Examples and case studies

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.

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.

Municipality Uses Online PC Management Tools to Enable Modern, Mobile Workplace

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:37 -- SCC Staff
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Ashburton District Council wanted a modern, mobile computing platform for employees who provide frontline services. Before it deployed smartphones to mobile workers, the council subscribed to the Windows Intune PC and device management solution to manage these devices and corporate data. Learn more from this case study.

French University Centralizes Facility Management Processes with Schneider Electric’s Wonderware Software

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:03 -- SCC Staff
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The University of Strasbourg had no centralized method for monitoring and collecting data on assets, HVAC, electricity and other facility processes that would allow staff to review trends and identify better practices for saving time, money and energy. That is, until the school implemented Schneider Electric's Wonderware solution. Learn more in this case study.

Video: Wonderware Software Helps AENA Manage Operations at Barcelona El Prat Airport in Spain

Thu, 2014-03-06 11:45 -- SCC Staff
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Wonderware software is helping the company that manages operations at Barcelona's El Prat Airport run a smart airport -- one that is intelligent, able to manage its infrastructures and always self-aware. Watch this video to learn more.

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