Power

  • What could cause a Britain-wide blackout?

    In June, virtually all of Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay were left without electricity following a massive power failure. Could something similar happen in the UK? Leo Craig of Riello UPS outlines the biggest threats to our power supplies and unveils a new report that investigates the consequences of a nationwide blackout.

  • It pays to invest 

    Chris Pearson, managing director at Vickers, explains why it makes sense for commercial and industrial businesses to invest in an energy management system.

  •  (Always) Open for business

    With today’s demand for ‘always on’ digital services, how can operators ensure customers aren’t left disappointed? Marc Garner, vice president, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland, examines the methods deemed essential for dodging that dreaded downtime, as well as ways to increase energy efficiency and security.

  • Blackout: How energy storage averted a UK-wide disaster

    On August 9, 2019, just five minutes before millions of commuters were set to head home for the weekend, disaster struck the UK’s power infrastructure. Jordan O’Brien, contributing editor, looks at the lessons we can learn from the recent UK-wide power outage and the role energy storage can play in keeping the grid online. 

  • The critical condition of hospital power

    Andrew Keith, product development director at power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, explains why load bank testing for hospital generators is a crucial industry requirement.

  • MAN Energy Solutions inaugurates dual-fuel power plant

    The ‘Maria Gleta’ power plant near the city of Cotonou, Benin, has been inaugurated by Dona Jean-Claude Houssou, the Minister for Energy of Benin, as well as representatives of MAN Energy Solutions and BWSC. 

  • PULS introduces DIN-rail power supply with remote control

    PULS Power has introduced its new DIN-Rail power supply CP20.241-V1, featuring a remote-controlled on/off feature.

  • Siemens wins HVDC link contract between GB & Denmark

    Siemens has been awarded a contract to deliver two converter stations for the first high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link between Great Britain and Denmark.

  • Crying wolf

    The Energy Intensive Users Group has been in existence for 20 years. During this time, they have repeated the same simple two mantras: Electricity prices in the UK are too high, and if they aren’t reduced immediately, heavy industry will up and leave.

  • On-hand to help

    BCL Power Ltd explains why it’s vital to guard against downtime due to faulty power systems – and how the company helps to keep businesses protected.

  • Three-in-one unique technology 

    Switch, isolator, connector: Marechal Electric explains the benefits of its new separable switch disconnector.

  • Energy Assets Networks supports data centre project

    The construction of a new data centre is back on track following the adoption of its electricity infrastructure by Energy Assets Networks (EAN).

  • The wealth of nations?

    Having a bit of a tidy up, I chanced upon a study issued in 2013 by the Adam Smith Institute, a long established ‘free market’ lobby group much cited by right wing MPs. The publication is titled Policy Study 403: Limits of Windpower

  • The hybrid approach

    The basic configuration of electrical power systems for industrial and commercial applications has altered little for decades. But now a disruptive new technology – hybridisation – is about to bring big changes. And there will be significant benefits for those who adopt it, says Steve Moore of Danfoss Drives.

  • Green, with envy?

    The most depressing report in years arrives from comparethemarket.com. It reveals that the 14% of households now overtly trying to 'go green’ with their energy supply are being seriously let down by misleading tariffs.

  • Prism Power becomes Schneider Electric’s critical power partner

    Schneider Electric has announced its partnership with Prism Power.

  • Army buildings benefit from electrical lifecycle project

    A major lifecycle project co-ordinated by Aspire Defence Services Limited is delivering improvements to the electrical network of over 40 Army buildings at Warminster garrison in Wiltshire.

  • MAN Energy Solutions fuels Gibraltar power plant

    MAN Energy Solutions has successfully commissioned three 14V51/60 gas and another three dual-fuel engines in the newly constructed power plant in Gibraltar.

  • Shifting the demand

    Paul Sheffield, chief operating officer at Haven Power, looks at how to take back control of your energy costs.

  • Local authorities concerned about energy prices, says report

    A recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has highlighted Local Authorities' (LAs) growing concerns surrounding energy prices.

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