Something a little different as we prepare for the holidays and a chance to put our feet up with a good book and a drink of some sort. We wanted to share some of the numbers which made up our year!
Money and the energy transition:
€70 billion: Enel says it will spend €70 billion expanding its wind and solar power generation over the next 10 years. The company aims to be the world’s largest renewable energy producer outside China.
€17.5 billion: On 9 December 2020, the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on setting up the Just Transition Fund to mitigate the social impact of greening the economy. The fund is worth €17.5 billion and is a key tool to support regions in the transition towards climate neutrality by 2050.
- Approximate total installed in the US: 9 million
- Total installed in the United Kingdom in 2020: 1,588,000
- Total installed in Ireland: 200,000
- Total number of Linky meters installed per day in France: 30,000
- Number of smart meters installed by TNB: 340,000
- Largest smart meter tender: 2.35 million meters for EESL, India
- Anticipated demand for smart meters in Europe in 2021: 34.8 million meters.
And in the news…
- Amazon is to invest in 26 utility-scale wind and solar plants with a capacity of 3.4GW of electricity. Amazon’s renewables capacity will thus be 4GW making it the world’s largest corporate buyer of clean energy.
- A power outage on 14 October 2020 in Mumbai has been blamed on a cyberattack.
- The State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, parts of the Pentagon and a number of utility companies were compromised when hackers undermined software created by SolarWinds. SolarWinds provides outsourced network monitoring services.
Winners this year:
- Global Young Entrepreneur Excellence Award 2020: Rahul Walawalkar, president, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA)
- Smart utility of the year: UK Power Networks
- Smart city award winner (Australia/New Zealand): City of Parramatta
- Smart city award winner (UK): Sunderland
- World Smart City award winner: Beijing
- Newsweek most responsible company (energy and utility category): Eversource
Most read stories on Smart Energy International:
- The top ten countries with the highest proportion of renewable energy
- ExxonMobil discovers new material to enhance carbon capture technology
- New discovery set to revolutionise ceramic fuel cell technology
- Carbon emissions impacted by COVID-19
- Sensors in the water industry: The next step to IoT cities
- Inaccurate smart meter readings causes rise in customer bills – study
- Hydrogen injected into gas network – first for UK
I hope these little bites of information kept you amused, amazed and informed.
In case you have any reading suggestions for over the holiday period, please send them our way: email@example.com.
As we head into the last weeks of December 2020, we wish you and yours a peaceful, prosperous and ‘oh so healthy’ 2021.
The entire team at Smart Energy International