Sometimes a song sums up the situation perfectly:
“There’s a time to every purpose under the heavens,
turn, turn, turn.” We turn to elections, we turn the page
and we turn to each other.
The industry is turning the clock years ahead with
technological investments and advancements and we are
pleased to outline their progress in exclusive editorial
from around the world.
The issue opens with a cover story converting
brownfields into greenfields, on page 4.
Siemens believes 3-D printing or additive
manufacturing can transform turbine manufacturing. It
acquired an 85% stake in Material Solutions, on page 6.
Nokia says the smart grid needs LTE or 4G wireless technology to meet the new
demands on the electrical distribution system. Renewables will require real-time
adjustment without operator intervention, on page 8.
There are 80 million millennials in the US and Deloitte highlights their increasing
influence as a consumer group. They are behind the shift to cleaner sources of energy to
reduce their carbon footprint on page 10.
Verizon’s 2016 DBIR provides insights based on more than 100,000 incidents,
including 2,260 analyzed breaches from across 82 countries on the cyber battlefields on
ABB explains the new FERC 827 ruling on reactive power. Maintaining the integrity
of the electrical grid will continue to be a priority, on page 14.
Lyn Corum reports on two studies redefining California’s power grid. SCE released
another report describing how it plans to modernize its distribution grid on page 15.
Craig Evans writes on the future of energy storage. ESS has an all-iron flow battery
used primarily for PV smoothing on page 16.
Heineken introduces its 10 year sustainability plan in its Seville brewery. It reduces
water consumption by 25% and reduces CO² emissions by 40% on page 17.
Mahabala Adiga shares his findings using solar desalination on seawater and
brackish water on page 18.
Alums from the Classes of 2000 return to “Back on Campus” with editorial on page
18 & 19.
Fittingly, the issue celebrates the season with a feature on Santa Claus’ trip around
the world. His trip is analyzed by engineering experts on page 19.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TURNING BROWNFIELDS INTO GREENFIELDS
BY DICK FLANAGAN
HEAVY INDUSTRY IS MOVINGTOTHE CLOUD
BY PETER MALONEY
SMARTER GRIDS NEED LTE
BY FAI LAM
DELOITTE SURVEYS MILLENNIALS
BY MARLENE MOTYKA
BY MICHAEL KOTELEC
FERC 827 RULING
BY MICHELLE MEYER
REDEFINING CALIFORNIA’S POWER GRID
BY LYN CORUM,CLASS OF 2003
THE FUTURE OF ENERGY STORAGE
BY CRAIG EVANS
LEVERAGING DATA FOR SUSTAINABILITY
BY CONSUELO CARMONA MIURA
BY MAHABALA ADIGA
BACK ON CAMPUS
pg. 18 & 19
ENGINEERS SUIT UP
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