London leaves the most lights on in the war on Energy Waste

UK consumers leave 77 million lights, electronic devices or appliances on or on standby in the UK each day when not in use 90% of UK consumers have no plans to do more to improve their own well-being and that of the planet Over 11.8 million more devices and lights are left on or on standby when not in use each day in the South of England than in the North[1] London alone leaves 11 million lights and devices on unnecessarily – 3.3 per household – the largest number among…

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Schneider Electric: ‘Let’s #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day’

Schneider Electric partnered with Global Footprint Network to demonstrate how existing technologies can help to move the date of Earth Overshoot Day. Retrofitting existing buildings, industries and data centres and upgrading electricity production with renewables alone would move the date by 21 days. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date in the year by when humanity will have consumed more from the planet, including food, fibres, timber, and absorption capacity for carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning than the planet’s ecosystems can renew in the entire year. Schneider Electric, the leader…

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Independent servicing contract win for Natural Power

Following a competitive tender process, Natural Power has been appointed by Ventient Energy to deliver an independent turbine servicing contract at Westfield Wind Farm in Fife, Scotland. The four five-year old Nordex N90 wind turbines on site will be covered by the servicing contract that includes a carefully planned predictive maintenance schedule as well as reactive repairs and responding to any major component failures. The asset will be remotely monitored via Natural Power’s ControlCentre, the largest, independently operated 24/7 control room in the UK. This takes Natural Power’s servicing contract…

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Schneider Electric’s Ringmaster celebrates 30 years at the top!

The ground-breaking product range has supplied safe, usable electricity to businesses for three decades London, UK, 11th July 2018: Schneider Electric, the leader in energy management and automation, is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its Ringmaster electrical secondary distribution equipment. The family of products is in active use across many industries, including energy utilities, infrastructure segments and critical power sectors such as healthcare. Schneider Electric’s Ringmaster distributes energy taken from the grid safely, reliably and efficiently. Its compact, robust design delivers reliable performance, both indoors and outdoors, from commercial applications…

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Aspect Enterprise Solutions Welcomes New Partner SINGA Associates, Expands CTRM Expertise

Aspect Enterprise Solutions, a division of ION, and SINGA Associates have announced a strategic partnership, further expanding Aspect’s ETRM and CTRM expertise and reach in global energy and metals trading markets. SINGA, a Switzerland-based consultancy, offers commodities trading capabilities in business transformation and implementation across commodities classes, including oil, chemicals, coal, coffee, cotton, grains, iron ore, metals, and sugar. SINGA joins the Aspect Partner Program (APP), which consists of a network of companies that sell, recommend and deploy Aspect cloud solutions. It is the only partner program in the industry…

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Irish expansion continues at Natural Power

Renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed three new team members at its Dublin office. Keara O’ Shea has joined the geotech team as a geographical engineer, Kathryn Oliver has joined as an environmental consultant in the ecology team and Marc McLoughlin has joined as business development manager. The business is also currently recruiting for a further role in its Irish planning team. Marc Lamphiere, Natural Power’s Country Director in Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to welcome our new team members on board. We are developing a really robust…

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Off Grid Energy power up latest fleet of electric delivery vans for UPS

The Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL) project provided power to over 170 new electric delivery vehicles in the London area Rugby, UK. 21 March 2018: Off Grid Energy, leading manufacturer of power solutions for the construction and utility industries, has supported UK Power Networks Services to deliver a project for UPS to overcome concerns related to the integration of electric delivery vehicles at its London parcel delivery depot. In conjunction with UK Power Networks Services, Off Grid Energy delivered a multi-function Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) as part of a…

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HUBER+SUHNER serves up cost-saving solution in RF-energy applications

Hannes Grubinger will present HUBER+SUHNER’s cost-effective solution, the RFEX connector, to attendees at EDI CON China Beijing, 20 March 2018. Leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, HUBER+SUHNER, is showcasing its smart concept solutions which offer increased power and lower running costs to RF-energy applications at the third Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON), in China, March 20-22. Speaking today, Hannes Grubinger, Market Manager at HUBER+SUHNER, addressed the current challenges within the RF Energy market and highlighted the solutions which the company can offer to…

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PPM Power confirmed as UK distributor of Vincotech power modules

PPM Power has now been confirmed as a distributor of Vincotech power semiconductor modules in the UK. Formerly part of Tyco Electronics and now an affiliated company within Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Vincotech is a market leader in power modules for motor drives, solar inverters, welding equipment and power supplies. Highest integration available “Vincotech modules offer the highest level of integration available in the market, housing dies fabricated using different semiconductor technology,” said Phil Surman, Sales Director at PPM Power. “This provides the best combination of cost and performance. We are…

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Turbine tip extension offers energy output boost

Natural Power recently provided planning support and conducted structural assessments as part of a retro-fit blade tip extension pilot project for Siemens Gamesa’s fleet of 2.3MW onshore wind turbines at Fred.Olsen Renewables’ Crystal Rig II site in the Scottish Borders. It is expected that the tip extensions of 2.55m will achieve an annual energy production boost of up to 10%.   Shane Bermingham, Engineering Design Lead at Natural Power, said: “As we move to a subsidy free market, any increases asset owners can see in production is a very attractive…

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