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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.

energy demand

UK lockdown causes 13% drop in energy demand

New research from Cornwall Insight has noted that a day after the UK government imposed lockdown, energy demand dropped 13%. This was much lower than the average, as per the graph below.
SSE COVID-19

SSE joins UK business pledge to aid COVID-19 fight

SSE has joined forces with a host of businesses in signing the C-19 Business Pledge to support the UK through the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery efforts.
it

How to achieve IT and OT convergence with unified management

Ulrich Schälling, head of business line networks, FNT Software, writes about the evolving IT/OT positioning in utilities and the importance of unified...
advanced metering

AMI penetration in Africa: a comparison with global progress

This article looks at the adoption of advanced metering infrastructure in Africa and explores factors driving and hindering rollout of the technology as well as how the solution is helping utilities in the region to address critical energy challenges.
energy business

The energy sector of the future

The energy business consists of several multi-trillion dollar ecosystems that, depending on where you look or who you ask, are slowly evolving
gas meter market

From slow burn to quick-fire: Why the gas meter industry is...

With over 800 million smart meters installed worldwide across electricity, water and gas, it’s fair to say the smart meter movement is...
5g

The new source of capacity – 5G in utilities in 2020...

Utilities can construct their own private 5G networks, interworked with infrastructure operated by telecommunications service providers.
consumer demands

New energy consumer demands and how to fulfil them

Nicholas Nhede looks at the new energy consumer, what utility customers are demanding, factors driving their demands and some of the measures...
DOE wave energy

US DOE announces $22 million in wave energy funding

The US DOE Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced a $22 million funding opportunity to support foundational research and development (R&D) by non-federal research institutions, and expanded testing capacity to advance the marine energy industry.
Fleet electrification

AI tech to drive electrification for global fleet operators

The EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy Systems (EFLES) project is aimed at optimising logistics companies’ growing electric vehicle (EV) fleets and demonstrating how smart charging can incentivise large fleet operators to go electric.

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