There is a war waging in British homes according to Smart Energy GBâ€™s TV adverts. The misadventures of Gaz and Leccy have been showing the nation how little control we have over our energy use. Between now and 2020 Smart Energy GB is making a push to upgrade the country to smart meters to save home owners money and reduce carbon emissions. Here, Nick Cowley, country manager of the UKâ€™s leading manufacturer of domestic meter boxes, MCL Utilities, looks at the impact and benefits of smart meters.
Singapore has been rolling out several key initiatives as a part of the nationâ€™s Smart Mobility 2030 vision of a smart transportation network. As a result, it is seen strengthening its leadership in the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies. The government has encouraged the driverless cars to operate, and now it is keen to see autonomous public bus services hit the roads.
While previously seen as an outsider of energy production, storage is mainstreaming thanks to lower costs, new technology and the fact that power storage has become a viable, less costly means to load level and harmonise electric power fed from decentralised energy resources. By Mark Andrews, Technical Editor