Digital World

Why do we still Test in the Digital World?

by Benton Vandiver, OMICRON electronics, USA

The utility industry today has evolved from a regulated electric generation and end-user delivery monopoly to a deregulated diversified group of interwoven businesses and services. These changes have driven fundamental shifts in the economics of electric power and how utilities and grid operators apply those cost drivers. One key industry driver is technology - specifically digital communications, power electronics, material science, and manufacturing. There is one overriding business constant through this technology evolution-an absolute requirement for reliable operation: When you flip the switch, the lights better come on!   More

BeijingSifang June 2016