Taking Charge of Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

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

The post Taking Charge of Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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 […]

The post Taking Charge of Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Empowering Data to Efficiently Build the Connected Grid of the Future

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

The post Empowering Data to Efficiently Build the Connected Grid of the Future appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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

The post Empowering Data to Efficiently Build the Connected Grid of the Future appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

How Remote Operation Centers Can Help Companies Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 02:43:44 +0000

The post How Remote Operation Centers Can Help Companies Transition appeared first on POWER Magazine.

The energy industry is currently moving from a traditional, highly regulated production model dominated by electricity utilities to a decentralized, deregulated model featuring a higher proportion of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. With subsidies in decline, renewables are reaching grid parity—with costs equal to or less than traditional sources. Not surprisingly, […]

The post How Remote Operation Centers Can Help Companies Transition appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

ENGIE, Microsoft Seal Innovative ‘Firm Power’ PPA for 230 MW Wind and Solar in Texas

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:03:14 +0000

The post ENGIE, Microsoft Seal Innovative ‘Firm Power’ PPA for 230 MW Wind and Solar in Texas appeared first on POWER Magazine.

ENGIE, the world’s largest independent power producer, has signed an innovative volume firming agreement (VMA) with Microsoft that will allow the technology giant to buy “firm” power from wind and solar projects in Texas under a specially structured power purchase agreement (PPA).  The companies on Sept. 24 said the long-term PPA will allow Microsoft to […]

The post ENGIE, Microsoft Seal Innovative ‘Firm Power’ PPA for 230 MW Wind and Solar in Texas appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Using Data to Improve Power Plant Operations [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 22:32:48 +0000

The post Using Data to Improve Power Plant Operations [PODCAST] appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Power plants have an abundance of data. Temperatures, pressures, flows, and various other parameters are all monitored constantly to ensure plants are operating properly. However, a lot of data is not used to its fullest extent. With the right tools, data can be more-thoroughly analyzed and findings can be acted upon to improve efficiency and […]

The post Using Data to Improve Power Plant Operations [PODCAST] appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Clean Tech Leaders Honored at North America Smart Energy Week

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:40:11 +0000

The post Clean Tech Leaders Honored at North America Smart Energy Week appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Winners of The Cleanie Awards—the only comprehensive awards program focused exclusively on the clean energy industry—were unveiled on Sept. 24 during North America Smart Energy Week in Salt Lake City, Utah. “The Cleanie Awards honors companies and individuals at the forefront of innovation for the clean technology and renewables industries,” said Elyssa Rae, program director for […]

The post Clean Tech Leaders Honored at North America Smart Energy Week appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Community Solar Benefits Cooperatives and Customers

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:24:02 +0000

The post Community Solar Benefits Cooperatives and Customers appeared first on POWER Magazine.

For some utilities, community solar is a way to offer consumers access to clean energy without requiring investment in rooftop solar. For others, it presents a means of strategically placing solar resources in the most beneficial locations. Meanwhile, many utilities view it as an opportunity to learn how best to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs). […]

The post Community Solar Benefits Cooperatives and Customers appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

How to Ensure Plant Reliability and Regulatory Compliance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:08 +0000

Lock in safe, reliable operations by opening the door to third-party expertise There’s still a big takeaway from a 2008 Florida blackout, and it’s not the size of the fine that followed. Although it was the largest penalty levied under the new reliability standards at that time, here’s the bigger elephant in the room: Florida […]

The post How to Ensure Plant Reliability and Regulatory Compliance appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Large Public Power Systems Are Evolving [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:49:11 +0000

The power grid is changing across the U.S. More distributed energy resources are being added every day. That brings challenges for power utilities, but also opportunities. John Di Stasio, president of the Large Public Power Council (LPPC), which represents 27 of the largest locally governed and operated not-for-profit electric systems in the U.S., was a […]

The post Large Public Power Systems Are Evolving [PODCAST] appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

FERC, NERC Want to Disclose Names, Penalties for Cybersecurity Reliability Violations

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 16:52:16 +0000

The names of bulk power system entities that violate federal critical infrastructure cybersecurity reliability standards—along with identification of standards violated and penalties assessed—may soon be routinely disclosed under changes proposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Reliability Corp. (NERC).  The proposed changes, which FERC and NERC outlined in an Aug. […]

The post FERC, NERC Want to Disclose Names, Penalties for Cybersecurity Reliability Violations appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more