Digital Transformation of Energy Utilities – Shifting Gears?

Since 2014, utilities have been increasing their investment in digital infrastructure. This is the key finding of the IEA report “energy and digitalization” which was published in November 2017. This report provides a detailed overview on how digitalization changes energy consumption...

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Farewell to Traditional Compressor-Based Refrigeration?

A Stirling cooling system uses 60% less energy on average than a cascade refrigeration system - The challenge: Can this technology replace compressor-based refrigeration systems for commercial applications and should utility energy efficiency programs move in this direction? ...

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Increasing the flow of investment into energy efficiency in industry

The reality is that most of the time the investor is the CFO, in fact even if projects are externally financed the CFO will always be a key decision maker.  CFOs have exactly the same issues around energy efficiency that external investors have.

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The benefit of compressed air systems becoming smart - a Boge example

Industry 4.0 in practice: from product to solutions: Boge compressed air example of how the combination of a smart product, smart service and smart factory delivers customer benefits

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10 Facts about Energy Management

About 11% of all EU energy consumption can be economised cost-effectively through the adoption of more effective energy management. Energy management is a structured process through which organisations seek to optimise their energy use, by reducing energy waste, increasing energy-efficiency and increasing the share of renewable energy. Energy management standards, such as EN ISO 50001, offer a comprehensive approach to address the various behavioural, technological and regulatory requirements....

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Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Systems

This paper explores renewables-linked behind-the-meter energy storage systems. It explores applications which can be performed with such systems, including the business model behind such applications and the duty cycle requirements of such applications. It also explores siting and technology choices, including battery types, inverter classifications and other purchasing and installation considerations. ...

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Digital Transformation of Energy Utilities – Shifting Gears?

Energy Efficiency

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14 February 2018

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Dr Marius Buchmann

Since 2014, utilities have been increasing their investment in digital infrastructure. This is the key finding of the IEA report “energy and digitalization” which was published in November 2017. This report provides a detailed overview on how digitalization changes energy consumption in transportation, the industry and the residential sector. To us, the most interesting part of the report is the one focusing on the utilities’ investment in digital infrastructure.

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Farewell to Traditional Compressor-Based Refrigeration?

Energy Efficiency

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05 February 2018

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Jürgen Ritzek

A Stirling cooling system uses 60% less energy on average than a cascade refrigeration system - The challenge: Can this technology replace compressor-based refrigeration systems for commercial applications and should utility energy efficiency programs move in this direction?

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Increasing the flow of investment into energy efficiency in industry

Finance

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02 February 2018

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Dr Steven Fawkes

The reality is that most of the time the investor is the CFO, in fact even if projects are externally financed the CFO will always be a key decision maker.  CFOs have exactly the same issues around energy efficiency that external investors have.

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