Having worked some 20 years in energy management, the basic principles have remained the same, what I call the 3 ‘Ms’ - Monitor, Manage, Mitigate – and in that specific order; if you cannot do the first, then the...
By Paul Sheffield, Chief Operating Officer, Haven Power Energy cannot be created or destroyed — it can only be transferred from one form to another. This seems to fly in the face of everything...
Many with a stake in the capacity market often rely on a range of manufacturers and engineers to develop their projects. Here. N-ERGY managing director David Bowman makes the case for appointing a single project management partner, while examining...
By Carl Ennis, Siemens Energy management gets more interesting or challenging, depending on your perspective. From buying electricity from Government run power stations, we moved to buying electricity from a range of providers and then to generating...
This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Victor Young If rising global temperatures worry you, you’re not alone. Frustrated that fossil fuels still account for around 80% of the world’s energy consumption, thousands of homes have invested in combined...
By David Hall, Power Systems VP UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric The UK has some of strictest nuclear safety standards in the world. Operators must walk a perilous regulatory tightrope, ensuring their systems, hardware and...

Our electric future

Paul Hutchens is CEO of Midlands-based solar specialists, Eco2Solar. He is a board member of the Solar Trade Association (STA), the UK's leading solar industry voice, and Chairman of the STA’s New Build Working Group which aims...

The evolution of the smart grid

Japan faces a unique power delivery challenge because of its two entirely incompatible power grids. The odd system is a legacy from the 19th Century, when local providers In Osaka used 60Hz generators, while German equipment purchased in Tokyo...

Old Lags or New

I often see pictures of installations posted onto sites like Linkedin by their proud creators. The trouble is given my experience I can often see something wrong from the picture; it might be that the gas meter is fitted...
David Hall, Power Systems VP UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric Climate change is surely the greatest threat to face humanity in thousands of years. Adverse climatic conditions and freak weather events...