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Centrica and Ombu invest in Israeli EV charging software provider

Centrica plc has announced a multi-million-pound investment in Driivz, an Israeli start-up that offers end-to-end software solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging. Ombu Group, a leading investor in advanced industrial technology companies, has co-led the investment, which forms part of a £9 million (US$12 million) funding round. Established in 2012, Driivz has developed a cloud-based […]


Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage for electric cars

A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds. In a new paper published in the journal, Nature Chemistry, chemists from the University of Glasgow discuss how they developed a flow battery system using a nano-molecule that can store electric power […]


Narada completes phase one of German energy project

In 2017, Narada signed a contract with Upside Germany to build the FM energy storage station with a total capacity of more than 50MW and participated in PCR in Germany. Upside is a leading provider of new energy technology solutions in Europe. Its main business involves project development and asset management in the fields of […]


GE to deploy its solution across Aggreko’s power solutions fleet

GE’s Distributed Power business signed a multiyear supply agreement with Aggreko plc, a global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, to connect up to 10,000 assets to GE’s Distributed Power myPlant Asset Performance Management (APM) solution over the next five years. myPlant APM is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-agnostic, Industrial […]


GE Power to build Ostrołęka C, Poland’s next power plant

Elektrownia Ostrołęka and GE Power signed the contract to build Ostrołęka C, an ultra-supercritical (USC) coal power plant in the northeast of Poland. GE Power will design and build the power plant as well as manufacture and deliver the ultra-supercritical technology components – boiler and steam turbine generator – ensuring the highest efficiency level possible […]


Most Europeans agree that technology is simplifying people’s lives

Technology makes life easier. Not only 79% of Germans, but on average 87% of the people in eight European countries who took part in the representative ‘Living in Europe’ survey carried out by E.ON in cooperation with KantarEMNID, share this opinion. This is a clear trend compared with the previous year. While 33% of those […]


Solar Bankers and GLBrain partner for transactive energy and blockchain

The renewable energy and blockchain company Solar Bankers has joined forces with the Internet company GLBrain (Dubai), to create an ecosystem of online marketplaces based on blockchain. Solar Bankers, a producer of high-efficiency solar modules using a patented nanostructured holographic foil, is known for developing a solution for rural electrification based on decentralised P2P energy […]


AvantiGas streamlining business operations across Europe

AvantiGas, the UK arm of an international supplier of liquefied petroleum gases (LPG), worked with Six Degrees on implementing a multi-cloud platform. This platform delivers security, hosting and voice and data services to streamline delivery operations in the UK and is being rolled out across Europe. By consolidating its IT infrastructure, this leading energy supplier […]


BP Ventures invests in energy monitor company Voltaware

BP Ventures, in support of BP Alternative Energy’s strategy in low-carbon power, storage and digital energy, has invested £1.5 million in Voltaware, whose innovative energy monitor offers businesses the ability to track their energy demand in detail, down to individual appliances. BP Alternative Energy is exploring the impact that digitisation will have on the energy […]


Microsoft to deliver intelligent cloud from Norway data centres

Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to further expand its significant and growing investment in cloud computing in Europe by delivering the intelligent Microsoft Cloud from two new data centre regions in Norway: one in the greater Stavanger region and the other in Oslo. The Microsoft Cloud, comprising Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365, will […]