New technology

Analysis and announcements of any and all new energy innovation and technological grid developments within the energy sector. This includes any products and solutions within the grid research and development phase, testing or currently in use. New technology includes but is not limited to e-mobility, energy storage, grid enhancements, IoT, digitalisation, smart meters, clean energy, renewable energy, distributed energy etc.

Drax carbon

Drax to use carbon emissions for something “fishy”

UK utility Drax has partnered with a biotech start-up, Deep Branch Biotechnology to explore the use of captured carbon emissions to manufacture single-cell proteins used as sustainable fish and livestock feed.
Total

Total develops industry’s largest supercomputer – world’s 11th smartest

Total has partnered with IBM to develop the world’s largest supercomputer within the energy industry. The supercomputer Pangea III is...
Utility Blockchain

World’s first public, utility-focussed Blockchain launched

The Energy Web Foundation has announced the launch of Energy Web Chain (EW Chain), the world’s first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain tailored to the energy sector.
city, smart cities

Smart City Challenge winners announced

Instrumentation Technologies and Noesis.Network step up to the challenge and design compelling IoT solutions for London and Glasgow
HESG

Tender: UK seeks partner for next-gen Home Energy Services Gateway

ESC has developed the high-level requirements and a conceptual level design for the next generation HESG platform, with intent to issue an invitation to tender (ITT) to select a delivery partner with experience of delivering similar platforms, with a view to implement a proof of concept system for the winter 20/21 heating season.
digital, digitalisation

Propelling utilities to a digital future

Back when I was working as a young system integrator there used to be a well-worn phrase rolled out by people in...
utility virtual reality

E.ON trains substation workers with virtual reality

After a project phase lasting several months, Bayernwerk, a German network operator within the E.ON Group, will use this method of instruction via VR in practice in future and, in doing so, is truly setting new standards within the energy industry.
Energy Research Centre

UK launches £28 million research hub to drive electric machine transition

The UK has launched a new £28 million research hub to drive the progress of electric machine technology
Utility cybersecurity

US DoE awards funding for development of cybersecurity “fabric”

The US DOE has awarded Xage Security with a grant to senhance its blockchain-protected security fabric for infrastructure protection.
Switchgear

E.ON invests in switchgear firm in drive for emissions-free grid

German energy giant E.ON is investing in a start-up that develops switchgear without the potent greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).

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