Siemens, Viridity Energy announce alliance for smart grid implementations
Siemens Energy and Viridity Energy will provide virtual power plant functionality on campus environments and to other large users of electricity.
Siemens Energy and Viridity
Energy have entered into a strategic relationship to provide virtual power plant functionality on campus environments and to
other large users of electricity. Viridity will couple Siemens' DEMS
(decentralized energy management system) with its VPower system for forecasting
and optimization to deliver solutions and services for the management and
bidding of controllable load and customer-owned generation and storage
resources into energy markets, including capacity, day-ahead, real-time, and
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.