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AWS and Vector continue development of New Energy Platform
The initial focus of the NEP is to collect and analyse data from more than 1.6 million IoT-connected Vector advanced meters that gather information on energy consumption and network performance across A/NZ.
Google commits to 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pinchai says the world must act now if it has any hope avoiding the worst climate change effects.
Microsoft’s ‘moonshot’ goals to be carbon negative by 2030
The company also aims to remove all carbon it has directly or indirectly emitted into the environment by 2050.
Vodafone NZ invests in boosting energy efficiency
Vodafone says it expects to reduce its electricity usage in Aotearoa by at least 10% over the next three years through implementing a range of new technologies.
IT & OT convergence brings new cyber risks to industrial sector
IT and operational technology (OT) are on a journey to convergence, but that convergence must be managed with caution in order to manage cybersecurity risks that go with it.
Genesis launches virtual power plant platform
“We are really excited to be working with Karit who share our ambition to create better outcomes for customers through technology and innovation."
NEC introduces new warranty to optimise value for energy storage customers
Customers need to understand how a system's energy storage capacity degrades or fades so that they can predict the life and performance of the system.
Blockchain companies revolutionise electric power
Blockchain may be the ‘missing link’ that could transform the electric power industry and leave traditional business models in the dust.
Schneider Electric picks up new APAC channel leader for its IT division
Schneider Electric says Vijay has a strong track record for developing businesses into profitable ventures.
Huawei's eLTE-DSA solution to help oil & gas industry to embrace energy IoT
Huawei says the wireless eLTE solution will help the oil and gas industry build an energy-based Internet of Things.
IBM acquires Oniqua to bolster IoT offering for asset-intensive industries
Oniqua is an MRO inventory operations software provider with an office in Brisbane.
Free run over for energy companies as Government tightens reins
To ensure consumers aren’t paying more for their energy than they need to, the Government has launched an investigation.
12v vs. 48v: Calculating the energy savings of OCP-style PSUs
12V has been the standard output for power supplies, but recently we’re seeing 48V, with claims of much higher overall efficiency.
Exclusive interview: SAS, data analytics and the politics of energy
"What the industry has to do now is go and inspire the next generation with the big problems, and tell them to clean it up."
Data center giants team up to tackle Australia's steep energy prices
“Given the sharp incline of energy prices, organisations need to clear [market] barriers and act quickly.”
Australia’s utilities sector must innovate to tackle energy poverty
Energy poverty affects over 42,000 families in Australia, namely indigenous Australians, pensioners and low-income families.
Traditional data centres won’t cut it for future energy consumption
Policy Connect's report has revealed there are grim concerns that the demand for data and digital service will exceed energy efficiency gains.
Edge, IoT and energy efficiency all feature in Vertiv MD’s forecast for AU
The year seems to be flying by with one month down already, but Vertiv A/NZ managing director Robert Linsdell says there is still much to come.
Australia's clean technology sector gets a $4.8m boost
“With Australia’s energy sector increasingly under pressure from volatile commodity prices, it is vital we transform the way our industry operates."
Electric Village to open in Gisborne - NZ’s first energy hub
Flick will also power the region’s first fast charging electric vehicle station which will be located on the main street outside the hub.
DigiPlex axes 25% from data centre customers’ power bills
When it comes to data centres, electricity makes up one of the major costs for businesses – after all, we always want access to our data right?
Schneider Electric launches PowerTag, an electrical asset monitor
The company says PowerTag can monitor measure current, voltage, power, power factor and energy for all building types.
Lightning Lab Electric set to innovate energy sector
“Lightning Lab Electric is the vehicle for innovation within the relatively staid energy sector.”
Community project: Everyday Aussies skew energy market
"Business and governments should take heed: mum and dad investors love clean energy and they’re putting their money where their mouth is.”