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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.

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Smart energy talent: is US giving the right training?

In spite of excellent career opportunities opening up for smart energy talent, most undergraduates choose a traditional major, such as mathematics, electrical engineering or...
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Utilities at the heart of smart cities? There is hope.

But things have changed. Sticking with the slightly morbid theme (Note to self: why didn’t I write this for a Halloween release?), there’s been...

Energy trading UK: Where next for code governance?

Last month, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its long awaited summary of provisional decision on remedies, with the absolute decision to...
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Utilities are ‘no longer in control’, writes Teradata’s David Socha

A memo to Big Utilities: you are no longer in control. The Industrial Revolution is over. Deal with it. I spent three days at the...
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Smart meters: Can energy harvesting cut maintenance time?

A key element of a smart grid is the smart meter, which records minutely the user’s consumption, thereby permitting accurate estimation and control of...
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Smart meters in Iran – what is the AMI market outlook?

Following mid-January's lifting of sanctions on Iran by the European Union, the industry has seen two deals with the Islamic Republic in quick succession. Danish...
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How ‘smart’ is our smart energy sector?

The term smart is prefixed to everything and anything these days. Our smart watch tracks our journey home, where we relax in front of...
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US smart grid talent: Are you looking in the right place?

Smart grids are disruptive by nature. The US energy industry is adapting to new technologies, business models, and roles for utilities and consumers borne...
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Smart water India: what are utilities doing to curb losses?

According to global market research company NorthEast Group, there is a high probability that India is experiencing way above currently noticeable water losses due...
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The big blue – Microsoft dives deep for big data storage

Big data collection and analytics underwater is not a new concept. Applications such as seismic monitoring, detection and tracking of marine objects applications, underwater multimedia...

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