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COVID-19

Ed’s note: The true impact of COVID-19

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on utilities is a complex animal. Utilities are seeing a double impact on their bottom line, writes Claire Volkwyn, editor of Smart Energy International.
Grid management

US’ NREL launches ‘industry-shifting’ DER management software

A new solution by the US' National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), called OptGrid "has industry-shifting potential to help manage today’s increasingly distributed energy infrastructure" according to the agency.
China wind energy

China to install massive wind energy capacity despite 2020 subsidy termination

China is expected to install massive amounts of wind energy capacity by 2029 as stakeholders rally to deploy projects before subsidy termination.
ENGIE strategy

ENGIE adopts new infrastructure capital allocation strategy

ENGIE to potentially more than double its previously communicated asset divestment programme of around €4 billion over the medium-term.
Volkswagen

Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen alliance to boost e-mobility in Spain

Iberdrola has signed a strategic agreement with Volkswagen and SEAT to jointly promote the deployment of electric and sustainable mobility in Spain.
Germany solar

German solar installation climbs at record rate in first half of...

The volume of photovoltaic power put into operation over the first half of 2020 jumped by about 20% compared to last year, according to Germany's solar industry association, the Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW).
smart energy strandards

SEPA adds DER, smart energy and data exchange standards to catalogue

The US' Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced updates to the SEPA Catalog of Standards (CoS), to include, for the first time, standards governing distributed energy resources (DER), Smart Energy, and data exchange.
video

Grid Watch – NES Security Application

Even if you are aware of security events, you can be missing important indicators of attack, simply because they are lost in the background of low-level threat indicators and false positives. Common responses are to log everything or log nothing.
African Utility Week

AUW & POWERGEN Africa: The (digital) show will go on!

The postponed live, in person edition of this leading conference and exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre will take place from 11-13 May 2021.
DoE solar

DoE-backed Crescent Dunes CSP, molten salt storage project goes belly-up

The owner of DoE-backed Crescent Dunes solar power project in Nevada, considered to be the first concentrating solar power (CSP) project paired with molten salt energy storage in the US, has filed for bankruptcy.
ALD Automotive

Enel unveils smart mobility solution with ALD Automotive

Enel X has partnered with ALD Automotive to develop a smart solution to help accelerate the adoption of e-mobility in Italy.
cooling solutions

IFC, UK’s BEIS partner on sustainable cooling solutions in Latin America

World Bank's IFC and the UK government's BEIS partner to bring their climate-friendly cooling solutions to Latin America.

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