Cybersecurity Act in Singapore set to improve security culture across Asian utilities

Singapore’s upcoming Cybersecurity Act is expected to heighten levels of cyber risk awareness among water, power and oil & gas utilities in Singapore and in other parts of Asia, according to a Black & Veatch security expert. “As w


Girding the Grids: Utility companies rely on smart grids to weather winter storms

As temperatures begin to dip, anxieties about what this year’s winter weather will bring for the United States begin to rise. Of all the headaches wintry weather brings, loss of electricity is the underlying cause for many of them. We are m

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Focus: The State of the Digital Transformation – North America

The North American power sector is currently undergoing a digital transformation (DX) that will continue to play out for several years. This transformation is enhancing the way that energy is produced, delivered, and consumed. The continent h


Digital Transformation Supports Bold Decision Making

Companies throughout the energy value chain face pressure as low commodity prices persist and market conditions shift unpredictably. To succeed, leaders need to see around corners and achieve consistent greatness in decision making. They must


Are Virtual Power Plants the Next Evolution of American Infrastructure?

2016 may well go down as the year energy made a giant leap forward. In June, New York’s Con Edison, together with solar storage providers SunPower and Sunverge, announced a new pilot program for New York City homes that would transform thei


Amec Foster Wheeler secures coal, gas and renewables framework with EDF Energy

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has secured a framework agreement to provide engineering consultancy services to EDF Energy’s Coal, Gas and Renewables (CGR) division, to support its fleet of coal plants, gas-fired (CCGT) power s

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NIRS: National Bailout Of U.S. Nuclear Reactors Based On New York Approach Would Cost $280 Billion By 2030

Nuclear power started out in the United States with the promise it would be “too cheap to meter,” but may end up being “too big to bail out.”  A new report by the nonprofit Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NI


After Cuts, A Chance for Reinvention

Cost-cutting throughout the Energy & Engineering sector has triggered some 350,000 US layoffs, and this has far-reaching implications for content management initiatives. What some people don’t realize is there is an opportunity to reinv


Reduce Vulnerabilities and Improve Efficiencies Through Digital Transformation

Energy companies and utilities can reduce risks, eliminate costly inefficiencies and create better working environments by automating processes and making information more accessible and actionable. The process of digital transformation can d


Houston to Host Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas 7th Annual Summit

The oil and gas industry is facing unprecedented levels of complexity and volatility. Historically low commodity prices, geopolitical events, disruptive technologies and increased regulation mean that the pressure to innovate (while simultane