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O&M


Technical articles on all aspects of power plant operation, preventive and predictive maintenance, planned and unplanned outages

COVID-19 Makes for an Interesting Summer Peak Season

It’s peak season for the U.S. power industry. While actual dates may vary from one utility to another, generally the summer peak period spans from Memorial Day (May 25 this…


Coal to Gas—Medical Campus Gets a Generation Transformation

When a hospital’s primary mission is keeping people healthy, what happens when a power plant gets sick? That was the situation that faced the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) when…


BACNet Protocol Can Change Energy Storage Industry

The growth of the energy storage industry in the past few years has been huge, and the sector is expected to add another 2 GW of capacity in 2020. In…


Equipment Showcase: Construction Equipment

Construction equipment is a critical part of the power generation industry, as new facilities are built and older facilities are upgraded to enhance efficiency and comply with evolving regulations. The…


Nuclear Power Plants Set Performance Records in Spite of Pandemic

It’s spring outage season in the power industry. A time when plants of all types typically shut down and perform scheduled maintenance to ensure all essential equipment is as ready…


Understanding the Dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide Gas [PODCAST]

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas is produced as a result of the microbial breakdown of organic materials in the absence of oxygen. It can be found in tanks, vaults, voids, and…