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

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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

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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

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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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S&C Named Founding Sponsor of Energy Innovation for USGBC’s PEER Program

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PEER aims to transform the way power systems are designed and evaluated

CHICAGO, November 17, 2015 – S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, announced it is being recognized as the Founding Sponsor of Energy Innovation for Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) new Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal™ (PEER) program. Modeled after LEED, PEER is the driving force behind the U.S. Green Building Council’s vision to transform the way power systems are designed, operated and evaluated.

Administered by GBCI, PEER enables stakeholders to dramatically improve power system performance. PEER is a comprehensive framework for defining, assessing and verifying the overall sustainable performance of electricity delivery system design and operations. The standards enable project teams to assess their current state, develop strategies for improvement, improve the business case and verify the value of system changes. Continue reading

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

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7-MW energy storage facility to improve power quality for local utility

CHICAGO, September 15, 2015 – S&C Electric Company, a global leader in energy storage integration, announced today it was awarded a new project by Half Moon Ventures (HMV) to supply and build a 7-MW energy storage facility. The project will be located in Minster, Ohio and is being built in conjunction with the local municipal utility, the Village of Minster. Once complete, the project will be one of the largest energy storage systems in Ohio.

HMV and the Village of Minster will benefit from four unique revenue streams, which will offset the costs of grid improvements while improving the rate of return. HMV will be able to sell into PJM’s frequency regulation market, which helps to provide grid reliability for more than 60 million customers. The Village of Minster will use the energy storage system to defer T&D costs, improve power quality and shave peak demand.
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IntelliRupter® Fault Interrupter Ethernet Port Provides Communication Flexibility

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A non-utility company in the central United States needed a better way to manage and access communications devices without having to hire a qualified contractor and bucket truck to reach devices installed high on the pole.

Read this new case study to learn how an S&C external Ethernet port option on the IntelliRupter® PulseCloser® Fault Interrupter is helping this company maintain communication devices by bringing them down the pole for easy access using an Ethernet cable.

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