California utilities face a 2020 deadline to produce one-third of the state’s electricity using renewable generation sources, which is generating concern about the stability of the state’s electric grid. Learn how a successful S&C microgrid pilot manages to keep the power on.
The GreenLys smart-grid development project, comprising Lyon and Grenoble, serves as the experimental platform for innovative solutions from energy generation to consumption. Click for a brief case study about France's first full-scale project for widespread adoption of city-wide smart grid solutions.
To meet greenhouse gas reduction goals, the city of Boston sought to reduce energy consumption through efficiencies and behavior change. Read in this case study how Boston leveraged Schneider Electric's StructureWare software for citywide energy, GHG and sustainability management.
Leaders wanted to make Bilbao in Northern Spain a better place to live by promoting public transport, more efficient urban freight improvement, deployment of smart mobility services and by making traffic and mobility data available to citizens. Read how they did it.
Learn about the collaborative, multidisciplinary approach used in an 18-month smart city initiative in Hong Kong designed to tackle the management of waste, water, energy and air quality in this case study from Council Associate Partner Schneider Electric.
Several Council members were involved in an effort by Spain's second largest city to realize its vision of “a self-sufficient city, made of productive neighborhoods at human speed, inside a hyper-connected metropolis, of high speed and zero emissions.” Learn more in this case study.
With a population of 235,000 and growing, there are many more streets in Laredo, Texas than during its frontier past. And that was a problem for the city's utility department. It was walking those streets to read 67,543 water meters – which took a staff of 10 nearly a month. Learn what happened after Laredo started installing Neptune Technology Group's automated R450 System.
With an expanding population, the second largest city in Illinois wanted to improve building inspection communications for increased efficiency with leaner staffing levels. Read how the NaviLine solution from SunGard Public Sector made that happen.
Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, the remote town of Field relies on one 25-kV distribution feeder, provided by BC Hydro, to supply its 300 residents with power. But providing reliable power to Field is challenging. Read about the solution that Council Lead Partner S&C Electric deployed -- and the extra benefits that came with it (including helping BC Hydro get half of the project funding from Natural Resources Canada).
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.