Siemens and software firm launch academy for energy sector

The learning sessions will be spread over three facilities in Germany, the US and China

Level of trust in energy companies regarding smart devices has doubled

Despite this, a survey conducted by PwC shows utilities are facing increasing smart technology competition from other sectors

‘Cost savings are main reason energy firms deploy IoT technologies’

Other important drivers include improving health and safety and increasing automation

Government launches fund for smart energy systems

The fund’s first round will see recipients receive a share of £41.5 million

Dutch clean energy firm goes smart with cloud computing

It will develop cloud management, application services and other end-user services

Three-quarters of smart meter owners recommend one

The equivalent of 6.3 million people across the UK are happy with their device

Smart thermostat usage hots up across 1.5m UK homes

Around 500,000 new customers installed smart thermostats last year alone

‘Energy price cap is a retrograde step for the market’

Could the introduction of regulation to put an upper limit on prices be a backwards step for the last decade’s efforts to introduce more competition?

Oil and gas firm steps up efficiency with digital platform

The system has saved around 11 million kroner (£1.3m) on productivity and efficiency metrics

Intelligence chiefs consider Russian threats to UK infrastructure

Essential services have been warned to prepare for a potentially state-sponsored attack