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Power of digital

Power of digital

Can innovations already used in many other industries, such as decentralised production, real-time analytics pulled from big data, sensor networks, and mobile computing, change the contours and competitive balance of utilities?

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A TOTEX approach in water & wastewater systems

A TOTEX approach in water & wastewater systems

A key driver enforcing a TOTEX approach in water and wastewater utilities is the lack of complete and accurate engineering information captured during CAPEX that serves as feed for the OPEX cycle
 
UC San Diego optimises microgrid system with SEL

UC San Diego optimises microgrid system with SEL

A case study on how University of California (UC) San Diego Optimises microgrid system with SEL POWERMAX and protection relays
 
GE lights up the Olympic passion

GE lights up the Olympic passion

GE’s Worldwide Partnership with the Olympic Games is now in its 10th year, and represents an opportunity to bring several of the company’s portfolio of businesses—known collectively as the GE Store—to support the pinnacle of sporting endeavour
 
Steering consumption change

Steering consumption change

Abu Dhabi is on a vibrant path for economic transformation which is driving demand for water and power to unprecedented levels. The emirate’s Regulatory and Supervision Bureau (RSB) is now working to ensure a world class utility sector.
 

 

Powering rail

Powering rail

The recent boom in the construction of automated urban rail networks in the GCC is opening up immense possibilities for substations tailored for the rail industry, says Samir Fadda, head of rail, Asia and MENA
 
Tapping Africa

Tapping Africa

While most Middle East headquartered solar companies have limited their African investments to North Africa, mainly in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, large opportunities abound in Sub-Saharan Africa, where over 620 million people live without access to power
 
Bridging the cooling gap

Bridging the cooling gap

Planning and designing an effective temperature control system is a requisite that every developer must prioritise before the start of any project. But more than often, not everything goes according to plan
 
Pumping forward

Pumping forward

The GCC region remains an indispensable market for the global water pump industry owing to growing demand for water. But with the region plagued with low oil prices that continue to constrain government budgets, can the industry survive the current storm?
 
Saudi Arabia's unstoppable utilities market

Saudi Arabia's unstoppable utilities market

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious drive to scale up investments in new water and electricity projects has been undimmed by the stagnation in falling oil prices as demand for utilities reaches an all-time high
 
Honeywell makes inroads in securing utilities

Honeywell makes inroads in securing utilities

Utility installations are the lynchpin of any economy, and are traditionally the first to be secured in the wake of any attack. But beyond physical security, how well guarded is the utility sector from an avalanche of virtual attacks?
 
Bentley tackles GCC floods

Bentley tackles GCC floods

Bentley discusses its latest modelling products for an integrated management of the entire urban water lifecycle that advances the design and construction of water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.
 
GE drives smart utilities

GE drives smart utilities

The power and utilities industry is under pressure to become more energy efficient, amid growing costs. Industry-leading companies such as GE believe that smart solutions will represent a paradigm shift in the way utilities are managed and consumed.
 
Boom time for GCC power cable industry

Boom time for GCC power cable industry

Increased demand for electric power in the GCC is set to drive the regional utility cable industry into an ostensibly tenable future. But how is the industry primed to meet changing demand patterns, a reflection of a more intuitive market landscape?
 
Miraah shines on Oman

Miraah shines on Oman

Having successfully completed a pilot project together in the Oman desert, GlassPoint and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) are now working on one of the largest solar projects in history.James Henderson speaks to senior executives of both companies.
 
Substations form powerful energy delivery hub

Substations form powerful energy delivery hub

At the foundation of power generation and distribution are the substations, fueling infrastructure projects and coping with the ever-increasing domestic demand as Qatar’s population swells
 




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