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.

sustainable energy start-ups

Sweden blazes path for sustainable energy start-ups amidst COVID-19

EIT InnoEnergy has partnered with Skellefteå Kraft, a municipality-owned power company in Skellefeå, Sweden, to launch the Accelerate Skellefteå Project.
cryogenic storage

UK cryogenic storage facility granted £10 million in UK government funding

UK energy storage innovation firm Highview Power, has been awarded a £10 million grant from the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for a 50MW cryogenic energy storage facility, just outside of Manchester.
video

3D Printing partnership to revolutionise turbine manufacturing

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim have announced that they will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimized 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.
COVID

The operational impacts of C-19

Philip Gordon examines the operational implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on utility operations. This article is largely derived from opinions expressed by...
breakthrough technologies

3 technologies set to disrupt the “new normal” in a post-pandemic...

The world faces unprecedented challenges. Whilst we know this, if there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that the best-laid strategies and well-laid plans can be turned from clear direction to an ineffective muddle-up if the principles on which they’re built are suddenly changed.
passport, Hydrogen, MAN Energy Solutions

How a battery ‘passport’ can foster a sustainable transition to a...

Governments and businesses across the world are increasingly committing to Net Zero and sustainability strategies. Lithium-ion batteries, harnessed appropriately, are a strong...

Imagining a post-pandemic energy sector

Smart Energy International spoke with Philippe Vié, global energy, utilities and chemicals sector leader, CapGemini, regarding the next phase of the COVID-19...

Webinar recording: Creating a digital ecosystem for the energy sector

If there is one thing that this pandemic has demonstrated, is that creating a self-sustained digital ecosystem for the energy sector seems more relevant and necessary than ever. Resilient performance of the digitalised system is a prerequisite and a must. Join this online live discussion where experts delve into this topic.

Slovenian electric plane “world’s first” to receive official certification

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has announced the certification of an electric airplane, the Pipistrel Velis Electro, the first type certification world-wide of a fully electric aircraft and an important milestone in the quest for environmentally sustainable aviation.
Spain regulator pushes time of use tariffs

Spain’s energy giants invest in post-COVID-19 recovery

Some of Spain's largest companies have launched the Positive Energy+ platform, an investment initiative designed to promote economic and social recovery from the coronavirus.

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