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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.

5G, Telefonica Deutschland

Ed’s note: Corona, 5G and F.O.G

Last week we considered some of the impacts of the virus on the power sector in the long term, and this week, I’d like to consider some additional news related to the outbreak.

Ed’s note: Coronavirus 1 – 0 Energy sector

In efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus across its worker base, Chinese factories have been closed for almost a month,...

Using building data to make informed customer operation decisions

IoT is forcing utilities to adapt to the increasing digitisation of the industry, especially in the world of increased customer choice
energy business

How fast are solar prices dropping? You’re probably wrong

The grid will get flipped upside down over the next three decades. Roughly two thirds of the world's...
Ransomware, Cybercon, Exelon

Assessment of ransomware event at US pipeline operator

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported on 18 February 2020, a ransomware incident impacting a natural gas compression facility at an unidentified US pipeline operator.

Ed’s note: The biggest threat to business in 2020

According to a new report by KPMG, 20% of Saudi business leaders agree on the biggest threat to the future of their...

How businesses can up the pace of SDGs progress

GRI's Peter Paul van de Wijs, discusses how GRI is helping companies disclose how they are contributing towards achieving SDGs.
utility meters

How smart utility meters help households make better choices

Smart utility meters are expected to completely replace older gas and electricity meters in a few years, although some people still have concerns around the global AMI penetration

LPWAN and cellular to dominate utilities connectivity conversation

By 2025, LPWAN and cellular technologies will account for 1 in 5 communicating meters, according to research firm IHS Markit.

Results of Italy’s new renewables subsidy auction announced

The results of the first auction under the new Italian renewables subsidy were announced on 28 January by Gestore dei Servizi Energetici.

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