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.

AI

DEWA revolutionises customer service with new AI platform

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) platform called Rammas, a Google service designed to answer customer’s questions. Rammas...

ecobee Closes $61 million funding round to boost smart home intelligence

ecobee Inc. has announced that it closed on a $61 million ($80 million CAD) Series C funding round led by Energy Impact Partners, followed...
suzuki

Teradata and Cisco optimise smart city analytics with tech integration

Digital technology firm Cisco and analytics company Teradata have partnered to help cities make use of data and analytics to optimise operations and quality...
cybersecurity

Digital village launched to eradicate cyberattacks

In response to rife cyber attacks, industry leaders have come together to launch a non-profit ICS village to raise awareness of industrial control system...
IT spending

IT spending to reach $3.7 trillion

Research firm Gartner forecasts spending in information technology (IT) in 2018 to increase by 4.5% from 2017 levels, to reach $3.7 trillion. Josh David Lovelock,...
blockchain technology

An analysis of blockchain and industry penetration

This week, we look at the blockchain technology and how it has penetrated across multiple sectors including the smart cities, utilities, telecommunications, transport and...
V2G technology

Amsterdam pilots V2G under smart city initiative

A pilot on vehicle to grid (V2G) technology has been launched in Amsterdam. Electric vehicles (EVs) charging solutions firm NewMotion has partnered with utility Alliander,...
PANASONIC

Global energy startup accelerator registers first N. American utility

American Electric Power (AEP) has joined Free Electrons, a Global Energy Startup Accelerator. Nicholas K Akins, CEO at AEP, said: "Joining the Free Electrons accelerator...
energy

UK Universities make significant progress in supercapacitor technology

The Universities of Bristol and Surrey have made progress on the development of polymer materials that could signal a future alternative to lithium-ion batteries. A...
neural grid

$3.8 trillion opportunity in global neural grid market

Energy market intelligence firm Navigant Research has issued a whitepaper analysing the concept of the Neural Grid. The paper From Smart Grid to Neural Grid...

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