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4MW biomass power station aims for zero carbon footprint

A new agricultural biomass power plant, the largest in Italy, integrates four 1MW generators using Movicon SCADA technology for control and visualisation for efficiency monitoring. The SCADA system is providing the information required to provide power for 10,000 homes while offsetting the carbon generated by the plant with the carbon consumed by the in-feed crops…
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What does the next generation of SCADA have to offer?

Thirty years ago industry pundits were predicting the death of SCADA as a technology, saying it would have no place in the plants and factories of the future. But contrary to this the technology has constantly evolved in line with user requirements, and indeed continues to evolve. Paul Hurst, MD of Products4Automation (P4A) vendors of…
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SCADA helps prove viability of thermodynamic solar power

Thermodynamic solar power is being considered for multiple sites around the world following a successful trial of the technology outside Seville in Spain. The plant reliably produces 400MWh of clean energy per day regardless of weather conditions, thanks in part to a Movicon 11 SCADA control system. Solar panels have been a dependable energy source…
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New SCADA platform offers verifiable energy savings

The demand for businesses to adopt an energy policy that increases efficiency has grown exponentially over the last few decades. New legislation, rising fuel prices and changing industry standards all require companies to monitor and control their energy consumption with higher accuracy. This can not only help to achieve more sustainable operations, but also allows…
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