Case Studies

  • Aug 20, 2008 | eDevice Technology
    Edelia aims to offer EDF end-users the ability to take advantage of advanced services that optimise their energy consumption and detect potential leakages or usage deviations. The service applies to electricity, water and gas: consumption is retrieved by a local gateway that sends the...
  • Aug 13, 2008 | Energy Priorities
    When power prices are volatile or supplies are short, reducing peak loads becomes a top priority for utilities. Billing customers for energy based on the time of day has proven to be a viable means for reducing peak loads. This case study examines one of the first field trials of time- of-use...
  • Aug 06, 2008 | ESRI
    For several years Manitoba Hydro has used GIS in various departments including the Hydro Power Planning Department. In 2006, the Hydro Power Planning Department developed a field data capture application using ArcGIS Engine, a developer product for creating custom GIS desktop applications.
  • Jul 23, 2008 | SoundBite Communications
    Arena football may seem an unlikely venue for acquriing new utilities customers, but one natural gas company saw the 8,000 – 15,000 fans who attend each arena football game in their state as a green field of opportunity. An opportunity to generate immediate, real-time response at the stadium...
  • Jul 22, 2008 | Xplore Technologies
    To streamline process and as a cost savings measure, Dutch power company Essent decided to equip all of its service engineers with Xplore rugged tablet PCs. The issue for Essent management was the massive scope of the operation, including distribution of the tablets, building the systems into...
  • Jul 16, 2008 | PL Group
    Hickam Air Force Base is home to the 15th Airlift Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard and PACAF HQ. For many years the 15th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) has been searching for an Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system to read the electric meters on the base. With this installation HAFB is the...
  • Jul 09, 2008 | EWICS
    Towards the end of the 20th century electric power systems (EPSs) emerged as one of the most critical infrastructures in the sense that all other critical and vital infrastructures depend on reliable electricity supply. At the same time they are considered as the most vulnerable to physical and...
  • Jul 02, 2008 | EnergyICT Inc.
    Grid operators will be responsible for the large-scale deployment of smart meters, starting in 2008. In preparation, many Dutch grid operators already launched pilot projects and deployed smart meters on a small scale in 2007/2008.
  • Jun 27, 2008 | CheckFree Corporation
    As a renewable energy leader, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) was seeking ways to better serve their customers while reducing the costs and environmental effects associated with customer billings. The dilemma was how best to convince customers to transition from paper- based to electronic...
  • Jun 23, 2008 | Eka Systems
    The GENOR Consortium was created in 2003 in one of Ecuador’s largest cities. With the support of GENESYS CONTROL and ORBISCORP, GENOR’s charter was to develop a solution to monitor and manage present and future electricity, water and gas metering projects in the city service area. GENOR was...