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.

capital allocation

ENGIE announces a new capital allocation strategy

ENGIE has announced a new capital allocation strategy and will accelerate investments in renewable energy and infrastructure projects.
Iberdrola SABIC

Iberdrola to build landmark on-site solar PV system

Iberdrola has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with SABIC for the development of a 100MW renewable energy project.
Asia energy transition

Asia reassesses energy transition strategies

Asia has reassessed its energy transition strategies by accelerating utility digital transformation, according to Black & Veatch.
UK 2050

UK’s National Grid 2050 scenarios – net zero ‘requires immediate action’

The UK’s power network operator National Grid ESO has published its latest annual energy system forecast to 2050, the country’s target year for complete decarbonisation. Three of the four projected scenarios see the country meet the target, but with several urgent actions required.
Australian

ARENA funds establishment of Industry Energy Transitions Initiative

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has provided $300,000 in funding towards an industry-led initiative to develop a pathway to reduce emissions.

ENGIE and EIB partner on off-grid solar scheme in Uganda

Millions of people in rural Uganda are set to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme.

Distributed fossil fuels dominate in microgrids installed in the US

Distributed fossil fuel generation accounted for 86% of installed microgrid capacity in the US in 2019, according to a new report issued by Wood Mackenzie.
distributed energy

Annual spending on DER management to hit $5.9bn by 2029

The global market for distributed energy resources management technology is expected to grow by 24.3% per annum between 2020 and 2029.

Siemens and BECIS to drive distributed energy in Asia Pacific

Siemens has entered investment and framework agreements with Berkeley Energy Commercial Industrial Solutions to provide customers distributed energy solutions via a flexible ‘Energy-as-a-Service’ model

Cummins gas-fired generator selected for Aussie gold mine microgrid

Cummins has installed one of its lean-burn gas generators for a microgrid project at an Australian gold mine.

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