What Technologies Drives a Power Plant?

What Technologies Drives a Power Plant?

Energy CIO Insights | Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Technology is rewriting the modern paraphernalia of a power plant.

FREMONT, CA: The energy industry is continually being driven by the advancements in technology. Especially when it comes to the power plant, technology is increasingly playing the game of improvement. The staff and equipment that are into managing and monitoring the operation of a power plant are served with a large array of high tech features and algorithms. If gaining access to a smarter power plant is the dream of an energy company or an operator of a power plant, then it is sure to hit the screens of reality today with the exceptional backing of technology.

Top 10 Power Plant Technology Companies - 2019Technologies like cloud computing, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, and big data are already ruling the major aspects engineering and the practical implementation of the power plant. While the energy industry as a whole is moving towards the rapid digitalization, with an aim to attain ease, intelligence, and betterment, the power plant is also getting modernized.

A modern power plant is being equipped with high tech cybersecurity features. Power facilities are increasingly prone to security threats and other such vulnerabilities. The security algorithms that have the capability of thwarting a cyberattack or detecting malicious activity or the presence of malware are now being prioritized by not only the power plant managers but the grid as well. Realizing that protection is one of the crucial aspects and also the key to ensuring guaranteed profits due to uninterrupted service, power generation companies of today are investing heavily in cybersecurity.

Power backup is yet another important point that every company handling power plant must focus on. A power plant must increasingly be fed with adequate amounts of electricity. Any disturbance to this might result in losses that deal with an inadequate amount of output or power generation. Renewable energy generators are now forming the new trend in power plant technology. An extensive and highly sophisticated energy storage system is something that has become a mandate for the efficient operation of the power plant. In this light, grid-scale battery technology is making strides in storing the power generated from the power plant. 

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