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UK's energy infrastructure revolution begins

Wed, 2015-06-24 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Forecasts of 10 million homes with solar panels by 2020 and electric vehicle sales increasing to 6.4 million by 2023 is creating unprecedented challenges in managing energy consumption and generation across the UK's aging grid. Electricity North West has tapped Schneider Electric to usher in England's new energy era; find out why.

With Verizon's help, a robot goes to school for kids who can’t

Fri, 2015-06-19 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

The technology behind it is complex, but for its users the VGo robot powered by Verizon's network is a way to attend school and stay connected with the world. Children who can’t regularly attend school due to serious health problems are using VGo to interact with teachers and fellow students -- almost as if they were sitting in the classroom with them.

New Neptune system helps utilities pull key insights from data

Wed, 2015-06-10 06:00 -- SCC Staff

You hear a lot of talk about Big Data. But what's really needed is Big Insights. That's what Neptune Technology Group has accomplished for the data streaming in from smart meters with release of the Neptune Connector for Cityworks. Learn how the system benefits utilities, public works and local governments.

S&C’s new manufacturing plant brings more reliable power, new jobs to Florida

Wed, 2015-06-03 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

As hurricane season arrived in the Atlantic, S&C Electric opened its new Florida manufacturing plant to provide Florida Power & Light with smart grid technology it needs to guarantee more resilient service for its 4.8 million customers. The $3 million facility in West Palm Beach will also bring 170 new jobs.

Partner spotlight: GE, Mercedes-Benz, Cubic, Schneider, ABB

Wed, 2015-05-20 06:00 -- SCC Staff

GE launching waste-to-energy plant in the Philippines… LondonWaste driving new fleet of Mercedes-Benz eight-wheelers… Cubic completes major expansion of NextBus system in Queensland… Schneider and ComEd team on Green Button Connect My Data roll out… ABB tapped for rural smart grid on Swedish island.

OGC IoT pilot shows ad hoc integration of sensor systems in emergencies

Fri, 2015-05-15 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Rapid integration of information from diverse information sources can greatly assist emergency responders, yet there are roadblocks. Lew Leinenweber of the Open Geospatial Forum highlights an Internet of Things pilot that will demonstrate the value of open system sensor integration in emergency and disaster response.