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  1. Siemens launches new telecontrol and power grid automation system on the market

    Siemens ' new telecontrol and power grid automation system is a combination of power supply, processor, and expansion modules can be employed in substations, in distribution network automation, and for connecting renewable energy sources. The compact device CP-8000 comprises a power supply, a display with function keys, and binary inputs and outputs. New processor and power supply modules in conjunction with expansion modules enable scalable solutions for a wide range of different power requirements. Analog input modules with four inputs are available, as are binary input modules with 16 inputs and binary output modules with eight outputs. There are analog input modules with three inputs for current and voltage and a current transformer adapter module with three current inputs. With a standard width of 30 millimeters, the modules can be mounted on a DIN rail in any sequence and are interconnected via a bus on the back side. The system automatically detects the individual modules during startup. Thanks to the different power levels of the processor modules and expansion modules, the system is almost infinitely scalable and expandable. The telecontrol and grid automation system – which is based on international standards such as IEC 61850 – can also be operated in climatically adverse conditions thanks to its extended temperature range from -40° Celsius to +70° Celsius. In addition, the enhanced EMC stability with a voltage of up to five kV (IEC 60255) permits direct application in substations. An integrated crypto chip protects the data in a secure environment, IPSec encryption allows secure communication over IP networks, and an https protocol ensures the secure transmission of sensitive data. Sicam A8000 can also be adapted to the user's communications infrastructure via various interfaces and an integrated GPRS module (CP-8022). The system not only supports standard protocols but also specific protocols used in non-Siemens equipment. Short-circuit indicator functions also make it possible to use the system in network monitoring. Last but not least, an integrated web parameterizing tool facilitates system engineering. In power transmission and distribution, the system can be used for automating several voltage levels in substations for the transmission grid. In distribution network automation, the system takes over the role of monitoring and control of secondary substations on the medium-voltage side with regard to fault location and the automatic restoral of the power supply. Another application area is the network coupling of wind and solar parks using the incoming feeder controller as a hub for exchanging information between wind farm and supply grid. Turbine control systems, process controls, or switching interlocks can be implemented for open- and closed-loop control applications, thanks to the Sicam A8000's logic functions. In industry it can be utilized as the power automation technology for all systems, from local power infeed through integration of the emergency power supply to the low-voltage distribution level. The system can control distributed power generating plants within a microgrid, and can therefore meet the challenges of specific energy scenarios. However, it also functions as a communications gateway for RTU networks (remote terminal units) that can be based on different network and communications protocols. The RTU can also be used as a gateway with protocol conversion and network separation between the process and visualization levels. Sicam A8000 is also suitable for automating the railway power supply, including the entire control system and protection and communications technology. Telecontrol and power grid automation solutions are part of the Siemens Division Energy Management's product portfolio. As a product supplier, system integrator, and solution and service provider, the Division offers power supply companies and industry cost-efficient, reliable, and intelligent solutions for the transmission and distribution of electrical power. The portfolio ranges from products and systems for low-voltage and distribution networks and smart grid and energy automation solutions to high voltage transmission systems. With a presence in more than 100 countries, the Siemens Division earned approximately €11.9 billion in sales and €570 million in profit and employed just fewer than 53,000 employees worldwide last fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2015.

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    Tue, 6 Sep 2016

  2. Energy management: Modern communications technology is the best choice for power grid Teleprotection

    Energy management: Modern communications technology is the best choice for power grid Teleprotection

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    Thu, 8 Oct 2015

  3. Oil & Gas Software: Ingenu announces availability of Machine Network in Phoenix

    Ingenu’s Machine Network is powered by the company’s patented RPMA communication technology , which provides robust, reliable connectivity across a variety of operating environments, including the oil & gas and power distribution space.

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    Wed, 10 Aug 2016

  4. OneSubsea awarded subsea production systems contract for the Zohr development, offshore Egypt

    OneSubsea will supply the subsea production systems for the first stage of the Zohr gas field, located in the Shorouk Concession, offshore Egypt.

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    Mon, 20 Jun 2016

  1. Power news: Itron technology added to CLP Power smart metering pilot

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    Wed, 6 Aug 2014

  2. Huawei Oil and Gas Joint Innovation Center opens at the Dhahran Techno Valley in Saudi Arabia

    Following a year-long collaboration between Saudi Aramco, Huawei, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, the Huawei Oil and Gas Joint Innovation Center has been established at Dhahran Techno Valley.

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    Fri, 6 Nov 2015

  3. Electrical measurement: VarCom Communicating Capacitor Controls

    Utility supplies: HD Electric’s VarCom® Series of Capacitor Controls with ComFlex® flexible communications technology allows the user the option of deploying controls with communications factory installed, or the option of deploying the control initially as a local control and later upgrading it ...

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    Tue, 27 Jan 2015

  4. Support vessel group upgrades North Sea communications

    Simon Møkster Shipping has become the first company to integrate Marlink-supplied Tampnet North Sea LTE services throughout its fleet of offshore vessels.

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    Wed, 16 Mar 2016

  5. NREL to help power grid accommodate more renewable energy

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory announces five new partnerships 

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    Wed, 17 Jun 2015

  6. New control system on line at 6.8-GW Grand Coulee hydropower plant

    A new control system implemented by communications technology company Real-Time Innovations is now operational at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric plant.

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    Thu, 24 Apr 2014

  7. Energy management: Residential electricity metering solution

    Energy meter: Sensus and GE collaborate to create residential meter with FlexNet Communications. FlexNet module will be integrated with GE I-210+c electric meter.

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    Mon, 13 Jul 2015

  8. Sensus, GE create residential electric meter with FlexNet communications

    An initial launch of the meter is expected in July with general availability in the second half of 2015

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    Thu, 9 Jul 2015

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