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.

new york

New York invests an additional $2 billion to combat climate change

The New York state government has announced an additional $2 billion in energy efficiency and building electrification programmes.
energy storage systems

Italy’s first residential storage-enabled DR initiative launches

Enel has unveiled the first demand response programme enabled by residential energy storage systems in Italy.

Highlights: European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe 2019

Here are the highlights of European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe 2019 which took place from 12 - 14 November in Paris
renewable energy capacity

US remains on China’s heels in the race to sustainability

Overall renewable energy capacity investment figures for 2019 saw wind (onshore and offshore) beat solar on with $138.2 billion globally

GE wins EDF deal to power 375,000 Scottish homes

EDF and ESB have awarded to GE a contract for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Siemens London

Extinction Rebellion stage ‘crime scene’ at Siemens’ London offices

From 9:00 AM on Thursday morning dozens of people from Extinction Rebellion UK protested outside Siemens London office
washington state

Washington state Senate vote in favour of national EV programme

In Washington State, the Senate has voted in favour of the national Zero Emissions Vehicle programme .
solar pv plant

South America’s largest solar PV set live ahead of deadline

Enel Green Power Brazil has announced the operations of the 475MW section of the Sao Goncalo solar pv plant in the Brazilian state of Piaui.
climate risk

New global sustainability and climate risk curriculum launched

GARP has launched a new certificate in sustainability and climate risk.

Solar firm Altus Power gets $850 million in recapitalisation from Blackstone

Altus Power has announced that Blackstone has led a recapitalisation with $850 million of funded and committed capital to refinance its existing capital structure

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