UK records ‘greenest summer ever’ in 2017

  The UK experienced the “greenest” summer on record this year. New data from National Grid reveals almost 52% of the nation’s electricity generation was met by low carbon sources from 21st June to 22nd September. That’s in comparison to around 35% four years ago. The news comes as the grid operator launches a new […]

Sparks fly in energy software firm acquisition

A software developer for the electricity market has bought a supplier of carbon and energy management solutions. EDW Technology has acquired UK-based TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Limited), which boasts more than 500 UK and global customers from the commerce and industry sectors as well as the government. The services TEAM provides include tenant billing software, […]

Innovative software to support smart meter rollout

A software company has won a contract to support the UK’s smart meter rollout. IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced it will assist National Grid’s new smart meter business, National Grid Smart, with its ‘IFS Applications 9’ software. National Grid Smart offers a fully-managed smart meter service to energy suppliers, with services ranging from asset financing […]

Energy trading software merger could face in-depth investigation

A $650 million (£445m) energy trading software merger has been referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for an in-depth investigation. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a global operator of exchanges and clearing houses, has its own software that facilities trading of energy commodities. Its takeover of London-based Trayport, a provider of software which also facilitates […]

US invests $10m in software for electricity grids

The US Energy Department is spending more than $10 million (£5.94m) for software that will improve the efficiency of electricity grids. It is investing in six projects in five states – California, Hawaii, Missouri, North Carolina and Washington – to deploy advanced software that works with a technology called synchrophasor, which measures voltage, current and […]

Calling all techies! Ford wants fuel efficiency app

Carmaker Ford has called on software developers to create an app which helps drivers be more fuel efficient. The US car manufacturer is offering thousands of dollars for a smartphone and tablet app which fits the bill. One of the only requirements is for the app to use the open source technology called OpenXC data […]

Schneider Electric named top 5 for energy managing software

Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric has been named one of the top five leaders in the world for its software. Along with four other suppliers, CA Technologies, CarbonSystems, IBM and Verisae, its technology was praised for working well with a wide range of meters and controls plus its functionality and utility bill management. The “Green Quadrant […]

University saves £27k on computer energy use

Staffordshire University has saved around £27,000 a year by making its computers more energy efficient. It introduced software letting it centrally control and reduce the energy used by the 4,000 PCs on its network by 60%. When switched on, the average PC draws 65 watts of electricity, 3 watts when suspended (standby), and 1 watt […]

Online tool manages energy across the world

New IT software which calculates energy usage across several locations has been launched by energy management & efficiency company Verdiem. The software allows global companies to more accurately track and manage energy consumption and costs across international boundaries. Verdiem Surveyor allows customers to remotely control and reduce the energy used by computers and network systems. […]

CRC tinkering stalled software developments says consultant

A consultant has said that constant tweaking of the CRC by the government meant that computer firms were constantly playing “catch up” in developing appropriate software for the scheme. And David Metcalfe claims that this led to confusion and anger among companies looking for a bespoke system to audit their carbon emissions. Mr Metcalfe is […]