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ABB automation solution boosts Italian windfarms

18/07/2019

Italian renewable energy operator Volta Green Energy has deployed an ABB control and automation solution on several of its wind farms.

GE unveils AI and machine learning grid solutions

12/06/2019

The energy industry today “is leveraging a small fraction of its operational data” according to Steven Martin, chief digital officer for GE Power.

MHI tests explosion-proof robot for plant inspections

11/06/2019

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has successfully tested a prototype robot that it intends to use for plant inspections.

Industry opinion: Reducing negative impacts of urbanisation through emerging technologies

06/06/2019

How digitalisation and decentralisation can work in tandem to unleash significant benefits for the smart cities of the future

How energy bosses are underestimating the potential of intelligent automation

04/06/2019

The global energy and utilities sector is embracing the use of intelligent automation, particularly artificial intelligence – but executives are still underestimating its full potential.

Valmet in automation deal for Asia's biggest biomass plant

29/04/2019

Valmet is to provide automation technology for what will be Asia's biggest biomass plant.

'Utilities are the most susceptible to future disruption' says Accenture boss

08/04/2019

More than half of the companies listed among the Fortune 500 in 2000 are already gone or no longer ranked.

ABB and Rolls-Royce in microgrid and automation collaboration

02/04/2019

ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation.

Survey reveals offshore wind failing to embrace digitalisation

28/03/2019

The offshore wind market in the is lagging behind other areas of the energy sector when it comes to embracing – and understanding – the potential of digital technologies.

Pöyry, Infosys and Nokia in artificial intelligence collaboration

18/03/2019

Nokia, Pöyry and digital services firm Infosys are collaborating on an artificial intelligence framework for utilities, industry, transportation and infrastructure.

AI is the new electricity

08/03/2019

As with all emerging technological trends, some elements of artificial intelligence are hyped out of proportion, some elements are ahead of their time, and some even incite fear. However, there remains some truth beneath the hype, cycles and buzzwords. Advancements in AI stand to benefit the energy sector but come with own limitations and practical concerns.

Big data, mega efficiency: How data can improve plant productivity

21/02/2019

Nick Boughton explores what can be done with data and how analyzing it can help plant managers make more informed decisions.

ABB and Intel in distribution automation pact

12/02/2019

ABB and Intel have signed an agreement to collaborate on next-generation distribution automation systems.

Siemens opens robotic battery factory for offshore industry

29/01/2019

Siemens yesterday opened what it claims is one of the world's most advanced robotic battery module factories.

Digital transformation puts clean energy goals within reach

11/01/2019

In March 2017, power generated from the sun and the wind reached a significant milestone in the US. For the first time ever, solar and wind energy accounted for 10 per cent of the country’s electricity generation (8 per cent wind and 2 per cent solar), according the US Energy Information Administration.

How will the energy landscape change in 2019?

09/01/2019

It’s 2019 – that’s nearly 2020! It doesn’t seem long ago that the EU was setting what seemed like fairly radical targets for 2020; for decarbonization, for renewable energy use and for energy efficiency.

The global grid outlook for 2019 and beyond: Q&A with GE Grid Solution's Vera Silva

07/01/2019

All hands are needed on deck when it comes to the future power generation needs of the world. And all hands should be digitized and ready to pitch in to help each other.

Blockchain the ‘missing link to transform power industry, says report

20/12/2018

Blockchain could be “the leading enabler of decentralization, democratization, and liberalization in the power industry”, according to a new report.

Emerging digital patterns for the next-gen energy market

20/12/2018

This article discusses the emerging design patterns for the next-gen energy market and carbon energy tokens, all of which seek to serve the goal of meeting global zero carbon emissions.

 

Valmet to automate Finland biomass plant

18/12/2018

Energy engineering company Valmet is to supply automation technology to a biomass power plant in its native Finland.

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