Link to the full article originally published in Dec. 1999 issue of PlantEngineering.com.
By DANIEL L. STEINER, P.E., D. L. STEINER. INC., LIMA OH; AND
WILLIAM WHITEHEAD, SENIOR APPLICATION ENGINEER SIEMENS ENERGY & AUTOMATION NORCROSS, GA
Recent advances in both microprocessor- based monitoring and control devices and computer networking have expanded the range of power monitoring equipment available and improved functional capabilities of these devices. The result is a significant new potential for increasing power system reliability while simultaneously decreasing system operating costs. These advances along with deregulation are causing a growing number of plants to develop comprehensive new energy management strategies that help them maximize valuable energy resources. . .