Fuel Watch: Green hydrogen gains in the face of rising natural gas costs
Producing blue and grey hydrogen would continue to make some manufacturers dependent on gas imports and subject to the price that such dependence would demand. This has caused a big shift in the way that countries and investors view hydrogen production.
Energy Outlook: Utilities take centre stage as Europe pivots away from Russian gas
In the midst of an ambitious decarbonisation drive, Europe is now making energy security its first priority. This shift has clear implications for utilities, explains S&P Global Ratings’ Claire Mauduit-Le Clercq.
Industry Perspective: Real-time trading creates new, sustainable opportunities
The global drive to net zero and the consequent increase in renewables, introduces challenges for grid operators and new responsibilities for utilities. Hitachi Energy’s Uday Baral explores the need for utilities and other energy market participants to engage in sophisticated energy contracting and trading transactions to serve their load efficiently and profitably, while meeting sustainability goals within this new, dynamic context, and looks at the technology needed to make that happen.
Technology Focus: Developing a virtual energy system
National Grid ESO has launched an industry-wide programme to develop a Virtual Energy System – a digital twin of Great Britain’s entire energy system. This centralised tool offers the potential to create a collective view of the UK’s energy system: supporting forecasting, decision-making and innovation while informing improvements to the physical system. Jonathan Barcroft and Simon Evans explain.
Final Word: A not so magical Easter
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