Author Archives: Melany Krangle

Metering Trends

Sub-Metering A largely untapped market, Sub-Metering is set to grow substantially in the coming years in various sectors. Though technology is already widespread in use in water and heat metering applications, electricity is becoming a growing market as well. The case for Sub-Metering is made in different types of markets with large urban built-up areas […]

Natural Gas

Unproved probable reserves Probable reserves are those unproved reserves which analysis of geological and engineering data suggests are more likely than not to be recoverable. In this context, when probabilistic methods are used, there should be at least a 50% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of estimated proved […]

The cost of electricity in the future, the price of renewable energy

The cost of electricity is a complex calculation. Using a number of assumptions it is possible to calculate the cost of producing electricity in a fixed situation but there are still external variables, especially in a lifetime cost calculation, which an owner has to evaluate with additional risk and sensitivity analysis. These include political factors […]

Renewable Energy

Most energy sources can be consumed in two ways, directly and indirectly when converted to another form of energy. For example, wood can be burned directly as a primary energy source to heat space, or it can be burned to produce heat to generate electricity, a secondary energy source. Likewise, geothermal energy can be used […]

The Economics of Nuclear Power

There are many uncertainties about the economics of future nuclear generation. These are aggravated when nuclear is compared with other sources of power, because these are subject to their own uncertainties, such as fuel price rises and political manipulation such as OPEC and recent Russian gas manoeuvres. The cost of building nuclear power stations was […]

The BioFuels Market

Biofuels are liquid fuels produced from biomass feedstocks through a number of chemical processes. The two main biofuels on the market are: Ethanol and its derivative ethyl tertiary butyl ether / ETBE produced from plant sugar Biodiesel produced from vegetable oil Other liquid biofuels have been researched but have not entered large scale commercial production. […]

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