Monthly Archives: March 2008

Article: Predicting Reliabilty Improvements – Tailoring Distribution Feeder Reliability Cost Per Customer Minute Saved

Distribution automation is increasingly being applied to improve the performance of utility distribution systems. Examples of DA initiatives include automated switching of poletop capacitor banks, remote meter reading, and remote control of switching or sectionalizing devices. Many of these initiatives … Continue reading

Posted in Self-Healing Grids, Smart Grid

S&C "Pressed" to Deliver Switchgear Upgrade to Newspaper Publisher . . . With No Interruption in Service

Remember “Y2K?” As part of their Y2K contingency plan, a mid-Atlantic newspaper publisher installed two 2-MW standby diesel generators back in 1999. A recent energy audit concluded that if these generators were used during periods in which the plant is … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial/Industrial Tagged

S&C Electric Canada Ltd. Receives PureWave DSTATCOM Order for Scottish Wind Farm VAR Compensation

S&C has received an order from Powersystems UK Ltd., in Bristol, for a PureWave DSTATCOM® Distributed Static Compensator for the initial phase of the 48-MW Aikengall Wind Project. S&C is a longstanding manufacturer of electric power switching and protection equipment, including the PureWave® family … Continue reading

Posted in Power Quality, Wind Energy Tagged

Customer Selects S&C Switchgear with Thermal Inspection Feature

A customer in the Northeastern U.S. required new distribution switchgear that could be inspected without disconnecting circuits or opening enclosures. S&C’s local representative proposed a lineup combining S&C System II Switchgear and Custom Metal-Enclosed Switchgear. It would meet all of the … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial/Industrial Tagged