Examples and case studies

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.

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.

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.

Year 3 Children’s Video Games Project Improves Literacy and Engagement

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:25 -- SCC Staff
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Dallas Primary School in Melbourne, Australia decided to explore how Web 2.0 teaching and learning tools might help improve literacy skills. In one project, teachers devised an alternative learning program using Microsoft Research’s Kodu –a video game production tool – to engage students facing particular reading and writing challenges. Learn about results.

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