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Melting Blog: Energy & Infrastructure (3)

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

    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!

    Serial communication to TCP/IP

    By Jürgen Resch

    Let's take a look why manufacturers should move their information systems from serial communication to TCP/IP.

    Battery storage for zero emission cities

    By Alan Binning

    ‘Range anxiety’ is a term coined to describe the worry of getting ‘stranded due to power loss’ when driving an electric vehicle (EV). How can battery storage make EVs feasible for public transport?

    Could coal mines solve Britain’s energy crisis?

    By Garry Forfar

    Let's take a look at the Seaham Garden Village project and how industrial automation software could be critical to supporting the success of similar projects.

    Integrating bioenergy into smart grids

    By Alan Binning

    Let's examine the potential of bioenergy generation and why, to integrate this valuable energy source into the smart grid, intelligent technology is essential.

    Situational awareness in substations

    By Jürgen Resch

    Let's explore the challenge of data blind spots for substation operators and how technology can be used to gain greater situational awareness.

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