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Siemens Smart Infrastructure chief shares 2021 predictions

Despite causing many difficulties, the pandemic has brought some good, writes Carl Ennis, CEO Siemens and Smart Infrastructure.

How companies can transform their energy management strategy

As organisations become more aware of their need to tackle energy management, they are increasingly choosing renewables over the traditional energy grid as part of their strategy.

Humanising the energy transition: Diversity and creativity as sources of innovation

Back in the 1970s, numerous international aid organisations decided to tackle a huge sustainable energy issue. They wanted to find a new solution to the inefficient, hazardous and polluting cooking methods which were the only option for millions of people in the developing world.

Lightbulb moment: how energy price cap highlights customer experience failings

What are the core issues that the utility industry must address to improve customer experience for good?

Why the nuclear industry needs more diversity

There is increasing belief that businesses and organisations which are diverse in their makeup are likely to be successful.

Protecting your automation against outages

For food and beverage manufacturers, the absence of electrical power for even a brief amount of time can result in a loss of productivity, product and revenue. While some outages are scheduled for equipment maintenance or upgrades to take place, many businesses have fallen victim to unexpected outages.

Blockchain’s barriers to mainstream energy

Purchasing my first Bitcoins back in 2011 was a career-defining moment. Costing me around a hundred euros for three, after a few days of hard maths and complex theories, my hundred euro investment had led me to a new passion: the revolutionary ‘chain of blocks’ connecting those digital assets.

The digital twin explained

The pace of digitalisation in energy is increasing rapidly. In fact, global investment in digital electricity infrastructure and software has grown by over 20 per cent annually since 2014.

Why the electricity sector must switch to a cyber-first mindset

Wherever connectivity goes, vulnerability follows. And as the power sector becomes more central to our lives, electricity businesses must switch to a cybersecurity-first mindset.  

The market forces that pushed coal offline for five days in...

April 2018 saw three consecutive days without coal generation, from 10:00 on 21st to 13:30 on 24th.  This record run came in a month that also had a two-day period without coal, from 16th to 19th. Rob Lalor of power market analysts, EnAppSys looks at how this coal-free period was acheived.

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