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Not too long ago the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the largest and most significant (you have to be there!) event for the mobile telecoms industry, incited little interest in the industrial community.
Like the Y2K millennial bug, there is some concern the Week Number Roll Over for GPS receivers has the potential to cause some disruption of electrical and process control systems on the rapidly approaching date of April 6, 2019.
Lighting accounts for nearly 38 percent of the annual total energy consumed by a modern, commercial building. Although most building managers prefer to rezone their lighting systems and circuits to optimize area illumination and reduce OPEX, it only contributes marginally towards reducing utility costs.
In an emerging economy like India, availability of quality and reliable power, is essential for the flawless functioning and increased productivity of all its sectors. Though the Indian power distribution utilities have come a long way toward achieving this objective since the enactment of the Electricity Act 2003, distribution remains the weakest link, and the Highlights of DistribuELEC are vital towards correcting this.
While asset-owners consider the impact of Asset Performance Management (APM) technologies, ARC is aware of the confusion many in industry have about the distinction between the terms digitization versus digitalization.