Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities installed distribution feeder technology from Council Associate Partner Siemens to ensure a reliable power supply to an Ibuprofen plant, an anchor of the economy in the Orangeburg area. Click for a video on how the system is working.
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The EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative was a seven-year international collaborative research program which studied many different aspects of modernizing the world’s energy grid. This video animation highlights key findings.
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 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.
Watch this video to learn how the IBM Intelligent Water Platform for Water Efficiency Management helps public or private water utilities unite siloed data for a holistic, singular view of their entire water infrastructure. It's a proactive approach to maintaining an aging network while operating on an ever-tightening budget.