Big data ‘could help drive better performance of wind energy assets’

Global wind capacity of more than 650GW is generating 400 billion points of data annually

TESS 2019: Navigating big data and driving efficiencies

Paul Keigher from SSE Business Energy will be showcasing a simple and visual way for businesses to address that at The Energy Solutions Show

UK announces £215m funding boost for innovation centres

The Future Cities and Transport Systems centres will combine their skills and expertise in shaping the future of mobility and modern city living

New UN research partnership to battle big pollution with big data

It is working with Boston College to establish a ‘Global Pollution Observatory’

OPEC, UAE to launch new global oil, gas tool

A new global project to help analyse publicly available oil and gas data has been announced. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretariat and the UAE Ministry of Energy said the first phase of the Oil and Gas Big Data Project will be launched later this month. The platform will consist of a […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – What use is big data?

I see daily articles advocating the use of “big data” as the panacea to all our complex problems. Generating, capturing and storing all this data is a major feat in itself but what is becoming very evident is that those who have access to the answers don’t always know what to do with it. From […]

DECC invests £6m in efficient heating

DECC is investing £6 million in efficient heat technology. London-based company Guru Systems, will use a share of the cash to develop tools which analyse Big Data on decentralised networks. It will identify the causes of inefficiency and propose cost measures to improve heat networks. The company claims householders could save an average of £179 average per […]

EU launches €2.5bn big data partnership

A new initiative that will support research and innovation in big data fields including energy has been launched in the EU. The European Commission and Europe’s data industry, the Big Data Value Association, have committed to invest €2.5 billion (£2bn) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up the public-private partnership (PPP). The PPP, […]

Secrets of “whole house” energy use to be revealed

When do we use washing machines or microwaves – and for how long? Analysts believe these sorts of questions are useful for understanding consumer pattern in the home. A new six-month study by data firm ONZO is about to begin, documenting the “whole house” energy use of 15 houses collected from smart meters. It aims […]

Businesses ‘struggling to live up to their green targets’

Businesses large and small are struggling to live up to their green commitments, the chief executive of a leading UK energy management firm has told ELN. While many firms are quick to jump on the good PR generated by publicising plans to slash carbon emissions or reduce their energy use, some are finding it hard […]