Digitalisation

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 the large-scale rollout of smart devices and sensors, often involving big data collection and analysis. These and other relevant technologies (such as online platforms, cloud computing, the industrial…

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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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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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Digitalisation

Energy Management System in glass industry

Steklarna Hrastnik Company is the leading glass products manufacturer in Slovenia.

The company has a strong environmental regulation compliance strategy and is dedicated to optimizing and reducing energy consumption. To comply with European energy regulation and meet the energy consumption reduction target, Steklarna Hrastnik decided to carry out an energy management project.

The project…

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Smart Meters

Energy Management System in steel industry

SIJ Metal Ravne is one of the biggest steel companies in Europe. The company decided to run an energy management project with the following purposes: 1- Monitor and analyze real-time energy consumption, 2- Define and analyze key energy efficiency indicators, 3- Implement an energy management system, 4- Develop benchmarking and methodology for savings calculations (IJS), 5- Introduce an energy…

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Data Infrastructure

Energy Management for telecommunication industry

Telekom Slovenije is a communications service provider in Slovenia, it also operates through its subsidiaries on the markets of South-Eastern Europe in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. The Group’s activities include fixed and mobile communications services, digital content and services, multimedia services and digital advertising, system integration and…

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Industry 4.0

Blockchain Technology – a Threat to Distribution Network Operators?

First published here

Are distribution network operators in Europe threatened by a potential application of blockchain technology in the energy sector? This seems to be the pressing question that was…

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