Articles & News on Power & Energy

OSI's SCADA system selected to support Spain's hydro generation assets

  • Case Study

The newly acquired SCADA system will replace and merge two independent Spectrum 4.5.1 systems into one system to allow centralized control, operation and maintenance of all hydro generation assets in Spain.

ABB increases efficiency of EPCC's cement production lines in Saudi Arabia

  • Case Study

The project upgraded the existing 75 MV Switchgear Panels to the latest protection relay generation, and integrated the power supply systems with the ABB 800xA automation system already in place. Commissioning was completed in February 2016.

Program announced for Wind Energy Conference in Alberta, Canada

  • News

Hosted by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Hannover Fairs (Canada), the conference will highlight wind energy commitments, opportunities and innovations across all regions of Canada.

Heliatek integrates Heliafilm technology in Kandil Steel's new facility

  • Case Study

The project was funded and managed by Kandil Steel, a leading steel provider in Egypt. The company is working on new solutions for distributed energy generation because of rising energy prices and declining government subsidies

OG&E selects OSI technology for Advanced Distribution Management System

  • News

The OSI ADMS would provide an integrated real-time solution that enables OG&E to implement the next generation of advanced smart grid capabilities.

Three ASHRAE professional building certifications earn ANSI accreditation

  • News

Accreditation was approved May 23 for ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) and Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP)

CarrefourSA implements COPA-DATA's zenon for energy management

  • Case Study

The solution for fully automated retail markets consisted of implementing central and remote SCADA servers with the ability to handle large numbers of parameters, installing new energy meters, automation panels and PLC control panels. For CarrefourSA, zenon was the best solution.

ISA releases preliminary program for Power Industry Division (POWID) and EPRI Symposium

  • News

The 59th Power Industry Division (POWID) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Symposium will be held 27-30 June 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina USA.

ABB appoints Sami Atiya as Head of Discrete Automation and Motion

  • News

Atiya served Siemens for 18 years in the US and Europe, most recently since 2011 as CEO of the Mobility and Logistics division and as CEO of the Computer Tomography unit from 2008 to 2011.

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.