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Caterpillar in deal for largest single-site microgrid in UAE


Caterpillar is to deliver the largest single-site microgrid in the UAE.

Meet the world's largest EV that needs no charging


Switzerland-based construction equipment manufacturing company Kuhn Schweiz has designed the world's largest electric vehicle – a 45-tonne dump truck that can shift up to 65 tonnes of cargo.


Hiroshima waste-to-energy plant to get four-year upgrade


The Hiroshima city government in Japan has announced plans to refurbish the combustion facilities at a waste to energy plant for municipal solid waste.

EV partnership to empower UK prosumers


UK energy technology company Moixa and electric vehicle charger manufacturer EO Charging have teamed to create a dedicated smart charging and home solar battery solution for consumers.


UK blackout: Ofgem investigates possible breach


Ofgem has launched its investigation into the power cuts of Friday 9 August, following an initial report provided by National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO). 

Tehran and Kabul MoU cements energy alliance


A Memorandum of Understanding on electricity cooperation has been signed between Iran and Afghanistan, which will allow the exchange of power between the two countries.

African micro-utility firm buys EON Off-Grid Solutions


PowerGen Renewable Energy, a developer, builder, and operator of micro-utilities in Africa, has confirmed the acquisition of Rafiki Power (E.ON Off-Grid Solutions).

$40m funding for South Australia’s first pumped hydro plant


The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian government, has announced up to $40 million in funding towards the deployment of a pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) project in South Australia.

Softbank invests $110M in new energy storage system


Energy Vault, the creator of a new way to perform utility-scale energy storage,  announced that SoftBank Vision Fund (Vision Fund) invested $110 million in its Series B funding round.

Virtual power plant market to be worth $4.5bn by 2024 says report


The global market for virtual power plants is expected to be worth $4.5bn by 2024 according to new research.

Lightning strike and technical fault caused UK blackouts


According to reports, the UK’s recent power outage was caused by a lightning strike and the almost simultaneous shut down of a wind farm.


ABB and Hitachi respond to Japan’s digitization needs


ABB and Hitachi have announced a collaboration to advance Japan’s electricity balancing market system, allowing for market transactions in an increasingly digital environment.

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.

Vattenfall building $39m hybrid energy park in Netherlands


Vattenfall is building a $39m hybrid energy park at Haringvliet in the Netherlands with a total capacity of 60 MW.

Caribbean set for largest solar and storage project


The largest solar generation plus energy storage project ever to be built in the Caribbean has been announced by the government of St Kitts and Nevis, the state-owned St Kitts Electric Company (SKELEC) and Swiss energy storage firm Leclanché.

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.

Delivering a new energy strategy for Asia: Interview with Narsingh Chaudhary of Black & Veatch


Narsingh Chaudhary is the new Executive Vice-President of the Asia Power business of Black & Veatch – and he couldn’t have chosen a more exciting and critical time to join the global engineering and construction company.

UK: Almost one million without power in 9-hour blackout – Ofgem demands answers

12/08/2019 The UK’s National Grid is investigating the root cause of two generator failures at the country’s Little Barford gas-fired power station in Bedfordshire and Hornsea offshore wind farm, which began operating in June after near-simultaneous failures at both sites left 900,000 people in parts of Wales and England without power for nine hours.

Canada invests $3 million in smart grid project

The project aims to help the utility reduce system costs and improve the long-term flexibility and reliability of the grid by leveraging a set of grid intelligence tools that monitor and control locally connected renewable energy generation, storage and residential demand management resources

IIoT, digital twins revolutionizing upstream oil and gas sector


The upstream oil & gas sector is witnessing considerably more implementations of the Industrial Internet compared to other oil and gas sectors

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