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...
National Grid Partners

National Grid Partners expands investment portfolio with six new deals

National Grid Partners has invested in Audio Analytic, Carbon Lighthouse, Copperleaf and GoCardless.
carbon

New York announces first winners of Commercial and Industrial Carbon Challenge

New York state governor announced the first winners of the Commercial and Industrial Carbon Challenge.
Horizon 2020 webinar

Webinar: EUW – Horizon 2020 projects

Horizon 2020 is one of the biggest opportunities for European utilities to test, trial and explore the impact of technology and innovation across the power, water and gas sectors.
LevelTen

US renewables start-up lands $20.5 million in series B funding

The company has just announced that its been awarded series B funding from a large group of investors and that it helped Starbucks secure a 146-MW PPA from three different renewable energy projects.
Initiate! Africavideo

The importance of innovation and collaboration in accelerating Africa’s energy transition

Smart Energy International’s editor, Claire Volkwyn spoke with Gamuchirai Mutezo, and Shawn Alimohammadi, two if the participants in the inaugural Initiate! challenge on the continent, about the change in their perspective and outlook since participating in the programme, and the importance of shared knowledge in building an accelerated, sustainable future for Africa’s energy sector.
centrica

US DoE announces $46 million for small businesses/innovation

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has announced that the Department of Energy will award 231 grants totaling $46 million to 202 small businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
Battery energy storage

Uber(ising) solar energy: It can be done, students show

A team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya walked off as winners at African Utility Week, with R20 000 in prize money for an innovative concept to provide equitable energy access to remote villages based on, among others, “Uber(ising) solar energy.”
video

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa: Day 3 highlights

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa are two of the biggest shows on the continent, and highlights both the new technologies, and opportunities in rapidly developing markets. Here are the highlights from Day 3.
video

Start-ups need agile, fast strategies, not just funding

Smart Energy International's Errol Bryce met with Mr. William Feng, board member and angel investor at Vertech Capital. The company offers strategic and financial services to tech start-ups iin sectors like blockchain, AI, robotics, new energy and emerging technologies in the APAC, South East Asia and Europe.

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