How the DOE Plans to Modernize the Grid in the Near Term

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:33:41 +0000

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Twenty-three projects chosen by the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call provide a broad look at the critical issues that are roiling the nation’s power sector, as well as the tools and technologies that it has determined will best bolster the grid of the future in the near […]

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Air-Gapped Industrial Control Networks: What You Need to Know

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:59:24 +0000

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Many networks across a variety of verticals including government, military, financial services, power plants, and industrial manufacturing have been so-called “air-gapped.” This means they are physically and logically isolated from other networks where communication between these networks is not physically or logically possible. This can be a good thing or bad thing depending on your […]

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The POWER Notebook: Power Sector Digitalization Accelerates

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:21:09 +0000

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The pace at which new digitalization technologies are being adopted in the power sector is dizzying, but news from major players in the sector—among them, AES, Invenergy, Google, and IBM—this week suggests it will only accelerate.  For more insight into power plant digitalization, including the latest in digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things […]

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GE Shelves Plans to Spin-Off Digital Business

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:34:42 +0000

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GE will retain its lucrative digital business—not spin it off, as had been planned—but it will sharpen the division’s focus on four key markets, including electric utilities and power generation, GE Digital CEO Pat Byrne told customers in an Oct. 31 letter. “I want to affirm that GE Digital is staying in GE,” Byrne wrote. […]

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EAM Solutions Stretch Capabilities of Lean Plant Maintenance Teams

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:02:02 +0000

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Of the many challenges power and industrial plant maintenance teams face, stretching the capabilities of their ultra-lean staff is one of the most critical. Assets can range from industrial generators, to

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Malware Discovered at Nuclear Plant in India

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:33:33 +0000

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Malware detected at the Kundankulam nuclear power plant in India’s state of Tamil Nadu has not affected plant systems, an investigation by Nuclear Power Corp. of India (NPCIL), the nation’s nuclear plant operator, confirms.  The entity said in a press release on Oct. 30 that it discovered the malware on Sept. 4 on the personal […]

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Using Extreme Visibility to Protect Industrial Control Systems [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:09:58 +0000

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What does it mean to have “extreme visibility” in an operational technology (OT) environment? According to Claroty, a New York-based company that offers cybersecurity products for industrial control systems, it’s having the ability to see all assets on a network, knowing what they are, and understanding what functions they perform. The company says the more […]

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Tiny Underwater Robot Has Big Impact at Endesa’s Thermal Power Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:33:02 +0000

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Spain’s largest electric utility Endesa has successfully tested a new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that it says will make inspection and maintenance in fully or partially submerged environments at its thermal power plants less costly and more efficient. The underwater robot, which was custom manufactured by Spanish startup NIDO Robotics for Endesa’s applications, is about […]

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Taking Charge of Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:50:29 +0000

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Delivering energy has centered on the fundamental tenant of being reliably available. As energy providers strive to maintain that availability, they all too often push security to the backburner. Many unsafe practices have fallen into place for the sake of speed and efficiency, including the use of default and shared passwords, open access, and little […]

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Empowering Data to Efficiently Build the Connected Grid of the Future

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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The power industry is witnessing rapid changes thanks to technology. Networks are evolving, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has taken root, with autonomous systems contributing to the rise of

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