Restart Energy Democracy (RED) opens its first type A franchise in Italy

Thanks to its partnership in a joint venture with Italian energy provider Heliopolis, Restart Energy Democracy (RED) is slated to open its first type A franchise in Italy. This announcement comes after a flurry of activity from Restart Energy, the parent company of RED, related to its expansion goals. A meeting between RED’s CEO, Armand […]

The Orkney Islands just became one of the most exciting places in tech

Article by: Cindy Rose, Chief Executive of Microsoft UK It is easy to take technology for granted. People can work from anywhere, collaborate like never before and share ideas in new and exciting ways. An entire generation is growing up with the world literally at their fingertips; every piece of information ever discovered is just […]

Research shows water temperature affects data centre performance

Energy efficiency is an issue that concerns all who are involved with the design and operation of data centres. The cooling function in general and the operation of water chillers in particular, are large consumers of power and as such, require focused efforts to improve overall energy efficiency. Water chillers account for between 60 and […]

Italian energy customers can now settle disputes online

Italian energy customers and suppliers now have a very fast and highly efficient way to settle disputes. They can now use the online Energy Customer Dispute Settlement Service (Servizio Conciliazione) and save on time and money which they would otherwise have needed to spend on travelling to physical meetings for dispute settlement. This lighthouse project […]

Enel selects Percepto’s Sparrow drone for use at power plant

Percepto, developers of on-site autonomous drone systems, has announced that Enel, a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global, power, gas and renewables markets, has completed deployment of Percepto’s Sparrow drone system for use at its Torrevaldaliga Nord power plant in Italy. The multipurpose drone platform will support operation and maintenance […]

Munters launches new cooling technology for data centres

Munters has launched an exciting new cooling technology into the data centre industry. SyCool ITC, Indirect Thermosyphon Cooling, provides an efficient cooling solution for new and existing data centres where access to a suitable water supply may be limited, expensive or unreliable. Designed specifically for data centres and driven by industry demand, SyCool ITC (patent […]

Design-driven energy efficiency at Barcelona Tower Hotel

As a single-source, global solution provider, Schneider Electric helps Barcelona Tower Hotel achieve 30% energy savings through the design, installation and integration of software, systems and connected devices. The Barcelona Tower Hotel is situated in the district of Bellvitge in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. Its 105 metre tower spans 29 floors and is topped […]

GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult sign five-year R&D agreement

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next-generation offshore wind technologies. GE’s recently announced Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine and existing Haliade 150-6MW will undergo advanced test and demonstration programmes that accurately replicate real-world operational conditions to enhance […]

Siemens introduces Sensformer at Hannover Messe

Siemens has launched the world’s first comprehensive digital transformer portfolio at Hannover Messe, Germany. The new Sensformer merges physics and information and ensures digital intelligence for transformers regardless of their product class, size and rating. As transformers are placed at critical nodes of the power grid, they are perfect sensors for grid conditions containing full […]

Google announces Dutch data centre expansion

Google announced a €500 million expansion to its data centre in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. This investment will help Google meet growing European consumer demand. First established in 2016, the data centre currently employs around 250 people. Google’s decision to continue investment in Holland is a reflection of the country’s unparalleled technology infrastructure and highly-educated workforce. […]