CASE STUDY

Brutally Cold Winter Can’t Stop Completion of Wisconsin’s First Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project

Mon, 2014-08-18 06:25 -- SCC Staff
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With a local developer intent on building Wisconsin's first utility-scale solar farm in the city of Jefferson, a couple of major obstacles had to be overcome. Read how Council Lead Partner S&C Electric stepped in to help get the job done -- during the second coldest winter in Wisconsin history -- and completed the 1-megawatt solar farm two weeks ahead of schedule.

Modernizing the Grid: How a Utility Cured an Ibuprofen Plant’s Biggest Headache

Mon, 2014-07-14 16:58 -- SCC Staff
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The Albemarle Ibuprofen plant is an anchor of the economy in the Orangeburg, South Carolina area. But power outages were providing the facility's biggest headache. Read how the local utility worked with Siemens to cure it.

Lead and Drinking Water: Protecting Vulnerable Citizens

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:31 -- SCC Staff
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After a study in London, Ontario determined that running a water tap in a home did not always flush out unacceptable levels of lead in drinking water, the Community Geomatics Centre utilized data from local agencies to address the issue. Learn more in this case study.

Smart Sensors Provide Cost-Saving Solutions in Finland

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:18 -- SCC Staff
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The waste management authority in the town of Porvoo, Finland found itself challenged by the increasing amount of waste that the town's many guests were generating during the summer season. Read in this Enevo case study how a sensor system helped clean up Porvoo and saved money.

Prioritizing the Implementation of Audible Pedestrian Crosswalks

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:15 -- SCC Staff
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The Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie’s population is aging rapidly, as is the population of visually impaired individuals. This case study explains how the Community Geomatics Centre helped prioritize intersections in the city for audible pedestrian crosswalk infrastructure implementation.

Nice Grid: Testing the Future

Fri, 2014-06-20 15:20 -- SCC Staff
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Though much discussed, there are few fully commercialized state-of-the-art microgrids with significant generation capacity actually up and running. Nice Grid, a living laboratory located near Nice in the south of France, is one of the rare demonstrations of microgrids in the world. Read more about it in this case study provided by Alstom, a Council Global Partner.

Itron Technology Helps Town of Olds Recover Lost Water Revenue and Achieve Conservation Goals

Sat, 2014-05-10 11:12 -- SCC Staff
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When a water audit found 39% of the water coming through the Town of Olds' supply line couldn’t be accounted for, it appeared leak repairs might recover enough water to delay the need for expensive infrastructure expansion. The town deployed an Itron system with strategically placed acoustic sensors to analyze sound patterns, detecting new, evolving and pre-existing leaks automatically. Click to read about the revenue savings that resulted.

The Road to R900 RF Technology Leads to More Actual Reads and Proof of Consumption

Tue, 2014-05-06 12:46 -- SCC Staff
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The utility serving Madison, Tennessee used to read its water meters manually every other month, estimating usage in intervening months. Even so, the process took eight to 10 readers, in four to five cars, more than 20 hours. After switching to RF technology from Neptune Technology Group, it now takes two days, two readers and one truck -- and those are just some of the benefits.

Court Connects Residents to Services Using Collaboration Technology

Mon, 2014-04-21 15:59 -- SCC Staff
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Officials with the San Antonio, Texas Municipal Court system wanted to ease courtroom congestion with virtual transactions identical to that of the municipal court. Working with Council Global Partner Cisco, they opened up audio and video enabled kiosks in three neighborhood locations where residents could take care of routine Municipal Court offenses, conversing with a judge and paying any fines owed at the kiosk. Click for details.

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