UK to help cybersecurity firms export technology

Global cybersecurity spend in energy and critical national infrastructure in 2016 was £0.77 billion

Energy networks group opens door for innovation

An energy networks group has launched its first consultation to accelerate and improve low carbon innovations. The Energy Networks Association (ENA) says businesses managing such systems need to evolve so new technologies such as renewable generation, electric vehicles and battery storage units can be delivered. The group suggests input from the widest range of stakeholders […]

Energy Live Future: Enabling a future energy transition

Our Energy Live Future conference is now only two days away! Join us and more than 200 energy end users at the National Space Centre in Leicester on the 7th of June to learn more about how energy will be generated, traded and delivered in the future. The day’s fifth session at 14.15 will centre around […]

UK ‘can be leader in storage, EVs, smart grids’

The UK can be a leader in numerous low carbon sectors, including solar, bioenergy, electric vehicles, energy storage and smart grids. That’s according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), which has launched its ‘Manifesto for Growth’ ahead of the general election. The trade body believes a low cost and low carbon energy system provides “huge […]

Ofgem: Smart grid tech benefits could reach £8.1bn

The benefits that smart grids could provide to energy networks could account between £4.8 billion and £8.1 billion. That’s according to Ofgem which is calling on electricity distribution companies to deliver more innovation for less so customers get better value for money from smart grid projects. The regulator ran an independent review into its Low […]

Smart grid and EV lab opens in Europe

A new laboratory to enable electric vehicles (EVs) and smart grids to work effectively together has opened in Europe. It aims to ensure the next generation of EVs and smart grids are “fully interoperable” and create a “single language” for all components to benefit industry on both sides of the Atlantic. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the […]

Smart grids ‘could generate €3.5bn in Netherlands’

Smart grids could save up to €3.5 billion in the Netherlands, a new survey claims. Renewable sources such as wind and solar power fluctuate due to the weather but smart grids help balance the supply and demand. That’s expected to make it more efficient and reliable in distributing electricity. A pilot study – carried out by […]

Smart grids ‘key for EU Energy Union’

Innovative smart power grids are vital for the EU’s plans for a single energy market. Speaking in Brussels yesterday, Miguel Arias Canete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy said: “We know smart grids work. We have seen they can reduce the infrastructure capacity needed to meet demand by up to 30%.” Smart grids are […]

Italian energy firm Enel signs deal with Mexico

The head of Italy’s largest power company has signed an energy deal with Mexico’s electricity research body. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Enel and the Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas is aimed at co-operation between the two nations in geothermal generation and smart grids. They will share information through pilot projects, training programmes and technology […]

Different sectors in energy industry must collaborate

It is important for people in the energy industry to get involved with those in different sectors other than their own. That’s the view of Dr Jochen Kreusel (pictured), Head of the Smart Grids initiative at ABB Group in Zurich, who is one of the key speakers at the Erasmus Energy Forum event later this […]