Articles & News on Power & Energy

Integrating Renewable Sources into a Reliable Power Ecosystem

  • by Morteza Seraj
  • Feature

Efficient control hardware combined with the management and optimization offered by virtual power plants provides an opportunity to meet that challenge today. This article provides a practical overview of how virtual power plants can provide the answer.

Emerson partners with Vayu to optimize wind farms with machine learning

  • News

The three-year collaboration combines the power applications and networking capabilities of Emerson’s Ovation automation platform with Vayu’s cloud-computing wind energy optimization technology.

2018 Salary Survey Results: The pay raise engineers have been waiting for

  • by Cory Fogg, Automation.com
  • Feature

The financial situation of the average automation engineer got a nice boost in 2018. With the need for experienced professionals still growing, we anticipate the demand to remain strong for engineers for the foreseeable future, with a great deal of opportunity for young graduates and those who are interested in a STEM career.

ABB and Rolls-Royce announce partnership for microgrid technology and automation

  • News

Together the two companies will offer an energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities.

IHS Markit releases “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report

  • News

There are four of the key trends noted in the IHS Markit “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report, which includes industry case studies for smart metering, energy storage, motors, and switchgea

BP and ABB announce collaboration through MEC frame agreement

  • News

BP has appointed ABB as one of its global Main Electrical Contractors (MEC) for the provision of engineering, procurement and construction of electrical equipment for BP Upstream Major Capital Projects.

ISA announces ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference

  • News

The conference program will feature technologies and best practices that apply to multiple infrastructure sectors. Today’s challenges include leveraging data analytics in a meaningful way, navigating the new world of IIoT with safety and cybersecurity in mind, and applying the insights of recent Smart Cities Initiatives to improve operations.

The Year of Decentralization: Energy trends heading into 2019

  • Feature

By Jürgen Resch, COPA-DATA As the EU sets the pace in the global race against climate change, this article forecasts the key trends for energy in 2019, which will reaffirm Europe's position in the global renewable energy market.

The Case for Wireless Power Transfer

  • Feature

By Henry Boger, Independent Consultant Wireless power transfer eliminates the need for batteries and the replacement of batteries by a skilled technician who is required to go part way up a 100-foot distillation tower on the midnight shift.

ABB and SUSI partner for microgrid and energy storage projects

  • News

The global energy transformation brings challenges and opportunities for the power sector. These include ensuring power availability and managing complex grids with a growing number of diverse, distributed energy resources and a high penetration of renewables.