Smart Energy

News, insights and analysis concerning energy innovation, smart grid technology and strategies employed by utilities and the sector at large to promote the advancement of the energy sector. Topics include digitalisation, sustainability initiatives, energy efficiency plans, managing disruption through strategic partnerships, IT/OT integration etc.

zero-emission

Battery electric bus fleet to increase to 817,000 vehicles by 2030

Major cities increasingly refuse to purchase anything but zero-emission buses, as they deliver on promised zero-emission zones to protect the health of their citizens.
emissions, climate change south asia

A historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the CCC says.
Climate Pledge

Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon has launched The Climate Pledge Fund to support its sustainability strategy and to help other companies to become net-zero by 2040.
SoCalGas

SoCalGas completes energy efficiency projects with California University

SoCalGas in partnership with the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) have completed two major energy efficiency projects.
Ofgem

Recommendations to Ofgem regarding regional flexibility and local price controls

Ofgem will need to decide the extent to which the regulatory framework facilitates or drives the transition to DSOs, says Cornwall Insights.
xcel energy

Xcel proposes Minnesota’s largest energy investment package

Xcel Energy has filed a proposal with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission seeking approval to invest $3 billion to modernise its grid and operations.
sustainability index

Enel reports first appearance in the most prestigious sustainability index

Italian- headquartered multinational energy generation and services firm Enel has touted its first appearance in the most prestigious sustainability index
Convergence

What if more convergence could accelerate the energy transition?

Convergence of companies, policy, financing and sectors should breed collaboration and that in turn could create the business models needed for a 21st century energy sector.
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...

Using abundance to overcome scarcity – Power and water meet to...

The UN’s World Water Day on 22 March focussed on the theme of “Water and climate change” to shed light on the primary way climate change is making its presence known: the availability of fresh water.

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