Archive: Commentary

How Digital Technology Is Changing Power Plants

Digital technology is everywhere today including in most power plants. Computer hardware and software are changing the way plants are operated and maintained. Many technology experts will tell you that

Courts Back State Flexibility on Choice of Generation

Power regulation in the U.S. is split between the federal and state levels, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) having jurisdiction over the wholesale sales of electricity and the states

The POWER Podcast

The POWER Podcast Archive: Power Plant Control Loop Tuning and Optimization https://www.powermag.com/power-plant-control-loop-tuning-and-optimization-podcast/ What Is Coal’s Future? https://www.powermag.com/what-is-coals-future-podcast/ How Power Companies Can Influence Customer Behavior https://www.powermag.com/how-power-companies-can-influence-customer-behavior-podcast/ Power Market Is Changing — Distributed Energy Gaining Ground https://www.powermag.com/power-market-is-changing-distributed-energy-gaining-ground-podcast/ Net Metering and Time-Variant Rates Drive Solar Power and Energy Storage Growth https://www.powermag.com/net-metering-and-time-variant-rates-drive-solar-power-and-energy-storage-growth-podcast/ Distributed Energy Systems Are Reliable Solutions https://www.powermag.com/distributed-energy-systems-are-reliable-solutions-podcast/ […]

Users’ Groups Provide Value to Plant Operators

If you look up the history of users’ groups, you’ll find that many early organizations focused on computers. While it’s hard to confirm all the details, at least one source suggested that the first

What Is Coal’s Future? [PODCAST]

The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs—a bipartisan think tank—will host the “Jackson Hole Global Forum: Climate Solutions, Coal Communities, and Economic Diversification,” in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, November 8–9, 2018. Among the sessions on day one is a panel titled “What Is Coal’s Future?” Charles K. Ebinger, nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, will […]

How Power Companies Can Influence Customer Behavior [PODCAST]

It is safe to say that all electricity customers want reliable and resilient power service. One way that some end-users are ensuring they get it is by investing in distributed energy resources and building microgrids. But rather than simply using these systems as emergency backups, more and more owners are finding ways to capture economic […]