Southern Company: A History of a Prolific Power Technology Pioneer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:18:32 +0000

Atlanta-based energy giant Southern Co. has rapidly evolved to keep in step with the evolution of power. As part of its corporate growth, the company has notably pioneered technologies that have reshaped

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Ferris State University’s Construction Management Program Expands Its MEP Courses

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 22:12:31 +0000

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The Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) trades make up a significant portion of a construction project’s budget, and MEP scope continues to grow in complexity and size as we get further into the 21st century. Depending on the type of project, the MEP scope can account for upwards of a third of an overall project’s […]

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Addressing the Challenges Presented by a Retiring Utility Workforce

Credit to Author: Gary McAuliffe| Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:52:36 +0000

POWER magazine has always held a special place in my heart. After my father left the Navy, he became a power engineer and a loyal subscriber to the magazine. As a kid, I remember stacks of the publication all over the house. At the high point my father had hundreds of issues amassed over decades. […]

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Goldman Sachs Stake in Fortress Underscores Supply Chain Cybersecurity Priority

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 13:19:10 +0000

A Goldman Sachs private equity business is taking a stake in critical industry cybersecurity firm Fortress Information Security. The $125 million investment underscores a heightened awareness of supply chain vulnerabilities within the investor community. Fortress, which announced the investment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Equity on April 19, said it also highlights a wider […]

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How to Complete Successful Power Projects Working with EPC Contractors

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 04:12:00 +0000

Power companies rely heavily on engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to build new power facilities and keep old ones in top condition. However, some projects go smoother than others

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Making Power Plants Purr or Putting Them to Sleep: Hard Equipment and Soft Tools

Credit to Author: Kennedy Maize| Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 04:07:00 +0000

Maintenance equipment and tools have always been important for plant operators. In the early days, the tools were likely made entirely of iron and steel, copper and brass, lead, leather, rubber, or glass. Some

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Making Power Plants Purr or Putting Them to Sleep: Hard Equipment and Soft Tools

Credit to Author: Kennedy Maize| Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 04:07:00 +0000

Maintenance equipment and tools have always been important for plant operators. In the early days, the tools were likely made entirely of iron and steel, copper and brass, lead, leather, rubber, or glass. Some

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Illuminating Your Path to Operational Excellence, Part 2

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 13:12:16 +0000

Following part one in this two-part series about operational excellence (OpEx) in the power industry, Hexagon discusses the value of setting milestones to help reach OpEx goals. In addition, the significance of embracing cultural change, leadership’s crucial role in change management, and how to develop change champions in power organizations is examined, along with technology […]

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Illuminating Your Path to Operational Excellence, Part 1

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 19:15:38 +0000

Operational excellence (OpEx) is a holistic approach to business change that requires small, ongoing modifications capable of producing significant effects. Within power operations, this approach can be used to improve crucial day-to-day procedures, such as shift handover, and address deviations from the norm, for example, market conditions. It is important to acknowledge that OpEx is […]

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Illuminating Your Path to Operational Excellence

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 19:15:38 +0000

Operational excellence (OpEx) is a holistic approach to business change that requires small, ongoing modifications capable of producing significant effects. Within power operations, this approach can be used to improve crucial day-to-day procedures, such as shift handover, and address deviations from the norm, for example, market conditions. It is important to acknowledge that OpEx is […]

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