Northern Powergrid’s communications ‘completely unacceptable’ after Storm Arwen, says minister

Communications with its customers by Northern Powergrid, the DNO with at least 1,600 homes left still unconnected ten days after Storm Arwen devastated northern...

National Grid half year results:  Pre-tax up 75%, op profit up 47%, capex up...

Britain’s privatised backbone system operator pleased investors today with strong results for the six months to September. Against a steady-state base of continuing activities, National...

Ofgem to consult in November on Price Cap reform

Britain’s energy regulator will consult in November on reform to the Price Cap mechanism regulating energy sales to 15 million UK domestic consumers. Ofgem wrote...

The show must go on: keeping the lights on at Wyndham’s Theatre

Wyndham’s Theatre first opened its doors in 1899, designed by architect William Sprague for the leading actor-manager of his day, Charles Wyndham. The Louis...

Bridging the energy gap: industry leaders reveal concerns

A new report finds that energy security and rising costs are impacting competitiveness for UK industry, so how could decentralised energy be made more...

Crestchic Loadbanks provides Pakistani port with a solution to regenerative power

The container shipping industry is an ever-growing, fast-paced environment, and power infrastructure cannot always grow in-line with power requirements.  For this reason, many container...

Power technology trends for 2019

Power Control’s director, Rob Mather, explores some power technology trends for 2019, aimed at driving energy efficiency and improving resilience... The need to balance resilience,...

Convergence between physical and cyber environments is leaving businesses exposed

More than half (59%) of respondents to the latest social media poll (conducted by the organisers of Infosecurity Europe 2019) believe that an attack on...

‘Too many data centres operate in reactive mode’ warns consulting firm

Nils Gerstle from Collaboretix Enterprise Consulting warns that failures are all too often due to a reactive approach to data centre management.  Data centre failure can...

Loadbanks deliver resilience for Europe’s greenest mine

Crestchic has provided two of its 1MW resistive only loadbanks to the first ever underground data centre, based in Norway.  The Lefdal mine, a 120,000...

Energy in industry 4.0: harnessing the connected site

Advances in Industry 4.0 can enhance energy strategies and improve the resilience of critical sites. DSR is often seen as a risk to critical sites,...

Supporting Ireland’s data centre growth

Interxion’s DUB3 data centre has been designed using energy-saving, modular architecture. At the heart of the design was the need to guarantee service delivery...

Load banks to provide UPS testing for BT

Creschic Loadbanks has supplied a fleet of 30 transportable and 27 state-of-the-art loadbank trailer sets to telecommunications giant, BT. Ranging in size from 60kW to...

Broadcast news: the importance of reliable power

Timeline’s broadcast facility in west London has increased the reliability of its operations through the installation of a new UPS  Power is everything in the...

Beware of the dangers posed by arc flashes

An arc flash is among the most dangerous risks on any work site. Mark Lant from arc flash specialist ProGARM explains how you can...

Fit for the future: new modular UPS

Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited (UPSL), a Kohler company, has recently launched the PowerWAVE 9250 DPA – the latest addition to its range of premium,...

Dodge damaging downtime with Riello UPS: why UPS maintenance should be on your mind

81% of organisation have suffered a damaging power-related failure in the last year. Those figures should raise alarm particularly for mission critical sites such...

The changing face of energy: The Energyst Event

New event taking place 17th to 18th of April at National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham The full conference line-up has been officially announced for the inaugural...

Smart grid evolution: potential of a dynamic capacity market

Gareth Spinner at Noveus offers an insight into the smart grid and explores some of the key issues and considerations for data centres that...

Renewables will be key to Ireland’s data centre growth

Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, has released a report...