February 11 2019

For Oracle Utilities Chief, There’s Data Everywhere: Q&A

Oracle Utilities released the latest version of its Opower customer engagement platform for utilities, adding features intended to give customers more power over their energy use and utilities more information about the systems they operate.

February 5 2019

Bootstrap Lab Sees Massive Opening in AI for Energy: Q&A

Bootstrap Labs, a California-based venture-capital investor focused on finding startups that apply artificial intelligence to industrial problems, is turning its attention to the energy sector.

January 29 2019

Tough Road Ahead for Utilities Working to Improve Grid: Q&A

Power providers and regulators in the U.S. are facing major challenges as the electrical grid evolves, the leader of the Smart Electric Power Alliance said.

January 21 2019

New Industries Can Feast on Volatile Wind, Solar: Q&A

A new breed of “flexible electricity demand” projects in areas such as water purification and hydrogen electrolysis could prosper in the coming era of plentiful wind and solar generation, according to Allianz Global Investors.

January 15 2019

Stem Sees Solar-Plus-Storage-Plus-AI as Winning Combo: Q&A

Batteries, solar, wind and computing keep getting cheaper, opening up a new range of options for companies that buy and sell power.

January 7 2019

Canada Pension’s Green Team Aims for $2.6Bn a Year: Q&A

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has exceeded expectations for its new power and renewables group by investing more than C$3.5 billion ($2.6 billion) in its first year

December 17 2018

Broken Power Industry Needs Big Changes, Berger Says: Q&A

For the first time in the history of U.S. electricity, a significant number of consumers have the ability to reduce or even eliminate their dependence on the centralized grid, thanks to ever-cheaper batteries combined with solar panels and wind power.

December 11 2018

Infosys Green Power Progress Slowed by State Rules: Q&A

Infosys, one of the largest exporters of software services from India, will be 100% powered by renewable energy by 2020, two years later than the originally proposed 2018. It also plans to be carbon-neutral in the same timeframe.

December 3 2018

Merchant risk a rising issue in green power auctions: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, BloombergNEF. This interview first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  The “sliver” of exposure that bidders have to merchant electricity prices is becoming a key issue in renewable energy auctions, said Nico Escallon, Mexico City director at private equity firm Actis, in an interview with BloombergNEF. The private equity house is preparing to […]

November 20 2018

India’s Mahindra Sees Fightback by Regular Cars Versus EVs: Q&A

By Vandana Gombar, BloombergNEF. This interview first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  The $21 billion Mahindra group sells about a million vehicles every year, mostly in India – two-wheelers, three-wheelers, sedans, utility vehicles, trucks and tractors. Mahindra’s electric vehicles business is much smaller, though sales have been increasing – about 4,000 EVs were sold in […]

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