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 […]

November 12 2018

‘Next-Gen Utility’ Offers Africans Solar, Internet: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, BloombergNEF. This interview first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Providing internet to off-grid solar customers in Africa is the next logical step for BBOXX Ltd. in becoming a “next-generation utility,” according to Mansoor Hamayun, chief executive and co-founder of the U.K.-based company, which is backed by Engie SA and venture capital investors. […]

November 6 2018

Siemens Says AI Can Boost Power Plant Profit by 20%: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, BloombergNEF. This interview first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Companies from health care to power generation that adopt a “data-centric business strategy” can improve efficiency and achieve higher profitability, Andreas Geiss, chief technology officer and vice president at Siemens Mindsphere, part of Siemens AG, told BloombergNEF in an interview. “Manufacturers who don’t invest […]

October 29 2018

Greenlots CEO Hauser Says Charging Networks Must Open: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, BloombergNEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Charging an electric vehicle will need to be as simple as refueling a gasoline-powered car as the EV industry moves beyond early adopters and into the mainstream, Greenlots CEO Brett Hauser said. “One of the things that the industry has failed to correctly address […]

October 22 2018

Zero-Subsidy Wind Energy is New Reality, Says Engie: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, BloombergNEF. This interview first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Developing renewables subsidy-free in mature markets is a “new reality”, and the 300-megawatt Goya wind project in Spain will set the standard for how developers can counterbalance “increasing exposure to market prices”, said Loreto Ordonez, chief executive of Engie Spain, in an interview […]

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