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Transforming the Distribution Power Grid with Distributed Intelligence
Demonstrating the value of renewable energy to power the electricity grid is causing a shift in how distribution grid operators manage their networks. One case in which significant steps are being taken to bring renewable energy to the grid is a project at Toronto Hydro with Prolucid LocalGrid Technologies. In this project, intelligent nodes are situated in...
Transforming the Distribution Power Grid with Distributed Intelligence
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Transforming the Power Grid with Distributed Intelligence

Virtual Presentation: Implementing the Smart Grid involves more than just replacing the existing grid structure.
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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs
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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs

As part of its asset management strategy, Nucor Steel replaces two-speed motors with variable frequency drives to reduce energy and water use as well as maintenance costs.
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ABB’s HVDC Technology Links Newfoundland to Power Grid

The HVDC Light system will enable the integration of renewable energy to the North American electrical grid in Nova Scotia.
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NK Technologies: Power Monitor

The APN-R Series Power Monitor measures the power usage of a single piece of equipment, an extensive machine system, an area of a plant, or an entire facility.
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Visualizing Energy Consumption

Having a clear view of your plant floor operations—knowing what to look for and instrumenting what you can—can cut industrial energy costs.
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The staff of Waukesha County Technical College’s Automation Technologies/Electronics Laboratory. Source: ABB
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ABB Donation Furthers Motor Drives Education

“Democases” enable Automation Technology Program students at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin to use latest technology in lab work and applications.
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NK Technologies: Power Monitoring Sensor

The APN Series Power Monitor measures three phases of current and voltage and computes 14 values necessary to track power usage.
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Advantech: Modular Energy Controller

The ECU-1871 is IEC-61850 compliant.
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Managing Emissions with Automation

Industries where emissions control is critical include electric utilities, oil and gas, chemical processing, iron and steel, paper, food, mining, metals and cement.
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Five Ways to Manage Energy Costs

Reducing energy costs from production processes requires managing the five most important factors that determine both utility charges and total energy consumption
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Energy Management Best Practices

The path to achieving energy efficiency is shaped as much by attitudes and organizational skills as by the physical aspects of reducing energy demands.
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How to Conduct an Energy Audit

Whether your plant is processing food or chemicals, wastewater or steel, the process used to audit your energy usage and find ways to use or waste less of it is much the same.
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Energy Management Resource for Manufacturers
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Energy Management Resource for Manufacturers

As the largest user of energy, the manufacturing industry needs to continuously stay on top of its energy use to ensure economic viability.
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NovaTorque: Ultra Efficient Motors

The PremiumPlus+ ECPM line has been expanded to cover 2 to 10 hp.
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Four Best Practices for Effcient CIP Systems

The efficiency and performance of clean-in-place systems play a very important role for all batch process plants, such as the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries, where there is continuo
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How Hall-Effect Sensors Impact Motor Energy Use
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How Hall-Effect Sensors Impact Motor Energy Use

Whether you're a motor designer/builder or buyer/user, understanding how the efficiency of brushless DC motors is improved with the use of Hall-effect sensors is important to your building and/or
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Is Energy Harvesting at the Tipping Point?
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Is Energy Harvesting at the Tipping Point?

The developing energy harvesting market may be at a critical juncture in its progress toward becoming more ubiquitous.
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Perpetua: Energy Harvesters

The Power Tile thermoelectric unit powers 24 V, 4-20 mA devices from equipment heat.
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SolaHD: Uninterruptible Power Supply Mounts on DIN Rail

The SDU AC UPS delivers power protection to sensitive electronics on the factory floor.
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Eaton: Meter Enhances Energy Efficiency

The Power Xpert Multi-Point meter tracks facility energy use.
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