Category: Misc

ENA standardises approach to flexibility for GB distribution network operators

A tool developed by ENA’s leading Open Networks project for all distribution network operators in Great Britain to be able to ‘market test’ and make decisions on potential flexibility solutions will be adopted nationally from tomorrow (1 April). It introduces a standard and transparent methodology for distribution network operators when choosing solutions to solve congestion…. Read more »

Durham University launches new Master of Energy Systems Management

Durham University has today announced the launch of a new Master of Energy Systems Management programme, starting in September 2021. The programme, which is full-time and one year-long, will be taught by Durham University Business School and the University’s Department of Engineering, in partnership with the Durham Energy Institute. A part-time online and blended offer is planned to… Read more »

COVID-19 has caused a 14% increase in home daytime heating

London, 30th March 2021: A new study from tado° has found that UK homes had their daytime heating on 14% more this winter in comparison to the previous winter. Despite financial and environmental savings made with less driving, home energy bills have gone up as heating use has increased. The study sampled approximately 65,000 UK… Read more »

Extreme E welcomes new Scientific Committee member

30 March 2021, London: Extreme E has today expanded its Scientific Committee with the appointment of Professor Carlos Duarte, one of the world’s leading minds on marine ecosystems. His appointment comes in advance of Extreme E’s opening race in Saudi Arabia as the series strengthens its commitment to raise awareness for the climate issues facing the… Read more »

Azelio wins commercial order in Sweden for its energy storage TES.POD®

Azelio wins domestic order for two of its TES.POD units from Swedish-based Industrisupport i Åmål AB. Azelio’s TES.POD will store surplus energy from a 446 kW rooftop solar PV system and supply electricity and heat from the storage, on demand around-the-clock. With this installation, Azelio’s storage units will increase the share of renewable energy supply… Read more »

New renewables lead created at Ashtead Technology

Ashtead Technology has created a new role to head up its increasing activities in renewable energy. The integrated underwater technology and services company has appointed Scott Stephen to oversee the firm’s growing presence and enhance its service offering to support the global renewables market. Based at Ashtead’s recently opened Thainstone technology centre in Aberdeenshire, UK,… Read more »

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc

(“ORIT” or the “Company”) Investment Management Update The board of Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc (the “Board”) notes today’s press release by Octopus Energy Group regarding its proposed acquisition of Octopus Renewables, which is subject, amongst other things, to regulatory approval. The Board has been in active discussions with Octopus in relation to this transaction… Read more »

Cognizant to Expand Expertise in Autonomous, Connected and Electric Vehicles with Acquisition of ESG Mobility

Acquisition will extend Cognizant’s capabilities in digital automotive engineering R&D, including in smart, connected mobility; global market for connected cars estimated to exceed $225 billion by 2027 TEANECK, NJ – March 25, 2021 – Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced that it is acquiring Munich, Germany-based ESG Mobility, a digital automotive engineering R&D provider for connected,… Read more »

Keel laying ceremony for Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire in China

Our Voltaire will be the first Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel on the market, able to transport, lift and install the ‘Next Generation’ offshore wind turbines and its ever larger foundations. The vessel will have better operational limits compared to the existing Jack-Ups. The larger deck space will also enable to optimize installations at sea and… Read more »

Energy networks rated 9/10 for customer service

New figures from energy regulator Ofgem reveal Britain’s energy networks have never been more reliable and customers have never been more satisfied with the service they receive, with companies last year achieving average scores of 9 out of 10. Ofgem’s annual report for 2019-20 reveals the companies which operate the gas and electricity networks have… Read more »

NETZSCH is on board: “Rama Dama” initiative of the municipality of Waldkraiburg ensures a clean environment

With the initiative “Rama Dama,” the municipality of Waldkraiburg asks its citizens to help clean the cityscape. The term originates from the Bavarian language and means, “We clean up.” On 13 March, everyone was invited to pick up rubbish and litter lying around and place it in closed containers at public rubbish bins. The city then… Read more »

National Grid ESO joins ENA

National Grid ESO has become an official member of Energy Networks Association. In April 2019 the electricity system operator, National Grid ESO, became a legally separate business within the National Grid PLC group. Fintan Slye, Director of the Electricity System Operator, National Grid will join ENA’s board, effective immediately. Fintan Slye, Director of the Electricity… Read more »

Toshiba’s Carbon Recycling Technology Realizes World’s Highest CO2

Conversion Speed and Achieves Decarbonization in a Limited Space CO2 electrocatalyst electrode stack technology can convert up to 1.0 ton of CO2 a year at ambient temperatures, with an installation space the size of an envelope 22nd March 2021, TOKYO – Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed the world’s most efficient electrocatalyst technology*1 for converting carbon… Read more »

Blue Pearl Energy increases its footprint in France with the integration of Ventimeca Group to its B2B energy services platform

Blue Pearl Energy, an innovative European platform for B2B energy services, has integrated Ventimeca Group, a French regional leader in the field of HVAC installation & maintenance, into its network of SMEs. This transaction strengthens Blue Pearl’s position in the energy services market in France and more particularly in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region. Ventimeca Group… Read more »

Extreme E joins forces with Polymateria to tackle global plastic pollution

Extreme E, the new electric racing series with a sustainable conscience, is joining forces with Polymateria and its ground-breaking technology which aims to tackle global plastic pollution. The two organisations are making this announcement on World Recycling Day. An estimated 32% of all plastic packaging used globally does not get recycled or disposed of properly… Read more »

How carbon-free is your cloud? New data lets you know

Google first achieved carbon neutrality in 2007, and since 2017 we’ve purchased enough solar and wind energy to match 100% of our global electricity consumption. Now we’re building on that progress to target a new sustainability goal: running our business on carbon-free energy 24/7, everywhere, by 2030. Today, we’re sharing data about how we are… Read more »

When the change is upstream

How to succeed in manufacturing bio-based platform chemicals Thanks to the latest technological and scientific advances, companies interested in utilizing bio-based, renewable materials in their manufacturing processes can tap into the highly profitable market for platform chemicals. Key to successfully entering into this attractive sector is the ability to deliver large volumes of high-quality products… Read more »

Major construction completes on the NLHPP to unlock future recycling & waste management facilities

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is pleased to announce that construction on the Laydown Area has completed as part of building a new sustainable waste management hub at Edmonton EcoPark, the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP). Completion of the Laydown Area marks a major step forward to deliver new recycling facilities at Edmonton… Read more »

Ingeteam’s new power station for large-scale solar plants and battery storage systems

The new INGECON SUN FSK product reaches 7.2 MW of medium voltage output power and is supplied as an all-in-one solution, since all the elements are placed on a full skid platform. The first units are already being installed in various photovoltaic plants. Pamplona, Spain. 11th of March, 2021. Ingeteam has designed its new INGECON… Read more »

German start-up company JenaBatteries develops highly valued, sustainable battery technology for the energy transition

Metal-free redox flow batteries developed by JenaBatteries are a sustainable alternative to lithium-ion batteries for the stationary energy storage market Dennemeyer Consulting values the intellectual property of JenaBatteries at M€ 238 Investment round for building a battery factory in Germany Jena, 11 March 2021. Metal-free redox flow batteries are sustainable and resource-efficient energy storage devices that make green… Read more »

Solar PV sole driver for renewable power in Singapore, says GlobalData

Singapore is increasingly relying on solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment to achieve clean energy targets as the resource-constrained country has limited renewable energy options. As a result, the installation of rooftop PV systems on public housing has become one of the prominent drivers for the growth of solar PV in the country, says GlobalData, a leading… Read more »

Large-scale methanol testing to begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

Major tests of methanol as a marine fuel will soon begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark. Working closely with MAN Energy Solutions and other partners, Alfa Laval will explore the possibility of running the centre’s four-stroke, 2 MW diesel engine on methanol – without modifications or another pilot fuel…. Read more »

Only two weeks left to take part in energy networks’ accelerated green recovery plans

Energy Networks Association (ENA) is urging stakeholders to respond to their call for evidence to help unlock early investment in the grid to support a green economic recovery. By working closely with Ofgem, ENA’s members have drawn up plans to unlock early investment in the grid to support the technologies of tomorrow to be delivered… Read more »

Micro mobility in the driving seat as EIT InnoEnergy backed DUCKT secures Paris pilot project

Paris, France – Micro mobility infrastructure innovator, DUCKT, today announces it has been awarded a pilot project for the installation of 150 dock, lock and charge points across the “Paris Rive Gauche” (13e) area of Paris. The project aims to demonstrate how universal charging infrastructure can accelerate micro mobility use to reduce climate impact in… Read more »

ENA announces new Chair for Open Networks project

Sotiris Georgiopoulos, Head of Smart Grid Development at UK Power Networks, takes on role ENA has today announced that Sotiris Georgiopoulos, Head of Smart Grid Development at UK Power Networks, is the new Chair of the Open Networks project. Starting his new role this week, Sotiris has more than 15 years’ experience in the energy… Read more »

Sea Machines Turns to the Autonomous Auto Industry to Recruit a Chief Commercial Officer

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a leading developer of autonomous command and control systems for commercial vessels, announced today that it has hired Moran David as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), reporting to the company’s CEO Michael G. Johnson. Effective immediately, this new position gives David responsibility for the company’s global sales and marketing of Sea Machines’… Read more »


Optilan to implement telecoms and CCTV services for major UK renewable project – onshore and offshore. Another contract win for Optilan in successful last quarter. Bill Bayliss, CEO of Optilan: “We are extremely pleased to be working on the Seagreen wind farm – a project that furthers the UK’s renewable energy capabilities that we know… Read more »

Appeal regarding Ofgem’s RIIO-2 Final Determination

Some of Britain’s energy companies have appealed Ofgem’s RIIO-2 Final Determination with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). An appeal to the CMA is the final step in the regulatory process which allows an independent, fair and transparent assessment of the position set out by the regulator and the network companies. Ross Easton, Director of… Read more »

NSK completes acquisition of Brüel & Kjær Vibro

NSK Ltd. has completed the acquisition of Brüel & Kjær Vibro (‘B&K Vibro’), a global condition monitoring system (CMS) specialist. Following the initial announcement on 10 December 2020, finalising the purchase of B&K Vibro from Spectris Plc. will further strengthen NSK’s ability to meet customer demand for automation, labour savings, smart technology and environmentally sustainable… Read more »

Tesvolt introduces new storage systems for commercial use

Wittenberg, Germany, 1/3/2021 – Tesvolt presents its new battery storage system, which for the first time has its own energy management system (EMS) and an integrated industrial inverter. The TS-I HV 80 is designed to achieve exceptionally high power electricity cost savings through the use of intelligent functions. The new power quality technology ensures high… Read more »

Energy networks make it easier for companies to provide flexibility services

ENA has made it easier for companies to provide flexibility services to the energy sector by refreshing and streamlining a common contract used across the sector. The updates, published today, offer more transparency and will unlock liquidity in local markets for flexibility, ultimately pushing down energy bills in the long term. The standard contract has… Read more »

Eguana Technologies Closes $20 Million Private Placement of Special Warrants

All monetary amounts are expressed in Canadian Dollars, unless otherwise indicated. Calgary, Alberta, February 25, 2021 – Eguana Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: EGT) (OTCQB: EGTYF) (“Eguana” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced private placement of special warrants of the Company (the “Special Warrants”) for aggregate gross proceeds of… Read more »

New centre to train local people to work on electric vehicles opens in Wolverhampton

A new training centre to give local people the specialist skills needed to work on electric vehicles has opened today at City of Wolverhampton College, thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). With only one in 20 mechanics in garages and dealerships currently qualified to maintain and repair electric vehicles[1], the WMCA… Read more »

Shell acquires Next Kraftwerke to strengthen position in re-newable energy trading

Subject to approval by the regulatory authorities, Shell* will acquire 100% of Next Kraftwerke’s shares. As a part of the Renewables & Energy Solutions division at Shell, the German power trader and operator of Virtual Power Plants based in Cologne strengthens its position as a leading power trader for renewable energies. Following acquisition, Next Kraftwerke… Read more »


 Customers in key markets worldwide can now choose carbon neutral1 lubricants across select brands, with Shell aiming to compensate for 700,000 tonnes of CO2e emissions per year.   [LONDON, 23 February 2021]: Shell today announced it will offer customers carbon neutral lubricants across a range of products for passenger cars, heavy duty diesel engines and… Read more »

EconPol research questions impact of robotization: new study finds smaller productivity effects and falling wages

Brussels, 19 February 2021: Robotization has significantly lower productivity effects than previously assumed and may cause falling wages, according to a new study from EconPol Europe. The study also rejects previous research findings that the technology causes skill-biased technological change and instead finds the opposite to be true. The findings are the result of an… Read more »