Article: Open source energy: could collaboration drive the clean energy transition?

Energy, Open Provisioning

Open source energy: could collaboration drive the clean energy transition?

New power projects are almost synonymous with technological innovation, with each new solar facility or power grid system backed by a solar cell of record-breaking effectiveness, or an energy network of inconceivable efficiency. But technological developments affect not only the ways power is produced and consumed, but the ways power is managed, and how those involved in power communicate and collaborate.

From simple remote working operations, highlighted by the demands of the Covid-19 pandemic, to industrial-scale communication and management networks powered by open source architecture, the energy sector is undergoing a revolution in both power production and personal communication.

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Article: The energy ecosystem should move to make the ‘energy internet’ a reality

Energy, Innovation, Open Provisioning, Open Space

The energy ecosystem should move to make the ‘energy internet’ a reality

As vice president of Innovation at National Grid Partners, I’m responsible for developing initiatives that not only benefit National Grid’s current business but also have the potential to become stand-alone businesses. So I obviously have strong views about the future of the energy industry.

But I don’t have a crystal ball; no one does. To be a good steward of our innovation portfolio, my job isn’t to guess what the right “basket” is for our “eggs.” It’s to optimally allocate our finite eggs across multiple baskets with the greatest collective upside.

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Article: Singapore is building a ‘forest town’ with abundant green spaces and underground roads

Cities, Energy, Innovation, Open Provisioning, Open Space

Singapore is building a ‘forest town’ with abundant green spaces and underground roads

In an area of Singapore once home to a brickworks and military training facilities, a vision of the future of urban living is taking shape.The country is building what it calls its first smart and sustainable town, promising 42,000 homes in an environment where people can be “at home with nature”.

The Tengah project will consist of five residential districts on the 700-hectare site in Singapore’s Western region. Named Garden, Park, Brickland, Forest Hill and Plantation, the areas are designed to improve residents’ health and wellbeing and give them a better quality of life. How? With smart buildings, greenery everywhere and a prioritization of walking and cycling that routes motor vehicle traffic underground.

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Article: Call for Code Global Challenge 2021: How innovators can help combat climate change with IBM’s open source-powered technology

Energy, Food, Innovation, Open Provisioning, Open Space, Water

Call for Code Global Challenge 2021: How innovators can help combat climate change with IBM’s open source-powered technology

Over the last 130 years, the temperature of the planet Earth has risen by 0.85 degree Celsius, and each passing decade over the last 30 years has been warmer than the previous decade. Climate change is considered to be one of the gravest threats that the planet is facing today. Its effect on weather events, sea levels, and human health and natural ecosystems are already being felt across the world and has spurred a dialogue about the way forward.

While the startup ecosystem has been leveraging technology and innovation over the past few years to build impactful solutions, there’s a long way to go. To that end, the 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge aims to galvanise use of innovation to discover potential solutions which can mitigate the effects of the climate crisis.

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Article: Open Minds and Open Source: Linux Foundation LF Energy Introduces Two Initiatives Designed to Reduce Carbon and Shift to Sustainable Energy

Energy, Open Provisioning

Open Minds and Open Source: Linux Foundation LF Energy Introduces Two Initiatives Designed to Reduce Carbon and Shift to Sustainable Energy

Building on its groundbreaking initiative, the Linux Foundation’s LF Energy announced it has introduced a Service-based Open-source Grid automation platform for Network Operation of the Future (SOGNO) and Power System Network Operations (PSNO) designed to advance energy automation and hardware virtualization.

The LF Energy project provides a 21st-century plan of action to solve climate change through open frameworks, reference architectures, and a support ecosystem of complementary projects, seeking to accelerate the energy transition of the world’s power and transportation systems through open-source technology.

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Article: How is the UK cleaning up its energy?

Access, Energy, Open Decision-Support, Open Provisioning

How is the UK cleaning up its energy?

Open Access Government discuss UK Energy Policy and the priorities that the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP has set out for 2021 in his new role as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP was appointed Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 8 January 2021, taking over from the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP.

In assuming this role, Mr Kwarteng will oversee developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business, ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean. It is vital to ensure the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation, and most important of all, tackling climate change.

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Article: At ₹3.85, CERC Approves 7% Hike in APPC for Open Access Solar in 2020-21

Access, Energy, Open Provisioning

At ₹3.85, CERC Approves 7% Hike in APPC for Open Access Solar in 2020-21

In its order notified last week, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC) for open access at ₹3.85/kWh. This implies that for wind or solar generators that are regional entities and selling power under open access, which is not accounted for RPO compliance of obligated entities, and for captive power plants where PPAs do not exist, settlement shall be done at APPC determined at the national level. It is part of CERC’s remit to determine the APPC for settlement of charges at national level.

The APPC would be applicable during the financial year (FY) 2021-22 or until further orders for deviation settlement regarding open access and captive wind and solar generators fulfilling regional entities’ requirements.

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Article: Crypto Climate Accord will shift cryptocurrency industry to 100% renewable energy by 2030

Energy, Money, Open Governance, Open Source

Crypto Climate Accord will shift cryptocurrency industry to 100% renewable energy by 2030

Cryptocurrency is so hot it might melt the polar ice caps. But a new group dubbed the Crypto Climate Accord is debuting today as a way to head off that particular apocalypse.

The group is a private sector initiative aimed at making the cryptocurrency industry 100% renewable in energy consumption by 2030. The group is a partnership of Energy Web, RMI, and the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR). The group brings together parties including CoinShares, ConsenSys, Web 3, Ripple, the United Nations, and others who want sustainable blockchain and crypto technology.

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Article: Launch of Renewables.Digital: Open-Access Renewable Energy Portal from Munich-Based Company Builder

Access, Energy, Open Provisioning

Launch of Renewables.Digital: Open-Access Renewable Energy Portal from Munich-Based Company Builder

Today, the Munich-based company builder Isar Digital Ventures GmbH announces the launch of the open-access renewable energy platform Renewables.Digital. The portal will serve as a leading directory for renewable energy investors, developers, startups, projects as well as service and technology companies, thereby creating transparency in global renewable energy markets.

By creating a transparent and open-access renewable energy platform, Renewables.Digital intends to advance business and investment in the green energy industry. For instance, renewable energy developers that intend to sell a solar park will find more than hundred relevant investors on the platform who recently purchased renewable assets.

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Article: £1.3 million of new funding for net zero-driven energy data application winners

Energy, Open Provisioning

£1.3 million of new funding for net zero-driven energy data application winners

Close to £1.3 million of new funding across nine new digital energy data projects has been announced by UK Research & Innovataion (UKRI). The non-departmental public body is awarding the funding through its ‘Modernising Energy Data Applications phase 1’ competition, overseen by the Prospering From the Energy Revolution challenge.

The competition requires projects to develop data applications that address the challenges faced by organisations and individuals to deliver net zero local energy systems. The nine winning applicants are: Urbantide Ltd; Alian Ltd; Brits Energy Ltd; City Science Corporation Ltd; Power My Hub Ltd; Zuhlke Engineering Ltd; GL Industrial Services UK Ltd; Mind Foundry Ltd; and Advanced Infrastructure Technology Ltd

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