IIoT is changing the way the industry does things
We launched the Emerson´s rendition of Industrial IoT, which is the Plantweb Digital Ecosystem in India. It is important to note that India is the first country outside of the USA that we have launched this offering.
Smart Power for India
Smart grid is an evolving set of technologies, working together to improve the present grid, the applications for which depend on the location and the requirements. By enabling intelligent monitoring, control, communication, and self-healing technologies, it facilitates better power connection; information exchange; reduces environmental impact; and delivers enhanced reliability and security of power supply.
A look at the 14 smart grid pilot projects envisioned by the Government, which were small, but sure steps towards upgrading Indian power T&D infrastructure for the better.
O&M can account for 25 per cent of the project´s life expense
The variables involved in the O&M for wind power projects are the wind turbine technology, size and location of wind farm and the O&M philosophy adopted, which can be either reactive, preventive or condition based maintenance.
Greasing the Wheels
Inadequate O&M can lead to minor faults or defects not being recognised. This not only impacts yield but can also result in major component failure, potentially leading to costly repairs and lengthy downtime.
Clear and present danger
Globally, the power industry has been the target of an increasing number of cyber-attacks which actually threaten to cripple the sector. Is the Indian power industry capable of handling such intrusive attacks? Or is it in a state of denial?
Critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber-attacks
Codenomicon Ltd identified the Heartbleed bug which has turned out to be one of the biggest Internet security flaws ever unearthed. Ari Takanen, Chief Research Officer, speaks on the the vulnerability of the Indian power sector to cyber-attacks, and the complexities that the Heartbleed bug brings to the table.