www.PowerEngineeringInt.com 1 Power Engineering International September 2017
POWER ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL
36 Ad Index
32 Project Update
34 Technology Update
Why utilities need Big Data - p12
2 Utilities and disaster management
Why many utilities are under-prepared for disasters and
what they can do to improve disaster management.
6 Closing the nuclear fuel cycle
Russia’s Rosatom sees fuel reprocessing as the best path
to making nuclear power sustainable.
10 Why equipment qualifcation matters
Equipment and materials qualifcation are essential
activities for the nuclear industry.
12 Utilities and big data
Why utilities have been late adopters of Cloud
technology, and why they need to catch up.
14 Building smarter grids
A truly digital grid is within reach – but we need the right
18 Smarter decision making with the Cloud
Utilities shouldn’t be afraid of Software as a Service – they
are using it already.
On the cover
Cover design: Karl Weber
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20 Fleet management and the IIo T
How automation and the Industrial Internet of Things can
improve power plant performance.
24 Boosting district heating proftability
Signifcant opportunities are available for district heating
companies and Operational Excellence can help.
26 Engineering: overcoming the stereotypes
Attracting women into engineering roles is increasingly
important as the industry faces an ongoing skills
28 Challenges in coal-to-biomass conversion
A host of equipment challenges is involved in converting
a coal-fred plant to run on biomass.
30 Global energy transition outlook
An energy effciency boom, renewables growth and peak
gas: tracking the energy megatrends to 2050.