New technology

Analysis and announcements of any and all new energy innovation and technological grid developments within the energy sector. This includes any products and solutions within the grid research and development phase, testing or currently in use. New technology includes but is not limited to e-mobility, energy storage, grid enhancements, IoT, digitalisation, smart meters, clean energy, renewable energy, distributed energy etc.

GCMI

ExxonMobil to develop new industrial-style, reusable COVID-19 protection gear

ExxonMobil has partnered with the GCMI to redesign and manufacture COVID-19 reusable personal protection equipment for health care workers.
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.
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.
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.
video

How operational PON can boost connectivity

Explore how passive optical network (PON) technology is deployed to efficiently connect grid assets requiring high bandwidth and low latency for several...
video

SD-WAN for utility operations

DISTRIBUTCH talks to Ken Rabedeau, CTO, Global Energy, Nokia about the maturing SD-WAN market. Click here for more Smart...
1 April

Nuclear fusion is a reality says WFC

Nuclear fusion is not only possible – we are months away from a working nuclear fusion plant says Albert Ensteen II, head nuclear fusion director at the World Fusion Centre in Timbuktu.
UK storage

UK: Diamond battery could store energy for thousands of years

Scientists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) are working with academics at the University of Bristol to make diamond batteries, which could provide decades or thousands of years’ worth of energy without a recharge.
Scotland wave energy

Work starts on new Scottish wave energy prototype

Work has begun on a 30-tonne wave machine which will take to the seas this Autumn. Fife-based fabricators AJS Production Ltd will begin fabrication of the 20-metre long Blue Star wave energy converter, designed by Edinburgh start-up Mocean Energy.
GIS

GIS partners recognised for exceptional achievement

Esri, a provider of location intelligence, recently honoured select partners for their outstanding application of GIS software.

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