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Commentary


Diverse views on current and perennial power industry issues from guest commentators: power generation technologies, legislation, policy, economics

Evolution and Continuation: How Distributed Control Systems Will Change and Adapt

Are today’s Distributed Control Systems ready for what tomorrow could bring? Johan Björklund of leading global technology company ABB believes they are. Here he looks at how the DCS is…



War and Nuclear Power: Stakes Are High for People, Environment, and Industry

John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the 19th century American historian perhaps best known for writing History of Napoleon Bonaparte and History of the Civil War in America, is attributed with the…


Exploring Innovative Solutions for Nuclear Waste

Advanced nuclear energy can, and should, play a major role in meeting the societal goal of 100% clean energy by mid-century. Advanced nuclear energy would complement other energy sources like…


IRA’s Impact on Power Generation: Clock Is Ticking to Maximize New Tax Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) includes the largest clean energy incentive effort in U.S. history. It builds on the energy initiatives included in 2009’s American Reinvestment Recovery Act,…


Cybersecurity Requires Understanding Humans as Much as Technology—Here’s How

Even more than technology and processes, power and utilities leaders must focus on that most timeless of resources—people—to be successful against a landscape of ever-evolving cybersecurity threats. Users, leadership, boards…


The Next Step for Utilities in Workforce Transformation

Hurricane Ian, which struck Florida in late September last year, was a devastating storm and a harsh reminder of the impact of Mother Nature's wrath. Unfortunately, extreme weather events are…