Aprox 5 years ago BCHydro techs were upgrading the Scada system at Williston substation, and did not block trip switches, this caused all 500 kv breakers in the substation to open, close and open again, a major system disturbance resulted.
Although the presence of a programming flaw is not required, the accidental introduction of defects into software is expected to comprise a significant portion of the vulnerabilities addressed by this framework.
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Every now and then the presenters of these sessions ask for subjects to cover. I would like to suggest that the potential opportunities that will be generated through the Jumpstart Our Business Startups(JOBS) Act be organized and included in the notes section of the slides if not in the presentations.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
With strong marketplace demand for qualified engineers across the board that currently outstrips the available supply, there may never be a better time for engineers and project managers to advance their careers and salaries. Whether those moves are successful in the short-term and long-term is likely to depend on how the transition from one job to the next is handled.
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