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Transportation is the biggest growth opportunity for the electric utility sector in a century

Transportation is the biggest growth opportunity for the electric utility sector in a century

  I attended AWEA 2019 in Houston during the week of May 20 to sit on a panel with Pattern Energy, EVGo, Siemens, and Scott Rupp, a Chairman from the Missouri Public Services Commission. The topic of our panel was electrification and the ...

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2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

Cheap renewable energy part of a process which started 10,000 years ago. People who live through times of tumultuous change usually don't realise it. Most people most of the time are not hammering chunks out of the Berlin Wall or detonating atom b ...

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SF6 replacements: switching how we think about power transmission

The effort to replace this potent greenhouse gas in switchgear could also open the door to a new reliable, cost-effective and greener option for electricity transmission. In a post last year, I discussed how the T&D industry can combine economic ...

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634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

Africans got mobiles without ever having landlines In 1994, in sub-Saharan Africa, there were 0.1 mobile phone and 1.1 fixed line subscriptions for every 100 people. Twenty years later in 2014, there were 71 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 peop ...

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GUEST BLOG: North Africa: Electricity systems in transition?

GUEST BLOG: North Africa: Electricity systems in transition?

By: Dr. Bernhard Brand Renewable energies are rapidly expanding into the electricity systems of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This observation has already been made in a previous entry of this blog, which highlighted recent advan ...

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Robust Power Failure Investigation - a key part of Smart Asset Management?

Robust Power Failure Investigation - a key part of Smart Asset Management?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Singapore's electricity grid maintained its status as one of the most reliable in the world for more than a decade. In 2014, there was an interruption time of less than 1 minute per customer per year. Depend ...

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Who should be responsible for reliability and resilience?

Energy storage and distributed renewables could produce another 'paradigm shift' for electricity networks The major changes anticipated in operating, planning, and paying for electricity transmission and distribution networks with high levels of v ...

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Sustainable energy in far away places

Sustainable energy in far away places

Bringing electricity to remote areas is expensive On 16th December 1935, the Pickwick Electric Cooperative was set up to bring electricity to a poor and heretofore backward part of the US state of Tennessee. A local farmer, when invited to speak a ...

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Will small scale domestic energy storage change the electricity market as we know it?

Will small scale domestic energy storage change the electricity market as we know it?

In a possible future scenario cheap energy storage will change the energy industry When it becomes possible to store large volumes of energy cheaply and efficiently, the electricity industry will become very different than it is today. The electri ...

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Shaping Africa’s Energy Future

Shaping Africa’s Energy Future

Africa's economy is now the second fastest growing in the world after China. It has the youngest population on Earth, with over 50 per cent below the age of 19. Additionally, it is home to many countries that either completely lack any kind of electr ...

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