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

Quantum Technology: Applications in Cybersecurity for Power Utilities

With the advent and implementation of smart grid infrastructure across power utilities, there has been a paradigm shift in the efficiencies of the grid. The use of digital communication technology…



Boosting Productivity in the Utility Industry with Mobile Solutions

In the utility industry, downtime and outages—from losing power to water shortages and burst pipes—can impact a customer’s day-to-day life, causing safety concerns and costly damages. This is especially true…


The Growth of Renewables Calls for Scalable Approaches to OT System and Device Integration

Reports from U.S. agencies indicate the use of renewable energy continues to grow. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. consumed a record amount of renewable energy in…


Don’t Fix That … Yet: How IoT-Enabled Sensors Predict Maintenance and Streamline Operations

The traditional approach to maintenance has two motors that keep it running. The first motor is proactive service: regularly maintaining equipment, following a schedule to ensure each element is running…


Four Questions You Must Ace to Ensure Sound Cybersecurity in OT Systems

Some cybersecurity experts believe hackers today pose a greater threat than ever to power plants and electric grids. Much of the operational technology (OT) used in power stations and throughout…


Distributed Renewables’ Cyber Resilience

The benefits of renewable energy continue to grow, with wind generation supplying 9.2% of generation in the U.S. and up to 22.6% in other western countries like Germany. Solar is…