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Training provider opens doors to promote skills in energy sector

Training provider opens doors to promote skills in energy sector
Construction and utilities specialist Develop Training (DTL) is opening the doors of its Midlands and Scotland based centres throughout July to promote skills in the energy sector. The company, which is a strong advocate for greater investment in training and apprenticeships by industry and the government, is running three open days in Derby and Linlithgow near Edinburgh.
17th July 2018

How to face the three challenges for renewables

How to face the three challenges for renewables
Alan Binning, Regional Sales Manager at smart grid software provider COPA-DATA UK, explores three common issues for renewables - managing demand, combining distributed systems and reporting.
16th July 2018

Smartening up the grid: challenges for testing technologies

Smartening up the grid: challenges for testing technologies
As the world makes the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the impact on existing energy infrastructures is significant. New developments such as renewable energy power stations, energy-positive buildings and infrastructures mean that electricity no longer has a unidirectional flow from power stations to consumers. In addition, as local energy generation and private storage facilities increase, there are greater demands on the grid along with new challenges. Anoop Gangadharan, Product Marketing Manager, Yokogawa Europe, explains.
16th July 2018


An intelligent fight against deforestation in Madagascar

An intelligent fight against deforestation in Madagascar
When Regula Ochsner returned to Madagascar in 1998, two decades after having worked there, she was shaken. Entire forests, which she referred to as the Black Forest, ‘Schwarzwald’ in her native Swiss German, had all but disappeared. While some had been cleared for farming, most – roughly 80% – had been harvested for firewood. It was either lush green forests or an empty stomach. Both, it seemed, were impossible. 
12th July 2018

Resistor for renewables launched

Resistor for renewables launched
With UK Government figures reporting that renewable energy accounted for almost 30% of energy generated, REO UK is focusing on reliable power generation for the future. The company has launched the REO BW151 Resistor Kombi, a braking resistor for renewable applications such as wind turbines and electric cars.
10th July 2018

Digital twins are changing the energy industry

Digital twins are changing the energy industry
Improved operations, a reduction in unplanned outages and better managed variations in market conditions; it's the idyllic aim of power leaders across the globe, but how is the digital twin concept making this goal a reality?  Author: Martyn Williams, Managing Director at COPA-DATA UK.
10th July 2018

Sun, sea, and coal: which energy source is the most reliable?

Sun, sea, and coal: which energy source is the most reliable?
With an increased demand for energy comes a need to source it, the energy supplied must be reliable and dependable to cope with an influx of new needs. There are many different energy sources, from coal to solar power, but which is the most reliable? UK energy supplier Flogas, have investigated the various ways this energy could be generated, and which seems to be the best option for stability.
9th July 2018

Nine appointments to support the delivery of new projects

Nine appointments to support the delivery of new projects
It has been announced by RJM International that it has appointed nine new joiners at different experience levels, to support the growth of the business and the successful completion of a number of emissions upgrade and combustion improvement projects.
5th July 2018

Swedish Energy Agency supports hydrogen gas plant in Gothenburg

Preem and Vattenfall have the shared goal of using hydrogen gas in the large-scale production of renewable fuel. The Swedish Energy Agency, through 'Industriklivet' (Industrial Evolution), will contribute half the cost of SEK 6 million for the preliminary planning of a new fossil-free hydrogen gas plant which, with a capacity of 18 megawatts, is expected to be the largest in Europe.
4th July 2018

Answering the common myths behind smart metres

Answering the common myths behind smart metres
  Misconceptions around advanced technologies often lead to the emergence of urban legends. This is currently the case for the integration of smart electric meters. Jonathan DiGiacomandrea, Applications Engineering Manager at Ultralife, explains some of the truths behind powering the energy saving devices.
4th July 2018


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