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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Alpiq and Groupe E merge their charging networks for electric vehicles

From 2017, Alpiq and Groupe E, together with their partners, will merge their charging networks for electric cars, offering customers access to more than 300 charging stations in Switzerland.  

Acciona Agua carries out research to reuse waste from water treatment processes

The Watintech project, in which Acciona is participating together with technology centres and European universities, has won the ‘Best Research 2016’ award at the IWater Salon in Barcelona.

Stem Inc becomes first energy storage provider to meet SCE requirements

Intelligent energy storage provider Stem Inc. has announced it has become the first customer-sited energy storage developer to help Southern California Edison (SCE) meet local grid reliability needs.

Nova Scotia’s first grid-connected tidal turbine deployed at Fundy test site

Nova Scotia homes and businesses are now powered by Canada’s first grid connected in-stream tidal turbine.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Friday, 11 November 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Big businesses support British smart meter rollout

British business leaders have signalled their support for the economic benefits and future innovations enabled by the digital upgrade of Britain’s energy system now underway.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Keeping wind power online: An interview with Tom Dyffort of Altitec

In September this year, blade repair and inspection specialist, Altitec, announced a partnership with a leading manufacturer of on- and offshore wind turbines, to provide end of warranty (EOW) blade inspections and repairs in the UK and Australia, thereby expanding the company’s global presence. Under the terms of the contract, Altitec will provide EOW inspections at 100 sites throughout the UK, in addition to carrying out further EOW blade repairs in Victoria, Australia,.

Blade damage is the most common cause of downtime across the wind energy sector, according to a recent report from renewable energy insurer, GCube, and EOW inspections and repairs are an essential part of ensuring long-term operational performance. The end of the warranty period is a crucial phase for both manufacturer and project owner, since it marks a transition in where responsibility lies for technical issues experienced on site.

REM talked to Altitec’s Managing Director, Tom Dyffort, to find out more.

European Union considering removal of Priority Dispatch system for renewables

The EU is currently considering the removal of the Priority Dispatch system in which renewable energy technologies feed power into Europe’s energy grids, risking an increase in European emissions.

Energy & Environment Dates 2012