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High hopes for Greenpower in Poland

High hopes for Greenpower in Poland
Renishaw, is entering the second annual Greenpower event in Poznan, Poland. After racing to success at Rockingham in 2016, the UK based Renishaw team is set to compete in the Polish event on September 23rd and 24th, 2017. The event marks the first time that the Renishaw Greenpower team has competed internationally. The Greenpower project aims to encourage young people aged nine to 25 to consider a career in engineering.
21st September 2017

Change your approach to renewable energy

Change your approach to renewable energy
REO UK has urged businesses to reconsider their relationship with renewable energy. The company has released a whitepaper exploring the state of the renewable energy sector and argues that the time is ripe for organisations to think about how they can overcome problems such as the changes to feed-in tariffs, power quality problems, planning permission and the threat from cheap imports of renewable technology.
21st September 2017

P2P energy marketplace expands to serve the Netherlands

P2P energy marketplace expands to serve the Netherlands
  Developed by Open Utility, Piclo is the energy marketplace that enables homes and businesses to transact on a peer-to-peer (P2P) basis with local electricity generators. Expanding their technology to serve the Dutch, the company has announced a trial contract with Netherlands-based Essent, part of the Innogy Group.
19th September 2017


Investment aims to support disruptive technologies

Investment aims to support disruptive technologies
Foresight Group has announced an £500,000 investment on behalf of the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund into Southampton-based Utonomy, a ground-breaking intelligent gas grid solutions provider. The transaction represents the Fund’s first investment. Established in 2015, Utonomy has developed an innovative technology for reducing leakage in gas distribution networks. Its IoT solution automatically optimises gas distribution pressures through electro-mechanical actuators retrofitted to the network and controlled by intelligent, cloud-based software.
11th September 2017

Will smart cities deliver on the hype?

Will smart cities deliver on the hype?
The Mindtrek international technology conference, held every year in Finland, will once again be turning its attention on the smart city. The city of Tampere, which hosts the event on 20th-21st September, has a close affiliation with the smart city, having launched the Smart Tampere programme last year.
25th August 2017

UK Power Networks boosts flexible renewable energy

UK Power Networks is calling on energy resources to offer their services to support the distribution network during periods of high electricity demand. Until now, such contracts were used to support the national power system, and rarely on the local network.
18th August 2017

Grid stabilisation technology enhances power reliability

Grid stabilisation technology enhances power reliability
An order for around $30m from the Dutch-German transmission system operator, TenneT has been given to ABB to supply a stabilisation solution that will enhance the reliability and quality of power as the grid absorbs more renewable energy. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2017.
15th August 2017

MaaS transport

MaaS transport
Steve Rogerson talks to some of the companies preparing for September’s Low Carbon Vehicle Event. Once an essential part of growing up, learning to drive, passing your driving test and going out on the road in either your own or more likely your parents’ car, was a rite of passage for many an adolescent. Today, that is changing. For example, the USA, the flag bearer for car ownership, is seeing a fall in the number of teenage drivers. And that is happening in the UK as well.
9th August 2017

Mangroves: the next step in environmental decontamination

Mangroves: the next step in environmental decontamination
Avicennia marina, otherwise known as grey mangrove trees, filter heavy metals out of the surrounding soil and water. A new study from Indonesia has found that their leaf litter accumulates the most copper, followed by leaves and then roots. Researchers from Universitas Diponegoro analysed copper concentrations in a mangrove forest in Tapak Tuguerjo, an area along the northern coast of Java, Indonesia. The forest is downstream from a river polluted by a nearby factory.
9th August 2017

Skills gap slowing IoT innovation in the energy sector

Skills gap slowing IoT innovation in the energy sector
According to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, if energy companies are to successfully deploy Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity, they must upskill current employees and/or embark on recruitment drive. The research found that while the vast majority of energy companies have their sights set on IoT, a significant proportion lack the skills needed to take advantage of the technology.
3rd August 2017


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POWER & ENERGY 2017
22nd November 2017
Rwanda Kigali