Machine learning is finding growing application in the energy sector as analytics and computational capabilities advance, with the potential to meet the changing requirements of an increasingly complex energy system.
Machine learning use cases
According to a new study from Navigant Research, machine learning - which supports artificial intelligence - is ...
Мета: Machine learning, Navigant Research, Stuart Ravens, Vermont Electric Power, Chandu Visweswariah, Utopus Insights, Pacific Gas & Electric, CyActive, San Diego Gas & Electric, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
Engaging consumers with their energy use and encouraging them to become more sustainable has long been a challenge, mostly utilising data from smart meters and appliance disaggregation or energy savings tips. But the ENTROPY project is a little different.
Taking advantage of developments towards an Internet of Things (IoT), the EU Horizon 2020 supported i...
Мета: ENTROPY, Internet of Things, EU Horizon 2020, Fernando Terroso-Saenz, Navacchio Technology Park, Italy, Technopole research centre in Sierre, Темы: Энергетика,
Microgrids are all about community, be that a university campus, a housing complex or a group of like minded individuals in a local neighbourhood.
As reinforcement to provide backup in the case of grid failure in a major storm, to maximise the use of local renewable generation or simply to reduce the cost of energy, microgrids are a growing phenomenon in ...
Мета: Microgrids, LO3 Energy, Germany, EPEX SPOT, Exergy, Lawrence Orsini, Power Ledger, Tech Mahindra, Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development, BCPG, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
As utilities digitalise more and more, their cybersecurity defences become ever more important.
While nothing on the scale of the successive attacks on the power grid in Ukraine has been reported in the sector over the past year, the threat is ever present.
Last September, Symantec attributed the upsurge in activities targeting the power sectors in Eur...
Мета: Cybersecurity, Symantec, Dragonfly, ESET, Kaspersky Lab, Rene Marchal, TenneT, European Network for Cybersecurity, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Война,
Customer engagement is the perennial challenge for utilities – and surprisingly perhaps, it is more challenging for water utilities than for electric utilities.
This is the view of Piero Fraternali, Deputy Director of the Electronics, Information and Bioengineering department at the Politecnico di Milano, who led several work packages in the EU FP7 supp...
Мета: Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, smartH2O, Penny, enCOMPASS, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,
It is exactly three years since the notorious attack on Ukraine"s power grid. It was unprecedented, highly sophisticated and sent shockwaves around the international community. Now, as the grid edge becomes more dynamic and the data layer grows, cyber security is in the spotlight once again. We discussed the complexity and cost of cyber security with Roberto...
Мета: Roberto Bayetti, California ISO, Cyber wars, Homeland Security, FBI, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Война,
The question of what to do with old electric vehicle (EV) batteries when the owner decides to upgrade to a newer higher capacity battery or at the end of the vehicle life cycle, typically at 5-8 years of age, has been exercising minds in the industry.
And it is more than academic. A study for the German Renewable Energy Federation (Bundesverband Erneubare...
Мета: electric vehicle, EV, German Renewable Energy Federation, Bundesverband Erneubare Energie e.V., BMW, Hamburg Harbour district, Daimler AG, The Mobility House AG, GETEC, Underwriters Laboratory, LG Chem, Lux Research, Christopher Robinson, EDF, Amsterdam ArenA, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
Two years ago, Microsoft’s Bill Gates led the founding of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition as a multibillion dollar initiative to support clean energy innovation towards meeting the COP 21 Paris Agreement.
Last year the Coalition launched Breakthrough Energy Ventures as an over $1bn investor-led fund to build new, cutting-edge energy companies to deliv...
Мета: Microsoft, Bill Gates, Breakthrough Energy Coalition, Paris Agreement, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Engie, Isabelle Kocher, Badar Khan, National Grid Ventures, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,
Blockchain technology and its potential use cases continue to be a hot topic in the utility sector. A recent Engerati webinar - available now on demand - focused on the potential of smart contracts for peer-to-peer energy trading.
Co-presenters Oriol Pujoldevall, Blockchain Specialist and Lead Educator at InnoEnergy, and Ronnie Dibbaut, Subject Matter Exp...
Мета: Blockchain technology, Oriol Pujoldevall, InnoEnergy, Ronnie Dibbaut, Ferranti Computer Systems, transactive energy, Energy Web Foundation, Темы: Энергетика, Социум, Будущее,
The move towards a decentralised and digitalised energy system is bringing changes across the market and especially to the distribution system operators (DSOs) as the interface with consumers.
With the recognition in the Clean Energy Package of these changes to DSOs, their new roles have been formalised as essentially two-fold. One the traditional role o...
Мета: Clean Energy Package, Luis Vale Cunha, EDP DistribuiÃ§Ã£o, blockchain, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
UK gas distribution company Northern Gas Networks serves 2.7m customers and invests an estimated Â£300m in assets each year on its network comprising 37,000km of pipes.
In a recent Engerati webinar on utility asset investment planning, Head of Asset Strategy Greg Dodd explains that in such a highly regulated sector, the ongoing challenge for Northern Ga...
Мета: UK, gas, Northern Gas Networks, Greg Dodd, Copperleaf, University of Southampton, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
he growth of renewables in Europe continues to destabilise the wholesale electricity markets and key players.
This is a headline finding from Capgeminiâ€™s new study - the World Energy Markets Observatory 2017 - and will not be news to European utilities.
In 2016, European Union member states brought online more than 21GW of renewable power capaci...
Мета: Capgemini, World Energy Markets Observatory 2017, European Union, Montalto di Castro, Colette Lewiner, EDF, SSE, EnBW, Engie, E.ON, Juniper, Utilities to Energy Services, Perry Stoneman, I4CE, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Война, Будущее,
As blockchain develops, it is the real word applications that will drive the technology forward and determine its suitability for wider implementation.
And in the energy sector the participation of utilities in such initiatives is crucial, given their key role in the future energy system.
Oslo2Rome by EV
To put blockchain to the test, the Oslo2Rome in...
Мета: blockchain, Oslo2Rome, Innogy, MotionWerk, Share&Charge, Slock, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
â€œThe utility business model is broken,â€ says Todd Nate, Global VP, Energy Programmes at Nokia. â€œUtilities used to have 15 to 20 years of clarity with their business model. At Nokia, we believe that number is down to a three-to-five-year visibility.â€
Speaking in a video interview at European Utility Week 2017, Nate said the result i...
Мета: Todd Nate, Nokia, European Utility Week 2017, AT&T, SCADA, Cybersecurity, IoT, Темы: Энергетика, Война, Будущее,
An increasing number of smart grid applications are time critical, requiring a real-time response.
Currently, synchronised time is distributed across the power systems via the Global Positioning System (GPS). However, GPS is vulnerable to short and long term outages and intentional or unintentional interference and power system experts in the US at least ...
Мета: US National Institute of Standards and Technology, Темы: Война,
What is keeping European utility executives awake at night?
In a wide-ranging energy talk, Santi Martinez Farrero, CEO of Spanish energy provider Estabanell Energia â€“ a local utility with fewer than 100,000 customers â€“ gives some clues. And with the Clean Energy Package currently topical, much of them pertain to this.
Clean Energy Package
Мета: Santi Martinez Farrero, Estabanell Energia, Clean Energy Package, Spain, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,
Utilities are relative newcomers to commercial competition having been cushioned by state subsidies and market monopoly.
Not so their asset-intensive peers. Manufacturing, automotive and aerospace have long operated in a climate of intense competition, margin protection and operational efficiency.
Unsurprising then that these industries have a sharper,...
Мета: Teradata, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
No-one is any doubt of the need for flexibility to manage a future network built on variable renewable generation, prosumers and electric vehicles.
But how do the various players â€“ utilities, aggregators and consumers â€“ play together in what in an uncertain landscape?
Clean Energy Package
In Europe, it is early days and the â€˜rules ...
Мета: Clean Energy Package, Nice Smart Valley, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,
If Engieâ€™s acquisition of EV-Box pointed towards an emerging trend of DSO EV infrastructure ownership, then it"s about to be nullified by the Clean Energy Package"s proposal that EV charging infrastructure should be developed and owned â€˜mainly by market playersâ€™.
Engerati contacted the European Commission to seek clarity on the term â...
Мета: Engie, Clean Energy Package, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
In many countries large numbers of people and increasing numbers of especially younger people are opting to rent their homes as they donâ€™t want or are unable to enter the buyer market.
In Europe, for example, home ownership averages about 70% according to the statistics portal statista (with considerable variation between countries fr...
Мета: Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative, SECC, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,
A key raison dâ€™Ãªtre of a grid connected microgrid is to be able to â€˜islandâ€™.
For example, a community may want to power itself from local generation and storage and use the grid for backup. Alternatively, the local resources could be used as backup in case of failure of the main grid.
Key issues are the technology underlying the ...
Мета: islanding, Nice Smart Valley, Enedis, Nice Grid, InterFlex initiative, Thomas Drizard, Socomec, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
Demand response implementation requires â€˜signalsâ€™ such as a kilowatthour tariff, which must be sent from some central system to a smart meter or home energy management system and possibly on down to a smart appliance.
While conceptually straightforward, the integrity of this data must be guaranteed end to end, without any translation issues b...
Мета: Demand response, European smart energy association, ESMIG, DNV GL, Dutch research organisation TNO, Willem Strabbing, European Commission, DG Connect, SAREF, Smart Appliances REFerence, CIM/OpenADR, CEN, CENELEC, ETSI, European Utility Week, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
â€œThe challenge facing utilities is how to maintain reliability while simultaneously creating the agility necessary for innovation,â€ states a new research paper
The quote from â€˜Utility Innovation Blueprint: How to manage the challenge of dual transformationâ€™ neatly sums up what Oracle and Navigant Research term the â€˜dual inno...
Мета: Oracle, Avista, Exelon, National Grid, UK Power Networks, Eesti Energia, Yarra Valley Water, Energy Innovation Centre, Rodger Smith, Oracle Utilities, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
According to a study commissioned by SolarPower Europe, solar is making an "impressive contribution to job and wealth creation in Europe today and in the future".
Solar creating socio-economic value
The study, which was conducted by EY, assessed the socio-economic contribution of solar to jobs and value added in Europe for 2017 through to 2021. SolarPow...
Мета: SolarPower Europe, Europe, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,
With growing need to integrate greater shares of renewable energies the question arises around the procurement of flexibility, both at the transmission level and particularly at the distribution level where much of these new renewables are being installed.
Clearly looking towards this potential, and perhaps also as a means of overcoming the likely regulat...
Мета: Centrica, REstore, Clean Energy Package, Carbon Trust, Imperial College, Jorge Pikunic, Jon Slowe, Delta-ee, Enel, Demand Energy, EnerNOC, eMotorWerks, Tynemouth, Engie, EV-Box, OpTerra, Green Charge Networks, ENER-G Cogen, Neas Energy, Panoramic Power, AlertMe, FlowGem, Francesco Starace, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Будущее,
Distribution companies are aware of the benefits of automating parts of the medium and low voltage grid to better manage complex network operations.
Schneider Electric has responded to this business need with the launch of Easergy T300, a remote terminal unit to digitise distribution assets by hosting local automation and fault detection.
Мета: Schneider Electric, Schneider, Easergy T300, EDP DistribuiÃ§Ã£o, Filipe Gil, Темы: Энергетика,
Digitalisation within utilities and the accompanying advances in areas such as asset management are bringing a cultural shift in the DNA of utilities.
The need for field workers is reducing with for example, efficiencies of smart metering with the opportunity to obtain remote readings and advances such as predictive maintenance. But at the same time the n...
Мета: Caspar Kaarlep, Electrilevi, Jeroen Vergauwe, Deloitte Risk Advisory, Karim Jawad, Copperleaf, Annika Viklund, Vattenfall, Michael Webber, Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Темы: Энергетика,
With technology moving faster than at any time in human history, utilities are turning toward data platforms and analytics to fine tune power delivery or move toward predictive maintenance to help the bottom line.
With a proliferation of devices however and a lack of interoperability between systems and processes, accurately identifying how to interpret t...
Мета: PKN Orlen, OSIsoft EMEA, Pawel Vogtt, Темы: Энергетика,