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North American Power Education newsletter | December 2017

Power Update


Asset Health Center helps AEP

American Electric Power (AEP) faced challenges presented by its aging transmission infrastructure. AEP worked with ABB to integrate existing infrastructure and system data, which – together with algorithms – would transform operational data into actionable decision-support information.


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For over a century, the US power industry has delivered a reliable, low-cost supply of electricity that has driven economic development and unprecedented quality of life improvements. However, the grid design did not anticipate the changes currently facing the industry. The overriding theme today is certainty that things are changing, but uncertainty about how the changes will be implemented.

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Can wireless standards meet the performance requirements of fieldbuses, and thereby deliver the wireless automation future? An ABB research team set out to find the answer.

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ABB provided DTE Energy a reliable private wireless network for smart grid applications.

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White papers

The combination of connected, intelligent devices and analytics can help utilities gain insight into their operations and maximize the investments they’ve already made. It also provides data streams to make decisions on how to best serve customers and position the business moving forward. 

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Microgrid solutions

ABB's microgrid solutions ensure power supply resilience, power quality, sustainability and cost-effectiveness in a broad range of applications.

Ensuring reliable power for commercial and industrial sites 


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ABB supplies control system for world's first portable hybrid microgrid


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Alaskan microgrid to pair battery, flywheel storage systems for Anchorage area



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