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News and analysis concerning energy sector regulatory changes, bills, laws, utility compliance issues and shifts in government structure and policy. Project finance, energy sector surveys and reports on energy market trends, business risks and opportunities, together with information on cross border transmission and distribution is included.

Toyota BYD

Toyota and BYD announce new EV R&D venture

Japanese vehicle brand Toyota and Chinese mega-manufacturer BYD have announced the launch of their new joint-venture, BYD Toyota EV, which will see the two giants conduct shared research and development of electric vehicle (EV) technology.
India solar park

India’s largest solar park reaches full 2GW capacity

Indian private renewable energy company Hero Future Energies 300MW solar power project at Bhadla solar power park in Rajasthan, seeing the solar park reach completion with a total installed capacity of 2.245GW.
Smart meter benefits

Smart meters: the unsung heroes

Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) has been in vogue for high end customers for the last several decades as it offered on-line monitoring of consumer consumption and behaviour patterns.
India blockchain

Bringing blockchain to India’s power consumers

Electricity distributor BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) has partnered with Power Ledger, a specialist in blockchain-based renewable energy trading, to install a large-scale peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading trial in Delhi, India.
London Smart City

City of London smart city initiative

The City of London Corporation’s next step into Smart City IoT, a 12,000-unit smart street lighting deployment, was launched to the media in November 2019 at the Corporation’s head offices at the Guildhall.
hubei

Ed’s Note: We’re all in this together

It has been heartening to see the positive steps taken by multiple utilities around the world to reduce the stress on consumers by allaying fears of cut-off due to lack of payment, while reassuring them that services will continue unabated.
India modernisation

The changing face of India’s power sector

India is becoming an increasingly influential driver of trends in the global power sector, writes Kelvin Ross. With its energy demand set to double by 2040 and its electricity demand potentially even tripling, it will cement its role as a game-changer in global energy markets.
Africa Electrification

Africa’s power industry – insights in 2020

Perhaps more than in any other global region, Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development remains tied to sustained growth in the power sector. The anticipated economic gains of the 2020s will depend in large part on bringing electricity to over 600 million people in the region that currently lack it, writes Steve Chakerian, a senior analyst at smart infrastructure market intelligence firm Northeast Group.
Electric vehicles south africa

What’s putting the brakes on EV adoption in South Africa?

South Africa is lagging behind global sales of electric vehicles (EVs), which were projected to reach five million in 2019. To keep up to speed with South Africa’s plans for this evolving market, Nicolette Pombo van Zyl gathered industry experts to discuss decarbonising the transport sector through EV adoption. Here’s what transpired.
smart city

Smart, hyperconnected cities: environmental and financial benefits

At the helm of smart city projects are secure and resilient communication platforms, optimal utilisation of real-time data, effective planning.

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