Articles & News on Power & Energy

ABB to help German power company to upgrade power substation

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ABB has won an order worth around $45 million from German transmission system operator TransnetBW to upgrade a substation in Philippsburg, in the southwest German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Three Strategies for Testing Cabling

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By Matt Collins, ide Systems It’s essential that engineers know how to test cables effectively to ensure they are fit for purpose. This article explains what engineers should look for when testing electrical cabling.

COPA-DATA helps Slovenian energy utility company enable remote monitoring capabilities

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The plant control system refurbishment with zenon resulted in an operational cost reduction of 30 per cent and a 15 per cent production increase through the elimination of downtime and sub-optimal operation.

ABB to help enable first digital substation in Latin America

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When fully operational, these projects are intended to produce enough clean energy to power more than 350,000 households, reducing CO2 emissions from conventional generation by more than 1.5 million tons.

ABB helps establish power interconnect from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia

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The Maritime Link is a 500 megawatt (MW) high-voltage direct current (HVDC) connection that will enable clean, renewable energy, generated in Newfoundland and Labrador to be transmitted to the North American grid in Nova Scotia.

Obsoleting the Absence of Voltage Test?

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By Philip Allen, Grace Engineered Products Without question, the highest risk task for qualified electrical workers is creating an electrically safe work condition. Validated installation procedures for PESDs combined with LOTO procedures significantly reduces the likelihood that workers will be exposed to voltage when creating that electrically safe work condition.

Phoenix Contact releases expanded voltage TRIO POWER range of power supplies

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Two new models are designed for maritime navigation and radio communication systems. These bridge-and-deck power supplies feature DNV-GL shipbuilding approval and are optimized for EMI rejection. Phoenix Contact also offers a 12 V limited power TRIO POWER version that is NEC Class 2-certified.

Siemens to help U.S. military base in Germany enhance energy efficiency

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Siemens and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers signed a €7.9 million (~$9.4 million USD) contract to install, operate and maintain several energy conservation measures at the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command (IMCOM) headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, 23 miles from Frankfurt.

Lighthouse Systems helps SunPower integrate MES and automation in Mexican facility

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The manufacturing system - combining smart equipment, improved processes, plant automation and MES software - delivered on traceability and compliance requirements as well as on efficiencies.

ABB to help Iceland enhance electric vehicle infrastructure

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ABB has reached an agreement with Reykjavik Energy for the delivery of 15 fast chargers. The fast chargers will boost the country’s charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and will all be commissioned by the end of 2017