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,...

‘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...

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...

Microsoft’s Dublin data centre forced to build own power station

Microsoft is being forced to build its own powerstation in Dublin for its data centres because the local electricity grid is unable to cope,...

JCB wins £10m contract for gas powered generators

JCB has secured a deal worth £10 million which will see the company’s first major entry into the gas powered generator sector. The company’s Power...

E.ON integrates Fraport AG emergency power generators into virtual power plant

E.ON's virtual power plant continues to grow. Four emergency power generators for Fraport AG are now linked to E.ON's energy platform. This means that,...

£1.5m grant awarded for new engine technology

A consortium led by Lontra has been awarded a £1.5 million grant to apply the firm’s award-winning technology to energy generation. The Energy Catalyst...

Power outage threat posed by hackers

Hackers could pose a significant threat to smart grid security unless the challenges are better understood and addressed, researchers have warned. A team of...

Battery-free UPS system wins iF Design Award

HITEC Power Protection, a manufacturer of Diesel Rotary UPS (DRUPS), has announced that its PowerPRO2700 product has won this year's iF Design Award. Each...

The pros and cons of eco-mode UPS: what does the future hold?

Ian Bitterlin discusses the potential risks and benefits of adopting eco-mode UPS technology, and considers the future impact of silicon carbide IGBTs. In the early...

Younicos awards battery-based energy storage project to Morrison

Morrison Utility Connections, a major projects Independent Connection Provider (ICP) and part of Morrison Utility Services, has been commissioned to build and connect one...