Nest’s Tony Fadell on Smart Objects, and the Singularity of Innovation

  Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Before he started Nest, Tony Fadell held senior positions at Apple on the teams that created the iPod and the iPhone. Tony Fadell is the founder and chief executive of…

Renewable Power Generation – 2012 figures

Special report. Part six: US dominated the electricity from biomass world market in 2012 About the article: This special Renewable Energy Focus power generation focus previews REMIPEG’s latest update, carried out in the first four…

Microgrids could be going mainstream as a growth vehicle for large utilities

Microgrids by definition are small, but they are attracting the attention and capital of large utilities. In June, Southern Co. bolstered its $425 million acquisition of PowerSecure International by forming a strategic alliance with Advanced Microgrid Solutions to…

Energy innovations to follow in 2017

1. DEMAND RESPONSE Balancing the supply and demand of energy across the National Grid is a constant game of careful planning and skillful execution. Add the intermittent nature of wind, solar and tidal energy into…

The traditional electricity distribution model is no longer fit for purpose

The traditional electricity distribution model is no longer fit for purpose. That is according to almost half (45 percent) of utility industry executives worldwide surveyed by Accenture. Unless the industry undergoes a digital, regulatory, and…