China Pushing for Distributed Energy Resources

As markets and wholesale energy and retail grow in China, the Chinese government is looking for ways to deploy renewable energy with a heavy emphasis on distributed power generation. This will create opportunities for distributed energy resources (DER) for stakeholders. From the

Utility Spending on Blockchain Platforms to Reach $3.7 Billion by 2026

The market for blockchain-based platforms in the utilities industry has been analyzed by market research firm Navigant Research. Their new forecast is providing individuals with information on wholesale energy trading, EV charging and integration, and transactive energy platforms through 2026. In 2016

Contextual HMI is Replacing Stationary HMI

Ed Nugent, COO PcVue Inc. Stationary Human Machine Interface (HMI) displays are being replaced by contextual HMI.  Whether a single line display or a dedicated touchscreen, stationary HMI are failing to meet mobile operators’ expectations.  Today’s workers want information at their fingertips and

Russian Cyber Activity Targeting Critical Infrastructure Sectors

US-CERT (the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) has recently issued a joint technical alert which is a result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). (Read this Alert) Details are below.

Augmented Reality Applications for Substation Management

Could you imagine viewing data from your Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system through Google Glasses? Augmented reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies and devices are able to augment a person’s field of view with contextual information. Could this sort

Controlling Fish Farms Water Quality with Smart Sensors in Iran

The fish farming industry in Iran has rapidly grown within recent years, doubling employment rates and multiplying its production. This activity began with the enhancement of the quality of fish species selected from the Caspian Sea and then continued through the development