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La disponibilidad es uno de los pilares sobre los que giran todos los procesos a nivel industrial. La pérdida de comunicaciones o el aumento del retardo en ellas, no sólo causarían grandes pérdidas económicas, sino que también podrían originar anomalías en el funcionamiento de los dispositivos. Los comportamientos anómalos no deberían darse, dado que los operarios de la planta u otros empleados de las organizaciones podrían verse en situaciones que nunca han manejado.

The Massachusetts House voted 146-0 July 12 to pass H. 4739, a bill seeking to improve grid resiliency through energy storage. The bill directs the state's Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to study the feasibility of mobile battery storage systems if downed substations would need an emergency replacement, Rep. Thomas Golden, D, told MassLive. The bill makes a small dent in the ambitious clean energy agenda set in the Senate's omnibus energy package, which was approved in June.

Europe’s installed base of electrical energy storage leaped by almost 50% during 2017 but perhaps the bigger takeaway is the growing share of battery systems installed behind-the-meter, an analyst has said. The overall European market, encompassing behind-the-meter residential and commercial and industrial (C&I), as well as front-of-meter grid-scale installations, compared with 2016 (around 400MWh), grew by 49% to close to 600MWh.

According to a new report by IRENA, off-grid renewable energy has had spectacular growth in the past decade. Capacity has tripled since 2008 and the number of people in rural communities served by off-grid renewable energy now reaches up to 133 million people. 

Utility companies are exchanging meter readers for smart meters. These smart meters offer multiple advantages for companies and homeowners alike. If you don't have a smart meter on your home, consider asking your utility company about these handy, environmentally conscious devices. What Are Smart Meters?

La seguridad en las redes industriales viene muy marcada por los diferentes niveles de la pirámide de automatización (ISA-95), como ya se describió en artículos previos. Esta normativa creó la base para el estándar IEC-62443, evolución de la ISA99, en concreto el IEC-62443-3-2 “Standard addresses security risk assessment and system design for IACS”, donde se introducen los conceptos de "zonas" y "conductos" para una segmentación segura de las redes industriales aplicando la defensa en profundidad.

During the second quarter, Frost and Sullivan (global market research and analysis company) released its Global Energy Storage Market Outlook 2018. The report finds that total installed energy storage capacity will grow 15.9% between 2017 and 2018 with the top six countries (China, USA, South Africa, Chile, France, and Israel) completing 1369 MWS of grid-scale energy storage system (ESS) projects during 2018. Continuing a recent trend, the costs of battery storage systems combined with concentrated utility-scale solar projects continue to fall to the point where they are becoming commercially competitive with traditional peaking power plants.

UN delegates are meeting this week in New York to take stock of progress towards the sustainable development goals. This year’s focus is on ensuring access to affordable and reliable energy, safe and resilient cities and water. Our recent report titled ‘Powering the Last Billion’ highlights that these topics might be a little less intractable and rather more interrelated than they first appear.

Hoy en día, los métodos de comunicación inalámbricos utilizados en entornos industriales para la comunicación entre los distintos dispositivos que conforman el proceso industrial son numerosos y están muy extendidos.