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Siemens Energy announces immediate exit from new coal projects

Siemens Energy today announced that it was withdrawing from all new coal projects. Chief executive Christian Bruch told a press conference: "Effective immediately, we cease...

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How Edge Computing Complements Cellular Connectivity

March 18, 2021 at 11 AM EDT / 10 AM CDT / 8 AM PDT / 3 PM GMT

Power utilities and other energy-related organizations have long made use of cellular connectivity in their operations. They use it to monitor power continuity, balance loads, ensure public safety and enable the smart grid. Capturing data at the edge of the network is a significant part of that cellular strategy. But uploading all of the data from the field can be overkill, since so many of the readings are virtually identical. This “heartbeat data” makes a strong case for edge computing models that can distinguish between data that says “all is well” and conditions that demand your attention. This webinar will explore ways that organizations can implement edge computing technology to increase their network efficiency while lowering costs.

Leveraging Technology to Optimize Your Utility & Grid Workforce Management and Improve Customer Satisfaction

March 4, 2021 at 11 AM EST / 10 AM CST / 8 AM PST / 4 PM GMT

Field service management is a crucial issue in today’s power and utility landscapes, as companies are measured on their customer engagement, communication and, most of all, duration of outages both planned and unplanned. When an electric utility’s scheduling and engagement is not efficient it can impact the bottom line. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Implementing sophisticated software solutions can help address these challenges. Join our webinar to learn more.

The Future of Distribution Grids – Two Visions, A World Apart

February 25, 2021 at 4 PM EST / 3 PM CST / 1 PM PST / 9 PM GMT

Two mid-sized utilities – Louisville Gas & Electric/ Kentucky Utilities in the U.S. and United Energy in Australia – discuss the evolving role of ADMS and adjacent technologies like mobile and DERMS in their grid modernization initiatives to drive operational excellence.

Officials: Carbon capture project would be largest in world

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Southwest would undergo a $1.4 billion overhaul as part of...
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Asia and Europe are global industrial digitalization leaders, says BNEF

Last week, BloombergNEF (BNEF) announced the release of its 2020 national industrial digitalization ranking which shows that South Korea, Singapore and Germany are the top ranking...

Entergy, Mitsubishi Power partnering on decarbonizing power fleet via hydrogen, energy storage

Entergy Corp. will collaborate with Mitsubishi Power on bringing decarbonization projects to the utility's businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. A major part of the collaboration...

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060. Xi's announcement...

GE exiting coal-fired new-build business

General Electric, one of coal power's historic leaders and manufacturers, said it will exit the new-build market as soon as possible. GE's Steam Business will continue...

Mexico to mine and burn coal to reach long-buried miners

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The Mexican government announced plans Monday to fulfill a longstanding promise to retrieve the bodies of 63 coal miners killed...

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