Distributed generation

News and analysis concerning the use of distributed energy resources (DERMS), distributed generation, distributed energy, on-site generation or district/decentralised energy and energy storage performed by a variety of small, grid-connected devices. Analysis includes impact on utilities and existing transmission and distribution networks, connection of renewable energy to the grid and trends in decentralisation.

Utilities Industry

Top five trends for utilities industry to watch in 2020

Deloitte has released its 2020 Power and Utilities Industry Outlook which explores paths to transformation by energy providers in the US.

A surge in wave energy activities is expected in 2020

OES is predicting strong advances in ocean energy in 2020, driven by public and private sector funding.
trends, decade

Ed’s note: Your thoughts as a new decade dawns

As with every year, we are working on a 2020 predictions article for our first edition, and this week it’s your opinion I am after.
Wind speeds

Rising global wind speeds boosts future of wind power – study

In a boon to wind farms, average daily wind speeds are picking up across much of the globe after about 30 years of gradual slowing. Research led by a team at Princeton University shows that wind speeds in northern mid-latitude regions have increased by roughly 7% since 2010.
Poland Solar

Poland records ‘phenomenal’ growth in solar, enters GW club

Poland has achieved phenomenal growth in solar installations in 2019.
Africa biomass

UN study: ‘Urgent action’ needed to reduce biomass use in Africa

A new UN Environment Programme study calls for urgent action to address the production and consumption of biomass as a source of energy in Africa.
power sector

Power sector investment in Sub-Saharan Africa to reach $141 billion

Up to $141 billion will be invested in Sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector between 2019–2028 - Northeast Group.

Pakistan’s government approves 11 wind projects – 560MW expected

The Pakistani government's Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has signed agreements with developers for projects that are expected will increase the country's its wind power capacity by 560 MW.
smart cities

Five key methods to make smart cities smarter

According to a new whitepaper issued by ABI Research, investments in smart ciies technologies will reach over $61 billion globally in 2026.
investment bank

European Investment Bank approves €6.9 billion in new funding

EIB has agreed to support EUR6.9 billion worth of new renewable energy and energy efficiency projects around the world.

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