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Merc joins the battery push
07 Nov
10:48

Merc joins the battery push

Over the past decade or so, the technology industry has transformed many things we used to buy as physical products into digital services we subscribe to or access on a pay-per-use basis. Think about how we have moved from buying CDs towards paying a monthly subscription to use Spotify, or […]

ORBCOMM, Savi to track, monitor DoD assets
07 Nov
12:47

ORBCOMM, Savi to track, monitor DoD assets

Savi and ORBCOMM have secured a multi-million dollar order to deliver telematics products and services that will track and monitor around 24,000 military assets for the US Department of Defense (DoD). The order from the Defense Logistics Agency is part of the RFID-IV contract to provide government agencies and allied […]

Melbourne Water tenders for two major solar systems
06 Nov
2:40

Melbourne Water tenders for two major solar systems

State-owned utility Melbourne Water has announced plans to build two major “behind the meter” solar arrays to power two water treatment plants, as part of broader plans to reach net zero emissions by 2030. In a tender launched late last month, Melbourne Water called for expressions of interest to design, […]

Look, no batteries! How “flexible” solar can help the grid, without storage
06 Nov
4:29

Look, no batteries! How “flexible” solar can help the grid, without storage

Solar is starting to make its presence felt on the Australian grid. In September, it delivered more output than wind energy for the first time. It is depressing wholesale prices in the middle of the day, occasionally sending them into negative territory in states like Queensland and Western Australia, and […]

National disaster chief orders Phuket officials to maintain tsunami-warning towers
05 Nov
6:18

National disaster chief orders Phuket officials to maintain tsunami-warning towers

Mr Suppapimit was in Phuket yesterday (Nov 4) to witness first-hand the testing of the warning tower at Kamala Beach, which has repeatedly been reported as failing to sound the alarm during tests. Mr Suppapimit said that all warning towers in Phuket are functioning 100%. However, he added, “But the […]

Solar + Storage Financing Requires Experience
05 Nov
8:17

Solar + Storage Financing Requires Experience

Within five years, the vast majority of the retail solar market will be solar + storage, and much of the wholesale distributed solar market will be, too.  Why? The energy markets, supply chains, electric rates, solar remuneration rules, and customers’ interests in controlling their energy decisions are all changing, with […]

Decorative lamp posts on road leading to Raja Seat
04 Nov
10:08

Decorative lamp posts on road leading to Raja Seat

The installation of decorative lamp posts has been completed on the road leading to Raja Seat  in Madikeri. The heritage-design streetlights will light-up the streets during Deepavali. The Urban Development Authority had taken up the work of installation of decorative lamp posts from Muthanna Circle to Raja Seat at an estimate […]

Harare council to terminate solar lighting contracts
03 Nov
3:48

Harare council to terminate solar lighting contracts

Under performing companies that were awarded contracts to install solar lights in the capital city risk having these terminated by the Harare City Council (HCC). A few years back, five companies, namely PriMedia; MED Lighting; Sonic Ray Investments; Satewave Technologies; and AXA Holdings were awarded contracts to implement the city’s […]

T&D Megatrends Redux
03 Nov
5:37

T&D Megatrends Redux

Megatrends are driven by technological and demographic changes. They are immutable. What megatrends can we identify within the basic value propositions of the modern electric utility? Identifying and understanding these megatrends offers insight into the industry and strategies for the future. In 2012, we presented five of these immutable […]

Lessons from the Tsunami for the Power Industry
02 Nov
7:29

Lessons from the Tsunami for the Power Industry

The New York Times recently published a thought-provoking article that identifies several failures that led to greater than expected loss of life in the tsunami that struck Indonesia in September. The Times article (https://nyti.ms/2NowGQF) highlights a set of lessons that we should learn, and it’s not just about tsunamis. […]

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