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Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Trends and Compliance

Posted in Power, Water & Wastewater on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. No comments yet
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As critical infrastructure, cybersecurity remains a top concern for electrical power, water and wastewater industry companies. At the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference, Emerson’s Jaime Foose led a panel of trends in cybersecurity threats and compliance. The panel included experts from National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)/ Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team […]

Reliable Electrical Power and Utilities at the University of Texas

Posted in Power on Monday, July 24th, 2017. No comments yet
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As a University of Texas electrical engineering graduate, it is great to hear a success story on the successful electrical load control using Emerson technology on the main campus in Austin, Texas. The campus operates an independent electrical grid but connects back to the Texas electrical grid. The utilities department has a $2.8 million operating […]

Simulator Helps Drive Cultural Change Toward Operational Excellence

Posted in Power on Monday, July 24th, 2017. No comments yet
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At the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference, there was a presentation by an electrical power producer on driving cultural change and operational excellence through the use of simulation in the Ovation distributed control system. The facility had a 92% capacity factor so it was basically running all the time. The facility was challenged with aging […]

Technology Advancements for Power, Water & Wastewater Industries

Posted in Power, Water & Wastewater on Monday, July 24th, 2017. No comments yet
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At the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference, Emerson’s Steve Schilling discussed the rapid changes going on in the power, water and wastewater industries and the changes in technology required to keep up with these changes. Steve opened highlighting some of the key issues worrying people in these industries—reliability, reliable integration of renewables and distributed energy […]

Comprehensive Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power, Water & Wastewater on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. No comments yet
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The electrical power generation and distribution industries, especially here in the U.S., have a long history in working to improve reliability and security. This history goes back to the establishment of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) in the late 1960s as a response to a widespread blackout in the Northeastern U.S. NERC became […]