Energy Trilemma: A Case for Africa Power Utilities

Credit to Author: Mbae Ariel Mutegi| Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2023 12:13:21 +0000

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A trilemma is a situation that presents three possible choices to a complex challenge. Due to mutual exclusivity of the available choices, achieving them simultaneously is always a daunting task. The overarching objective is to achieve the three possible solutions in a balanced manner. Energy trilemma refers to the need to find a balance between […]

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Power of Integration—Users Shaping Future of Distributed Control Systems

Credit to Author: Luis Duran| Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 14:38:03 +0000

As plant owners accelerate the Industry 4.0 digital transformation, attention is increasingly being focused on the evolution of Distributed Control Systems (DCS) to enable them to become more flexible and adaptable. There are many key initiatives that are helping to set the standard for systems offering new levels of openness, security and interoperability. COMMENTARY Originally […]

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The Energy Transition: What is Needed to Achieve Clean Energy Goals

Credit to Author: Rick Labrecque| Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 15:16:11 +0000

As fuel and power price volatility continues across the U.S., the push to transition away from fossil fuels to lower-cost renewable, clean energy intensifies. But in order to reach President Biden’s goal of 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035, utilities, developers, and regulators need to align and work together to improve the interconnection process. COMMENTARY Though […]

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Green Hydrogen: Businesses Should Know the Potential, and the Risks

Credit to Author: Blanca Berreguete| Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 15:47:29 +0000

From the Apollo space missions to the Zeppelin airships, human ingenuity has long dreamed up ways to make the power of hydrogen fly. Now, as the world powers up to reach climate goals in the midst of an energy crisis, the universe’s most abundant element is once again taking up airtime as debate continues over […]

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Are We Headed for a Reliability Train Wreck?

Credit to Author: Michelle Bloodworth| Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 04:19:48 +0000

So far, utilities have announced plans to retire some 93,000 MW (nameplate) of coal—almost half the existing coal fleet—by the end of this decade. Coal retirements combined with increasing penetration of

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Accurate Measurement is Key to New Power Generation

Credit to Author: Frenk Withoos| Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2022 21:30:40 +0000

Battery power has never been in greater demand, and a wide range of new applications that require such power are emerging daily. That increased demand is accompanied by the need for more production, which in turn requires the highest degrees of contemporary quality control. Accurate measurement is the key to enabling these new production facilities […]

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Fuel Cells vs. Batteries: What’s the Difference?

Credit to Author: Stephane Melancon| Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2022 16:53:55 +0000

As the world looks toward innovative technology to help reduce the carbon footprint, scarcity of resources has become a significant challenge. With no single technology being enough to accommodate the green transition, we’re seeing massive investments in both fuel cell- and battery-related technologies. Some large-scale investments include new battery technologies for electric vehicles (EVs), wind […]

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Increasing Energy Security: Optimizing Today’s Energy Operations and Investing in Renewables for the Future

Credit to Author: Bryan Davies| Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 11:15:36 +0000

Countries’ timelines to becoming energy secure and reaching net-zero targets have shortened. Major contributing factors include COVID-19’s impact on supply chains and the war in Ukraine. Alongside this are external influences such as COP27, or the landmark U.S. Climate Bill, which will direct almost $370 billion toward rapidly scaling renewable energy production and reducing emissions. Already, intergovernmental […]

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Evolution and Continuation: How Distributed Control Systems Will Change and Adapt

Credit to Author: Johan Bjorklund| Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:29:56 +0000

Are today’s Distributed Control Systems ready for what tomorrow could bring? Johan Björklund of leading global technology company ABB believes they are. Here he looks at how the DCS is adapting to meet the changing demands of users. Distributed Control Systems (DCS) have been around for nearly half a century. Of course, both industrial processes […]

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War and Nuclear Power: Stakes Are High for People, Environment, and Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:13:00 +0000

John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the 19th century American historian perhaps best known for writing History of Napoleon Bonaparte and History of the Civil War in America , is attributed with the quote, “War is the

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