Finnish Marine Industry Invests in Ship Energy Systems Modernization

Finnish Marine Industry Invests in Ship Energy Systems Modernization

Finnish marine companies joined a new collaborative project to improve ship energy systems. Project coordinator Zou Guangrong discusses what this means for shipping in Finland and beyond.

Willis Tower Elevator Modernization Cuts Energy Usage by 35%

Willis Tower Elevator Modernization Cuts Energy Usage by 35%

For the first time, the elevators in Chicago’s Willis Tower are getting replaced with new systems that promise to get passengers to their destinations faster and cut energy usage by an estimated 35%.

How To Develop a Smart Drone Strategy: Q&A with Department 13

How To Develop a Smart Drone Strategy: Q&A with Department 13

“In the next 10 years, the sky will be full of drones,” predicts Jonathan Hunter, CEO of Department 13, a publicly traded company based in Columbia, Maryland, that is developing commercial counter-drone technology. “It will be just as common to see a drone as it … Read more…

Emerson Updates Sensi Capabilities as Wi-Fi Thermostat Market Heats Up

Emerson Updates Sensi Capabilities as Wi-Fi Thermostat Market Heats Up

Emerson says its thermostats are now compatible with the Google Assistant. Use of Wi-Fi smart thermostats like this is on the rise, as customer preferences for cloud-based solutions has compelled manufacturers to increase the uptake of smart programmable thermostats, according to Future Market Insights.

Product Announcement: Schneider Electric’s Premset, Switchgear for the Smart Grid

Product Announcement: Schneider Electric’s Premset, Switchgear for the Smart Grid

  Schneider Electric recently announced the launch of Premset – its new range of medium voltage (MV) switchgear. This compact and modular vacuum switchgear that was designed as a response to meet the new challenges of electrical distribution networks. Built using a Shielded Solid Insulation System(2SIS), it allows MV network operators to increase safety and efficiency while … Read more…

Siemens Unveils Technology Capable of Providing Back-Up for San Francisco’s Power Grid

Siemens Unveils Technology Capable of Providing Back-Up for San Francisco’s Power Grid

  Siemens announced this week that it has installed an upgraded control system for the Trans Bay Cable (TBC) project, a high- voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system with voltage-sourced converter (VSC) technology realized in a modular multi-level converter (MMC) topology. The project includes a … Read more…

FAA Approves Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Utility Inspections

FAA Approves Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Utility Inspections

The Federal Aviation Administration has given authorization for utilities to fly drones beyond the operator’s line of sight for energy infrastructure inspections. The money saved could help utility customers.

Honeywell Shares an Inside Look at How Federal Buildings Benefit from Energy Efficiency

Honeywell Shares an Inside Look at How Federal Buildings Benefit from Energy Efficiency

Federal agencies, among the largest consumers of energy, are focused on ensuring they’re operating as efficiently as possible while making sure power is available when and where it’s needed, according to software-industrial company Honeywell. The company’s VP Kevin Madden shares thoughts on the significance of the project.

Viking Line Adds Wind Power To Passenger Ship, Cutting Fuel Consumption

Viking Line Adds Wind Power To Passenger Ship, Cutting Fuel Consumption

In a World’s first, Viking Line equipped its passenger ship Viking Grace with a rotor sail for wind power. The rotor sail developed by Finnish company Norsepower is expected to cut fuel consumption and also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 900 metric tons annually.

New Zen HQ Integration Allows Customers Access to Precise Energy-Related Data

New Zen HQ Integration Allows Customers Access to Precise Energy-Related Data

  Zen Ecosystems, an energy management company, and Eyedro Green Solutions Inc. today announced a partnership to integrate Eyedro’s near real-time electricity monitoring equipment and software with Zen Ecosystems’ intelligent commercial energy management platform, Zen HQ. This integration will offer current and future Zen HQ customers access to more … Read more…

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