Liquefying natural gas at sea is provencommerciallyandtechnically. Originally conceived as complex mega-scale developments, smaller and alternative floating LNG vessels can improve commercial viability.
Municipalities face a grim reality when it comes to funding smart initiatives through traditional routes - according to survey data, only 16 percent of municipalities can self-fund a smart city initiative; a little over a third cannot.
Procurement for land mobile radio (LMR) systems that provide emergency communications usually follows a standard process, whereby agencies, like municipalities and federal and state entities, prepare a single request for proposal (RFP) that covers all phases of the project.
By building communications networks that can more tightly integrate business drivers and goals with the day-to-day load demand for their customers, utilities are taking initial steps toward integrating the smart grid with smart cities.
For midstream operators, market conditions for natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) dictate the approach to gas processing. For plants located further from the U.S. Gulf Coast, transportation and fractionation (T&F) fees associated with NGL can be significant, resulting in very low or negative netback prices.
Thousands of sensors and controls provide real-time data that can give critical feedback for improving power plant performance. At the same time, large volumes of data can create information overload. Fortunately, there is a solution.
The impact of natural disasters on power grid resilience is increasingly gaining attention worldwide. Adapting lessons learned from high-profile incidents that have occurred elsewhere for the African continent, where energy supply is already intermittent, may provide opportunities to enhance the region’s energy system reliability through smart grid infrastructure solutions.