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ABB to upgrade inter-island New Zealand HVDC link

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The link is an element of the country’s transmission system and is used as an energy-balancing system, between the two islands. ABB Ability MACH control system, which acts as the brain or nerve center of the link will be a key component of the upgrade.

ABB to help build Maharashtra, India digital substation

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ABB has received the order from the Engineering and Procurement Company (EPC) Stelmec Ltd. for this digital substation which will be operated by Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL),

Monitoring and Managing the Unpredictable: 3 challenges for renewable energy

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By Alan Binning, COPA-DATA UK Renewables are set to be the fastest-growing source of electrical energy generation in the next five years. This article explores three common issues for renewables — managing demand, combining distributed systems and reporting.

ABB to supply microgrid solution for Australian power company

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The solution will connect an ABB Ability PowerStore 30 megawatt (MW) battery energy storage solution to the Electranet transmission system enabling the value stacking of storage in regulated energy market.

Rockwell Automation helps Irving Consumer Products automate Georgia plant

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Multiple production lines are planned for this plant, the first of which will have Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 7000 and PowerFlex 755T integrated power systems from Rockwell Automation.

What Makes a City Smart?: Exploring the smart grid

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By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation Emerging smart cities are changing urban planning around the world. But, what is a smart city? This article explains how grid technology must change to build a smart city.

Schneider Electric announces Shonodeep Modak as Chief Marketing Officer for North America

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Modak will join both the Global Marketing and North America Operations Leadership Teams, reporting directly to Annette Clayton, CEO and president, North America Operations and Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer.

ABB helps Australian power station enable microgrid solution

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ABB’s microgrid solution includes a 30 megawatt (MW) battery energy storage system, which is one of the largest of its kind to be deployed in a gas-fired power plant. A 30 MW battery energy storage system can supply 6,000 homes with the power supply, where the average supply would be 5 kilowatt (kW).

Operating in the Renewable Energy Generation

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By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation According to Apple, the large green spaces, wellness centre and 805,000 square-feet of solar panels at its second campus makes it the best office in the world. This article explains how large businesses can benefit from renewable energy.

Kaspersky Report: Energy and ICS Integration companies face highest chance of cyberattack

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The Kaspersky Lab report, “Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in H2 2017,” also found that for all other industries (manufacturing, transportation, utilities, food, healthcare, etc.) the proportion of ICS computers attacked ranged from 26 percent to 30 percent on average. The vast majority of detected attacks were accidental hits.