Energy

M2M protocols offer integration with field devices and meters

July 1, 2020

Industrial RTUs, which are configured redundantly in the control center, help to ensure reliable network security and management for Deutsche Energie Funk. The end result is a fail-safe communication network that enables the smart grid provider to better serve customers.

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Visibility and control over Distributed Energy Resources

January 9, 2020

A data-centric databus is the structure that enables disparate Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to work together as an integrated ecosystem. The software databus enables independent DERs to function as a secure, scalable and cohesive ecosystem.

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Enabling IIoT connectivity for virtual power plants

January 9, 2020

Leveraging IIoT connectivity for virtual power plants requires high data speeds and quick response times. In this ecosystem, a key to the stability of the system is zero network downtime. 4G-LTE and now 5G technologies are helping build stable networks, so that they can connect to remote sites and assets.

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More than 30 solar sites on one SCADA platform

November 12, 2019

New SCADA system developed at Ecoplexus provides better data access, improved efficiency, and lower costs. The company also now has a consistent “look and feel” for all its solar sites—in addition to lower costs, greater efficiency, more data, and improved data analysis.

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Hybrid power systems rely on synergy of sun and wind

November 12, 2019

Belectric in Dresden, Germany, offers customers sophisticated hybrid power plants, leveraging its diverse expertise in solar generation, wind and PV energy storage. Systems are coordinated by an energy management system that uses advanced automation control technology and POWERLINK communication.

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Industrial Ethernet: optimal for harsh oil and gas demands

May 27, 2019

A robust Industrial Ethernet network using environmentally hardened cabling, connectivity and active components is essential to long-term performance and reliability in the oil and gas industry. Open, standards-based Ethernet communications offers Internet and enterprise connectivity, anytime and anywhere.

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Wireless mesh networks in today’s petrochemical industry

May 27, 2019

Scalable, high-bandwidth kinetic mesh networks are providing unmatched connectivity for upstream, midstream, and downstream applications in the petrochemical industry. IoT autonomy, advanced data analytics, and mobility are helping to significantly improve productivity and reduce operating costs.

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Challenges in networking the smart oil field

May 27, 2019

The concept of a smart oil field is one that is generally much more efficient and safe than conventional systems that rely on serial communication and fieldbus connectivity. Industry leaders and wellhead operators are now asking how information can drive down production costs while increasing both safety and reliability.

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Solar-power provider improves integration and data analysis

January 28, 2019

A solid technology platform is enabling DEPCOM Power to rapidly scale its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Software tools are making it easy to building flexible SCADA solutions, human-machine interfaces, IIoT connectivity and add tags, clients, and projects without additional costs.

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IIoT middleware solutions for energy markets and beyond

January 28, 2019

The exciting potential of the IIoT is to create bold new intelligent machines and vast distributed systems. The IIoT will change the world across many industries. The applications define the future: renewable energy, microgrids, wind power—along with cars that drive themselves, smart medical devices and hospitals.

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