S&C Introduces Self-Healing Grid Solutions to Streamline Deployment and Management of Distribution Automation Systems

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CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 – Today at the IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, introduces new grid controls and radios designed to simplify deployment and management of grid automation systems.

“Power outages cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars every year. Self-healing power systems can help utilities greatly reduce the scope and duration of outages,” says Chris McCarthy, director—Grid Automation and Control, S&C. “The latest additions to S&C’s suite of self-healing solutions give utilities tools to better manage these deployments, while also making it easier to expand their use of distribution automation.” Continue reading

Posted in Electric Utilities, Grid Optimization, Self-Healing Grids, Smart Grid

S&C Introduces New Underground Switchgear and 250-kW Storage Management System to Help Utilities Increase Power System Resilience, Adapt to Changing Industry

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CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 – Today at the IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, announces two new products designed to improve power system reliability: Vista® SD Underground Distribution Switchgear and the PureWave® SMS-250 Storage Management System.

“The industry landscape is changing rapidly with new technology and new expectations from utility customers and regulators,” says Tim Qualheim, vice president—Strategic Solutions, S&C. “Our new portfolio additions will help utilities improve the reliability and efficiency of power systems, even in the face of challenges including extreme weather and greater use of distributed renewable generation.” Continue reading

Posted in Energy Storage, Power Quality, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, Underground Distribution

S&C Offers 24/7 Remote Monitoring for Micro-AT Source-Transfer Controls

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CHICAGO, April 3, 2014 – S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces a new service offering that provides real-time monitoring of Micro-AT® Source-Transfer Controls through S&C’s Global Support and Monitoring Center. With this new service, S&C technical experts monitor up-to-date and historical information on the operational state of Micro-AT Source-Transfer Controls and the sources serving the equipment in order to help assure reliable electrical service to critical loads. Continue reading

Posted in Electric Utilities, Power Systems Services, Underground Distribution Tagged ,

S&C Wins Greentech Media’s Grid Edge 20 Award

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Grid Edge 20S&C is honored to be named to Greentech Media’s Grid Edge 20 this week, as one of the 20 most innovative companies leading the charge into grid edge modernization.

Electric power systems are undergoing a transformation. The Grid Edge 20 is a selection of 20 technology vendors that Greentech Media believes have the potential to shape the market going forward with innovative products, sound market strategies, and forward-looking vision. You can read more about this award on Greentech Media’s website.

S&C and other Grid Edge 20 companies will be speaking at Grid Edge Live 2014, an event that will bring together power industry leaders to talk about the transition of the electric power industry to a next-generation, holistic distributed energy system. Click here to learn more about this conference and to register online.

Posted in Corporate News, Distribution Automation, Energy Storage, Grid Connectivity, Self-Healing Grids, Smart Grid Tagged

Predictions on the Future of the Electric Utility Industry

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There is no crystal ball to tell us where the electric utility industry will be by 2020, but the leaders of our industry have a view of what will happen over the next six years. Intelligent Utility recently published their 2014 Predictions Interviews where some our industry’s top leaders discuss where they think we will be in the future.

In this article, S&C’s Wanda Reder, Vice President—Power Systems Solutions, shares her bird’s eye view of the future of our industry. You can read her interview here.

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Introducing Enhanced 2400-A Continuous, 14.4-kV Alduti-Rupter Switches

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S&C is pleased to introduce an enhanced design for Alduti-Rupter Switches rated 14.4 kV nominal, 2400 amperes RMS continuous. These switches are specifically designed for switching the secondary of single- or double-transformer substations. They offer an interrupting rating of 1600 amperes RMS at system voltages through 17.0 kV max, on systems with wye-connected effectively grounded loads. Continue reading

Posted in Electric Utilities, Overhead Distribution, Substation