Technology

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Energy, Energy Storage, Eniday, Europe, National Grid, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Research and development, Technology, Wind Power

How renewables have changed

In little more than two decades, scientists and technologists have evolved a global, renewable-energy industry capitalizing on the free resources of wind and sun… Global solar photovoltaic capacity has grown from around five gigawatts in 2005 to an approximately 306.5 gigawatts in 2016. This trend was accompanied by sharp drops in the price of photovoltaic panels. […]

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Energy, Energy Management, Energy Trading, Europe, Investment, Marketing, North America, Northern Europe, Nuclear, Solar power, Technology, Wind Power

The world’s top 10 largest utility companies

This feature looks at the world’s top 10 largest utility companies by market value in US Dollars. Many of these companies are not only involved in power generation but also transmission and distribution. An increasing number of companies are phasing out coal power plants and replacing them with either gas power generation or and renewables. In many parts of the world, these leading traditional utility companies are now active investors and developers in renewable power such as on and offshore wind.

Eniday, Innovation, Technology

Automation, an alternative to decommissioning

In many established oil and gas production areas, such as the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea and elsewhere, an increasing number of fields are coming to the end of their planned operational lives. Therefore, global decommissioning costs are expected to rise… In many established oil and gas production areas, such as […]

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Energy, Europe, Power, Power Grid, Quatre Ltd, Renewables, Reports, Technology, Wind Power

Wind Power in Europe

Take a look at this new report into the issues including decommissioning and lif extension facing Europe’s wind sector, as the first wind farms reach the end of their operating life span.

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FM World Magazine, Innovation, Research and development, Technology

SMART CONTRACTS: THE SMART OF THE DEAL

Smart contracts have the potential to deliver greater transparency to the client-supplier relationship as well as dispute-free automation of payment for services, writes Nicholas Newman. While still in its nascency, particularly in facilities management, blockchain technology  and smart contracts hint at a future in which transactions surrounding daily maintenance and […]