Features and Analysis

Energy sector insights, report analysis, predictions and examination of energy trends, grid innovation and energy market movements within the energy sector. Energy policy and regulatory frameworks are also included.

energy transition

Ed’s note: Step aside US/China – there’s a new leader in...

The increasing tension between the US and China has been a discussion point in the news across all parts of the world...
renewable energy generators

COVID-19 reduces revenues for renewable energy generators

Research from Cornwall Insight’s Green Power Forecast reveals there has been a sharp decline in revenues for renewable energy generators.
megatrends

Tech and ESG are the ‘investment megatrends of the decade’

Technology and responsible investing will “inevitably be the top two megatrends” of the 2020s, affirms the CEO of independent financial advisory organisation deVere.
renewables

Renewables pipeline shows evidence of developer appetite

Cornwall Insight’s Renewables Pipeline Tracker reveals there is ample evidence of developer appetite for future renewables investments in the UK.
consequences

Ed’s note: Open airwaves – an unexpected consequence of C-19?

I have been contemplating the unexpected consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic recently. Much has been said about the potential financial impact and the impact on daily operations, but it is often in the unexpected that little gems can be found.

Virtual AUW highlights: Smart metering communication system best for your situation

The African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa session on key considerations in smart grid and metering communication took place on Friday 15 May.
wholesale energy prices

COVID-19 impacts on gas and power prices in summer

Gas & power prices may shape up over the summer months, considering whether the COVID-19 recovery could spark a lift for the markets not typically seen at this time of year.
energy efficiency

Ed’s note: Energy efficiency – an opportunity to build trust

Has our conversation around energy efficiency moved on? Have we shifted focus toward renewables while ignoring the opportunities offered by efficiency?
Utility virtual event

Virtual series: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa may have been postponed to November 2020 but due to popular demand for information, expert opinion and connections with your peers and customers, you can now register to attend any of the ten virtual sessions.
solar pv

Coronavirus impacts: PPAs, AMI benefits and solar PV penetration

This article looks at the impact of Coronavirus on consumers with smart meters in the UK, PPAs worldwide and on shipments of solar PV modules in the US.

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