platform partner for municipal and cooperative utilities, announced today at the global 2016 DistribuTECH conference the formation of a strategic alliance. This strategic alliance allows utilities to support grid optimization and rapid self-healing solutions through the use of a powerful layered communication architecture.
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S&C Switchgear Helps University Ensure Safe and Reliable Power Distribution

A mid-size university in Brazil was experiencing rapid growth at its newest campus in Sao Carlos, which resulted in an increased demand for reliable electric power.

Read this new case study to learn how S&C was able to meet the university’s requirements for an aesthetically pleasing underground switchgear system that also required less maintenance than traditional convention underground distribution equipment.

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A Hybrid Switchgear-Communication Solution Satisfies Shopping Center's No-Antenna Demands

A large shopping center in Mexico required considerable power reliability. However, rigid aesthetic requirements to keep the site’s landscaping features beautiful and unobtrusive made the project challenging.

Read this new case study to learn how S&C combined underground distribution switchgear with a sophisticated communication setup to successfully address the developer’s stringent landscaping requirements.

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