An aging infrastructure, new regulations, distributed energy resources, grid stability, and the convergence of Information Technology and Operations Technology (IT/OT) are just a few of the issues that are dramatically changing the utility landscape today.
With changing energy sources and usage, reliable power is more important than ever. Operators now face the challenge of digitizing age-old infrastructure to meet new regulations and address other areas such as allowing distributed energy and implementing cyber security protection measures.
Industrial control systems that increasingly use open standards and commercial technology have introduced major operational benefits, but also cyber security concerns.
Virtual power plants/pools (VPP), are fast becoming a driving force in the power industry, due to rising demand for energy and the global turn to renewables.
Microgrids in low-voltage commercial and industrial facilities require advanced, cost-effective power protection and management capabilities. By embedding these capabilities into a single device, microgrid architecture can be simplified, delivering significant cost savings.
We provide tailored solutions and products for the differing needs of power generation operators, including key areas such as:
From advanced diagnostics that prevent unplanned downtime to the control of individual coal-fired boilers all the way to power plant fleets, to cybersecurity solutions, ABB Ability™ enables utility providers to know more, do more, do better, together.