The POWER Interview: How Modern Control System Technology Is Changing Power Plant Operation

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 11:43:27 +0000

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Distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have been commonplace in power plants for decades, but the technology has not been stagnant. Today’s systems are beginning to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to take plant control to a whole new level. To get an insider’s perspective on how these systems […]

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Trump Ban on Foreign Bulk Power Equipment Triggers New Uncertainty

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 May 2020 12:00:17 +0000

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Declaring a national emergency over threats to the U.S. bulk power system (BPS), President Trump in an executive order (EO) on May 1 issued a sweeping ban on transactions by U.S. persons for electric equipment sourced abroad if the U.S. government determines they pose undue security risks. Because foreign adversaries are “increasingly creating and exploiting […]

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Cybersecurity Is More Important Than Ever Due to COVID-19

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:05:00 +0000

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The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many companies to change the way they conduct operations. Leaders have had to divide employees into essential and non-essential categories. Essential employees must report to

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FERC Orders Delayed Implementation of NERC Reliability Standards

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:22:08 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC’s) motion to defer implementation of seven reliability standards—including for grid cybersecurity—that were slated to become effective this year. In an April 17 order, FERC approved NERC’s April 6 requested motion to defer the implementation of the standards, which have effective […]

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