S&C Electric Co. helps SCE reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Chicago, June 27, 2011 S&C Electric Co. announced a turnkey energy storage project that will help Southern California Edison reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

SCE awarded S&C a contract to furnish a turnkey 1-MW S&C Smart Grid SMS Storage Management System on Catalina Island, off the coast of California.

The Smart Grid SMS is a fast-responding automatic controller that uses built-in intelligence to control charging and discharging of sodium-sulfur batteries.

The energy storage system will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the island's diesel generators. With no tie to the mainland, the diesel generators are not best equipped to handle power demand, which fluctuates throughout the day.

By deploying stored energy during times of peak power demand, the Smart Grid SMS permits Catalina Island generators to run at a specific percentage of capacity for optimal performance and decreased carbon emissions.

S&C is the most experienced provider of energy storage systems — a new and highly complex technology — in the U.S. Since 2006, S&C has successfully furnished, installed and commissioned 12 MW of sodium-sulfur battery storage throughout the country, with another 12 MW planned for 2011.

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