Nowadays, HVDC systems have become a common solution for long distance power transmission. But the application of gas-insulated technologies to HVDC has not. For the first time, long-term testing has commenced to independently verify and demonstrate that this technology is ready for real-life application. The recommended test will be performed on a complete 320kV HVDC GIS, designed and assembled by ABB in KEMA’s HVDC laboratory.
In recent years, the world has taken major steps towards a lower-carbon energy system. However, we still have some way to go to meet internationally agreed emissions targets for combatting climate change. The good news is that, after years of impressive progress, offshore wind is now ready to become a major contributor to global energy production as well.
Variable renewable energy sources like wind and solar need energy storage to help balance production and demand. Battery-based systems are fast emerging as an ideal solution, but with big differences between batteries; how can manufacturers provide performance assurance and how do project developers choose the right storage solution?
Wouter van Wersch, VP of General Electric, looks at the energy and technology transition from the perspective of a traditional energy business and focuses on the specific needs of Asia.
There are already emerging success stories in which data-driven modelling has contributed to significant efficiency gains, but for applications where the consequences of wrong decisions are large, many industrial data science or machine learning (ML) projects still fall short of expectations.
Girish Tanti, co-founder of Suzlon Energy, talks to us about his experience of building a wind power business and the challenges he has faced along the way.
In a world where information is having an ever-increasing impact on the nature of the grid, what are the implications of new technologies for data security and utilities’ business models?
Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, highlights the extraordinary growth in the wind industry globally, and how an industry that was once seen as niche and expensive has been transformed into one that is both mainstream and cost-effective.