S&C announces new smart grid products

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S&C announces new smart grid products

By Greentech Lead America: S&C Electric Company,
a provider of electric power systems equipment, has unveiled new solutions
to help utilities realize a self-healing smart grid, at IEEE PES T&D
Conference and Exposition. These products help reduce outage time and give
utilities better grid management capabilities, improving the reliability and
efficiency of power delivery for customers.

The new product advancements integrate automatic restoration
with grid optimization solutions. Also, enhanced communications system tools
help simplify the management of distribution automation solutions for

“Grid reliability and efficiency are always
priorities for electric utilities. The latest additions to S&C’s smart grid
portfolio make it possible for utilities to improve both reliability and
efficiency and manage the deployment of grid automation,” said Mike
Edmonds, S&C vice president, Strategic Solutions.  

S&C’s new product lines include TripSaver II
Cutout-Mounted Recloser,  IntelliTeam CNMS Communication Network
Management System and enhancement of new features for its IntelliTeam VV
Volt-Var Optimization System.

TripSaver II is the next generation of S&C’s
protection products for utility distribution grids. TripSaver II brings
distributed intelligence to secondary distribution lines, reducing outage
durations and improving reliability.

New features expand its application range and allow for
use in more places on the grid, including a higher 6.3 kA fault-interrupting
rating and a lower minimum trip current of 5 amperes. It’s a self-contained,
factory-programmed solution enables utilities to quickly and easily deploy in
the field.

With the new features of S&C’s
IntelliTeam VV Volt-Var Optimization System, it can now easily integrate with
automatic restoration applications such as S&C’s IntelliTeam SG. When it
observes that automated switches have operated in response to an outage,
IntelliTeam VV updates the system topology and then continues its optimization

This new functionality takes IntelliTeam VV a step
further with optimization based on the real-time configuration of the grid,
which provides even greater improvements in grid efficiency and reliability.

S&C also launches its new IntelliTeam CNMS
Communication Network Management System. The IntelliTeam CNMS monitors Ethernet
and wireless interface performance of each radio and alerts operators of
impending trouble due to tree growth, building construction or other causes.
IntelliTeam CNMS simplifies the work needed to support a network of communication

S&C Electric bags deal to supply smart grid technology for
Electricite de France SA

Recently, S&C bagged a deal to provide smart grid
technology for Electricite de France SA to smooth electricity supply from its
Scottish wind park. As per the agreement, S&C Electric Company Europe will
supply a system that controls voltage from the 144 MW Fallago Rig farm
developed by EDF’s U.K. renewables unit.


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