Información sectorial

5G leveraging on Smart Cities and viceversa

5G will require, to achieve the targeted high bandwidth a significant portion of the spectrum, in the order of 100+MHz. In turns this implies the use of much higher frequencies 20-100GHz to accommodate that spectrum (also given that lower frequencies are already assigned) and these higher frequencies have very low propagation strength.  Hence the need for small cells 100m and less.  This is particularly so in a urban environment where high usage is expected and having smaller cells results in more bandwidth per user.

http://sites.ieee.org/futuredirections/2017/11/10/5g-leveraging-on-smart-cities-and-viceversa/

Digitalization of Energy Systems

As electrical grids evolve to meet the needs of the 21st century, one thing is clear: digitalization will be everywhere. It’s already helping keep the transmission grid stable by balancing reserves from intermittent sources like wind and solar. As more connected sensors are put in place, digitalization will help cut costs by improving efficiency in homes and businesses. It will improve maintenance and keep components running better for longer. It will help consumers generate their own power at home and move it to the grid as needed. It will make payments seamless using blockchain.

https://about.bnef.com/blog/digitalization-energy-systems/

Forget the skills gap… in energy cybersecurity it’s a chasm

Michael John, Director at ENCS By now, it should be clear to anyone paying attention that the energy industry needs serious cyber security. High profile hacks in the news have brought the issue to the fore, but it just makes logical sense: our energy grids are critical infrastructure and increasingly digitally connected, making them cyber vulnerable. Utilities therefore need cyber security.

https://www.metering.com/magazine_articles/forget-the-skills-gap-in-energy-cybersecurity-its-a-chasm/

Acuerdo para que Metroplús sea eléctrico

El Concejo de Medellín aprobó ayer un acuerdo para que los buses del sistema Metroplús funcionen con energía y para que en el 2030 todo el transporte público urbano de la ciudad se mueva con electricidad. El concejal ponente del proyecto Fabio Humberto Rivera, dijo que el acuerdo estipula que en la medida en que los actuales buses articulados y padrones, que son propiedad del Municipio, se vayan deteriorando, sean reemplazados por los que funcionan con energía eléctrica.

http://www.elcolombiano.com/foro-ecomovilidad/acuerdo-para-que-metroplus-sea-electrico-XB7672145

Objetivo: llegar a 2050 sin emisiones de carbono

El compromiso de cualquiera de las grandes empresas globales de llegar a 2050 sin emisiones genera una de las siguientes reacciones: se lo considera una artimaña de las relaciones públicas, o se lo trata como resultado de un optimismo fuera de toda medida. Ambas posturas están equivocadas: asumir ese compromiso resulta sencillamente inevitable, porque el cambio climático es un claro riesgo para el valor de todas las empresas, en todas partes.

http://www.eltiempo.com/economia/sectores/el-objetivo-de-llegar-a-2050-sin-emisiones-de-carbono-150242