August 13 2018

ChargePoint CEO Sees EV Trends ‘Looking Pretty Good’: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg NEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  The global fleet of electric vehicles is expected to grow to 4 million this year, and the network of public charging stations to keep those vehicles moving has increased significantly as well, to almost 600,000. In the U.S., there were 730,000 […]

August 6 2018

Blockchains to Make Energy Trades More Liquid Says WePower: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. Digital ledgers, known as blockchains, will make trading in energy more liquid and enable developers to raise capital for projects by selling contracts for power at below-market rates, according to Nikolaj […]

July 30 2018

Distributed Systems Putting Power in Hands of Users: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Distributed energy systems are part of the world’s ongoing energy shift, along with digitalization and decarbonization. They allow their owners and operators to put power into the grid, from microgrids or rooftop solar systems, as well as consuming it. […]

July 23 2018

Here’s How One Family Office Bought a Wind Farm. Now You Can Too

This article is by Brian Eckhouse for Bloomberg Markets. It appeared first in Bloomberg Markets Special Report | Family Offices. After years of building an industrial real estate business in Puerto Rico, the older members of Raoul Slavin Juliá’s family were ready to sell their assets and retire. It was 2004, years before the island […]

July 16 2018

GE Uses AI to Increase Responsiveness of Thermal Power: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. General Electric said it is using artificial intelligence to make thermal power plants “more dynamic” and able to quickly respond to changes in the supply-demand balance on the U.S. grid. With […]

July 2 2018

ABB’s Jouret Seeing Positives as Vehicles Go Electric: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to clients here. The electrification of transportation is already showing some surprising and positive results, according to Guido Jouret, chief digital officer for ABB Ltd. Chargers are getting better, buses are playing an important role, and batteries are […]

June 1 2018

Vattenfall sees data centers as expanding battery market: Q&A

Data centers will become a “big market for batteries”, increasing over the next five years as operators prioritize power security and look to cut their environmental footprint. So said Sebastian Gerhard, director of batteries within Vattenfall AB’s solar and battery unit, in an interview with BNEF. The Swedish utility is speaking to data center owners about […]

May 4 2018

Wireless EV Charging Available in 18 Months-2 Years, says QualComm: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. Wireless electric vehicle charging technology is expected to be commercially available on production vehicles in the next 18 months to two years, according to Qualcomm Inc., which has been developing the […]

April 30 2018

Wind, Solar to Dominate Growth of Energy Generation: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to clients here. Texas is the leading U.S. state for wind energy, and Dallas-based Tri Global Energy LLC is the state’s leading developer, according to the American Wind Energy Association. Tri Global had 3.1 gigawatts under construction or […]

April 16 2018

Centrica Sees Solar-Battery Arbitrage in Future: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. Centrica Plc has an “imperative to change” and is repurposing its business structure with a greater emphasis on the consumer and providing grid services, in response to the ongoing shift in […]

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