Managing assets on the electric grid

Editor’s note: This article comes from ABB’s Power Update and is featured online at T&D World. It is by Gene Wolf , Technical Writer for Transmission & Distribution World Magazine. Read the full version here. When the average manager, engineer, and maintenance technician hear the words asset management, their typical response is less than positive. Tell

Opto 22 adds advanced trending capabilities to the groov mobile operator interface solution

groov, from Opto 22, is a zero-programming, web-based way to build, deploy, and view effective, scalable industrial IoT and edge computing applications.

A better way to prevent power electronics from overheating in wind turbines

By Robert J. Marotta, Product Sales Manager Accumulator Cooler Division – Parker Hannifin One little discussed but important function of an efficient wind turbine is temperature control. The electronic equipment and circuits installed in a turbine must operate reliably in spite of temperature fluctuations over its lifetime. An unexpected change, and particularly a rise in

Powin Energy Scores 52.8 MWh Energy Storage Portfolio

Powin Energy’s Stack140 is a modular, flexible, purpose-built 140kW battery array that is easily and cost-effectively scalable from 125 kW to multiple megawatts using indoor cabinets or 20 or 40-foot containers for outdoor installations.

Vaisala partners with DryKeep to enhance transformer moisture monitoring

The MMT162 is a capacitive thin-film polymer sensor, developed by Vaisala to provide moisture measurements in liquid hydrocarbons, including those used to insulate transformers.

Energy storage standard is essential for the cost-effective generation of alternative power

Developing international standards is vitally important to the growth of grid-scale energy storage systems.

Low-voltage switching and protection strategies for wind turbines

The electrical protection, control systems, and protection strategies that are so critical to keeping wind turbines running safely present conflicting requirements related to conversion efficiency, production continuity, and more.

ABB highlights new technologies & digital capabilities at WINDPOWER

ABB, a technology solutions provider for the wind industry, will showcase a wide range of innovative products, systems, service, and software solutions for the wind industry this week at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017, including the ABB Ability digital portfolio. These tailored digital solutions span the breadth from individual devices to solutions and services for the wind and

Arc angel, arc flash prevention measure increases safety

Arc-flash temperatures can reach 20,000ºC and the energy and shrapnel produced in the arc blast can cause death, injury and serious damage.

How might flywheels impact the transmission grid and renewables?

Since the invention of the potter’s wheel, flywheels have helped smooth the flow of energy in machines. Over time, more modern devices have found their way into some buses, trains, cranes, and automobiles, typically in the form of regenerative braking. In these cases otherwise wasted energy, say from a vehicle decelerating or stopping, is captured