Posts Tagged ‘#POWERGEN’

What Digital Transformation Could Mean for a Combined Cycle Plant

Posted in Power on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris The growth of renewables and distributed energy resources are challenging the traditional economic models of the utility industry. A growing school of thought in power generation is that embracing some form of digital transformation could very well provide an avenue for better economics. The problem is, though, that digital transformation has been […]

Digital Technologies for Improving Power Plant Operations

Posted in Industrial IOT, Power on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris There’s a lot of talk in the industry about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital transformation, and digital technologies. There is enough interest, though, among utility executives in the promise of digital technologies–which typically includes some combination of wired and wireless sensors for monitoring, sophisticated algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence–that […]

#POWERGEN 2017 Preview: Helping Power Generators Address the Skills Gap

Posted in Power on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris A January 2017 report from the U.S. Energy Department states: Workforce retirements are a pressing challenge. Industry hiring managers often report that lack of candidate training, experience, or technical skills are major reasons why replacement personnel can be challenging to find—especially in electric power generation. The wave of retirements has been talked […]

#POWERGEN 2017 Preview: Flexible Operations

Posted in Event, Power on Thursday, November 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris The new plants that are coming online today are already designed for fast start and flexible operations. With the changing generation mix, being able to move a unit is essential as fleets dispatch more renewables. But what about older plants that were designed to operate as baseload generation? Sometimes units must be […]

#POWERGEN 2017 Preview: Microgrids and Controls

Posted in Event, Power on Thursday, November 9th, 2017. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris Microgrids are collections of generating sources that are coupled to operate as one either connected to or disconnected from (islanded) the main power grid (sometimes called the macrogrid). Being able to independently provide one’s power is becoming popular with standalone entities like colleges or universities, military bases, and remote locations. Hawaii is […]