Electrification rates range from almost 100 percent in Egypt down, shockingly, to just 9 percent in Uganda. Even South Africa, one of the continent's most developed nations, takes electric power to only 75 percent of its people....More
The concept for ServicePort grew from consulting work on industrial automation systems that we started in the 1990s. To help tell our customers what we were doing in that consulting work, we packaged our services into three categories....More
As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Business Intelligence Solutions at Ventyx, Paul Bower leads the company's analytics business and is the resident "big data" practitioner....More
Industrial automation has reached very high levels of sophistication. Plants, including automobile manufacturing units, chemical factories and semiconductor fabs, now house some very advanced technology. And this technology requires a robust and continuous public power grid....More
The winds of change are blowing in the utility generation landscape. In the past, base-load generation was crucial and dynamic response to changing conditions didn't matter as much. Today's evolving landscape forces utilities, who have typically been slow to adopt new distributive generation technologies, into giving them a try. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: The age of the new energy miner: unearthing new options for grid reliability in the era of coal retirement.