Smart Energy

News, insights and analysis concerning energy innovation, smart grid technology and strategies employed by utilities and the sector at large to promote the advancement of the energy sector. Topics include digitalisation, sustainability initiatives, energy efficiency plans, managing disruption through strategic partnerships, IT/OT integration etc.

distribution automation

Distribution automation solutions market to record 11.69% growth

The global market for distribution automation solutions to witness 11.69% growth between 2019 and 2023.
video

Grid edge is where the true power lies

Paul Nelsen, senior director of smart grids from Itron, talks us through how AMI is transitioning from merely meter reading to integrated...
blue energy

Stanford researchers generate “blue energy” by mixing sea and fresh water

A new battery made from affordable and durable materials generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral.
hydrogen

$40 million DoE funding to advance the H2@Scale concept

The US Department of Energy has announced approximately $40 million in funding to advance the H2@Scale concept.
Europe wind power

Europe’s wind potential is 100 times higher, could power the world

Europe can potentially generate 100 times the current amount of energy generated, and produce enough power to power the world until 2050, if it were to maximise land use for onshore wind capacity.
softbank

SoftBank closes its first energy storage investment

Energy storage firm Energy Vault has announced a $110 million investment into its Series B funding round, by SoftBank Vision Fund.
Monarch Partnership

UK initiative offers businesses free solar self-generation – with a catch

Monarch Partnership is offering UK organisations and businesses free solar panels as part of a new scheme to feed prosumer-generated grid supply.
cloud analytics

Annual energy cloud analytics to reach $18 billion by 2028

The global annual revenue for energy cloud analytics is expected to increase by 12.7% between 2019 and 2028 - report
ny green bank

NY Green Bank reaches $786.7 million investment portfolio Q2 2019

NY Green Bank has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2019, showing the division’s investment portfolio reached $786.7 million
extreme heat

New report addresses the severe impacts of extreme heat

ULI Research looks at the effects of climate change, with specific focus on rising temperatures and extreme heat, on urbanisation.

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