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4 Ways Southeast Power’s Fleet Team Has Leveled-Up Since COVID-19

“Things keep going,” Brent Tomamichel, fleet manager of Southeast Power (Figure 1), said when asked to describe the current state of the power industry. “Our industry is unique in that way;…



Mobile Devices to Support the Utility Industry

Field service workers often log long hours at remote job sites where no two days are the same. To support daily tasks, whether they be at a power plant, oil…


The Role of Virtual Power Plants in a Decentralized Power Grid

Virtual power plants are becoming a driving force in the power sector. This article explains how they enable utilities and aggregators to pool production from multiple plants and distributed sources,…


Equipment Showcase: Instrumentation and Control

The power generation industry is constantly evolving, with advanced technologies becoming more ubiquitous in power plants. Along with this evolution, instrumentation and control equipment continues to be key to a…


Using AI-Powered Thermal Tagging to Prevent Summer Overheating Outages

Summertime heat is cresting at the same time many economic restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are easing in communities across the United States.  Meanwhile, as extreme weather events are…


What Is DERMS and How Can It Help Utilities? [PODCAST]

A distributed energy resource management system, or DERMS, is a software platform used to manage a group of distributed energy resource (DER) assets—such as rooftop photovoltaic solar panels, behind-the-meter batteries,…