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: 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: To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source

Energy, Open Provisioning

To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source

THE EUROPEAN UNION aims to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050. Former California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order last year calling for the state, the fifth-largest economy in the world, to go carbon neutral by 2045.

Meeting these goals, or even the less ambitious goals set by other governments, will require utilities to buy more energy from sustainable sources like wind and solar power. That shift is already creating logistical challenges for utilities.

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