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2018 – Issue 5 – Supplement EUW

European Utility Week Insights

In this section, we provide information not only on the day-to-day of the most important utility event in Europe, but we also speak to the likes of Laurent Schmitt, secretary general for ENTSO-E, the European Network for Transmission Service Operators. We try (really hard) to understand what blockchain is and why it’s important for the utility sector in a conversation with Jo-Jo Hubbard, COO and co-founder of Electron and a speaker at #EUW18.
cyber threats

2018 in energy cybersecurity

In an exclusive article, Anjos Nijk, managing director of the European Network for Cyber Security, provides a review of the cybersecurity wins and losses for 2018, and gives his predictions as to what to...

Is blockchain all it’s cracked up to be

Smart Energy International spoke with Jo-Jo Hubbard, chief operating officer and co-founder of Electron, a start-up which utilises decentralised technology to advance the shared infrastructure of the energy markets. The team aims to create innovative,...
energy storage

Hybrid Energy Storage: University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow recently published a new paper in the journal Nature Chemistry concerning a new type of system that could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds.
tariff, energy

Energy revolution

Heiko Staubitz, energy markets expert at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), shares some insights into the German Energiewende. Germany has targeted a complete phase-out of nuclear power by the end of 2022 and in recent...

ENTSO-E’s digital transformation

Smart Energy International spoke with Laurent Schmitt, Secretary General for ENTSO-E, about the developments within the organisation and the importance of digitalisation for TSOs. What digital initiatives has ENTSO-E been pursuing this year? We are currently...

EE-ISAC: Mission and objectives

Instant, comprehensive and trustworthy collaboration between security teams in energy sector companies is a must in a modern world where industrial control systems are Internet-connected and cyber threats to power grids are imminent. This is...
UK renewables


As the utility industry continues to be disrupted by changing business models and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, IoT and distributed energy resources, the need to ensure these technologies are secure, maximised and...
National Grid

Cybersecurity laws you should know

New cybersecurity legislation has been implemented or is coming soon, and those in the energy sector must be up to speed, warns David Varney. This article was originally published in Smart Energy International 5-2018.  You have...

The new reality of electricity prices?

Power auctions have accelerated the energy transition and the rise of renewables. With ever lower auction results being reported, what are the implications for power markets if the average cost trajectory follows the auction...