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The business of battery storage

  • 5 months ago (2019-05-18)
  • Junior Isles

While the energy market is stable at the moment, what can organisations do to be more resilient when it comes to price shifts, reduce their reliance on the grid and minimise their environmental impact? The answer is battery storage. 

By Paul Sheffield, Chief Operating Officer, Haven Power

Parents of the revolution: why we must start planning for the coming digital age today

  • 7 months ago (2019-03-17)
  • Junior Isles

Don’t work harder; work smarter. This old adage is taking on new significance as digitalisation transforms our economies. Today, we stand at the precipice of a global productivity revolution and the watchword of this will be: “work smarter.”

Stephen Woodhouse, Chief Digital Officer at Pöyry.


Addressing four major risks to the physical data security of energy facilities

  • 8 months ago (2019-01-23)
  • Junior Isles

Physical data security is often overlooked within energy facilities – where the stakes could not be higher.

By Douglas Miorandi, Director of U.S. Federal Programs at Metrasens

2018-2019 … the pivotal years for New Energy

  • 9 months ago (2019-01-07)
  • Junior Isles

Decentralised energy has now firmly moved from being on the periphery of the energy debate to front and centre. Most companies now recognise the direction in which the market is heading and it seems like we are approaching the cusp of change.

By Jenny Carson, Senior Analyst,  Delta-ee

Decentralise, decarbonise, devolve: the future of energy

  • 9 months ago (2019-01-04)
  • Junior Isles

The energy sector is changing – with numerous factors reshaping an industry that must adapt to rising demand for renewable energy.

By Paul Dight, energy partner at Addleshaw Goddard

The demands of urbanisation: turning energy challenges into opportunities

  • 9 months ago (2019-01-04)
  • Junior Isles

Balancing the needs of people, the economy and the environment has grown into a global challenge. However, when we combine the right perspective with a smarter approach, it is possible to turn these challenges into opportunities.

By David Hall, Vice President Energy, UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric

The end of peak time: readying for the rise of electric vehicles

  • 9 months ago (2019-01-03)
  • Junior Isles

Although they are the cleaner and more environmentally-friendly alternative, electric vehicles must still find their place in the UK's rapidly evolving energy grid. The challenge is not that electric vehicles demand more energy than we can supply, it is that they disrupt how that energy is distributed and supplied on our transmission networks.

By David Hall, Vice President Energy, UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric

Doing it for the kids: the future of energy

  • 9 months ago (2019-01-02)
  • Junior Isles

Schneider Electric’s research has revealed that Generation Z – those born from around the mid-1990s –  are far less worried about the planet (and their impact upon it) than their parents.  What’s more, they show little regard for a host of environmental issues, from energy saving to reducing plastic waste. 

By David Hall, Vice President Energy, UK and Ireland at Schneider Electric

Amidst an uncertain political climate, clean energy must remain a key government priority

  • 10 months ago (2018-11-25)
  • Junior Isles

Many within the industry were eagerly anticipating announcements within the UK Chancellor’s Budget designed to support the sector into its next growth phase. In the event however, the topic was not mentioned, ceding further ground to other priorities. 

By Nick Shenken, Partner in the multi-disciplinary Clean Energy team at TLT

The energy sector and cyber security: the other capacity gap

  • 1 year, 11 days ago (2018-10-09)
  • Junior Isles

Here is a statement that I’m sure most of our industry leaders would agree with: Society needs energy, and demand will only grow. We need more power and to be smarter about how we use it to maintain security of supply. Now replace the word ‘power’ with ‘cyber security resource’. Would as many people agree? They should.

By Anjos Nijk, Managing Director at ENCS