Digitalisation

2019 was quite a year for “digitalization” in the Utility sector. Almost every major gathering of Utility peers sported the digital theme in some way shape or form. Internal presentations and meeting agendas looked naked without some reference to “Digital Engagement”, “Digital Transformation”, or “The Digital Utility”.

There is no doubting that digitalization has now become a dominant, if not…

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Digitalisation Data Infrastructure

Data centers aren't the energy hogs we thought

Although demand for data has increased rapidly, massive efficiency gains by data centers have kept their energy use roughly flat over the past decade, researchers report.

The researchers caution,…

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Industry 4.0 Data Infrastructure

Asset managing your data on the way to electrification

By taking an asset management approach to your data, you can generate value both in the short and the longer term. If you think of asset management in terms of real estate, it is the process of…

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Digitalisation Industry 4.0

3 Ways utilities will benefit from 5G

Despite the hype over 5G, it’s still years away from being fully deployed. But utilities should start now in planning how it will benefit their operations.

5G is the fifth generation of mobile…

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Digitalisation Industry 4.0

Industry digitalisation from an energy perspective

The digital revolution - 2 page factsheet by the Joint Research Center

 

The digital revolution

 

Digitalisation is the innovative use of information and communications technologies, in particular…

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Digitalisation Industry 4.0 Smart Meters

Internet of Things self-powered sensors and devices now possible with new material

A material with thermoelectric properties has been invented by researchers at the Institute of Solid State Physics, Vienna University of Technology. Combining thin layers of iron, vanadium, tungsten,…

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Digitalisation Additive Manufacturing

Dubai announces that 25% of its buildings will be 3D printed in 2030

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing is about to change the way buildings are constructed, at least in Dubai, that is. This United Arab Emirates city recently announced a 3D printing strategy to…

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Digitalisation

Virtual Power Plants: former sci-fi technology is now a reality

An old saying in Ireland goes: ‘there is no strength without unity’. When it comes to distributed energy resources (DER), it couldn’t be more true. DER, acting individually, has a very limited ability…

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Digitalisation

H2020-funded project RETROFEED kicks off in Brussels

Implementing smart retrofitting frameworks in the process industry towards its operation with variable, biobased and circular feedstock

The 26th and 27th November 2019 mark the official launch of…

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Data & Cyber Security Data Infrastructure

Hungary, Portugal and Poland sign up to EU quantum communication infrastructure initiative

At the Digital Assembly, 7 Member States agreed to work together to explore how to make available a quantum communication infrastructure (QCI) in Europe, to boost European capabilities in quantum…

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