In 2017, Europe produced more Of its electricity from solar, wind and biomass resources than from coal.
Today's market is more volatile, with greater variability in energy sources due in large part to the desire to reduce environmental damage. The European Union (EU) is on track to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels l by reducing its reliance on carbon-based power.
This paper examines the five most critical variables that investors, developers, and others must recognise in the due diligence process before investing in a new power generation project in Europe.
European energy markets are undergoing many changes in order to adapt themselves to dynamically-evolving market conditions. Renewable generation capacity continues to rise in the Western European market, bringing more intermittency to the power system. Meanwhile, conventional power plants, fuelled by coal, lignite or uranium, are being decommissioned more often among western countries, affecting the security of supply and reserve margin levels.
These changes need to be introduced and maintained by system operators, and each country has a slightly different approach to the challenges.
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European energy markets are undergoing
many changes in order to adapt
themselves to dynamically-evolving
market conditions. Renewable generation
capacity continues to rise in the Western
European market, bringing more
intermittency to the power system.
Meanwhile, conventional power plants,
fuelled by coal, lignite or uranium, are
being decommissioned more often among
western countries, affecting the security
of supply and reserve margin levels. These
changes need to be introduced and
maintained by system operators, and each
country has a slightly different approach
to the challenges.
Many in the United States’ power generation
industry no doubt long for the relative market
tranquility of the late 20th century. The generation
plants built and operated then were carbon-fueled
or nuclear-powered, with a few hydro-electric
plants sprinkled in. The economics were largely
stable and predictable, often thanks to regulation
that shielded utilities from market fluctuations.
But even in those simpler times, when the
market was far less volatile, there was still
much due diligence required when investors
and developers were considering multi-milliondollar commitments in new generation projects.
Today’s market is more volatile, due in large part
to the disruptive effect of low-cost natural gas
and the subsequent, rapid growth of affordable
As more uneconomical and inefficient generation
plants go offline, there is, for the most part,
sufficient carbon-free or carbon-reduced
generation to meet the growing demand for
electric energy. There are pockets of growth
This whitepaper explains how organizations can reduce their energy bills by remotely regulating computers. Topics include typical workplace computer usage, how to calculate your potential energy savings, debunking power management myths, and how you can assign multiple power saving profiles to clients.
It's a common scenario in the mining and oil & gas industries: the project has been approved to proceed and the pressure is on to get multiple parties – partners, consultants, contractors and suppliers – working together efficiently to meet an aggressive schedule. This challenge is often exacerbated by globalization and by the vast volume of data that flows between the project team.
The use of instant messaging in the energy industry is widespread, with one source estimating that as much as 60% of trading in the physical power markets is conducted using the technology. Moreover, a Microsoft/Accenture survey found that 34% of oil and gas professionals are collaborating more than they were 12 months earlier, while only 10% are collaborating less. While real-time communications, such as instant messaging, are very useful for traders and others in the energy industry, a failure to monitor and retain them along with other electronic communications can result in substantial penalties and other serious consequences.
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You will hear case studies describing how leading energy and utility companies worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance companywide collaboration, and improve business decisions - ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A. You will hear case studies describing how leading energy and utility companies worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance companywide collaboration, and improve business decisions - ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits. And you'll also see a demo of how Adaptive Planning's award-winning software creates value for energy and utility companies.
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Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
This paper examines how cities are using cloud technology to address public challenges, using the framework of the global coalition, Smart Cities Council. This framework promotes three core values for smart cities: livability, providing clean, healthy living conditions without pollution and congestion; workability, providing an enabling infrastructure (energy, transportation, internet connectivity) and high-quality jobs; and sustainability, doing so at no cost to future generations, as the Council puts it. This paper proposes a fourth core value, inclusivity: provisioning services to all city residents regardless of their background.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
This paper will explore the concept behind Ultra-Efficient data
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Published By: B Channels
Published Date: May 01, 2018
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) originally described IoT as used across several industries: manufacturing, logistics, oil and gas, transportation, energy/utilities, mining and metals, aviation and other industrial sectors.
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