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Caterpillar in deal for largest single-site microgrid in UAE

22/08/2019

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

Meet the world's largest EV that needs no charging

22/08/2019

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

21/08/2019

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

21/08/2019

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

20/08/2019

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

20/08/2019

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

19/08/2019

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

19/08/2019

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

19/08/2019

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

16/08/2019

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

16/08/2019

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

15/08/2019

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

14/08/2019

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

14/08/2019

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

13/08/2019

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

12/08/2019

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

12/08/2019

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

08/08/2019

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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