Melting Blog: Energy & Infrastructure

What's trending in the world of digitalization and automation? The COPA-DATA blog about the fusion of OT and IT with zenon.

Next generation substations

By Stefan Hufnagl

What does the future substation look like? Stefan Hufnagl explains why standardizing communication is essential for the future of the energy grid.

Setting new substation standards

By Stefan Hufnagl

Stefan Hufnagl, Energy Industry Specialist, explores why the IEC 61850 standard is so important, and how substation operations can sustainably benefit.

The next step to carbon neutrality

By Garry Forfar

Let's take a closer look at how industrial software can aid in achieving the net-zero target.

Keeping the lights on

By Jürgen Resch

Jürgen Resch, Energy and Infrastructure Industry Manager at COPA-DATA, investigates why stable renewable grid integration is crucial for Europe.

Are wind farm communications where they need to be?

By Garry Forfar

Let's take a look why accurate communication of data is essential for the grid to primarily run on renewable energy sources.

Solving issues with grid flexibility

By Alan Binning

Let's take a look why improvements in technology and growth in power electronics on the grid has brought DC back into the race against AC.

Technology for energy resilience

By Jürgen Resch

Jürgen Resch, Industry Manager for Energy at COPA-DATA, explains, how to use technology and predictive maintenance to improve resilience to power failures.

A step away from VPN

By Garry Forfar

Let's discuss why the energy industry is looking for alternatives for VPN and why they cannot offer the scale of required protection needed against today’s complex environment.

Riding the wave of tidal energy

By Garry Forfar

Generating three terawatts of energy a day, tidal power truly is colossal. Yet, compared to other renewable methods, it has yet to make an impact. Let's take a look why!