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Author Archive | Andrew Jones

At left, James Heappey, the British Member of Parliament for Wells and member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.

S&C Hosts UK Policymakers Seeking to Learn about Electrical Networks, Energy Storage

Two European policymakers visited S&C Electric Company’s Chicago headquarters recently to gauge from our expertise what the structure of electrical networks should look like. Their common concern was over whether the way their markets are constructed is adequate to achieve their governments’ energy ambitions. Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, home of S&C’s Europe, Middle […]

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Renewable Energy is in the Power Mix for Africa

This spring I attended African Utility Week 2014 in South Africa. While there were many different conversations around topics such as renewable energy and energy distribution in the region, a key discussion point was the need for further education within the energy industry about new technologies. In particular, there is a need for greater understanding […]

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Power Industry Leadership in a Contradictory World

Recently, I spoke at Acumen 2014, an event that gathers utility industry leaders from across the UK to discuss smart technologies, regulation and energy for the future. In its third year, the event attracted 120 people that included senior leaders of every UK and Irish electrical utility along with senior engineering and regulatory managers who […]

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Storage Target Sighted

Unlike in the US, the UK is only now starting to reach a tipping point when it comes to energy storage. I was recently at the Electricity Storage Network’s Open Symposium and was amazed by the unified consensus from everyone present – from government officials to PhD students – that energy storage must play a […]

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S&C Europe Recognized for Commitment to Sustainability

I’m pleased to announce that S&C was recently named runner up for the Sustainability Award 2013 by the British Chamber of Commerce. This recognition is a great validation of S&C’s work to help the UK to transition to a low carbon economy, by developing solutions that maximize existing grid assets and assimilate new renewable generation […]

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Barriers to Building a Smart Future

I was recently invited to speak on the topic of energy storage at the Cleantech Investor “Building a Smart Future” conference in London, and a key theme dominating the event was the barriers still in place to building a truly smart future for the UK. The elusive nature of the term “smart grid” was a […]

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