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.

Season 1: Grids Hub Series

This online series examines all elements that impact on the grid and highlight the latest developments in Europe. Follow GRIDS Waves, interviews...

MAN Energy completes hybrid power plant in Faroe Islands

MAN Energy Solutions has completed the expansion of the ‘Sund’ power plant near the Faroese capital Tórshavn, and successfully handed the plant over to local energy supplier, Elfelagið SEV.
E.ON Hydrogen

E.ON and thyssenkrupp partner to make hydrogen plants market ready

E.ON and thyssenkrupp have partnered to link hydrogen electrolysis plants to the electricity market in Germany via E.ON’s virtual power plant.

Portugal’s EDP backs eight renewable projects across Africa

EDP has announced €500,000 in funding to help Africa to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy.

Valmet to supply a hot water plant to Göteborg Energi in...

The new boiler plant will replace two old boilers originally designed for oil and coal but converted to run on wood pellets.

Utilities to increase micro-grid capacity by nearly five times by 2029

Global utilities are expected to increase their micro-grid capacity by 19% per annum between 2020 and 2029, according to Guidehouse Insights.

Webcast recording: Investing in Early Stage Energy Startups

Startupbootcamp has built an investment portfolio of 30 startups through an acceleration process. Gain insight into early-stage startup investing in the clean energy sector at a Startupbootcamp webinar and Q&A presented by Enlit Australia and Initiate.
cdc group

Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon has launched The Climate Pledge Fund to support its sustainability strategy and to help other companies to become net-zero by 2040.
distributed energy

Distributed energy resources market to grow by 75% by 2030

The global annual investments in distributed energy resources (DER) will increase by 75% by 2030, according to a new report issued by Frost & Sullivan.

Rolls-Royce expands Berlin start-up into microgrid centre

Rolls-Royce has expanded the business formerly run as Qinous GmbH into a flagship Microgrid Competence Center.

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