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Connected Plant


Distributed control systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other digital technology solutions for power plants.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Will Change Name to ‘Hitachi Energy’ to Mark Business Evolution

Hitachi ABB Power Grids, the behemoth joint venture firm officially launched last year when Japanese technology conglomerate Hitachi acquired a majority share in Swiss conglomerate ABB’s Power Grids business, will…



A Virtual Solution to a Real Energy Problem

The need for demand response programs, particularly those that help stabilize the grid, is evident as electricity customers seek a more reliable power supply. Enter virtual power plants (VPPs), a…


In-Person Events and COVID: Are You Ready to Travel?

In my job, I typically do a fair amount of traveling. Of course, that all changed last year due to COVID-19. I didn’t go anywhere for work-related events or meetings.…


Smart Condition Monitoring of Flue Gas Analyzers in Power Plants

A web-based condition monitoring solution can help power plant operators quickly identify emissions gas analyzer problems, enabling timely corrections. The technology can also allow experts to monitor multiple sites remotely,…


A Systematic Approach to Checking Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure

When securing network assets, a long and often complex list of configurations must be performed to ensure industrial control systems have the appropriate cyber protection. This article presents a systematic…


Big Data Rewrites the Rule Book on Power System Risk Analysis

Extreme weather patterns, net zero acceleration, and shifting regulatory regimes demand a new methodology to assess and mitigate network challenges across both the immediate and long term. The integrity, performance,…