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  • Join Utilitywise, The Environment Agency & t-mac at a free Webinar hosted by Energy Live News and discover:

    The 3 most common ESOS queries

    5 key pain points experienced by those required to comply

    Where the money for compliance is coming from

    The most common routes to compliance
  • Ahora tiene una buena oportunidad de lograr ahorros significativos debido al entorno de bajos precios actual en los mercados energéticos. Pero, los proveedores de energía deben equilibrar las necesidades de los clientes con su propia necesidad de impulsar los ingresos y maximizar ganancias. A veces, este proceso se desequilibra. En mercados liberalizados, una competencia intensa puede conducir a ventas y actividades de marketing agresivas que pueden interferir con la capacidad de una empresa para tomar decisiones de compra informadas y conducir realmente a mayores costos.

    Únase a nosotros para conocer el estado actual del mercado y las opciones destacadas disponibles para usted con el fin de poder elegir la estrategia de compra más adecuada para su negocio
  • Given the price volatility in crude oil, many are searching for opportunities in the energy sector. The question now arises, "Where are the opportunities in this industry?" As we currently see oil prices rise, time is running out for many companies that have hedged credit exposure at higher levels and are operating at distressed levels. We will review these areas, how we have ended up at in this situation, where we may soon see distressed companies, and where hidden opportunities are arising. We'll then review how Frost & Sullivan can assist clients discover these opportunities and prepare to them to take advantage in this environment.

    Why you should attend:

    - Understanding the "oil-flation" boom of crude oil production
    - Where we see opportunity and if M&A will be as strong as once expected
    - The "Uber-zation" of US demand for refined products
    - How America is dealing with the current crude oil bans and the loopholes that may bear more income than expected
  • FC, FCoE, NAS, iSCSI, DCB, traditional LAN, internet/WAN, HPC, clusters, clouds, server virtualization, storage virtualization, network virtualization, and more are all colliding in your data center. Redundancy, resiliency, security, I/O consolidation, network convergence, dynamic application distribution, and thin provisioning with high levels of service are desired at all layers and all data center sizes across a broad spectrum of use cases. You worry about operational separation, buying decisions, investment protection, cost and energy savings, and evolving standards while maintaining very high levels of service and security. Is the technology evolving to a dream come true or a nightmare? If that doesn’t keep you up at night nothing will.

    This session from SNIA will untangle, define, and illustrate the main ideas and concepts behind Data Center Evolution and Network Convergence to give context and a solid foundation for discussions with your vendors, as well as for your further reading and investigation. The point of view taken for this presentation is that of the network and transport characteristics in the face of the changes taking place.
  • Coal power plant control systems have progressively evolved to meet the growing demand for efficient and flexible power generation whilst maintaining low emissions. In particular, optimisation of the combustion process has required increased use of online monitoring technologies and the replacement of standard control loops with more advanced algorithms
    capable of handling multivariable systems. Improved stoichiometric control can be achieved with
    coal and air flow sensors or imaging and spectral analysis of the flame itself, whilst in-situ laser absorption spectroscopy provides a means of mapping CO and O2 distribution in hot regions of the furnace. Modern plant control systems are able to draw on a range of computational
    techniques to determine the appropriate control response, including artificial intelligence which
    mimics the actions of expert operators and complex empirical models built from operational data.
    New sensor technologies are also being researched to further improve control and to withstand the high temperature and corrosive environments of advanced coal plant and gasifiers. Increased use of optical technologies is of particular interest, with sensors based on optical fibres able to perform low noise, highly sensitive, and distributed measurements at high temperatures.
    Microelectronic fabrication techniques and newly developed high temperature materials are also being combined to develop miniaturised devices which provide a robust and low cost solution for in-situ monitoring of gases and other parameters. These new sensors can be integrated with wireless communication technology and self-powering systems to facilitate the deployment of distributed sensor networks and monitoring of inaccessible locations. Using principles of self-organisation to optimise their output, such networks may play a growing role in future control systems.
  • Right now you have a good chance to achieve significant savings due to the current low price environment in the energy markets. But, energy suppliers must balance meeting customer needs with their own need to drive revenue and maximise profit. Sometimes, that process becomes unbalanced. In deregulated areas of the country markets, intense competition can lead to aggressive sales and marketing activities which can interfere with a company’s ability to make truly informed buying decisions and lead to higher costs.

    Join us as we investigate the current state of the market and outline options available to you in order to choose the right buying strategy for your business.
  • The power of the cloud brings both opportunities and challenges to the enterprise. IT professionals are looking to embrace the power of software, to transform their existing infrastructure into an efficient, optimized, scalable, software-defined data center, that gives them the management control and capability they need to drive their businesses forward. At the same time, they want to build on existing experience and knowledge, whilst pushing forward with new technologies, skills and certifications.

    In this webinar, Matt McSpirit will outline the key essentials for future-proofing IT infrastructure and explore the role of the Microsoft Cloud Platform (with technologies like Windows Server, System Center and Azure) in achieving the vision of tomorrow's software-defined data center.
  • If transforming your data center without service interruptions is imperative, join this session to learn about a tested and proven methodology, the DKGm, that will get you there. It has produced to date on time and on budget data center transformations without service interruptions 100% of the time.

    Join David-Kenneth Group’s Kristofer Mathisen as he presents the details of the DKGm, including its processes, procedures, tools and technologies for data center transformations.
  • This presentation will provide an executive overview of how the enterprise data centre is being significantly impacted by the ongoing trends of Cloud computing, covering topics such as PaaS & DevOps, Hybrid Cloud Outsourcing, Multi-Cloud Brokerage and IoT Smart Cloud Computing.
  • The data center — what it is, what it does, how it works — is undergoing rapid, dramatic transformation. And data center infrastructure is also in transition, as modular designs take center stage.

    Join experts from 451 Research and CommScope as they examine how the data center has changed and the outlook going forward. During this complimentary one-hour webinar we will:

    - Explore the evolution of data center design and architecture that has led to today’s prefab modular (PFM) designs
    - Discuss the key considerations in evaluating and buying a PFM data center, including engineering issues, choosing a vendor, and qualifying and quantifying your needs
    - Get an insider’s perspective on the innovative Data Center on Demand™ modular solution, with real-world implementation examples
  • Start delivering on your key datacenter initiatives with peak efficiency, agility, and lower costs. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the transformative technologies that are putting datacenters on the fast track to fitness.

    Join the panel discussion and learn:
    - How Empire Life lowered their infrastructure costs by 60% and reduced their datacenter footprint by 16:1
    - The questions you should be asking to assess your environment’s current fitness level
    - How technologies like server virtualization, hyperconverged architectures, and hybrid cloud strategy can help
  • The road to data center efficiency is paved with good intentions…but littered with unintended consequences. In this presentation, Chris Crosby will discuss how the industry-wide drive to increase data center efficiency by data center operators, end users, IT equipment manufacturers and others can ironically lead to major inefficiencies and dysfunction that go directly against the objects of these efforts. Crosby will discuss how high-density server architecture, government regulations, virtualization and other efficiency-minded initiatives are resulting in unexpected challenges and negative results. Crosby will also talk through approaches to achieving data center efficiency that avoid these unintended consequences.
  • This session presents a brief overview of the solid state technologies which are being integrated into Enterprise Storage Systems today, including technologies, benefits, and price/performance.

    It then goes on to describe where they fit into typical Enterprise Storage architectures today, with descriptions of specific use cases
  • Microalgal removal of CO2 from flue gas
    Various methods have been developed to remove CO2 from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants. Biological post-combustion capture is one of these. Microalgae may be used for bio-fixation of CO2 because of their capacity for photosynthesis and rapid growth. The ability of microalgae to withstand the high concentrations of CO2 in flue gas, as well as the potentially toxic accompanying SOx and NOx has been researched. Microalgal strains that are particularly suitable for this application have been isolated. Most of the research on algal bio-fixation has been concerned with carbon fixation strategies, photobioreactor designs, conversion technology from microalgal biomass to bioenergy, and economic evaluations of microalgal energy. This webinar considers current progress in algal technology and product utilisation, together with an analysis of the advantages and challenges of the technologies. It opens with a brief introduction to the theory of algal bio-fixation and factors that influence its efficiency especially in terms of flue gas characteristics, and then discusses culturing, processing technologies and the applications of bio-fixation by-products. Current algae-based CO2 capture demonstration projects at coal-fired power stations around the world are described.
  • Ce webinaire est organisé par Schneider Electric en partenariat avec le Comité pour le développement durable en santé (C2DS).

    Au coeur d'enjeux multiples de santé, techniques, financiers, l'hôpital se doit également de s'engager dans une démarche d'efficacité énergétique durable, sans toujours en percevoir les différentes dimensions. Par le biais d'exemples concrets, découvrez en quoi le Développement Durable est un critère essentiel de performance des établissements hospitaliers publics et privés, et identifiez les facteurs-clés de succès d'une telle démarche.
  • Right now you have a good chance to achieve significant savings due to the current low price environment in the energy markets. But, there is a danger for energy buyers even when the price seems low. In these conditions, offers of savings are flying around, people are locking prices and energy suppliers are putting lower price offers in customers' hands. It's very easy to be content delivering any savings story to your leadership, but many buyers are still leaving money on the table.

    Join our energy experts for a deep dive into buying strategies that every energy buyer should employ and hear tips for navigating the markets in a low energy market. A live Q&A session will follow the discussion.

    Your presenters each have 15+ years of energy buying experience and are excited to share with you the signs to look for as you negotiate with energy suppliers.

    Tom Muddell, Host and Emcee
    Energy Sourcing Manager
    West Region, USA

    Jeremy Warner
    Regional Market Manager
    Electric Power

    Mellany Zanetti
    Regional Market Manager
    Natural Gas
  • As the demand for energy increases and production declines, E&P companies are focusing on maintaining their assets. This briefing will analyze and investigate the changing environment in enhanced oil recovery across North America. The briefing will specifically focus on enhanced oil recovery techniques and a dynamic cost model to determine the breakeven for each technique.

    Why you should attend:
    1. Learn about growth in enhanced oil recovery in North America
    2. Discover how drivers and restraints impact this industry
    3. Get a complete analysis of dynamic cost models for each technique
    4. Understand the voice of the customer regarding current and future trends
  • L’article 11 bis de la loi Hamon relative à la consommation impose aux entreprises un délai pour souscrire une offre de marché au 31 décembre 2015 pour une consommation supérieure à 30MWh/an mettant ainsi fin aux tarifs jaunes et verts historiques.

    Dans un contexte de volatilité des marchés de l’énergie, les entreprises doivent optimiser leur approvisionnement énergétique et doivent intégrer de nouvelles pratiques, évaluer de nouveaux acteurs, comparer de nouvelles formes de contractualisation.
    Ce nouveau défi pourra constituer, soit un facteur de risque supplémentaire, soit une opportunité d’économie pour celles qui s'y seront le mieux préparées, avec une même question : "Comment va évoluer ma dépense énergétique demain ?"

    Ce webinaire vous présentera une vision complète du coût de l'électricité et une démarche intégrée des leviers d'actions disponibles sur chacun de ses composants :
    - Quelles sont aujourd'hui les meilleures pratiques mises en place ?
    - Quel retour d'expérience d'une grande entreprise ayant basculé avec succès des TRVs vers une offre de marché ?
  • So you have been tasked to find a DCIM solution for your organization. There's only about a hundred of them, so that sounds like fun!

    Before you plunge into mind-numbing RFP writing, join Jason Sherman, Director of Sales Engineering at Graphical Networks as he provides valuable tips and tricks of the trade that can save you time and energy.

    We'll go over some of the aspects that may be forgotten in the RFP writing process as well as requirements for a meaningful proof of concept, and other important things to consider when evaluating a DCIM software tool.
  • Competition between coal and natural gas for power generation has been observed to occur in North America and Europe in recent years, where the costs of the two fuels have played a key role in determining the relative competitiveness. It is perceived that such a competition could also happen in Asian countries. More importantly, as these countries are expanding their generation capacity to meet growing electricity demand, a key question is raised of whether coal or gas power plants should be built with priority. This webinar is based on a recent report published by IEA CCC, where the authors investigate nine Asian countries to seek to understand the mechanisms that drive the competition between coal and gas for power generation.
  • The 50% decline in oil prices since August 2014 has shaken up the energy sector, with oil companies slashing investment in new exploration projects. However, the decline in price has raised wider questions about investment across the power sector, including gas and renewable energy.

    The efficient use of resources continues to be a hot issue, and technologies related to buildings, lighting and water continue to increase in prominence.

    Join the briefing to discover:
    - The top 15 trends that will impact the Energy & Environment sector in 2015
    - The role technology is playing in solving the challenge posed by global warming and scarcity of resources
    - Details of the evolution in business models currently taking place
  • La Unión Europea definió un objetivo ambicioso para mejorar la Eficiencia Energética de un 20% en 2020.
    La nueva Directiva para la Eficiencia Energética (DEE) ofrece algunas de las mejores prácticas sobre la manera de identificar las iniciativas con mayor potencial para mejorar la eficiencia, como priorizar las inversiones en proyectos de EE, y cómo garantizar que se accede a potenciales incentivos. Las medidas clave incluyen la realización de auditorías energéticas, el diseño de un sistema de monitorización de datos, la instalación de contadores inteligentes, el buen uso de los conocimientos especializados del sector, y mantenerse en la cima de la legislación nacional.


    ¿Qué significa para su negocio? Atienda a nuestro webinar EED – ISO50001, dónde vamos a explicar qué oportunidades están disponibles a través de la Directiva para la eficiencia energética, y también el papel de la ISO 50001.

    Agenda:
    16.00 Directiva para la Eficiencia Energética –
    Juan Alberto Pizarro, Responsable de Estandarización y innovación, Schneider Electric

    16.15 ISO50001 – Principios, objetivos, requisitos y beneficios
    Juan Manuel Sánchez, Director de Eficiencia Energética, AENOR

    16.35 Caso de éxito de La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid
    Javier Dufour, Profesor Titular – Responsable de Energía, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    16.55 Rueda de preguntas