Big Data

News, projects, technology, and current energy trends concerning the collection, use, and analysis of big data within the power generation sector, including big data generated from smart utilities and smart grids by energy companies through big data solutions. Insights elaborate on how the information gathered can be used for gaining useful insights on customer behaviour, manage renewable energy assets and deploy condition-based monitoring and maintenance programmes to improve forecasting and scheduling of assets.

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Toshiba involvement in new technology for nuclear power

Toshiba, in conjunction with Ibiden, have produced a new manufacturing technology for reactor core applications in nuclear power plants.

Risk management for energy assets

The level of uncertainty in today’s energy market presents a higher degree of risk for each decision made over the past few years, according to Dale Probasco, managing director of Navigant’s generation service section.

Alstom to upgrade Norwegian hydropower plant

Alstom has been contracted by Statkraft to supply control systems and balance of plant equipment for Norway’s Tysso II hydropower plant.

Utilities tackling asset management with ‘run-to-fail strategy’ says report

Most utilities today are handling asset management with “what amounts to a run-to-fail strategy”, according to a new report.

Japan marks third anniversary of Fukushima

Ceremonies have been held in Japan today to mark the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami which triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The balancing act of electricity storage?

The global energy market is shifting at an unprecedented rate and this change is being driven by renewable generation in the form of wind and solar photovoltaic.

Has the nuclear industry emerged from the cloud of Fukushima?

Almost three years on from the disaster at Fukushima, which caused a global pause for the nuclear industry and drove Germany to quit the sector altogether, is the nuclear renaissance back on track?

Vaisala bolsters renewable forecasting business

Finland’s Vaisala has broadened its position in the renewable energy market through the acquisition of US-based 3TIER.

District energy display unit set to halve demand

A payment and display system developed for a district energy network in the north of England is poised to cut power use by as much as 50%.

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