Automation

Automation serves the full range of needs in the power industry from major utility companies to site specific generators. Yet across this spectrum the staffing to improve and drive automation grows thinner by the year. That is why EN serves clients through national-level expertise and regionally functional teams to conceive or correct DCS and PLC functions on core and non-core processes. Every power facility or system requires strong foundational architecture. EN subject matter experts are specifically trained to address the challenges of our clients. That means efficiency when creating plans to meet budgets, timeframes, and personnel demands. The overall goal of automation is reliability, so our focus is finding the most intelligent, effective way to achieve that status and plan for the future. From improving coal yard operations to managing renewable energy connection and commissioning, the EN team excels in bringing automation to bear in serving your customers with utmost safety, productivity, and regulatory compliance.

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Gathering information through SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to drive power facility operations is just the starting point for process improvement. Identifying system shortcomings demands insights that aren’t always available in-house. Identifying cost efficient solutions and planning next-generation best practices are two of the most important ways that EN helps power industry clients find ways to solve problems and plan for the future. From solving communication challenges to creating SCADA interfaces that make practical sense to operators and managers, EN experts identify solutions that work. Our teams don’t sell equipment or market software, so our only vested interest is in helping clients achieve maximum efficiency through intelligent investment and management. We provide these services at every scale, from control rooms and screens to entire regional networks. Power industry clients trust us to improve reporting while identifying trends and correlations in system operations to achieve regulatory compliance. Automation is a powerful tool in the right hands. We make sure those hands are yours.

The “black box” inside every power plant is the excitation controls unit upon which all power generation operations depend. While plant managers recognize the importance of these functions, the expertise to calibrate, troubleshoot, and reprogram excitation controls is typically not available in-house. The expertise offered by EN Engineering includes technical capabilities trusted even by excitation control manufacturers in the design and testing of their systems. Our teams bring that level of knowledge to tasks in design and drawings, bid specs, engineering, and commissioning of excitation controls. Our experts are instrumental in directing mandated tests, including NERC PRC-019-1 and other regulatory standards. From routine calibration to emergency response due to malfunctions, EN Engineering is the complete support source from utilities to co-generation and remote sites wherever power is vital to sustain and deliver. 

Meeting DCS and PLC challenges to manage core and non-core processes in the power industry is a question of finding trusted expertise to deliver the best outcomes. Utility companies and energy developers across the power industry spectrum depend on EN for advanced software knowledge and engineering experience to drive real world solutions. This trust is critical in an era when power companies are turning to outside resources on an increasing basis. Our ability to troubleshoot problems through DCS and PLC programming support is directly focused on helping our clients achieve and maintain reliability. That commitment means we respect budget boundaries and work collaboratively to establish the most effective course of action. That’s as true in a cycle of damage recovery as it is when planning upgrades or new projects. From a user perspective, we excel at eliminating redundant instrumentation, conquering unwanted trip events, and cutting down on operator error to save costs caused by utility penalties, equipment failure, and lost productivity for customers.

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