• Hitachi ABB Power Grids comes to life

    In accordance with the agreement signed on December 17 2018, Hitachi and ABB have announced the completion of all required procedures as planned, and subsequently the formation of Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. 

  • How to get households involved in grid balancing

    The energy industry has already been looking at how households will be supported in their participation in demand-side services. This area has traditionally been the domain of large commercial customers, but the current situation of low energy demand and high renewable generation has brought the need for flexible household consumption to the fore. Oliver Archer, senior analyst at Cornwall Insight, looks at the potential benefits and flexibility models available to domestic customers.

  • National Grid Gas Transmission & National Grid Electricity Transmission join European Network for Cyber Security

    National Grid Gas Transmission (NGGT) and National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) have become the latest members of the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS).

  • Megger releases MTO106 transformer ohmmeter

    Portable electrical test equipment manufacturer Megger has launched its new easy-to-use MTO106 transformer ohmmeter.

  • MCPD: Your questions answered

    The medium combustion plant directive (MCPD) is a means of improving air quality. It controls SO2, NOx, CO and particulate emissions from plant equipment, by regulating medium sized equipment that performs combustion. The MCPD became law in December 2018, but there is still some confusion surrounding it. Clinton Noble, diesel generator sales manager at Finning UK & Ireland, addresses some frequently asked questions about the MCPD and back-up generators.

  • AMP Group announces acquisition of Harland Simon UPS

    AMP Procurement Limited has announced it has purchased the intellectual property rights of Harland Simon UPS Limited (HSUPS) and established a new company, AMP Power Protection Limited (APPL), to run this business.

  • Renewable generator revenues fall due to Covid-19 lockdown

    Research from Cornwall Insight’s Green Power Forecast has revealed there has been a sharp decline in generator revenues during the coronavirus crisis.

  • When two become one

    Alex Emms, operations director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, looks at how a UPS and generator can complement one another to form a complete standby power solution.

  • The right fit

    Mark Coughlin, applications manager for reserve power at EnerSys, highlights the importance of choosing the right battery for your UPS.

  • Positive steps to lengthen battery lifespan

    Riello UPS technical services manager Jason Yates explores the often unsung heroes of UPS systems – the batteries – and outlines the steps site operators should take to reduce the risk of premature failure.

  • Mystic meg from down under

    I have to conclude that the Deputy Prime Minister of New South Wales, John Barilaro, is a remarkable clairvoyant. He has announced unequivocally on Australian media that Rolls Royce is set to build up to 15 new small-size nuclear reactors in Britain over the next nine years.

  • Transformer safety is paramount, but are we acting on it? 

    Barry Menzies, managing director at MIDEL, questions whether businesses are making transformer safety a business priority.

  • Covid-19 sees 20% drop in weekday Irish electricity demand

    With a large proportion of specific sectors throughout Ireland having either closed or scaled back their operations due to Covid-19, Cornwall Insight has noted a significant drop in Ireland’s electricity demand on weekdays.

  • Challenger energy suppliers join the “Big Six”  

    Research from Cornwall Insight’s Domestic market share survey for the first quarter of 2020 has shown a shake-up of the rankings that is unprecedented in the survey since its launch.

  • Surge in negative pricing due to coronavirus

    As a consequence of Covid-19 and its effect on energy demand, wind now represents a more substantial proportion of Great Britain’s energy mix. At the same time, CCGT plant is having to respond to lower load factors, resulting in not only record low wholesale prices but a surge in negative pricing events, Cornwall Insight has said.

  • Prevention is better than cure

    On August 9, 2019, a lightning storm caused blackouts across parts of the UK. Although the blackout lasted for less than an hour, around one million people were affected. In light of this event, John Mitchell, global sales & marketing director at supply, installation and repair specialist CP Automation, explains why modern power protection is essential for your facility.

  • Electricity North West supports specialist field hospital

    Engineers from Electricity North West have supported the creation of the region’s first specialist field hospital, the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West.

  • Norco partners with Alcad for UK battery service

    Alcad has appointed Norco Group Ltd as its UK Service Centre for nickel technology industrial batteries, covering backup power systems for the North Sea’s offshore oil and gas industry, as well as transport, data centres, utilities, hospitals and other mission critical industries.

  • Non-energy charges set to rise due to falling energy demand

    As a result of the government-imposed lockdown, energy demand for power has fallen dramatically, declining by 0.10TWh against March 2019. Research from Cornwall Insight predicts that if this 0.10TWh decline is maintained across the originally announced three-week lockdown, the aggregate impact of this daily decline across this period would be equivalent to an approximate 0.50% decline in total annual demand.

  • Hoppecke advises on battery care during the Covid-19 crisis

    Hoppecke has outlined best practice for battery care and maintenance where electric vehicles are standing down during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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