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SM AirSeT: digitalización y descarbonización

SM AirSeT: digitalisation and decarbonisation

One of the main objectives that more and more companies are adopting today is to start to put into place initiatives that help them to minimise their environmental impact and thus achieve the goal...

The Covid-19 crisis is causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

The Covid-19 pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge in every major sector this year – from fossil fuels to renewables and...

Electric vehicles, digitalization, grid-scale energy storage, microgrids and corporate PPAs to be the key...

The power sector is witnessing significant changes. As 2019 draws to a close, GlobalData, looks at the key trends that will shape the industry in 2020, ranging from electric vehicles to corporate power purchase...

Atos participates in European project RENAISSANCE to promote clean and efficient energy networks

Atos announces its participation in the European project RENAISSANCE, funded by the European Commission through the H2020 program. RENAISSANCE aims to promote clean production and shared distribution of energy in local communities through the...

i-DE launches the first battery storage system for electricity grids in Spain

i-DE, Iberdrola's electricity distribution arm, has inaugurated the first electrical energy storage system with lithium-ion batteries for distribution networks in Spain. The project, which is the first in the country, is located in the...

Rolls-Royce Validation Center for MTU Microgrids goes into service

Rolls-Royce has commissioned a Microgrid Validation Center for its MTU product and solution brand. Some 5 million euros have been invested in the center, which is located at the Friedrichshafen headquarters of the Rolls-Royce...

China will continue to lead global high-voltage direct current converter stations market between 2019...

The global high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations market growth is set to more than double from US$3.24bn in 2018 to US$6.88bn in 2023, primarily driven by growth in China, according to GlobalData. HVDC technology...

Siemens expands green energy potential with virtual power plants

Siemens Finland has created a new business to expand its virtual power plant activity: Vibeco (Virtual Buildings Ecosystem) is an innovative approach to increase the benefits of increasingly decentralized energy systems. The heart of...

ABB wins major order to transmit wind power from North Sea

ABB’s Power Grids business has been awarded an order from the Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium, which will design, construct, and build the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission system for the offshore wind connection project...

Rolls-Royce and ABB announce global microgrid cooperation

Rolls-Royce and ABB have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities. A microgrid is...