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RESS: Encouraging energy diversity in Ireland

  • 27 days ago (2018-08-23)
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It has been a long time coming, but the Irish government has finally announced its new support scheme for renewables for the next decade.

By Andrew Ryan, Partner, TLT, Northern Ireland

Utilities need to grasp what’s going on behind the meter

  • a month ago (2018-08-02)
  • Junior Isles

There’s an uncomfortable truth emerging alongside the proliferation of distributed energy resources (DERs) being integrated onto the grid; traditional grid management systems at the distribution level can often no longer adequately grasp what’s going on behind the meter.

By Sachin Gupta, Senior Sales Director – North America, OMNETRIC

IT portfolio management: reclaim power

  • 3 months ago (2018-06-20)
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UK utilities know they must deliver more on customer service, efficiency and costs, but figures show that their efforts are stalling. 

By Saul Zambrano,  Global Industry Director for Energy and Utilities at Software AG

Shining a light on independent solar connections

  • 3 months ago (2018-06-08)
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When it comes to connecting new solar facilities to the National Grid, appointing an Independent Connection Provider can be an economic, efficient and standardised option for developers. Dave Ogden, commercial director at Smith Brothers, explores the benefits that can be gained from enlisting such turnkey service providers.

Energy companies can't afford not to be digitalized any more

  • 3 months ago (2018-05-29)
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If you had to provide the documentation for any construction that your company has worked on, could you do it in 24 hours or would you be stuck paying daily fines until you could deliver what regulators say you should have on hand at a moment’s notice?

By John Nixon, Senior Director Energy and Utilities at Siemens PLM Software

Knowledge is power

  • 3 months ago (2018-05-28)
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Understanding the EU clean energy package is the first step to success

By Leonardo Meesus, Professor at Vlerick Business School and Florence School of Regulation

Explaining decentralisation for the new energy grid

  • 4 months ago (2018-05-19)
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Decentralisation ­– the transformation of the “one-way street” of energy into a multi-directional, multi-lane web – is nothing less than a revolution in how we generate, store, move, and consume energy.

By Darren Farrar, Energy Segment Manager at Schneider Electric


Getting smart on energy procurement

  • 4 months ago (2018-05-07)
  • Junior Isles

Proving itself to be a real game-changer, technological innovation is opening up a wave of new possibilities for the commercial energy procurement sector, with businesses great and small now poised to reap the rewards of greater flexibility and intelligent data. From efficiency improvements to significant bill reductions, both the incentives and platforms are firmly in play, and so the ball is now in the court of the individual business: should they stay within the comfort zone of an inclusive deal, or set themselves up for a win by switching to a pass-through option? Chris Maclean, CEO, Open Energy Market shares his insight on how flexibility in the procurement market is changing the game.

Riding the waves of complexity in floating offshore wind

  • 5 months ago (2018-03-23)
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In 2017, the offshore wind industry hit milestones and the headlines. It was a breakthrough year that saw the sector become more commercially viable and realise more of its considerable global potential than ever before.

By Eoghan Quinn, Global Wind Lead at the WorleyParsons Group. 


Exciting future ahead for the UK energy market

  • 6 months ago (2018-03-16)
  • Junior Isles

January's announcement that the US government planned a 30% tax on the import of solar panels might have left the US market questioning the future of their clean energy industry. But, for those outside of the US, this dark cloud could have a silver lining as manufacturers look to increase market share elsewhere.

By Maria Connolly, Partner and head of Energy and Renewables at TLT