Automated Powerline Inspection: How Preparation Is the Key to Combating Wildfires During the Off Season

Credit to Author: Chris Beaufait| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:30:13 +0000

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2020 was a catastrophic year for wildfires across the U.S. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reported that almost 60,000 fires ran rampant across more than 9 million acres in the U.S. last year, nearly 1.5 times the 10-year average of 6.6 million acres. Not only this, California saw its first-ever “gigafire,” a devastating single […]

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3 Ways Remote Assistance Can Limit Power Downtime

Credit to Author: Gary York| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:02:14 +0000

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Innovation and power generation have always gone hand in hand. For almost 140 years, the industry has evolved through a steady stream of emerging technologies, shifting policies, infrastructure investments, and an assortment of crises. The power industry has weathered a lot over this time and been forced to adapt. The latest example: COVID-19. Over the […]

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Self-Tuning Artificial Intelligence Improves Plant Efficiency and Flexibility

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 03:00:32 +0000

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Flexible plant operations are highly desirable in today’s power generation industry. Every plant owner desires increased ramp rates and the ability to operate at lower loads so their plants will remain “in the money” longer in today’s competitive power markets. This goal, while laudable, remains elusive. The ADEX self-tuning artificial intelligence (AI) system allows plants […]

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Safety and Digitalization Big Parts of Sustainability

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 19:32:35 +0000

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Company leaders around the globe are more focused than ever on sustainability. The trend has been driven not only by an innate human desire to “do the right thing,” but also because investors and environmentally conscious consumers are demanding that companies evaluate how their operations are affecting the world and make positive changes to reduce […]

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Safety and Digitalization Big Parts of Sustainability

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 19:32:35 +0000

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sustainability

Company leaders around the globe are more focused than ever on sustainability. The trend has been driven not only by an innate human desire to “do the right thing,” but also because investors and environmentally conscious consumers are demanding that companies evaluate how their operations are affecting the world and make positive changes to reduce […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids Reshapes COVID-Challenged Customer Engagement

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:10:51 +0000

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In a pioneering effort to overcome pandemic challenges that have hampered its interaction with customers, partners, and other stakeholders, Hitachi ABB Power Grids on Feb. 9 inaugurated a “customer experience” center at the company’s North American headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The North America Customer Experience Center, which is located in a state-of-the-art facility on […]

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The POWER Interview: AI, Big Data, and Efficiency

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2021 18:35:41 +0000

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The increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the power generation sector has a goal of making electricity production both more efficient, and secure. Developing ways to more quickly analyze ever-larger amounts of data is driving innovation among those people responsible for the operation of power plants and generation equipment. Many […]

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Using Data for Smarter Power Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 05:16:00 +0000

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Power plant operators continually search for ways to make electricity production and transmission more efficient. With more generation sources coming online, the use of artificial intelligence and machine

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Using Data for Smarter Power Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 05:16:00 +0000

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Power plant operators continually search for ways to make electricity production and transmission more efficient. With more generation sources coming online, the use of artificial intelligence and machine

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How NRG Energy Uses IIoT Technology to Optimize Asset Performance and Predict Failures

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 05:10:00 +0000

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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology is changing how power plants operate. One generating station incorporated new wireless vibration sensors with data from its existing historian system to better

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