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Advantages of AI-Powered Asset Management for Utilities

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become major factors in nearly every industry, and have increasingly become more popular among utilities. Automated technology is being used to inspect offshore…


Tiny Underwater Robot Has Big Impact at Endesa’s Thermal Power Plants

Spain’s largest electric utility Endesa has successfully tested a new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that it says will make inspection and maintenance in fully or partially submerged environments at its…


Advanced Digital Technology Offers Utilities Profound Changes

Advanced digital technologies, including robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, are transforming the way electric power companies do business, in ways that benefit the companies and their customers, often largely…


Automated Tools Improve Hydroblasting Productivity and Safety

Just a decade ago, a hydroblasting contractor was considered cutting-edge if he owned a spinning nozzle for his shotgun and a 2-D tank cleaning tool. Now, the next evolution in…


Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect the U.S. Power Grid

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) standard on physical security—known as Critical Infrastructure Protection-014 (CIP-014)—includes six basic requirements, but perhaps the most challenging for power companies is to develop…