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

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…


Success Through Engineered Upgrades and a Focus on Behavior

It sounds kind of strange, but you don’t always know, what you don’t know. That was the case at a Thai coal plant. When it started burning Indonesian subbituminous coal,…


Operational Ergonomics Key to Dominion Energy Control Room Upgrade

Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is among the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. To help power its communities, Dominion Energy employs 16,200 people to operate its massive…


Unlocking Big Value for Utility Piping Systems

Up to 40% of a power plant’s piping is above-ground utility piping. Choosing the right joining method can help maximize efficiencies and have an outsized impact on overall project economics.…


Amicarella ‘Demystifies’ the Role of CEO for Women [PODCAST]

The power generation industry has historically been a male-dominated industry, but today there are a number of women who have risen through the ranks to positions of leadership. Ana Amicarella,…