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Month: October 2016


Will electricity generation and power distribution go back to the way it was in the 19th century?

The small, picturesque town of Godalming, nestled among the low hills of southeast England, became the first town in the world to install a public electricity supply, in September 1881. Demand initially was for public lighting, which expanded, to an emerging electric tram network, and industry. At the start of this new age of electricity, … Continued

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The implications of the digitalization of energy

Digitalization is the flavour of the month when it comes to energy companies. And energy executives across the world are all using the buzzwords such as Big Data, the Cloud, Digital Wind to Digital Oil Fields and Internet of Energy as they talk about their future strategies but all of them seem to me to … Continued

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Global wind enters a new era

I spent much of last week at Wind Energy Hamburg meeting executives in companies right across the wind value chain. There was a buoyant mood and the good news is that wind is firmly embedded as part of the global power mix. However, the global wind industry is entering a new slower growth phase driven … Continued

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