All eyes are on Katowice in Poland ahead of COP24, due to start on December 2. Climate change, never far away from the headlines, is expected to become one of the major focuses of the news agenda in coming days.
The electricity utility industry is facing disruption. The worldwide trends causing the disruption – decarbonization, decentralization, deregulation, democratization and digitalization – are expected to continue.
Electricity experts have met in Côte d’Ivoire to study the use of low voltage direct current (LVDC) to increase access to electricity in rural areas. IEC ambassador Vimal Mahendru was among the IEC experts sharing their experience and technical insights.
The transmission and distribution of electricity has to gear up to meet new challenges: a soaring world population and increasing pollution mean electricity will have to be delivered to more people and more efficiently as well.
According to the Off-Grid Solar (OGS) Market Trends Report published by Lighting Global, the off-grid solar (OGS) sector provided electricity access to an estimated 360 million people worldwide in 2017.
A new report underlines the benefits of hydrogen for energy storage. The UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) suggests that hydrogen stored in Britain’s gas grid could be more effective for making use of excess renewable power than batteries.