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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.

smart grid talent

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...
smart water India

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...
Big data storage

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...

Sensus and South Africa’s water crisis

South Africa is currently facing a major water crisis with the worst drought in 30 years.  Added to this, the southern African country has water...
California utilities EVs

California utilities and the road to EV adoption

In the US state of California, State Governor Edmund Brown’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate aims to build adequate grid infrastructure to support one...
energy UK

Energy suppliers: why consumers love to hate them

This week consumer media group Which? published a ranking of 25 UK energy suppliers indicating which offers the highest level of customer satisfaction and...
smart energy 2016

Smart energy in 2016 – Itron, SAP, VaasaETT predict the year...

In a prediction focused on smart cities, Tim Wolf, director of Marketing, Smart Grid Solutions at Itron, maintains that catalysed by the recent Paris climate agreement...
smart energy 2015

Smart energy 2015: the news that reshaped the market

2015 was the year that... Europe gears up for major rollouts by 2020 The second half of the year saw a flurry of activity in Austria....
hub

Bringing Bitcoin to Africa: the man on a [prepaid] mission

In Johannesburg, South Africa, Lorien Gamaroff believes he has a way for Africa's millions of unbanked consumers to pay their utility bills - the...

Smart Utility Systems: Cloud tech fuels customer engagement

At the SAP for Utilities conference which took place in Huntington Beach, California in September, Smart Utility Systems, a certified SAP technology partner, discussed...

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