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

  • 5 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 8 months 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


UK nuclear energy: Why does Moorside matter?

  • 8 months ago (2018-10-09)
  • Junior Isles

Three hundred of the best and brightest in the UK’s nuclear industry gathered at this year’s Cumbria Nuclear Conference (CNC), to discuss the importance of collaboration, not just in Cumbria, but across the industry. The Moorside project’s significant impact on Cumbria was a hot topic.

By Craig Hatch, Managing Director, Surveying & Asset Management, WYG


Europe can be the global centre of clean energy innovation – but it needs a spark

  • 8 months ago (2018-10-02)
  • Junior Isles

Europe can be the global centre of clean energy innovation. All the ingredients are there. But there’s one crucial ingredient that we are a little short on: in Europe, we need more clean energy innovators and entrepreneurs.

By Frank Gielen, Education Director for InnoEnergy


Powering the Dragon

  • 8 months ago (2018-09-29)
  • Junior Isles

China’s power sector reforms represent perhaps the world’s largest industrial reform programme, with important consequences globally as well as new opportunities domestically.

by Christian Romig, Head of Management Consulting for China at Pöyry

RESS: Encouraging energy diversity in Ireland

  • 9 months ago (2018-08-23)
  • Junior Isles

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

  • 10 months 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

  • 11 months ago (2018-06-20)
  • Junior Isles

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