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

A data-enabled energy transition

Energy transition: a transformation that is cultural and organisational. Importantly, it’s a transformation that is about data – access, quality and equality
disruption

Disruption is the new normal

A disruptive mindset must be adopted by all energy stakeholders to support the current energy transition, said leaders at the 24th World Energy Congress (WEC) in September in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2020

2020: what to expect in the year ahead

We spoke with a number of industry leaders at the end of 2019 to get their thoughts on 2020. Watch the full interviews on SmartEnergyTV on YouTube.
smart devices

What’s fuelling our data?

Simone Bruckner investigates how to improve energy efficiency in data centres.

Why is grid modernisation so complicated? Is there an easy...

Grid modernisation (Grid Mod) is a complicated topic. To deny so, would be a foolish claim. The traditional utility...

Paula Gold-Williams on leadership

Smart Energy International had a chance to speak with Paula Gold-Williams, CEO of CPS Energy, about her role in taking the utility...
US grid modernisation

A review of grid modernisation efforts in the US

It’s becoming familiar ground, working in a sector where technology is continually evolving at a rate federal and state regulators seemingly can’t keep pace with, leaving utilities stuck in a semi-state of partial readiness, but unable to make big moves as oil, gas and coal are fought for at the highest levels.
Badger meter

Building resilience in water systems

Imagine a time when water utilities have to enforce dramatic usage restrictions or even shut off water to millions of customers. Some California citizens are already experiencing that future with electricity. Who’s to say it couldn’t happen in the water sector?
security

Security risk management considerations

Eric Trapp, vice president, security and technology, and chief security officer, for Sempra Energy about cybersecurity and security risk management.
supply chain

Interconnected world highlights supply chain concerns

EPRI's Tobias Whitney speaks about all things cyber but specifically the supply chain and the increasing interconnectedness of … well … everything.

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