Open Energi is making our energy smarter and cheaper with Dynamic Demand.
They developed features harnessing flexibility in our demand for energy to build a new energy economy which is clean, affordable and secure. Read More
SmartestEnergy developed a Triad Alerting Service for businesses and industries which saves tons of electricity costs in periods of electricity peak demands.
Triads are the three half-hour periods of highest system demand between November and February each year, separated by at least ten clear days. Read More
DNV GL’s Smart Cable Guard online monitoring system safeguards your medium-voltage underground cable network by pinpointing weak spots and faults.
This online multi-functional monitoring system saves millions because of it’s early warning system that prevents your area from electricity breakdowns. Read More
An interesting study of the Energy Delta Institute remained unnoticed for two months: it could be financially attractive to produce hydrogen at unemployed oil platforms in the North Sea with wind energy that is extracted at sea nearby.
In a report launched November 2015, EDI presented the findings of a study on a simulated wind-and-gas-energy-conversion pilot project in the North Sea. Read More
10 challenges we should overcome in order to transform successfully to a sustainable, strong and secure green energy economy.
Buildings, transport, industry, ICT, user behavior, energy storage, solar energy, wind energy, bio-energy, CO2 capture and more … Energy is one of the biggest changes in this century and has many aspects.
Forrester Research evaluated 13 big data predictive analytics solution vendors and IBM emerged as one of the three leaders.
Predictive analytics has never been more relevant, and easier, than it is now. Big data, gobs of compute power, and modern tools are making predictive models more efficient, accurate, and accessible to enterprises. Read More
Dutch WindWheel has released an architecture design for the wind turbine of the future: the FerrisWheel.
A Toronto company, Hydrostor Inc., this week launched a Compressed Air Storage System to feed Toronto Hydro‘s power grid.
The one megawatt system is a pilot project and is really quite simple. Read More
Do you want your business energy insights directly in a dashboard?
CimPro introduced a mobile measuring kit and an online portal for energy data.
From now, you will have insights in the the energy consumption of plant, machinery, buildings, or parts of it. Read More
By responding to the varying energy prices, Senfal optimizes the purchase of energy for companies. The company claims to realize the savings between 10 and 40%.
The current energy demands, offers great opportunities for a sustainable and economic optimization.
Flexible programming of smart devices results in the maximum benefit of variable energy prices. Read More
Scientists published a report explaining the need to create a market for electricity services to draw new technologies such as micro CHP into wider use and accelerate the cost reduction needed for general consumer uptake. Read More
IoT – the Internet of Things is seen as crucial to the growth of renewable energy.
The IoT will produce vast amounts of data and this new information will tell us more about human behavior and provide us with systems and models to better predict and control energy usage. Read More
Chicago plans to invest in a new fiber optic ring to achieve gigabit speed over an open network.
By combining this new network with a competitive price point, it hopes to create an incentive for digital technology companies to locate in, or re-locate to, Chicago.
Chicago is working on the concept of sharing spectrum allocated for public safety, so that, when available, it can be used for small cells, cell phones, and so on.
Hong Kong’s approach to becoming a smart city has been to focus intensively on ICT. ICT can bring to the life of the city, the government thinks.
This is most clearly visible in their approach to information and data management, improvements to Wi-Fi networks, and development of e-government solutions. Read More
The main focus for Stockholm as a smart city has been to bring its citizens, government, and other constituent parts together, enabling simple, effective communication, and an open flow of information.
One such example is the city’s investment of €70 million in high-quality, accessible e-government services since 2007, which has created over 50 new digital services and cut management costs substantially. Read More
Being chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games and some of the most important matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the second largest city in Brazil faced tremendous challenges to increase the security of its streets and establish a reliable monitoring system to assure unpredictable weather conditions were handled with the proper measures by local authorities. Read More
Of course the city state of Monaco doesn’t need a lot of introduction. It is well-known for its luxurious yachts, the Formula 1 race and the glamorous casinos featured in the Bond movies.
However it is also one of the most densely populated places in the world and the historic town with its narrow hilly streets also creates traffic congestion, especially when goods need to be unloaded, garbage collected, etc.
That’s why they started the Monaco City 3.0 project. Read More
Heat recovering Industry system.
Paper factorySappi can not use the heat which is produced during the proces, itself.
Therefore the waste heat is sent to the power company and ‘recycled’ to produce heat and cold for homes and businesses in the city of Maastricht. Read More
In 2015, energy storage will grow 250%, from 61.9 megawatts in 2014 to an estimated 220 megawatts.
Today, energy storage systems are addressing significant grid quality challenges such as frequency regulation, ramp rate control, smoothing peak demands and more. Read More
The Technical University of Delft want the campus to be energy neutral by 2020. Part of this metamorphosis involves a new smart heat grid.
TU Delft is converting the existing heating system into a smart heat grid that provides heat at various temperature levels from various conventional and renewable heat sources.
In the Smart Energy Collective & Co project (ProSECco), fourteen partners are studying how energy grids, services and technologies can be adapted to the continually increasing demand for electricity. The project focusses on four user groups:
ProSECco is testing a single basic design of a new market model on all four user groups.
In 2009 a village in the Netherlands started the world’s first smart grid pilot project: PowerMatching City 1.
The project incorporated 22 households, (micro) CHP units (combined heat and power), hybrid heat pumps, solar PV panels, smart devices and two electric vehicles.
This successful project was followed up with PowerMatching City II, including an additional 40 households. In PowerMatching City II, gained practical experience with new energy services and the feed in of renewable energy to the grid.
The Modienet consortium designed a development method for smart grids. This will ensure efficient distribution of all energy generated locally by wind turbines, solar panels, biomass boilers or biomass CHP plants in the A1 business park in Deventer.
The development method is already being deployed in existing business parks to align energy supply and demand.
Modular smart grids will make it possible to efficiently scale up the energy supply of business parks in the future.