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Getting smart on energy procurement

  • 5 years 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 years ago (2018-03-23)
  • Junior Isles

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

  • 5 years 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

Decarbonising Britain: why are we so cool on heat?

  • 5 years ago (2018-03-07)
  • Junior Isles

Kevin Stickney, Managing Director of Erda Energy, asks why we’re lagging on decarbonising heat in the UK and argues it’s time for the industry to up its game.

Could the UK be the supplier of choice for the global offshore wind market?

  • 5 years ago (2018-02-08)
  • Junior Isles

Since 2008, the UK has been the world leader in offshore wind, with more installed capacity than any other country. Could it translate that domestic achievement into export success and become the supplier of choice for the global offshore wind market?

By James Young, Chief Technology Officer at JDR Cable Systems, Part of the TFKable Group

The power of analytics to master the modern grid

  • 5 years ago (2018-02-07)
  • Junior Isles

The electric utility industry is undergoing a major transformation driven by new sources of energy generation (solar and wind power), consumer demand for faster and more affordable services and cyber security. The emerging modern grid demands accurate data and electric network information. As a result, managing data to harvest insights and forecast more accurately has huge potential to optimise operations. Utilities must therefore overcome current constraints and limitations to ensure high quality operational data is available. 

By Dan Beasley, Director, Utilities, Cyient


2018, the year of electrifying trends in the utility sector

  • 5 years ago (2018-02-04)
  • Junior Isles

Last year’s disruption in the utility sector, from regulation to renewable sources of energy, will accelerate in 2018 as leading utilities aggressively pursue digital transformation. 

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

The future of storage capacity for the grid

  • 5 years ago (2018-01-16)
  • Junior Isles

The past few months should leave little doubt the UK government is firmly in support of demand response for the grid.

By Ian Larive, Investment Director, Low Carbon

The DDoS threat for energy and utility companies

  • 6 years ago (2017-11-25)
  • Junior Isles

By Scott Taylor, VP at Corero Network Security

The Internet of Things represents a new reality for the energy sector, improving how we manage our power distribution and consumption, and enabling a more flexible and efficient energy grid. This has introduced a range of benefits, including a greater flexibility to accommodate new energy sources, better management of assets as well as greater reliability of services. But as operating systems have become increasingly connected to the Internet, it has also increased the potential for damaging cyber attacks such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).

By Scott Taylor, VP at Corero Network Security


Will the gig economy end the war on talent?

  • 6 years ago (2017-11-01)
  • Junior Isles

Matthew Hallé, Managing Director, Singular

The workforce is changing. New generations value flexibility in how they are engaged, hired and managed – so companies are having to adapt to stay relevant. The gig economy has emerged as a focal point in this transition, with workers taking on a variety of assignments – or gigs – for multiple parties rather than long-term employments.