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UN Report: Global Efforts to Tackle Climate Change Are Way Off Track

Date: 29.11.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
UN Report: Global Efforts to Tackle Climate Change Are Way Off TrackPhoto: Pixabay

Between 2014 and 2016 global emissions of CO2 from industry and the production of energy were essentially stable while the global economy grew modestly. However, in 2017 these emissions went up by

Anjos Nijk, ENCS: Serious Investment in Cyber Security Needed in Energy Sector

Date: 26.11.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Anjos Nijk, ENCS: Serious Investment in Cyber Security Needed in Energy SectorPhoto: personal archive

Whilst smart grids create a host of opportunities for network operators, unless we are careful the same will be true for hackers, warned Anjos Nijk, Managing Director of the European Network for Cyber

Russia Working on Hydrogen as a Way to Make Gas Greener for Europe

Date: 26.11.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Russia Working on Hydrogen as a Way to Make Gas Greener for EuropePhoto: Plinovodi

The Russian gas company Gazprom is exploring ways of producing emissions-free hydrogen from its natural gas. The move by Russia, the dominant exporter of natural gas into Europe, would help maintain

Elektroprivreda BiH to Build More Wind and Hydro Power Plants

Date: 23.11.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Elektroprivreda BiH to Build More Wind and Hydro Power PlantsPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“As the only company in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) that produces electricity exclusively from renewable sources, we have now directed our efforts into projects such as the Vrilo pumped-storage

Second Wave of Digitalisation Is Turning Power Sector Upside Down

Date: 22.11.2018 Author: Valerija Hozjan, Tanja Srnovršnik
Second Wave of Digitalisation Is Turning Power Sector Upside DownPhoto: www.pixabay.com

In the short term (2-3 years), digital transformation has the potential to increase an energy company’s earnings by up to 4% per year. In the long term (over the next five to 10 years) this

WEC: Customer Engagement and Regulatory Reform Obstacles to Blockchain

Date: 20.11.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
WEC: Customer Engagement and Regulatory Reform Obstacles to BlockchainPhoto: www.pixabay.com

Without addressing the two obstacles of customer engagement and regulatory reform, a full transformative disruption of blockchain in the energy sector may not be feasible. However, energy blockchain

J. Rijlaarsdam, Tritium: A Lot of EV Charging to Happen at Hubs or in Transit

Date: 19.11.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
J. Rijlaarsdam, Tritium: A Lot of EV Charging to Happen at Hubs or in TransitPhoto: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič

Whilst electric vehicle (EV) charging at home will be an option for some people, in the future a large number of people will need to either charge at work, at a hub, or while in transit. Proof that

Albania's OSHEE Inaugurates SCADA System and Shortens Time for Repair of Defects

Date: 19.11.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Albania's OSHEE Inaugurates SCADA System and Shortens Time for Repair of DefectsPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The Albanian state-owned power distribution system operator (DSO), OSHEE, has implemented a new SCADA system, through which its high voltage dispatcher monitors the online electricity distribution

Slovenian GEN-I Tests Demand Response on 40 Participants with Promising Results

Date: 13.11.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Slovenian GEN-I Tests Demand Response on 40 Participants with Promising ResultsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

As part of the four-year international research project FutureFlow, which involves 12 partners from 8 European countries, the Slovenian energy trader GEN-I tested 40 consumers and generators who

Matej Grdadolnik, Siemens: Data Provide Opportunity for Transparent Grid Operation

Date: 12.11.2018 Author: Alenka Žumbar
Matej Grdadolnik, Siemens: Data Provide Opportunity for Transparent Grid OperationPhoto: Siemens

“The development of energy markets and a growing focus on customers urge commercial entities to redefine their roles and their business processes in the changing energy environment. In the rapidly

Major Opportunities in Energy Storage Market in Next Two Decades

Date: 12.11.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Major Opportunities in Energy Storage Market in Next Two DecadesPhoto: bellona.org

“The tumbling cost of batteries is set to drive a boom in the installation of energy storage systems around the world in the years from now to 2040,” said the latest annual forecast from the

EUW: Resisting Energy Policy is Futile

Date: 08.11.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič, Vienna
EUW: Resisting Energy Policy is FutilePhoto: Roman Peklaj

“Policy can kill the profitability of a given project, but it can also make the profitability of a given project,” noted Thomas Pellerin-Carlin from the Jacques Delors Institute on Wednesday at

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