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2020 – Issue 4

Smart Energy International Issue 4 2020

Read the latest industry insights, features, analysis and more from the energy sector in Smart Energy International issue 4 2020.

The complexities of Thailand’s energy landscape

Thailand’s Power Development Plan (PDP) is the nation’s roadmap for power generation, distribution and consumption.
Challenges to the ASEAN energy cooperation

Challenges to ASEAN energy cooperation

Energy is one of the key pillars of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) vision of an integrated, competitive and resilient region. The ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation 2016-2025 (APAEC) has identified opportunities to shape the energy development of the region. As phase one of APAEC concludes in 2020, Smart Energy International considers the roadblocks to achieving all of the goals set out in the plan.
Consumers are driving the global energy transition together

Should consumers lead the global energy transition?

What if consumers drove the energy transition? How much more power could the consumer have? What would they do with that power? And what is their role in the global energy transition? Kelvin Ross asks players in the energy sector.
Grid operators satellite use

Wide grid monitoring using satellite time synchronisation

The use of satellite communication technologies used by grid operators to optimise monitoring of networks in a bid to address future grid challenges.
Economic stimulus packages are important in the green post-COVID-19 recovery.

To stimulate the greening of the world

Smart Energy International explores the impact and details of the various stimulus packages being announced around the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and considers how these packages are going to support the energy transition.
smart meter

COVID-19 threatens GB smart meter rollout plans

Energy research company Cornwall Insights explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on smart meter rollout in Great Britain.

Utilities need to rev up their cybersecurity focus

Smart Energy International spoke to experts from Thales and ESI Thought Lab to determine how extensive the cybersecurity threat is, whether smart meters are vulnerable and how to monitor legacy assets and existing networks.
Tadiran battery

Tadiran’s 6th generation HLC

Tadiran presents the latest in its PulsesPlus HLC battery range, doubling power output on its previous offering. Recently Tadiran launched the C-type HLC which represented a huge improvement from a power perspective in comparison to...
joe biden

A tale of two strategies: The race for the White House

Smart Energy International examines the potential impact on US energy policy should presidential hopeful Joe Biden win his place in the White House
PG&E bankruptcy

PG&E emerges from the ashes of bankruptcy

How did Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation end up bankrupt and responsible for more than 1,500 fires in California? How has the utility emerged from its bankruptcy and what does the future hold as...