EU clears GE-Rosneft IoT joint venture buyout

The company will focus on the development, implementation and operation of industrial Internet of Things applications

Could Internet of Things hold the key to going green?

Many large energy companies believe the Internet of Things (IoT) holds the key to improving environmental sustainability and decarbonising the sector. That’s according to a new report from mobile satellite company Inmarsat, which conducted a global survey of around 100 power and utilities firms regarding their use of the technology. More than half of those […]

E.ON enters Internet of Things partnership

E.ON has entered a partnership with a software startup in the US to create an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to increase manufacturing efficiency. The system developed by Sight Machine uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics to help address critical challenges in quality and productivity. The firms say it will mean customers from […]

Concept EV aims to unify power systems

A new concept electric vehicle (EV) has been designed to integrate with surrounding energy infrastructure. Designer GFG Style and Internet of Things (IoT) firm Envision have created a four-door, luxury sedan called the Sibylla to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. It is linked with Envision’s IoT system EnOS, a network of 100GW of […]

Smart cities ‘held back by low budgets’

Global smart city programmes are being held back by limited budgets, a lack of infrastructure and short-term mindsets among stakeholders and policymakers. That’s according to a new report from Philips Lighting and SmartCitiesWorld, which suggests around a tenth of city authorities lack the capacity to implement smart, integrated technologies in their municipality. It suggests the […]

New UK research hub for smart homes and buildings

A new hub dedicated to smart homes and buildings research has been opened in the UK. The new Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings (CSHB) in Watford is currently testing a range of devices, covering heating, energy use, safety and security, lighting as well as air quality. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) will work with […]

Manchester-based smart energy startup secures £5.5m

A smart energy startup based in Manchester has secured investment totalling £5.5 million. Upside Energy received the financial support to grow its team and speed up commercialisation and deployment of its cloud-based smart grid platform. Its platform aggregates the energy stored in everyday connected devices, such as batteries and hot water tanks, to create a […]

Siemens partners on digital innovation in Asia

Siemens has announced a series of partnerships to focus on energy saving digital innovations in Asia. The firm has agreed to create Hong Kong’s first smart city digital hub, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Science Park. This hub will use a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) operating system from Siemens to share expertise and […]

More than half of energy firms ‘challenged by IoT connectivity’

  More than half of energy companies lack the connectivity to fully exploit the Internet of Things (IoT). New research suggests an “overwhelming majority” of energy firms are in the process of developing or deploying IoT solutions but are being prevented from realising the full benefits of improving efficiency and increasing profitability. IoT technologies allow […]

Are employees the biggest risk to cybersecurity?

The biggest risk to cybersecurity are employees, according to a majority of global power and utility executives. That was the findings of a new survey from EY, which reveals 84% of leaders and IT executives and managers questioned said careless employee actions are a threat. Around 12% of the 1,735 people questioned believe their boards […]