The IoT is transforming the energy industry by eliminating tradeoffs between operation, SCADA systems, maintenance and new services for assets deployed in industrial and power facilities, buildings and across the grid.
When it comes to building the best IoT system for your business application, it’s vital to keep your use case and business requirements at the forefront of your technical design strategy. In the energy industry, accessing and collecting data at the edge from disparate, heterogenous, multi-site, fixed topologies and transferring that data efficiently to the cloud to perform analytics and action business decisions is still the greatest challenge. Mission-critical data collected from the edge is integral to energy facility operations and cannot be excluded or corrupted.
By simplifying the ability of companies to securely extract, orchestrate and act on data from when it is generated by energy assets to when it is transmitted to the cloud, Octave simplifies the development and commercialization of Energy IoT applications. With Octave, energy companies are empowered to realize the Energy IoT’s tremendous potential, with new demand response, energy efficiency optimization, predictive maintenance and other applications that maximize the value created by energy assets and minimize their environmental impact. In doing so, these Energy IoT applications can reduce energy costs, improve customer engagement, lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy reliability.
Start with Sierra to learn more about how our Octave D2C data orchestration solution can help you bring to market Energy IoT applications that reimagine the future of energy.
Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
Today’s data centers are expected to deploy, manage, and report on different tiers of business applications, databases, virtual workloads, home
directories, and file sharing simultaneously. They also need to co-locate multiple systems while sharing power and energy. This is true for large as
well as small environments. The trend in modern IT is to consolidate as much as possible to minimize cost and maximize efficiency of data
centers and branch offices. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is highly efficient, flash-optimized storage engineered for the true convergence of block, file,
and object access to help consolidate diverse workloads efficiently. HPE 3PAR OS and converged controllers incorporate multiprotocol support
into the heart of the system architecture
Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches earned the Miercom Certified Green Award for saving over 50% in annual energy operating costs compared to the industry average. The switches were evaluated in accordance with the Miercom Certified Green Testing Methodology. Test results show the benefits of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches.
The way we produce and consume energy globally is changing. Over the next decade, the energy mix will undergo a significant shift at both a supranational and domestic level as we work towards a cleaner future.
Wind power has the potential to play a big part in this, and the time is now for operators to capitalise on growth opportunities as the market expands. But to convert growth into sustainable long-term business and financial rewards, operators must optimise capital and operational expenditure to ensure wind remains as competitive as possible within the energy mix.
This paper will provide wind business owners and operators with strategies to achieve this, particularly when it comes to the controllable operational elements such as turbine maintenance.
We will look at the current state of play in the market, and projected growth; then will delve into the unique challenges the wind industry faces, with turbines placed in some of the most extreme climates on earth creating a host of ma
Field redesigns point the way to next-generation machines. This paper includes case studies showing how conversions from roller chain or gears to synchronous belt drives improved performance while saving maintenance and replacement costs.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Mar 01, 2017
Coal power producers worldwide are facing challenges in today's dynamic energy markets. The need to cycle quickly due to renewables on the grid, emissions compliance and the need to operate efficiently are all factors that drive a sustainable coal power business. Find out how the global coal power community can turn to software to help create cleaner and more efficiently produced power.
In this article, you'll find new power-saving and measurement technologies, along with maturing best practices that can help IT managers implement comprehensive strategies to better rein in energy costs.
The energy landscape has become increasingly complex. Globally, we’re relying less on centralized, steady power sources – such as gas-fired and coal-fired power stations – and more on mixed, locally-distributed renewable energy supplies including solar, wind, tidal and battery. While this is positive for the environment and carbon emissions, it makes balancing power grids a much more complex task. Power quality and reliability becomes more variable in output, while demand for power continues to increase steadily. But when it comes to energy resilience, many organizations simply don’t know where to start. What solutions are available? Which are the best ones for their specific situation and physical premises? What will be their return on investment? Is it simply the cost of doing business, or is there actually a business case? The guide will give you the tools and data to build your understanding and quantify the benefit for your organization.
It's demanding times for businesses. Facing risks as diverse as extreme weather and cyber-attacks, ?rms are focusing more intently on business continuity plans. At the same time, the digital revolution is changing lifestyles, disrupting business models and acting as a catalyst for change. Energy itself is undergoing a transformation, as generation moves towards renewables and decentralization, while technological advances present new opportunities. Energy now has the potential to deliver competitive advantage, to enhance sustainability and resilience, and to power innovative business models. But equally, the range of new options available is making the management of energy more complex. Read this thought leadership paper to find out how energy can drive your business strategy.
Many in the United States’ power generation
industry no doubt long for the relative market
tranquility of the late 20th century. The generation
plants built and operated then were carbon-fueled
or nuclear-powered, with a few hydro-electric
plants sprinkled in. The economics were largely
stable and predictable, often thanks to regulation
that shielded utilities from market fluctuations.
But even in those simpler times, when the
market was far less volatile, there was still
much due diligence required when investors
and developers were considering multi-milliondollar commitments in new generation projects.
Today’s market is more volatile, due in large part
to the disruptive effect of low-cost natural gas
and the subsequent, rapid growth of affordable
As more uneconomical and inefficient generation
plants go offline, there is, for the most part,
sufficient carbon-free or carbon-reduced
generation to meet the growing demand for
electric energy. There are pockets of growth
The crisis of mass power consumption in the corporate data center has come to a head. Power required to run data centers in the U.S. is estimated to be as much as that produced by five power plants in a year. Energy expenditures and requirements have doubled in the last five years, and computer disposal is the fastest growing type of waste in the world, according to top Stanford researchers and Greenpeace.
The use of instant messaging in the energy industry is widespread, with one source estimating that as much as 60% of trading in the physical power markets is conducted using the technology. Moreover, a Microsoft/Accenture survey found that 34% of oil and gas professionals are collaborating more than they were 12 months earlier, while only 10% are collaborating less. While real-time communications, such as instant messaging, are very useful for traders and others in the energy industry, a failure to monitor and retain them along with other electronic communications can result in substantial penalties and other serious consequences.
Download this whitepaper to learn more.
Published By: Magnetrol
Published Date: Nov 05, 2018
With fuel accounting for as much as 80% of production costs, power companies are on the hot seat to identify energy efficiency solutions.
The level control experts at Magnetrol can help you manage controllable losses through effective, accurate feedwater heater level control that may save you significant fuel expenditures.
Our Heat Rate Reduction Tool Kit will show you how we can help reduce your heat. rate.
Energy consumption is a critical issue for IT organizations today. VMware virtualization gives you the power to right-size your IT infrastructure through server consolidation and dynamic load balancing across a pool of physical servers. Your IT organization can dramatically increase server utilization and reduce energy costs with VMware solutions.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As organizations pursue improvements in reliability and energy efficiency, power design in data centers gets substantial attention—particularly from facilities and engineering personnel. At the same time, however, many IT professionals tend to spend little time or energy on the specific products they use to deliver and distribute electrical power. In?rack power is often considered less strategically important than which servers or databases to deploy, and it is often one of the last decisions to be made in the overall design of the data center. But choosing the right in-rack power solutions can save organizations from potentially crippling downtime and deliver significant up-front and ongoing savings through improved IT efficiency and data center infrastructure management.
When it comes to worker safety, efficiency and production, nothing is
faster than right now. Organizations across various energy segments —
oil, gas, petrochemical, electric utilities, water utilities and mining — are
currently juggling a mix of communications solution devices and are
hindered by gaps in coverage, poor battery life and fragile equipment
that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions. The power of
now puts instant communications at your workers’ fingertips — because
when communication slows, operation slows.
Citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, clean running
water and lights that turn on when they flip the switch. Meeting these
expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for
energy workers day-in and day-out. So workers can communicate safely
in hazardous environments. So precious resources are not wasted and
efficient operations are maintained. So energy companies can continue
to exceed expectations.
This Case Study explores how they installed energy management software and intelligent rack PDUs with outlet-level power monitoring to add remote energy management, power monitoring of individual devices, environmental monitoring, and sophisticated and accurate power usage reports and analytics.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems such as thermal “hot spots”, lack of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that when properly designed, built and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise, yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems, with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems, such as thermal hot spots, lack of UPS, rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained.
Experts say the demand for electricity, natural gas, and water will double or triple as billions of people join the digital economy, and the use of energy and water will grow while vehicles and mass transit go electric. One thing is clear – the digital economy needs clean, dependable, and affordable electricity. This should be a great outlook for power generators, distributors, and retailers, but decarbonization, deregulation, and decentralization are disrupting the century-old utilities hierarchy. A “Digital Energy Network” is emerging that reflects new structures of power generation, transmission, distribution, and retail. It will foster new business models and processes and transform work in a competitive and collaborative digital economy.