Decentralized Energy

We cover news, projects and announcements relating to decentralized energy. This includes electricity that is produced off the main power grid through the use of minigrids, microgrids, combined-cycle plants and other on-site hybrid solutions including storage. We cover power generation units using heating, cooling or renewable energy, to boost security of supply, energy efficiency, and rural electrification. We also provide insights on specific equipment such as steam or gas turbines, engines and batteries. This includes the operations and maintenance, digitalisation and performance monitoring of the equipment.

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Total quits American Petroleum Institute over climate goals

French multinational energy company Total has withdrawn its membership within the American Petroleum Institute (API).
environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability an important focus for 2021 – PwC

Green bonds, which are used to directly finance environmental projects, currently make up less than 5% of the global fixed income market.
doe space

US DoE publishes its ‘Energy for Space’ strategy

The strategy comprises measures the DoE plans to implement to further its role in powering the next generation of space exploration.
energy sector

Gemserv presents 2021 predictions for the energy sector

UK professional services firm Gemserv presents its predictions within the energy sector in 2021.
Europe power sector

Five trends to shape Europe’s power sector in 2021

Research firm Wood Mackenzie presents the five key trends to shape the European power sector in 2021.
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Wood Mackenzie reveals energy sector’s top ten trends in 2021

Wood Mackenzie analysts on what we should expect in energy in the coming year, from oil markets to solar costs and coal exports to EVs.
low carbon

Predictions for UK’s low carbon transition in 2021

commitments by governments and businesses to the low carbon transition will be firmly in the spotlight throughout 2021.
acwa power finance

ACWA Power signs $125m deal for renewables projects

ACWA Power has signed a $125 million facility with financial institution APICORP to support its future growth pipeline.
microgrid

Rural India receives 100 microgrids in ten months

TP Renewable Microgrid reported the commissioning of its 100th microgrid in rural India in November 2020, coinciding with its first anniversary.

Three novel blockchain use cases emerging in the energy sector

Clean energy loan fraud, biomass traceability and a company auditing system are among the novel blockchain use cases currently emerging.

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