Mar 4, 2021

Duckt and EIT InnoEnergy roll out scooter charging in Paris

Emobility
Solar
urbanmobility
Dominic Ellis
2 min
EIT InnoEnergy and micro mobility infrastructure innovator Duckt are to install 150 dock, lock and charge points across Paris' Rive Gauche district in Q2
EIT InnoEnergy and micro mobility infrastructure innovator Duckt are to install 150 dock, lock and charge points across Paris' Rive Gauche district in Q...

EIT InnoEnergy and micro mobility infrastructure innovator Duckt are to instal 150 dock, lock and charge points across Paris' Rive Gauche district in Q2.

Marc-Antoine Réol, Country Manager France at DUCKT, said Paris is the ideal city to demonstrate its solution with nearly 15,000 electric scooters on the streets, and policies moving towards their accelerated deployment.

The aim of the year-long pilot project is to provide 'last mile infrastructure', linking public transport and shared micro-mobility and complementing strategies to reduce car use. From 2024, motoristis will not be allowed to drive a diesel car in Paris and by 2030, gas powered cars will be banned. 

Hortense Becheux, Sales Manager France at EIT InnoEnergy said: "Micro mobility is in the driver’s seat as Paris, and other major cities like Barcelona and London, decarbonize. We think Duckt offers something truly unique – the solution is built to be adaptable and green. This means it can even generate its own power through solar options."

Research from Lime showed a 15% increase in the number of electric bike and scooter trips in the city and 65% in distance travelled between February and June last year.

The adaptable solution can be plugged into advertising boards, bus stations and street lighting to provide a power source.

The Global Electric Kick Scooters Market size is expected to reach $4. 9 billion by 2026, rising at a market growth of 12. 3% CAGR during the forecast period, according to ReportLinker.com. Based on Voltage, the market is segmented into 36V, Below 24V, 48V and Greater than 48V. 

In the UK, Halfords recently launched a petition to allow e-scooters to be ridden on public roads. Pilot schemes are gathering speed but concerns persist over safety.

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May 4, 2021

Awesense launches digital clean energy marketplace

Renewables
Digitaltransformation
cleanenergy
Dominic Ellis
3 min
The Awesense Marketplace aims to provide a common framework for companies to collaborate towards the future of clean energy and digital transformation

Awesense has launched what it claims is the only energy-focused repository of solutions built to drive the industry's decarbonization agenda.

The Awesense Marketplace aims to provide a common framework for companies to collaborate towards the future of clean energy and digital transformation, uniting applications, solutions and algorithms to solve energy and grid challenges.

Solutions listed on the marketplace cover a range of cases, and launch companies include Doosan GridTech, Kitu Systems, vadiMAP, LO3 Energy, ENGIN, Utilidata, Clir Renewables, ChargeLab, SensorLink, Exeri, Easy SmartGrid, and Athena Power.

“We are welcoming a new era in the decarbonization of energy systems,” said Mischa Steiner, CEO of Awesense. “The goal of achieving a clean energy future requires collaboration amongst key industry players in the utilities and energy sectors. Sharing resources through the Marketplace means that our customers and partners have a truly seamless approach as we work towards our common goal - ultimately, decarbonizing the world’s energy system.”

Utilities, consulting companies, and other organizations struggle to develop solutions that can be scaled across many jurisdictions due to complex data integration and the lack of a standard, open data model. Using the solutions offered throughout the Marketplace, organizations can rapidly accelerate their transition to a decentralized, decarbonized future and develop solutions that are scalable across industry. The platform will open up new revenue streams in areas such as:

  • Distributed energy resource integration and control

  • Electric vehicle charging

  • Demand response and smart-home management

  • Grid services

  • Intelligent asset management

  • Transactive energy

  • Microgrid management

  • Advanced distribution system management

The new marketplace builds on Awesense's Digital Energy Platform, a digital twin based energy analytics platform that allows utilities to scale at the same pace as the rapidly changing technology landscape of the energy grid.

Together, the Open Energy Data Model and the Awesense Marketplace removes hurdles around data mapping and transformation, expedites data preparation and refining, and provides a common framework for companies to collaborate.

“The energy-specific data model allows utilities, technology companies, consulting firms, and other vendors to build solutions that can be easily integrated by other energy companies, to make a real impact on the industry as a whole, and develop new revenue streams for their organizations” said Steiner. “We’re looking forward to seeing the Awesense Marketplace grow as more partners committed to energy decarbonization join us.”

There are no simple solutions to putting the world on a sustainable path to net-zero emissions, according to the IEA. Reducing global CO2 emissions will require "a broad range of different technologies working across all sectors of the economy in various combinations and applications." it notes

Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia formed

Amp Power Australia has established the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia, a strategic portfolio of large scale integrated Solar PV, Wind and Battery Energy Storage assets located in South Australia. The hub also includes the siting of the Spencer Gulf Hydrogen Energy Ecoplex, forming part of the South Australian Government's Hydrogen Action Plan. 

The portfolio, acquired from EPS, includes three large Solar PV projects totalling over 1.3 GW of generation, located at Robertstown (636 MW), Bungama (336MW) and Yoorndoo Ilga (388MW) with a total BESS capacity of up to 540MW across the portfolio.

Amp's expansion in Australia will include the implementation of Amp X, a proprietary digital energy platform 100% owned by Amp, which provides a diverse portfolio of disruptive and interoperable grid edge solutions, and includes a smart transformer, which enables real-time autonomous management and optimised dispatch of all forms of distributed generation and loads across the grid. 

Palmetto recently opened its marketplace in Arizona, and is now serving 20 states across the country, claiming its proprietary technology, marketplace business model, and consumer mobile application "are all designed to democratize access to clean energy".

 

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