Florida Power & Light FPL using Smart Technology to increase the grid reliability

Florida Power & Light’s (FPL’s) website opens with this bold claim: “The most intelligent grid in America.” Its latest smart grid project—winner of this year’s POWER Smart Grid Award—adds muscle to that claim. Florida Power & Light consciously set out to improve its outage restoration and grid resilience performance during harsh weather of Florida. The company started using […]

Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., an American leading firm in energy storage technology and solutions software. This software, called GEMS is become world leader in energy management, presently it is offering its 5th generation. The platform enables utilities, Engineering Procurement and Construction companies and Independent […]

Speedtronic Mark VI control system configuration part 2

Speedtronic Mark VI control system configuration part 2 Note: In Part 2, Human Machine interface, power supplies, communications etc is discussed Operator Interface The operator interface is commonly referred to as the Human Machine Interface (HMI). It is a PC with a Microsoft® Windows NT® operating system supporting client/server capability, a CIMPLICITY® graphics display system,  […]

Speedtronic Mark VI control configuration and operation Part 1

Speedtronic Mark VI control configuration and operation Part 1 Note: In part 1, the hardware configuration is explained. GE’s SPEEDTRONIC Mark VI Turbine Control The SPEEDTRONIC™ Mark VI turbine control is the current state-of-the-art control for GE turbines. It is designed as a complete integrated control, protection, and monitoring system for generator and mechanical drive […]

Testing Times for Plant Operators

Testing Times for Plant Operators BY IAN CAMERON While gas turbines and large diesel engines may catch the eye in any power generation application, the fuels and lubricants they use make the difference between effective operation and a potential multimillion-dollar disaster. The constant monitoring and testing of a plant is a vital element in any […]