Global Adjustment

The Global Adjustment (GA) is a line item charge on your monthly electricity bill and is used to cover the difference between the market price and rates paid to regulated and contracted generators, and to pay for conservation and demand management programs. The GA was designed to assist the government in eliminating coal-based generation and greening the power system through conservation, demand response and cleaner generation sources.

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Introducing iPower for Cimplicity

iPower is an open, standards-based SCADA solution that’s intuitive to configure and easy to own. It’s scalable from the smallest substation automation systems to complex computer networks in larger utility control rooms. With its intuitive operations and simplified maintenance, iPower enables you to focus on core operational tasks for a sustainable advantage.

Applications:

Electrical Distribution Control Room:
Typical a regional co-op or municipality where the electrical distribution network is monitored and controlled from a central control room.

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Core Factors Driving Digital Manufacturing

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry.

With an empowered consumer base now dictating supply and demand, accelerated time to market pressures, intense global competition and the continual rise of the Internet and mobile economies, manufacturers need to be able to make production decisions on the spot by leveraging the latest supply chain information at their fingertips.

First Adopters Advantage

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High Performance Automation nets High Productivity Gains

The future of industrial automation is heading towards collaborative technologies and interactive communities that empower Enterprise Open Innovation (ie TopCoder community www.topcoder.com ).

The availability of proven connectivity protocols and cloud-based collaborative tools and easy migration technologies will empower companies of all sizes to a major advantage.

 Future Proofing

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Industrial Networks 101

Selecting industrial networking protocols, helps improve production efficiency and quality with enterprise connectivity, although Ethernet of the industrial kind requires specialty knowledge and practices beyond Ethernet for home and office. When installing or operating an industrial Ethernet network, there are some key essentials to consider.  Cabling, signal quality, ground loops, switches, and traffic.

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New Vision Sensors: DataVS2

The DataVS2 vision sensor series presents all the characteristics able to solve artificial machine vision applications in a flexible and intuitive way. The sensor is configured via PC through Ethernet interface. The configuration software has been developed in order to lead the customer through the inspection creation process step by step. DataVS2 is available in four different versions according to the installed control tools: Object recognition (OBJ), Advanced Object recognition (AOR), Identification (ID) and Professional (PRO).

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A Potentially Perfect Energy Source

There is a “perfectly green” energy source that is essentially inexhaustible (billions of times as much as all the oil and natural gas and nuclear that we might ever find or try to use)! It would cause ZERO global warming, ZERO pollution, and not use up any natural resources. It is called the Kinetic Energy of rotation of the Earth. The amount of rotational energy that the Earth has is astounding! We will see below the math that proves the published value of that energy is 2.137 * 1029 Joules or watt-seconds.

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Monitoring motors for energy savings

Your motors can help you find substantial energy savings, if you can hear what they’re trying to tell you. The right monitoring equipment will help you get the message.

With limited natural resources and the ever-increasing global demand for energy, it only stands to reason that energy costs will continue to increase. As energy costs rise around the world, the incentives for facilities to operate their equipment more efficiently will compound over time.

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Should Natural Gas Vehicles be considered as part of the portfolio of transportation solutions?

Natural Gas Vehicle Emissions Compared with vehicles fueled with conventional diesel and gasoline, natural gas vehicles can produce significantly lower amounts of harmful emissions such as nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and toxic and carcinogenic pollutants as well as the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions: CNG vs. Gasoline Testing has been performed to compare the emissions of light-duty CNG vehicles versus light-duty gasoline vehicles.

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