Power

  • Non-energy charges set to rise due to falling energy demand

    As a result of the government-imposed lockdown, energy demand for power has fallen dramatically, declining by 0.10TWh against March 2019. Research from Cornwall Insight predicts that if this 0.10TWh decline is maintained across the originally announced three-week lockdown, the aggregate impact of this daily decline across this period would be equivalent to an approximate 0.50% decline in total annual demand.

  • Hoppecke advises on battery care during the Covid-19 crisis

    Hoppecke has outlined best practice for battery care and maintenance where electric vehicles are standing down during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Key workers keep the power flowing at ENW

    Electricity North West has reassured customers about power supplies in the region, as teams of engineers continue working to keep power flowing.

  • COVID-19 impacts decrease in energy demand, says Cornwall Insight  

    Research from Cornwall Insight has highlighted that a day after the government imposed lockdown, energy demand was down 13% across the day (Wednesday 25 March).

  • Exploring the energy saving benefits of modular UPS

    Riello UPS sales manager Chris Cutler explores the evolution of modular uninterruptible power supplies and unveils a major upgrade to their own award-winning Multi Power range.

  • How can drones benefit the electric power industry?

    David Willems, VP business development and strategy for UMS Skeldar takes a look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (drones to you and me) could be advantageous in the electric power industry.

  • “John Bull’s other island” 

    Another fallout from Brexit. The island of Ireland as a whole is heavily reliant on energy from Great Britain. The Republic and the North have constituted one single energy market ever since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. 

  • UK Power Networks launches crowdsourcing Open Data page

    UK Power Networks has unveiled the UK’s first Open Data crowdsourcing page, giving access to operational data, and asking experts to help redefine data sharing culture across the utility industry.  

  • Micro mission

    E+I Engineering explores the role of microgrids in critical power management.

  • SMETS2 meters account for 90% of smart meter installations

    Last year there were around half a million SMETS2 smart meters installed and almost 12 million SMETS1 meters deployed. A year on, SMETS2 installs have ramped up, according to Cornwall Insight.

  • Electricity North West announces flexibility requirements

    Electricity North West has announced its new flexibility requirements, the sixth tender in the firm’s history, which comes on top of the 57MW of tenders already issued.

  • Hazardous area motors are no longer exempt

    Strict regulations are synonymous with hazardous environments. Despite this, changes to legislation can still cause disruption. Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at WEG, explains the changing regulations for hazardous area motors and how the new energy efficiency requirements could provide significant financial gain.

  • Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015

    Latest research from Cornwall Insight highlights that as a result of the elevated wind speeds experienced in January, onshore wind load factors averaged 42% for the month, and older offshore sites (pre-2016) reached an average of 52%. 

  • Thinking beyond the charger 

    Seth Townsley, energy marketing manager at Schneider Electric, highlights what’s needed in order to ready our electrical infrastructure for the rise of electric vehicles.

  • Nuclear spring 

    Fukushima is planning to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, almost nine years after it became the scene of one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents. The prefecture in north-east Japan will forever be associated with the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011.  

  • Controlling your costs

    Louis McGarry, sales and marketing director at Centiel UK highlights the importance of factoring in total cost of ownership when it comes to your UPS and provides us with some invaluable tips on keeping costs down.

  • UPSs & SPDs: A powerful duo

    Batman and Robin, Mario and Luigi, Wallace and Gromit. In film, the role of the sidekick is crucial in aiding the protagonist to achieve their overall goal. John Mitchell, global sales & marketing director at CP Automation, explains the necessity of protecting uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems with a surge protection device (SPD) that accounts for transient surges.

  • The kids are alright – or are they?

    David Hall, VP power systems UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric explores why energy education is still a vital piece of realising a sustainable future.

  • Price cap declines but is expected to fall further still, says Cornwall Insight

    Robert Buckley, head of retail and relationship development at Cornwall Insight, comments on Ofgem's announcement that the default price cap will decrease by £17 to £1,162 for six months effective from 1 April 2020.

  • CP Automation partners with Chauvin Arnoux

    Industrial parts supplier CP Automation has partnered with instrumentation specialist Chauvin Arnoux to distribute its test and measurement products to the European market.

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