• 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.

  • Kallista Energy chooses Greenbyte to future-proof wind farm monitoring

    Independent power producer (IPP) Kallista Energy has chosen Greenbyte’s data platform to future-proof its wind farm monitoring capacity.

  • Face-to-face energy sales on the rise, says Cornwall Insight

    According to energy market expert Cornwall Insight, domestic energy switches made in a direct manner – either face-to-face or telesales – are increasing, following a decline after new regulations to control direct energy sales were implemented by Ofgem in 2009.

  • Electricity North West awards £400m in maintenance contracts

    Electricity North West has completed its largest ever tender process for construction activities on the underground power network.

  • Preparing for tomorrow, today

    Richard Molloy, manager, UK Energy Storage, Eaton, explains why flexibility is key to the energy transition.

  • Secondary power supplies for emergency lifts

    To ensure compliance with safety regulations, a secondary source of power is required to feed all emergency evacuation lifts. UPS systems can offer many advantages, yet in the past they have been overlooked, says Power Control Ltd.

  • SUNRISE Project on target to develop next gen battery materials

    Nexeon has reached the halfway stage in its £10 million SUNRISE project to develop silicon materials for next generation Li-ion batteries.

  • Electricity North West reveals energy consumption plans

    Electricity North West, which operates the power network throughout the region, has revealed that it expects peak electricity demand in the North West to increase by up to 50% in the next 20 years, as the region transitions to a low carbon future and moves away from its reliance on fossil fuels.

  • Cornwall Insight comments on negative wholesale prices

    On 9 December, the UK experienced a negative day-ahead trading price for the first time, with prices for 03:00 AM to 04:00 AM UTC delivery on the hourly day-ahead auction dropping to -£2.84/MWh. James Brabben, wholesale manager at Cornwall Insight, looks at what this means for the energy industry.

  • Electricity North West switches to renewable electricity

    Depots and offices owned by Electricity North West are now being powered by renewable energy generated from Walney Wind Farm off the coast of Cumbria, as part of the North West's move to become carbon neutral.

  • ABB & Equinor sign frame agreement for oil & gas operations

    ABB has signed a new frame agreement to deliver safety and automation systems across Equinor’s installed base and greenfield projects worldwide.

  • Old grid, new tricks

    With today’s unprecedented demand for energy, needless to say our current grid isn’t coping all that well. With our appetite for power only set to grow, Luke Osborne, energy and emerging technologies solutions advisor, ECA, explores what it would take to build a smart grid for our times.

  • Optima Energy issues Targeted Charging Review warning

    Energy management software provider Optima Energy Systems has predicted that business energy users could be left unprepared for changes implemented under Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review.

  • Into the unknown

    Peter Harrop, chairman at IDTechEx explores the unknowns and uncertainties surrounding lithium-ion batteries.

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