Researchers at MIT and Harvard University have developed an efficient process to convert carbon dioxide into formate, a stable material that can be used as a fuel for generating electricity in fuel cells.
The World Bank has announced that its board has approved a $1 billion loan to help South Africa reform its energy sector, as the country tries to overcome regular power cuts that have curbed economic growth.
Siemens Energy has announced it will deliver the first-ever hybrid grid stabilisation and large-scale battery storage plant at Shannonbridge in Ireland.
Ukraine is undertaking a massive effort to repair and reinforce its energy infrastructure before winter in anticipation of Russian attempts to damage power plants and grid infrastructure with missile and drone attacks as part of its invasion of Ukraine.
Many electric utility operators are already taking measures to establish resilient networks capable of withstanding the impacts of climate change. Research indicates that every dollar invested in building resilient infrastructure saves six dollars in future repair costs, making it a beneficial long-term investment. So what are the key steps utilities can take?
Adrian McNulty, VP Utility Solutions, IQGeo
A rise in renewable energy is futile if our grids can’t keep pace with the growth.
By Frédéric Godemel, EVP Power Systems and Services at Schneider Electric
Ukraine Energy Minister German Galushchenko has said that Ukraine is carrying out its largest ever programme of repairs and rehabilitation to its power network to prepare for another winter of possible Russian air strikes.
EirGrid, Ireland’s electricity operator, has warned that there may soon be electricity supply issues due to the current low availability of renewable energy and unplanned outages of a number of fossil fuel-fired generation units.
SaskPower of Canada has announced plans to invest C$1.15 billion (US$850 million) during fiscal year 2023-24 to modernise, sustain, and expand Saskatchewan’s electricity system.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced that the Luzon power grid was placed on red alert on 8 May after five power plants declared forced outages.