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Utility Asset Management—Digital Twin or Digital Octuplets

As I write this, my daughter is on the verge of giving birth to her first child. As far as we know, she is not having twins. But you never know. So the notion of digital twin came to my mind. Some people call the geographic information system (GIS) a digital twin of the grid. It captures grid assets and their locations. It includes their attributes and some behavior. Yet most geographic…

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Data centers aren't the energy hogs we thought
Energy Management

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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Asset managing your data on the way to electrification
Energy Management

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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Plans are nothing, planning is everything
Energy Management

Plans are nothing, planning is everything

In an earlier blog I referred to leadership as the missing element in the drive towards net zero. Now we are seeing leadership on the issue emerging, both nationally – in some countries a lot more…

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Industry’s role in addressing climate change
Energy Management

Industry’s role in addressing climate change

The Madrid climate conference last December highlighted the challenges that lie ahead because so little was achieved.  And we must achieve. There is so much to do for both mitigation and adaptation.…

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H2020-funded project RETROFEED kicks off in Brussels
Energy Management

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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The time is right: Industrial Policy and the European Green Deal
Energy Management

The time is right: Industrial Policy and the European Green Deal

This week, there is a big article in the Financial Times about how Brussels is re-tooling industrial policy. The focus of the article is on how there is increasing support to develop the battery…

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ICP partners made it!
Energy Efficiency Services

ICP partners made it!

ICP Partners help spread the Investor Ready Energy EfficiencyTM (IREE) Certification scheme in local countries In a nutshell… The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is tackling two of the main…

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“Simply not enough”
Energy Management

“Simply not enough”

Current efforts in the industrial sector are simply not enough in light of both the drastic climatic changes ahead and vast efficiency potentials sitting around barely touched. All essential…

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Energy Management

Outokumpu Cools Machine Shop using natural Elements

To cool the rolling mill's machine shop, Outokumpu has chosen a solution that saves energy compared with more conventional alternatives. There are two ways to cool the machine shop. One is to use outdoor air, the other to use industrial water from a nearby river and cool the air through existing cooling coils and a SWEP B649 brazed plate heat…

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Outokumpu Cools Machine Shop using natural Elements