AI in Industry and Power Sector: HAL9000 vs R2D2

AI in Industry and Power Sector: HAL9000 vs R2D2

While Ronin continues to support important operators in the power and energy sector, we did learn some meaningful lessons about the global electrical transformers maintenance market. Four Main Trends in Transformers Maintenance Market Strategic investments in...
Startup in Power Sector: scale up or down?

Startup in Power Sector: scale up or down?

An interesting post on Linkedin has caught my attention in recent weeks. It was a contribution from CESI’s Innovation Manager who expressed a concept of enormous impact from my point of view: “High voltage engineering and technology do not scale: you...
My Transformer’s Health Index doesn’t bite!

My Transformer’s Health Index doesn’t bite!

The transformer health index (HI) theory is one of the most debated approaches in the power industry. It is widely endorsed in CIGRE brochures with various methodologies, approaches, and recommendations. This article is not a technical discussion, instead an addressal...
Does digitization means only collecting data online?

Does digitization means only collecting data online?

 Every now and then I think it makes you stop and think without being overwhelmed by the prevailing trends… In early December of 2021, we had the great opportunity to be exhibitors in the Hub Initiate of the ENLIT international fair dedicated to innovative startups...
Improved outage planning with health indexing models

Improved outage planning with health indexing models

Transformer health indexing Transformer health indexing (THI) is slowly evolving from an arm-chair discussion in to a hot topic among various stakeholders thanks to CIGRE’s participation. A health index can support lifecycle estimation, risk evaluation, reliability...
Using AI-driven Health Indexing strategy to analyse a Generator Step Up (GSU) Transformer

Using AI-driven Health Indexing strategy to analyse a Generator Step Up (GSU) Transformer

A utility experiences recurring faults in 100 MVA, 100/110 kV generator step-Up (GSU) transformer manufactured in the year 1980. The transformer often experiences recurring gas evolution, particularly hydrogen, ethylene, and acetylene. The utility recognizes it as a...