Case Studies

  • May 11, 2009 | Continental Utility Solutions
    Customer management and billing are the core components of the retail utility’s cash register. As customer data management becomes increasingly complex and error-prone, utilities are facing significant challenges in this dynamic market.
  • May 11, 2009 | Pacific Gas and Electric Company,
    Manufacturing encompasses businesses of all sizes and can be very electricity-intensive. Case in point: One Demand Response participant is a stand-alone 60,000-s.f. processing and packaging facility. The processing portion is highly energy-intensive—capital-intensive, too.
  • May 05, 2009 | Cooper Power Systems
    Lane Electric Cooperative in Eugene, Ore., tackled a lot of issues when it moved last year to install a systemwide automated meter reading (AMR) system. But the co-op had lots of good reasons to undertake the project: challenges with contract meter readers, meter inaccuracies, line losses,...
  • May 05, 2009 | UtilX
    Ron Furrer has miles of aging underground line to worry about—both at Umatilla Electric Cooperative in Hermiston, Ore., where he serves as operations director, and at the neighboring utility he also handles.
  • May 04, 2009 | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL)
    This paper is a case study comparing the performance of multiple communications technologies and architectures available via protection and automation intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) for use in monitoring and controlling Remedial Action Schemes (RAS). The discussion includes the design...
  • May 04, 2009 | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL)
    Manitoba Hydro’s Portage la Prairie Station originally was T-tapped off of a 230 kV line between the cities of Winnipeg and Brandon in Manitoba, Canada. The station consisted of a single 230 kV breaker, a 230/66 kV transformer, and a 66 kV ring bus with four breakers, supplying three 66 kV...
  • Apr 20, 2009 | Radius Radio Network Technology
    Radius has been at the forefront of one of Scotlands most important utility schemes, their goal to reduce the number of power cuts to their network. Before Radius products, the utility company were reliant on customers calling their centres and informing the operator about the problem. They...
  • Apr 13, 2009 | Datamatic Ltd.
    The meter-reading workload in Willmar, Minnesota, has doubled over the past five years. The trouble is, growth in the city’s meter-reading staff hasn’t kept pace.
  • Apr 13, 2009 | Pacific Gas and Electric Company,
    If you are a high-tech, energy-intensive manufacturer, Pacific Gas and Electric has financially rewarding Demand Response programs that can save you money. By shifting energy-intensive activities to off-peak demand periods, some of our customers have saved up to $26,000 annually. Our Account...
  • Apr 07, 2009 | Striata Inc.
    Striata’s secure eBilling solution offers Whitby Hydro automated and immediate electronic bill delivery and presentment, as well significant cost savings due to paper turn off. Whitby Hydro can now effectively track and report on all bill delivery and payments, as well as benefit from improved...