Features and Analysis

Energy sector insights, report analysis, predictions and examination of energy trends, grid innovation and energy market movements within the energy sector. Energy policy and regulatory frameworks are also included.


Cyber challenges facing utilities today

DER interconnected nature and importance in national infrastructure make utilities a prime cyber target with the potential for disastrous consequences.

How the energy industry can better protect itself from cyberattacks

The cybercriminal group behind the notorious TRISIS attack has recently been detected probing US electric companies for potential vulnerabilities

The true cost of cyberattacks

Putting a true cost to cyberattacks is not an easy undertaking, but it is an increasingly important one according to researchers at the University of Oxford.
Load forecasting

Rise in renewables makes smart utility load forecasting vital

The challenge of accurate renewable energy load forecasting may be helped by utilising Artificial Intelligence, writes Sid Sachdeva.
utility disruption

Disruption – the truths behind the hype

It’s a buzzword that’s slowly starting to lose its flavour for many – disruption – yet this intersection between innovation, originality and necessity promises a revolution of the status-quo.
AI technologies

AI, energy storage and the electrification of transport

We are on the cusp of the next major energy transition – a transition that will move us towards a more sustainable future where renewable energies replace fossil fuels. But this transition is not going to happen overnight.
energy transition

A data-enabled energy transition

Energy transition: a transformation that is cultural and organisational. Importantly, it’s a transformation that is about data – access, quality and equality

Disruption is the new normal

A disruptive mindset must be adopted by all energy stakeholders to support the current energy transition, said leaders at the 24th World Energy Congress (WEC) in September in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2020: what to expect in the year ahead

We spoke with a number of industry leaders at the end of 2019 to get their thoughts on 2020. Watch the full interviews on SmartEnergyTV on YouTube.
smart devices

What’s fuelling our data?

Simone Bruckner investigates how to improve energy efficiency in data centres.

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