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PE Volume 122 Issue 4
In 2017 alone, renewable energy provided a remarkable 18 percent of total U.S. power generation – doubling renewable power contributions in just 10 years.
The average U.S. hydroelectric plant has been operating for 64 years. Such a lengthy service record shows the plants have staying power. But it also invites questions about aging hydro control systems.
As a result of new and more stringent environmental regulations, the power industry faces a twofold challenge to significantly reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other acid gases, mercury (Hg), particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from air emissions while concurrently eliminating wet disposal of ash generated by coal fired power plants.
A new analysis of industrial control components used by utilities indicated 61 percent of them could cause “severe operational impact” if affected by a cyberattack.
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