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Mixed Reactions on Looming DOE NOPR for Bulk Power System Security

The Department of Energy (DOE) will issue a notice of proposed rule-making (NOPR) to implement President Trump’s broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO) “later this fall,” a…


Upgrades and Interconnection Make Gas-Fired Plant a Winner
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The Termica Milazzo cogeneration combined cycle power plant completed an extensive upgrade and integration project with a nearby refinery in Sicily, Italy. The successful project, which spanned about three years…


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,…


Hitachi Absorbs ABB Power Grids in New $10B Joint Venture

Hitachi on July 1 commandeered a majority share of ABB’s lucrative Power Grids business and officially launched a joint venture company—Hitachi ABB Power Grids. The new company, which already has…


Big Data: The New Age of ‘Fortune Telling’ Requires Human Collaboration More Than Ever
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Ancient Chinese fortune tellers used heated metal pokers to create cracks in bones or empty turtle shells. By reading the patterns in the cracks, they attempted to calm the unease…