National Grid

Energy Management, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Innovation, National Grid, Power Grid, Strategic Communications, Technology

Power Sector Internet of Things

Completed a series of articles about the potential impact that the Internet of Things will have on the global power sector utilities for Landis+Gyr’s customer service magazine «pathway» 05.  Landis+Gyr is a multinational corporation with 45 companies in over 30 countries and headquartered in Zug, Switzerland focused on metering and other technologies which […]

Eastern Europe, Energy Management, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Europe, European Energy Review, National Grid, Northern Europe

Connecting up Europe’s Power Grid

Nicholas Newman European Energy Review 5 August 2015 – A bird’s eye view of Europe reveals a complex network of transmission grids and distribution networks extending from the Arctic Ocean to the Mediterranean. Closer inspection reveals a European power network consisting of 230,000 km high voltage and 1,500,000 km of […]

Eastern Europe, Europe, National Grid, Northern Europe, Petroleum Review

Cut and thrust of energy trading

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review June 2015 Nick Newman takes us through the fundamentals of European gas and power trading and highlights some of the new challenges. As in any developed markets, energy traders are playing a vital part in keeping Europe’s energy prices competitive and supplying countries with their energy […]

Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, National Grid, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, World Economic Forum

Where can renewable energy be stored?

  World Economic Forum March 2015. Electricity storage serves multiple purposes in electricity systems. Utilities use it to husband surplus power for later use, rail systems are harvesting and storing electricity from regenerative braking to power trains elsewhere in the system and traders rely on storage for price arbitrage, buying […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Europe, Fusion, Gas, National Grid, Northern Europe, Nuclear, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Western Europe

What if nuclear power becomes as cheap as gas generation by 2050?

By Nicholas Newman https://www.nicnewmanoxford.com/ Over the past few decades we have heard the promise that nuclear power will become so cheap, it will be not worth metering. The trouble is, although the operational costs are competitive, the capital costs of nuclear power, remain eye wateringly expensive! In addition, despite the […]