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  • Recent developments in process waste recycling and biomass utilisation have driven the use of these so-called ‘low value fuels’ for energy generation on a stand-alone basis, and in combination with coal. One particular technology stands out as being particularly well suited to utilising these low value fuels, circulating fluidised bed combustion (CFBC). The upcoming webinar sets out examples of the range of low value fuels, their reserves and properties, with particular emphasis on coal-derived materials, the issues for CFB plant in utilising these fuels and selected examples of manufacturer and operator experience with purpose built, or modified CFB plant.
  • On a given day in January 2014, renewable energy generation, accounted for more than 105% of Denmark's power demand. This was more than what the existing network could handle, creating voltage and frequency management issues. As the proportion of renewable energy increases in a country's energy mix, it creates significant technical, regulatory and business challenges. Globally, utilities are spending nearly $25 billion in maintaining and modernizing their power grid infrastructure. With the need to integrate more renewable, this will only increase. Is there a risk of these increased investments becoming stranded assets for utilities?

    Key Takeaway from the presentation:

    1. Understand the challenges and consequences of integrating large amount of renewable into utilities
    2. Learn about the Increasing role of energy storage technologies in integrating renewable into utilities
    3. Case studies from early adopters like Germany and Denmark
    4. What are the best practices and key success factors for integration
    5. Role of disruptive technologies and policy makers
  • The nature of the issues facing prospective data center operators are rapidly evolving. For many years data center related decisions were largely tactical and reactive in nature. With the escalating demand for the immediate delivery of information and content, coupled with the emergence of the substantial data processing requirements of innovations such as the Internet of Things, data center decisions must be made under an entirely new paradigm. In this presentation, Chris Curtis will discuss how the changing requirements for data centers necessitate that operators make their decisions within a larger strategic context to ensure that they are capable of addressing a company’s evolving needs for a decade or longer.
  • In this session we’ll examine how renewables and other clean technologies such as storage and fuel cells have shaken up the energy markets and how companies can join the rapidly growing “revolution.” We’ll look at current and evolving technologies and how companies are realizing significant financial savings, risk mitigation, and cost certainty through comprehensive renewable energy programs. We’ll also explore current savings opportunities available in various regions of the world. Join us at 2pm EDT on August 18.
  • Organisations across all sectors are dealing with a growing array of third party/vendor relationships. Even obscure supplier relationships can have significant impact on security, risk and compliance. The Target credit card breach is one example in which a heating and air conditioning supplier was the doorway in to a significant breach of a point of sale system and theft of credit card data. Organisations have to manage risk across their third party supplier relationships but are limited in the resources they can devote to this.

    This 'Expert' webinar will address the following:-

    o Understand the growing array of third party relationships
    o The impact of third party relationships on security, risk and compliance
    o Elements of an effective, efficient, and agile vendor risk management process
    o How other areas of the organisation can leverage a common approach to third party risk management

    Attend this webinar if:-

    o You are concerned by the growing number of third party supplier relationships
    o You realise your risk and compliance exposure is growing because of these relationships
    o You need to be able to manage supplier risk but cannot recruit more staff to do so
    o You desire the need to know how to keep current in a dynamic environment of third party relationships
  • The term Smart City is gaining momentum the world over, but does that mean that cities are becoming “smarter” or just looking to improve their image? What does it truly mean to be a “smart” city? And is it resonating with their residents, businesses and visitors? This briefing will look into how the smallest changes approaching city services can have a big impact on everything from security to energy and traffic to urban revitalization

    Reasons to Attend:

    - To understand key challenges cities are facing in the face of issues such as urbanization, environmental responses and new technologies
    - To examine new ways cities are integrating smarter solutions to address seemingly unrelated services, for better quality of life and a higher tax base
    - To explore how suppliers can provide comprehensive solutions to such a fragmented market
  • Connected homes are prime examples of innovative applications of technology meant to enable enriched lifestyle experiences for consumers. However, allowing third parties an open access to home networks to deliver these experiences exposes both the consumer and service providers to the potential vulnerabilities of cyberspace. It is critical to understand that cyber threats require collective responsibility and accountability sharing from all stakeholders involved.

    This briefing will deliberate upon the issue of cybersecurity as it pertains to the connected home environment. An expert panel comprising members of Frost & Sullivan, connected home technology leaders, and a consumer privacy advocate will provide advice and opinions with regard to addressing this disruptive trend. Industry participants will learn how to address the issue of cyber breach and maintain continued interest in living the connected experience.
  • Rejoignez CODA Stratégies, Catalent Pharma Solutions et Schneider Electric à 14h le jeudi 2 juillet, afin de découvrir les dernières tendances majeures du management de l’énergie et comment la gestion des données transforme le paysage de la performance énergétique.

    Jean-Claude Migette, Président de CODA Stratégies, présentera les conclusions des dernières études menées sur le management de l’énergie:

    • Etat des lieux quantitatif et qualitatif du marché des services énergétiques français
    • Analyse des évolutions récentes de ce marché et de ses derniers développements
    • Retour sur les principaux facteurs de succès et des barrières restantes.

    Benjamin Bruet, Business Development manager, Schneider Electric présentera:

    • Les bénéfices de l’intégration dans une plate-forme unique des données énergétiques et environnementales
    • Les meilleures pratiques en matière de collecte et d’agrégation des données
    • Comment capitaliser sur ces données pour en faire un levier d’accélération de votre performance
  • Attend this webinar to discover:

    - What factors are forcing change on power utilities businesses?
    - Which regions are most at risk or undergoing the most rapid transformations?
    - How are the most affected power utilities dealing with these threats?
    - What are possible future business models for power utilities to retain strong market positions?
  • System Center Configuration Manager is the solution of choice for managing today's enterprise environments. But what’s an administrator to do when a security audit includes vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft applications and server platforms?

    Introducing the only enterprise-class 3rd party patching solutions designed exclusively for System Center environments that require operationally efficient and reliable security and compliance patching solutions.

    Join us for a discussion of practical methods to improve and automate the patch process for your most targeted 3rd party desktop applications and non-Windows server platforms, reduce the time you spend building updates, and improve audit readiness in your Windows environment.
  • Join Verdantix and Schneider Electric at 11AM EDT, 4PM BST on Monday, June 22nd, as we discuss strategies to solve enterprise energy and sustainability data management challenges.

    Webinar Overview

    Alisdair McDougall from Verdantix will discuss his research on energy and sustainability business issues and market opportunities:

    - Why Big Energy Data is useless without actionable game plans
    - Why 9 out of 10 sustainability leaders admit their firms need to improve energy performance
    - Why data management should be item #1 on energy and sustainability agendas
    - How many sustainability leaders intend to report on supply chain sustainability performance in 2015

    Schneider Electric will present:

    - Benefits of integrating energy and sustainability data
    - Best practices in acquiring disparate data streams
    - Making decisions and driving action through an enterprise energy and sustainability solution
  • This webinar from Inenco is designed specifically for manufacturers.

    Arjan Geveke of BIS will help you navigate the various energy compensation and exemption schemes, existing and upcoming, to ensure you’re accessing all the financial help your business is entitled to.

    Inenco experts will then take you through commodity and non-commodity updates and help you identify potential opportunities for your organization.
  • Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world of surging demand. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislations that promote usage of solar PVs and wind turbines, drive the need for energy storage. Renewable grid integration is a key application that promotes energy storage globally. Large scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in countries of U.S, China and Europe makes energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.
  • There is a difference of opinion regarding the current status of connected homes. Some industry experts believe that with customer access to mobile devices and the Internet, most homes have some form of connected intelligence and are therefore connected homes. Others believe the industry is far from achieving the optimal connected home.

    This briefing discusses the key motives for deploying connected home services and associated challenges, focusing on energy management.
  • Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislations that promote usage of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind turbines, is driving the demand. Large-scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in the United States, China and Europe make energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.
  • 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.