Daily Archives: November 22, 2016


Member of the month: Think Smartgrids

First International Forum IEEE Smart Grids for Smart Cities The international Forum on Smart Grids for Smart Cities organised by IEEE in partnership with Think Smartgrids took place from 16 to 18 October in the Salon de l’Hôtel des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Philippe Monloubou, President of Think Smartgrids, […]


Solar PV and batteries in New Zealand – consumer centric electricity

New Zealand households are now enthusiastically adopting new energy technologies – from energy efficient appliances, to household solar photovoltaics (PV) and demand management systems, and more recently, household batteries. This is changing the dynamics of the established electricity system, and while some utilities are taking advantage of the new opportunities, […]


It’s a wrap: EUW 2016 turns out to be a great success for the Smart Utility Community

Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 November 2016 – From 15 till 17 November the European Utility Week was organised in Barcelona. With a staggering amount of attendees, the European Utility Week kicked off remarkably and left all mayor players in the field of the Smart Energy Industry ready to mingle and extend […]


ICEF Update: 1,000 participants’ active discussions on climate change

Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) successfully ended its 3rd annual meeting gathering more than 1,000 leading experts of academia, industry and government from around the world representing about 80 countries and regions.   ICEF Statement In the closing session, the Statement was delivered to the world. It is a […]


Donald Trump Effect on Renewable Energy

Based on Trump’s comments made during the elections, the Obama administrations’ Clean Power Plan (CPP) might be the first casualty. However, in the last few years’ renewables, especially wind and solar, have gained substantial momentum with rising installations and rapidly falling costs, competing with fossil fuels directly (especially wind). Solar […]