The POWER Interview: A Breakthrough in Circuit Breakers

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:53:43 +0000

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The transformation of the power landscape involves more than just generation. The distribution of electricity is being changed as well, with technology designed to make electrical systems safer, more reliable, and more efficient. Atom Power, which last year introduced the first digital circuit breaker, is among the companies engineering change in the power sector. Atom, […]

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The POWER Interview: A Breakthrough in Circuit Breakers

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:53:43 +0000

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The transformation of the power landscape involves more than just generation. The distribution of electricity is being changed as well, with technology designed to make electrical systems safer, more reliable, and more efficient. Atom Power, which last year introduced the first digital circuit breaker, is among the companies engineering change in the power sector. Atom, […]

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Real-Time Wind Turbine Monitoring: Data Challenges, and Rewards

Credit to Author: Michael Tegtmeier| Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:56:09 +0000

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With the advantages of clean, renewable energy, wind power has become one of the fastest-growing energy sources and one of the most economical solutions for electricity generation. There are already 350,000 wind turbines installed globally, with more than 650,000 MW of  installed generation capacity. In light of climate change, demand continues to grow. However, to […]

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Minutes Matter in the Energy Imbalance Market

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:07:00 +0000

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An energy imbalance market (EIM) is a voluntary market that provides a sub-hourly economic dispatch of participating resources for balancing supply and demand every five minutes. One such market is the Western

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How to Optimize Your Facility While Using Variable Quality Fuel Gas

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0000

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The composition and heating values of fuel gas can vary from one moment in time to another. Using a Coriolis flow meter to obtain a mass flow measurement, rather than relying on a standard volume flow

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The POWER Interview: Optimizing Operations with IoT Technology

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:31:08 +0000

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Some experts have predicted there will be as many as 50 billion connected devices in service by the end of this year. That number basically includes all of the equipment, sensors, and gadgets around the world that together make up the internet of things (IoT). But how are they all connected, what allows them to […]

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Big Data: The New Age of ‘Fortune Telling’ Requires Human Collaboration More Than Ever

Credit to Author: Bryan Friehauf| Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:26:44 +0000

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Ancient Chinese fortune tellers used heated metal pokers to create cracks in bones or empty turtle shells. By reading the patterns in the cracks, they attempted to calm the unease that comes with the innate uncertainty of the world—especially the ancient world. They predicted the future and doled out advice that affected the fate and […]

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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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Technology for Managing Distributed Energy Resources [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 14:08:12 +0000

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With the growth of distributed energy resources, including rooftop solar, wind turbines, battery energy storage systems, electric vehicles, and demand response technology, distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) are becoming increasingly important for utilities. Brad Williams, vice president of Industry Strategy with Oracle Utilities was a guest on The POWER Podcast. He touched on a […]

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Power Industry Pleads for Priority COVID-19 Testing, PPE for Mission-Essential Workers

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:40:13 +0000

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The U.S. power sector is rallying together to implore state and local governments to treat sector-wide “mission-essential employees” with higher priority and ensure they have top-level access to testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic. In a four-page April 2 white paper presumably addressing federal leadership, the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council […]

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