issue 99 | june 2018
/ Digitisation of the energy sector is a matter of when not if, but with so many new solutions available where do companies start? ABB is launching its first digital operations centre in Genoa dedicated to power producers. We explore how remote digital solutions can help plant managers reduce costs and better manage fundamental disruption to the sector, and ask how ABB’s new offering stacks up against its competitors.
In technology, we speak to the company behind the smart grid inspired by the internet of things which has already connected 900,000 meters to the system, ask if the upcoming, government-supported Origen Power could mark the beginning of cleaner gas power, assess the power of new-age commodities, such as cobalt and sodium-ion, and their potential to compete with lithium-ion batteries in the green market, and uncover the challenges of creating ever-larger wind turbines.
Also, we consider the political ramifications of the US Government’s new omnibus spending package which adores the Trump administration’s demands for deep cuts in the renewables sector. /
Editor Ceri Jones
Group Editor Susanne Hauner
Commissioning Editor Daniel Garrun
Writers Molly Lempriere, Chris Lo, Julian Turner, Heidi Vella
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