Información sectorial

The world’s publicly listed utilities employed 3.7 million people, had a third of a trillion dollars in capital expenditures, and brought in $2.2 trillion in revenue in 2017. Power supply is an enormous industry. It’s also an industry that would still be recognizable to utility executives from a century ago.

Off-grid renewable energy has witnessed spectacular growth over the last decade. Since 2008 capacity has trebled and the number of people in rural communities served by the technology has witnessed six-fold growth. Today, up to 133 million people are receiving life-changing access to low-cost, secure renewable energy and benefit from the socioeconomic impact access delivers. Global off-grid investments in 2017 reached USD 284 million.

En 1948 se dio una conjunción histórica en el campo de la Ingeniería. En tres ciudades diferentes se fundaron los primeros programas de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Mecánica en nuestro país, cada uno con características propias y como respuesta a intereses que podrían llamarse regionales, pero que en su conjunto, transformaron la forma de ver y entender la Ingeniería en Colombia.

Worldwide spending on blockchain solutions is forecast to reach $11.7 billion in 2022, according to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC expects blockchain spending to grow at a robust pace throughout the 2017-2022 forecast period with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 73.2%. Worldwide blockchain spending is expected to be $1.5 billion in 2018, double the amount spent in 2017. 

The old adage for transmission and distribution (“T&D”) investment was “build it and load will come,” which for 100+ years worked because load consistently grew 2-3% per year as electricity consumption was linked with GDP growth. Today, however, system planners face great uncertainty regarding future load growth so a better adage would be “build it and load might come, maybe.”

In the UK, Go Ultra Low is a government-backed effort (in association with automakers) to spread awareness about electric vehicles. Go Ultra Low recently joined forces with OnePoll to publish new research regarding the public’s understanding (or lack thereof) related to plug-in cars. It turns out respondents had a number of common misconceptions about electric cars.

Detrás de los entornos industriales existen gran cantidad de fabricantes que suministran dispositivos y prestan soporte. Es por ello, que juegan un papel fundamental a la hora de mejorar la ciberseguridad de muchos procesos, ya que sus dispositivos se encuentran implicados en ellos. En ocasiones, estos dispositivos no pueden ser alterados de ningún modo, por lo que es muy importante que ya vengan con una capa de seguridad incorporada.

En entrevista con ACIEM, José Eddy Torres, director del Programa de Energía Limpia para Colombia 2012–2017, resaltó los potenciales del país para la inversión en Fuentes no Convencionales de Energía y los retos que persisten a nivel institucional y de reglamentación.

The potential of blockchain in the energy industry could be transformative. Over the past two years, we have seen a host of energy companies engage with the technology and launch pilots. Some common trends are emerging, but a lot still needs to be defined from both a technical and business perspective.