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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Hybrids Combine Technologies to Enhance Electricity Production

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:16:00 +0000

Solar + wind, solar + storage, wind + storage—even fossil fuels combined with renewable energy—are supporting the growth of hybrid power plants that are breaking the norms of traditional power generation

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Large Hydro Station Wins POWER’s Highest Honor, 21 Additional Outstanding Projects Recognized in 2022

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:10:00 +0000

It’s always difficult to select winners from the field of nominations submitted to POWER for its annual awards, and this year was no exception. The Wudongde Hydropower Station was the big winner, while

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The POWER Interview: Energy Storage for Commercial, Residential Electrification

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:33:04 +0000

Energy storage systems (ESS) are expanding far beyond the batteries being deployed at power plants, at substations, in microgrids, or at locations along the power grid to support the electricity transmission and distribution network. Systems for commercial and industrial enterprises, and increasingly by homeowners for residential use, are helping lead the expansion of energy storage. […]

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The POWER Interview: Energy Storage for Commercial, Residential Electrification

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:33:04 +0000

Energy storage systems (ESS) are expanding far beyond the batteries being deployed at power plants, at substations, in microgrids, or at locations along the power grid to support the electricity transmission and distribution network. Systems for commercial and industrial enterprises, and increasingly by homeowners for residential use, are helping lead the expansion of energy storage. […]

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How Rural Communities Can Benefit from the Energy Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 15:57:22 +0000

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Economic development can be a challenge for leaders in rural communities. Often, it’s hard to attract businesses to rural areas because the local workforce may not have the skills or numbers required to meet companies’ needs. But opportunities that haven’t been widely available in the past exist today for rural communities due to the energy […]

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Idiot or Maniac: Where Does Your Power Company Fit in the Discussion?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:16:00 +0000

It’s kind of exciting to be able to write that events are back in full swing. In case you missed it, POWER hosted the co-located Experience POWER, Distributed Energy Conference, and HydrogeNext events, Oct

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Mini-Grids Powering Energy Access in Africa

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:14:00 +0000

Governments and power generators continue to work to improve access to electricity on the African continent. Engie Energy Access, a subsidiary of French energy major Engie, recently signed a $60 million

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Netherlands Commissions Country’s Largest Energy Storage System

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2022 14:35:38 +0000

An energy storage system (ESS) co-located with solar and wind power assets is now online at a research center in the Netherlands. The project, commissioned in a ceremony on Oct. 6, is a 24-MW/48-MWh that includes equipment from the Wärtsilä technology group. The GIGA Buffalo battery installation is at the Wageningen University & Research test […]

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Can the Power Grid Handle More EVs?

Credit to Author: Anders Sjoelin| Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 17:58:24 +0000

Only about 1% of the 250 million cars, SUVs, and light-duty trucks on American roads are electric vehicles (EVs). But that’s about to change. While it’s difficult to estimate future sales, an analysis by IHS Markit projects that up to 30% of new car sales could be electric by 2030, rising to up to 45% […]

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