According to a recent study published by the American Association for Advancement of Science, data centers consumed close to 205 TWh of electricity in 2018 or 1% of total global electricity consumption. On the other hand, the amount of computing carried out in data...
by Saifa Khalid
The imposition of global lockdowns to curtail the spread of pandemic in 2020 significantly reduced the electricity demand. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), electricity demand dropped 2% making it the largest drop in demand in the last 50 years and far...
Covid-19 struck early in 2021 and affected the entire world. With little information about the disease and with no vaccine available, countries dealt with the pandemic in different ways and most tried variations on lockdowns. These lockdowns had the most effect on...
by Saqib Saeed
In the United Kingdom, as in most places, the electricity distribution network was built to have electricity flow one way, from power stations to customers. As the UK moves to net zero emissions there will be an increase in distributed generation and this will require...
The recent Texas power failure has exposed the vulnerability of not just conventional power generation but renewable generation to frigid temperatures.
by Saqib Saeed
With the end of the Post-Brexit transition period on 31st December (2020), eyes have focused on the United Kingdom’s electricity grid and how it will function and adjust with the change.
In the state of Victoria, the Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Act (REJI) of 2017 was updated in 2019 with the renewable energy targets of 25 percent by 2020, 40 percent by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030.
by Rida Arshad
Over the last decade, to cope with increasing environmental pollution, there has been a shift of the world’s energy production to less polluting forms of energy. Other sources of energy, such as coal and nuclear energy, have begun to lose momentum since there are other better alternatives that reduce the greenhouse gas emissions without compromising on the yield of energy.
President Elect Joe Biden is set to take oath on 20th January,2021, and although his win was confirmed on January 6th, the senate’s control was undecided until the recent victory of Senator Jon Ossof and Senator Raphael Warnock, both Democrats, in the Georgia run-off elections.
by Qutab Baig
As the electricity market continues to grow, the transmission system is becoming complex. With the evolution of different types of power generation sources and the rapidly changing energy mix, transmission system requirements are expected to grow.
Switchgear is an integral part of any modern power system, which is employed to control and regulate the flow of electricity in the circuit. Globally we are observing a growing trend to shift to SF6 free switchgear, especially, in European Union.
by Saifa Khalid
Globally there is a growing consensus to move towards less carbon intensive power generation in a bid to tackle pollution and environmental concerns. This consensus is reflected in the decline[SS1] [KM2] of coal consumption in 2019, although there are disparities...