Davion Hill: Cost reductions of 8-15% per year have been the norm for the last decade. He says the basic materials cost is the price floor, right? He predicts that as prices get lower, the maintenance and OandM cost becomes an increasingly larger portion of the overall cost. DNV GLs prediction is that it will stay the same or increase. Once EPCs and manufacturers become comfortable with replacements and augmentations in pricing, they can transparently plan for those costs in their sales and service models, developers and banks will embrace that as part of the model and assume that replacements That is where it is going. See you there! _____________. Stay tuned! Best ideas for energy efficiency and energy storage monitoring. By Davion Hill is published by Hill, the author is an energy storage subject matter expert, and the author writes. The author is known for building multi-company teams and finding mutual benefit for DNVGLs.Read Full article
TOP 3 articles in Energy Efficiency fom the 2nd quarter of 2018
This is the question to understand why organizations do not engage a holistic energy efficiency approach. Costs could be minimized, also carbon emissions might be reduced and the exposure to volatile markets better controlled. Dr Steven Fawkes: How much has the mindset on energy.Read Full article
Dr Steven Fawkes says the potential using proven technology, current economics and standard thinking about energy efficiency is always about 30%. He says setting a target of zero energy may not actually result in zero but it certainly expands the way the design team and others think.Read Full article
Ireland’s new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) design
The Government of the Republic of Ireland approved the design of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) The new RESS will consist of a series of regular auctions scheduled at frequent intervals. The aim of the RESS design is to have technology.Read Full article
Batteries included: Gigafactories advance German energy transition
European countries and producers are moving in on batteries. This is Germanys chance to bring stable jobs to its former mining regions, and finally phase out coal. The Europes largest battery came online in June: a whopping 50MWh in Jarelund.Read Full article
Is an energy revolution underway in Chile?
Five years ago, Chile generated only 5% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. This percentage has more than tripled in the last years, reaching 18% in May 2018. Chile has enormous potential for the development of renewable energy, including more than.Read Full article
Local energy aggregation: Similarities between the Italian Hera Group and the Community Choice Energy programs in California
Hera and MCE were the first aggregation experiment, respectively in Italy and in California. Hera is a multi-utility operating in the energy, environment, and water sector. MCE intends to gradually replace the conventional energy resources in its basic.Read Full article
Offshore wind rising to challenge king coal in Polish energy market
Offshore wind is becoming price-competitive with more carbon-intensive forms of energy. Poland is one of several northern and east European countries in which offshore wind looks set to play a much larger role in future. Poland has taken the first steps to.Read Full article
The next wave of renewable energy?
World Energy Council says wave and tidal energy could one day provide 10 percent of the world's electricity. U.S. Department of Energy announced $23 million in new funding for "next-generation wave" Stronger waves bring more energy that could power.Read Full article
Will South Korea’s energy transition include nuclear?
In May last year, President Moon was elected after the impeachment of the former president driven by peaceful protests. With 24 reactors in operation, South Korea has the highest density of nuclear power plants. The oldest nuclear power plant (Kori 1) was shut.Read Full article