Articles & News on Power & Energy

War of the Currents: AC/DC Power & Direct Current in the Data Center

  • Feature

By Darren Halford, EU Automation George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison, arguably two of the brightest minds in science, engaged in a decade-long vendetta over alternating (AC) and direct (DC) electrical currents. This article discusses the war of the currents and its implication on modern data centers.

Schneider Electric appoints Annette Clayton as President & CEO - North America Operations

  • News

In addition to her new role as President and CEO of Schneider Electric’s largest operating region, Clayton will continue to serve as the Group’s Chief Supply Chain Officer leading the Global Supply Chain organization.

Tajj Group chooses Menzel to replace defective motors

  • Case Study

Menzel Elektromotoren GmbH was chosen to replace defective motors after an internet search. The original motors had failed after only two years of operation, because they were unable to withstand the loads and high temperatures in the pumping station.

ISA releases abstract call for 2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition

  • News

The ISA program committee calls for process industry leaders, particularly in the chemical and energy processing fields, to submit abstracts for presentation consideration prior to July 22

Precision Path announces manufacturing industry survey

  • News

Users of portable metrology systems are invited and encouraged to take the survey, which will address usage scenarios and issues impacting industries, such as automotive, power generation, oil and gas, and any related field that manufactures precision parts that require in-place measurement.

GE works with Nigerian manufacturers to develop large scale industries

  • News

The Manufacturing Association of Nigeria inaugurated its Large Corporation Group, which will come up with policy recommendations that will lead to a conducive economic and social climate for the operation and development for large scale industries in Nigeria.

Emerson helps Longview power plant provide cleaner, more-efficient energy

  • Case Study

Emerson contributed to the turnaround by providing automation technologies and services that help Longview provide enough reliable, affordable electricity to power more than 500,000 homes.

Technovision implements AVEVA’s engineering & design solution

  • Case Study

Technovision has plans to use AVEVA’s IE&D solutions in all of its projects, to achieve its objectives of optimum engineering schedules, accurate and cost-effective design, and the elimination of clashes, errors and omissions that create costly surprises during construction.

Rotork Midland assists Drax with Europe's largest decarbonization project

  • Case Study

Rotork provided Drax Group, the largest conventional power station in the UK, with 200 automated wagons as part of Drax's conversion from coal to sustainable biomass

Schneider partners with Univ. of Connecticut to create storm outage prediction model

  • Case Study

UConn’s analytics model will be integrated into Schneider’s WeatherSentry Online (WSO) platform, enabling utilities to better understand the expected impacts of storms on their utility infrastructure and to make smarter decisions in preparing for storms.