Powering the planet
Software is the gateway between generation and transmission at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, creating a flexible grid.
Data holds power
A new solution reads meters every 15 minutes, instead of monthly, analyzing data in real time. What is best way for CenterPoint Energy to use this data?
CenterPoint Energy takes a holistic approach to automation: to identify faults quickly, fix them remotely, and improve reliability.
Making grids smarter
Theo Pozzy of Portland General Electric explains how smart meters have changed his business—and its carbon footprint.
ESB meets a challenge
Challenged by the government to generate 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources, Ireland’s national electricity provider responded with a plan that combined smart meters, advanced energy storage options and nighttime electric vehicle charging.
Managing multiple sources
For electric companies, multiple sources bring a 45 percent advantage in efficiency and lower energy costs. In Malaysia, Ranhill Powertron uses IBM and Chronos software to manage all its energy sources and predict when equipment needs maintenance.
Current keeps flowing
The Israel Electric Corporation generates 95 percent of that country’s power. Because peak demand forces turbines to run at full capacity, unexpected down time could be disastrous. An IBM team established base line profiles for each turbine, then compared and identified common problems. That led to more efficient maintenance, fewer outages and higher customer satisfaction.
Renewable and manageable
As one of the UK’s leading generators of renewable power, Infinis found managing almost 150 energy-producing sites to be complex. By installing sensors, alarm systems and an asset management solution, the company automated maintenance work orders and helped diagnose and react to problems more quickly.