Case Studies

  • Jun 17, 2008 | Itron Inc.
    Utilities are migrating to technologies that provide seamless integration with existing billing systems, advanced meter data management systems and workforce management solutions. New Jersey Natural Gas decided to invest in a state-of-the-art, flexible and reliable meter reading system from...
  • Jun 06, 2008 | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL)
    In August 1999, a thunderstorm and lightning strike caused relay misoperations and a two-minute outage at a petrochemical plant. The outage led to an exhaustive root-cause analysis and subsequent litigation. This paper shares details about the event and its root cause, contrasts distance and...
  • Jun 06, 2008 | Itron Inc.
    As with many other industries, hardware and software improvements in the utility industry are continual, offering utilities frequent opportunities for process optimization. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), a water provider to more than 1.45 million customers in the Seattle metropolitan area, has a...
  • Jun 04, 2008 | Landis + Gyr
    Permanent access to the current metering data for network control, supply planning and billing - this is essential for a power supplier. The Thai power supplier EGAT Public Company Limited (EGAT) uses around 600 ZMQ high-precision meters, data transmission by TCP/IP plus a Converge system, all from...
  • May 20, 2008 | MobileDataforce
    Until recently, Sho-Me linemen filled out forms on its 1,663 miles of transmission line—which poles needed repair, which trees should be trimmed and which gate provided access. Since they collect data in the winter, crews often juggled a stack of papers and took handwritten notes in snow and...
  • May 20, 2008 | IBM Corporation
    Increasing marketplace and regulatory demands along with a need for future infrastructure reinvestment drove Danish utility company DONG Energy to look for a way to better manage and utilize its electrical distribution network in order to respond to outages faster and more efficiently.
  • May 14, 2008 | TROPOS Networks, Inc.
    A municipally-owned utility for a large southwestern suburb must respond to a state mandate to reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses associated with electrical power generation. Forward-thinking city officials are adopting a plan to reduce peak power consumption and shift a portion of their...
  • May 14, 2008 | Cognos Inc.
    In order to consolidate its heterogeneous application architecture in 1999, Mainova started to construct a data warehouse. In parallel with the introduction of mySAP ERP and the branch solution SAP IS-U, the system was extended the following year with the implementation of SAP BW. At this time...
  • May 07, 2008 | Kinectrics
    This case study is about verifying compliance of the existing ground grid at an industrial substation with applicable safety standards. Kinectrics provided specific recommendations for improvement where required.
  • May 07, 2008 | Talgentra
    As more states “open their doors” to competition and are driven by growth in existing markets, MxEnergy needed a billing and customer care solution that would significantly streamline its billing process while allowing the flexibility to offer the creative programs that have been at the core of...