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Anomaly detection: Small deviations can mean big bucks

Primex, the latest entrant into the field of operational anomaly detection and machine-learning (ML) services for gas-turbine-based plants, introduced its technology to the wider combined-cycle (CC) community through a series of four webinars held in June and July 2023. The legacy application of the technology has been for SO2 scrubber and BOP performance at coal-fired …

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NERC CIP-003-9 response requirements: Roadmap to compliance and security

The third and final in the NAES, ABS Group, Network Perception cybersecurity webinar series covered NERC CIP-003-9: What Now? Response Requirements. While the NERC standard is still subject to revisions and tweaks in the coming months, there is enough “writing on the wall” for low-impact bulk electric system (LIBES) sites to begin the long slog towards …

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Low-impact assets and NERC CIP-003-9: Should dos vs must dos

Perhaps the best way to think about how to respond to NERC-CIP-9, which seeks to protect the bulk electric system from a coordinated attack on smaller, low-impact assets which can result in a catastrophic event on the interconnected system, is this: Rather than think in terms of complying with the new standard, think about defending …

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Latest NERC CIP addresses control-system supply chain

Just as plant owner/operators should “be prepared for an ever-changing cybersecurity attack surface, they should also plan to control their own destinies with respect to regulatory compliance,” noted a panel of experts during a webinar hosted by NAES Corporation titled “NERC CIP-003-9: What you need to know about the new requirements and how to comply.” …

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What’s happening at the Power Plant Controls meeting, August 28 -31

The Power Plant Control Users Group conducts is sixth annual symposium at the Power Users Combined Conference, August 28 – 31, in the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. The group, organized in 2018 to provide an open forum through in-person meetings and online seminars, disseminates information of value to owner/operators regarding the operation, maintenance, …

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Golden Nuggets from the Power Plant Controls Users Group: Part 3

With the 2023 Power Plant Controls Users Group (PPCUG) approaching August 28-31 in Atlanta, part of the greater Power Users Combined Conference, reviewing some of the content from last year’s meeting should encourage you to attend or send someone from your organization to experience this valuable content in person. Presentation abstracts below are based on information available only to end users in …

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Golden Nuggets from the Power Plant Controls Users Group: Part 2

With the 2023 Power Plant Controls Users Group (PPCUG) approaching August 28-31 in Atlanta, part of the greater Power Users Combined Conference, reviewing some of the content from last year’s meeting should encourage you to attend or send someone from your organization to experience this valuable content in person. Presentation abstracts below are based on information available only to end users in …

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Golden Nuggets from the Power Plant Controls Users Group: Part 1

With the 2023 Power Plant Controls Users Group (PPCUG) approaching August 28-31 in Atlanta, part of the greater Power Users Combined Conference, reviewing some of the content from last year’s meeting should encourage you to attend or send someone from your organization to experience this valuable content in person. Presentation abstracts below are based on information available …

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Webinar Series: Machine learning improves CCGT availability, capacity, and efficiency

Case studies on generation M&D, predictive analytics, capacity/fuel demand forecasting, and performance testing This webinar series, presented by Primex Process Specialists, is directed specifically towards power plant owners and operators to introduce machine-learning basics and how this rapidly evolving technology can improve power plant availability, capacity, and efficiency. Each webinar will include a 30-minute live presentation followed …

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Safety top of the mind at Power Users’ Combined Conference

The Power Users’ Mega Event—incorporating the annual conferences of the Combined Cycle (CCUG), Steam Turbine (STUG), Power Plant Controls (PPCUG), and Generator (GUG) Users Groups, plus the Low Carbon Peer Group—is only about three months away (August 28-31, Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN). Consider getting your travel request into management early so you don’t miss …

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