Unlocking savings: ESCOs, EPCs and EaaS

Energy as a Service (EaaS) models are highly attractive to the technology giants - the so-called FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google), but there...

Bridging the energy gap: industry leaders reveal concerns

A new report finds that energy security and rising costs are impacting competitiveness for UK industry, so how could decentralised energy be made more...

Risk of cyber attacks on power networks

Cyber attacks on London electricity networks are likely to disrupt more than 1.5 million people and could cost £111m daily, even for a relatively...

82% believe energy security ‘a concern’, but cost hinders on-site generation

Industry barriers to decentralised energy strategies must be addressed, admid rising costs and fears over energy security, concludes a new report by Aggreko. ‘Bridging...

Cyber attacks to power networks could cost £111m daily

Cyber attacks on London electricity networks are likely to disrupt over 1.5 million people and could cost £111 million daily, even for a relatively...

Crestchic Loadbanks provides Pakistani port with a solution to regenerative power

The container shipping industry is an ever-growing, fast-paced environment, and power infrastructure cannot always grow in-line with power requirements.  For this reason, many container...

Potential for micro-grids to increase resilience in an uncertain energy landscape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aSj0D48_0w   The rise of virtual power plants will be a key trend in 2019, according to ABB’s Sagnik Murthy. He says there is wider...

Energy security remains a major concern for industry

Energy security and cost concerns are highlighted as key issues for UK industry, according to a report launched by Aggreko. Entitled ‘Bridging the Energy...

Carbon zero targets high on the agenda at the Energyst Event

The Energyst Event once again explored approaches to an integrated energy strategy, in an energy market where disciplines are rapidly converging. The conference delved...

Rolls-Royce to offer microgrid solutions for mines

Rolls-Royce is expanding its portfolio of energy systems with the addition of microgrid solutions for mines from MTU Onsite Energy. This means that mine...

UK energy price cap predicted to fall in autumn

According to the ICIS Power Index (IPI) Analysis there is a real prospect that UK energy bills are likely to fall from 1 October...

Power technology trends for 2019

Power Control’s director, Rob Mather, explores some power technology trends for 2019, aimed at driving energy efficiency and improving resilience... The need to balance resilience,...

Distributed energy market opens up opportunities for mission critical sites

The falling cost of distributed energy technologies is opening up opportunities for hospitals and industrial sites to make a major impact on emissions reductions.  A report...

Onsite generation ‘will continue to boom’

A boom in onsite generation is in now sight and the UK market has the potential to triple in size, according to Jonathan Maxwell,...

Convergence between physical and cyber environments is leaving businesses exposed

More than half (59%) of respondents to the latest social media poll (conducted by the organisers of Infosecurity Europe 2019) believe that an attack on...

‘Too many data centres operate in reactive mode’ warns consulting firm

Nils Gerstle from Collaboretix Enterprise Consulting warns that failures are all too often due to a reactive approach to data centre management.  Data centre failure can...

Loadbanks deliver resilience for Europe’s greenest mine

Crestchic has provided two of its 1MW resistive only loadbanks to the first ever underground data centre, based in Norway.  The Lefdal mine, a 120,000...

Eaton reports pilot success for UPS-as-a-reserve

Louise Frampton recently caught up with Eaton’s Mike Byrnes and learned how UPS-as-a-reserve has been received by the data centre sector since its initial...

Transformers: robots to the rescue?

More needs to be done, through early detection and improved inspection regimes, to mitigate the risks posed to critical infrastructure by unexpected transformer failures....

Government urged to act on blackout warnings

As the UK transitions to a lower carbon economy, the GMB union is warning of the need to ensure a safe and secure energy...