Eaton appoints new service partner for Scotland

Eaton has appointed RMD – an independent specialist in data centre and server room infrastructure – as a service partner for Scotland. The partnership allows...

Contract win for Liverpool hospital

A contract to supply critical care power systems and hygienic touch-screen theatre control panels, with PACS viewing screens, has been awaded to Bender UK...

RTE selects Saft for lithium-ion backup battery systems in innovative Smart Grid Substation installations

Saft has supplied two battery systems to French transmission grid operator RTE to provide vital backup power for its innovative Smart Substations Project. The...

Solar energy to power Apple’s data centre

NV Energy and Apple have announced an agreement to build 200 megawatts of additional solar energy in Nevada by early 2019. The projects will...

£2.3M Manchester data centre upgrade

UKFast has announced an investment of £2.3 million to upgrade its Manchester-based data centre complex. The latest improvements to the hosting firm’s data centre...

UK interest in microgrids builds momentum

Concerns continue to grow as to how our networks can address the power supply capacity, stability and resilience issues vital to ensure ‘business as...

Guidance issued on maintaining UPS

In a data centre, the UPS acts as the first line of defence, protecting against a range of power problems – from voltage spikes...

DataCentres North: full programme announced

Datacentres North’s educational programme will address both 'strategic issues' affecting the industry and the opportunities specific to the region, as well as the 'operational...

Data Centre Summit London: education, debate, and networking

Data Centre Summit London is a one-day conference event for data centre industry professionals. Taking place at the Barbican Centre in the heart of...

London: is the capital still the epicentre for data centres?

Aegis Data has speculated that London “may no longer be the epicentre for the data centre community”. The Surrey-based co-location provider says that third-party...

Younicos awards battery-based energy storage project to Morrison

Morrison Utility Connections, a major projects Independent Connection Provider (ICP) and part of Morrison Utility Services, has been commissioned to build and connect one...

The pros and cons of eco-mode UPS: what does the future hold?

Ian Bitterlin discusses the potential risks and benefits of adopting eco-mode UPS technology, and considers the future impact of silicon carbide IGBTs. In the early...

Battery-free UPS system wins iF Design Award

HITEC Power Protection, a manufacturer of Diesel Rotary UPS (DRUPS), has announced that its PowerPRO2700 product has won this year's iF Design Award. Each...

Funding secured for KAO data centre campus

KAO Data Campus, a new £200m, 35-acre science and technology data centre campus located on the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor, has raised an extra £33m through...

Power outage threat posed by hackers

Hackers could pose a significant threat to smart grid security unless the challenges are better understood and addressed, researchers have warned. A team of...

£1.5m grant awarded for new engine technology

A consortium led by Lontra has been awarded a £1.5 million grant to apply the firm’s award-winning technology to energy generation. The Energy Catalyst...

ABB to deploy the UK’s first intelligent campus microgrid control system

ABB has been selected by the University of Chester to deploy a state-of-the-art microgrid control system for the new Energy Centre at its Thornton...

Vertiv ranks most critical industries in the world

Utilities, including electricity, gas, nuclear power and water treatment, are the most critical industries in the world according to a new ranking from Vertiv, formerly...

Back-up power fails during outage at Edinburgh airport

A power outage at Edinburgh Airport has led to major disruption of flights and terminal services, leading to delays and long queues outside the terminal. A power...

Choose the right track and help eliminate railway ‘sudden death’

Saft’s Holger Schuh discusses the importance of battery power for the railway industry and introduces a new technology with the potential for condition-based monitoring  Uptime...