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Ashwini PhadnisBengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), the third busiest airport in the country, is taxiing towards the top spot in promoting environmental sustainability.

After installing solar panels, LED lighting and using recycled water, the airport has now begun the process of...

The applause continued long after Ashok Das wound up his presentation. The audience that listened to Das, founder CEO of Bengaluru-based firm Sun Moksha that offers clean technology solutions, included Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a galaxy of successful new-gen entrepreneurs and...

In December, the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, called for a huddle of all its vendors in south India, to give them one simple message: gear up.

Vestas, a respected name in the Indian wind industry, shut shop in India in 2012 only to return to this growing market three years...

Preeti MehraHemanti Devi may be at the lowest rung of the recycling chain, but she is proving to be the most crucial. Her task entails house calls to collect used electronic products ranging from mobiles and chargers to laptops .

Living in a basti in Mainpura in Patna’s Nehru Nagar, she has...

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Bharat Jal

Set up in: February 2017 under the aegis of Faat City Tech Private Limited

Based in: Delhi/NCR

Founders: Feroz Malik (Founder & CEO); Amita Malik and Tanya Malik (Co-founders)

Funding: Self-funded in the first phase. Looking to raise debt and minor investments...

Country’s utilities and government regulators are focused on aggressive electrification, decentralization, and digitization efforts, report finds

A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.

Source: IEA-ETSAP and IRENA

Power Grid has emerged as the successful bidder to establish Vindhyachal, Varanasi 765kV transmission line, as part of New WR-NR 765 kV Inter-Regional Corridor,

"There is immense scope in the transmission business, especially after government opened up the sector to private players," said chief executive Pratik Agarwal.

The company, which recently sold its entire Mumbai power business to Adani Transmission for over Rs 18,800 crore, plans to start more than 15 charging stations in the next three years.

In December last year, RInfra signed a definitive binding agreement for 100 per cent sale of its Mumbai power business with Adani Transmission for a total deal value of Rs 13,251 crore.

The deal, which marks Adani Transmission’s foray into power distributions business, will help Reliance Group to pare its debt.

The firm bagged two orders totalling Rs 913 crore for design, supply and construction of 500 kV and 225/90 kV transmission lines in Thailand and Africa.

CHIASSO, Suíça, 18 de fevereiro de 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A ODEM.IO, criadora do primeiro Mercado de Educação Sob Demanda do mundo, lançou sua venda coletiva (crowdsale) de ODEM Tokens.

A ODEM.IO tem o orgulho de anunciar o lançamento de sua tão esperada venda coletiva para financiar o desenvolvimento de sua plataforma ODEM, baseada em cadeia de blocos. A ODEM.IO estabeleceu a quantia máxima (hard cap) de € 9 milhões (US$ 11,26 milhões) a partir da venda planejada de 180 milhões de ODEM Tokens por cerca de  € 0,05 cada. Os Tokens serão definidos em ETH, 24 horas antes do início da venda coletiva. O projeto já arrecadou € 2,2 milhões, mais do que o dobro da quantia mínima (soft cap) da ODEM.IO de € 1 milhão. A venda coletiva continua até 19 de março.

"O que adoro na venda coletiva é que ela dará poder para as pessoas para apoiarem e nos aconselharem sobre o desenvolvimento da plataforma ODEM", disse Richard Maaghul, Executivo-Chefe da ODEM.IO. "É você, são as pessoas que estão fazendo com que essa plataforma exista".

A ODEM.IO está liderando o desenvolvimento de uma plataforma colaborativa, interativa para capacitar os estudantes a interagirem com os principais acadêmicos de todo o mundo, para criarem experiências educacionais de alta qualidade a um custo razoável. Diferentemente dos fornecedores de educação online, a plataforma ODEM se concentra na criação de cursos e programas pessoais em tempo real. A ODEM.IO pretende se tornar a Airbnb da educação internacional.

A plataforma, impulsionada pelo ODEM Token, agiliza a organização e o fornecimento de cursos acadêmicos. O token facilitará os pagamentos internacionais e incentivará os principais educadores a alinharem suas ofertas de cursos com as necessidades sempre em mudança dos estudantes.

"Nossa visão final é assegurar que cada estudante tenha acesso igual à educação da mais alta qualidade", disse o CEO Maaghul. "A plataforma ODEM irá mudar a educação como a conhecemos até agora".   

Os benefícios de adquirir os ODEM Tokens durante a venda coletiva incluem:

  • Adesão imediata à comunidade ODEM.
  • Uso da plataforma e serviços ODEM com descontos.
  • O poder de patrocinar educadores e estudantes para reduzir seus custos participando do ecossistema ODEM.

"A compra dos ODEM Tokens permite que os participantes acessem a plataforma e participem diretamente da comunidade ODEM", disse Bill Bayrd, Executivo-Chefe de Operações da ODEM.IO. "A posse de ODEM Tokens também expõe os participantes ao crescimento da plataforma ao longo do tempo".

Ao mesmo tempo, a ODEM.IO continua a processar inscrições 'conheça seu cliente' para a venda coletiva pública. Todos os participantes deverão apresentar prova de identidade e residência antes de poderem comprar os tokens. As divulgações refletem orientações internacionais para assegurar que todos os fundos arrecadados na venda sejam legítimos.

A KPMG Switzerland é a conselheira jurídica da ODEM.IO, enquanto a SICOS (Lux) S.C.S. forneceu à ODEM assessoria e consultoria sobre a venda coletiva e sua estrutura.

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TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) reported that at its Annual Meeting of shareholders on February 15, 2018 there were 6 shareholders voting in person holding 3,960,200 Voting Common Shares and 35 shareholders voting by proxy holding 5,769,401 Voting Common Shares, representing in total 41 shareholders holding 9,729,601 Voting Common Shares, and 47.68% of the total number of Voting Common Shares outstanding.

Each of the directors listed as nominees in the management proxy circular dated January 3, 2018 were elected directors of the Corporation until the next Annual Meeting.

The results of the vote for the election of directors and reconfirmation of the shareholder rights plan are as follows:




Voted for*

Percentage

Withheld
from Voting*

Percentage

1. Election of Directors - Elected
Each of the directors listed as nominees in the management proxy circular dated January 3, 2018 were elected directors of the Corporation until the next Annual Meeting. The vote was conducted by a show of hands.







Paul R. Daoust


4,793,600

94.47%

280,358

5.53%


Richard D. Innes


4,424,800

87.21%

649,158

12.79%


G. Edmund King


4,799,400

94.59%

274,558

5.41%


John N. Wallace


4,904,200

96.65%

169,758

3.35%


Kathryn A. Welsh


4,416,900

87.05%

657,058

12.95%


















Voted for*

Percentage

Withheld
from Voting*

Percentage

2. Appointment of Auditors  -  Appointed


5,752,501

99.71%

16,900

0.29%

The shareholders appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors of the Corporation and authorized the directors of the Corporation to fix the remuneration of the auditors. The vote was conducted by a show of hands.















Voted for*

Percentage

Voted
Against*

Percentage

3. Confirmation of amendments to, and the restatement of, the By-Law No. I of the Corporation - Passed


4,117,300

81.15%

956,458

18.85%

The shareholders passed an ordinary resolution confirming
amendments to, and the restatement of, the By-Law No. I of the Corporation, as described in the management proxy circular dated January 3, 2018. The vote was conducted by a show of hands.






* As the vote for each motion was taken by a show of hands, the number of votes disclosed reflects only those proxies received by management in advance of the meeting, plus any shares voted by a show of hands at the meeting in respect of which the shareholder voted against, or withheld authority.

About Caldwell Partners
Caldwell Partners is a leading international provider of executive search and has been for more than 45 years. As one of the world's most trusted advisors in executive search, the firm has a sterling reputation built on successful searches for boards, chief and senior executives, and selected functional experts. With offices and partners across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the firm takes pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to its clients.

The Caldwell Partners' Common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CWL). Please visit our website at www.caldwellpartners.com for further information.

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Des options de connectivité multi-régions, multi-cloud, pour les entreprises de Finlande et d'ailleurs

BRISBANE, Australie, 18 février 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Megaport Limited (ASX : MP1) (« Megaport »), un fournisseur Network as a Service (NaaS) mondial de premier plan et Cinia Oy, créateurs de solutions de connectivité intelligentes, ont annoncé aujourd'hui la formation d'un partenariat permettant aux entreprises d'accéder directement à des fournisseurs de services cloud (Cloud Service Providers (CSP)) et d'étendre la portée des services de réseau de Cinia.

« Le principe fondamental de Megaport est de faciliter la connectivité », a déclaré Vincent English, président-directeur général de Megaport. « Nous surmontons les obstacles à l'entrée pour l'adoption du cloud en facilitant la connexion directe aux fournisseurs de services cloud, gérés et réseau. Ceci fournit une flexibilité, une performance uniforme et une optimisation de la bande passante qui permettent de réduire le coût total de propriété. Notre réseau défini par logiciel permet aux entreprises de construire une connectivité cloud hybride et multi-cloud. Les clients peuvent commander des services en temps réel via notre Portail ou via notre API pour une facilité d'utilisation maximale. Notre partenariat avec Cinia offre aux entreprises finlandaises un accès cloud direct via le réseau national et international robuste de Cinia. Cinia est un fournisseur de services agile leader du secteur et nous sommes fiers de nous associer à eux pour améliorer les options de connectivité en Finlande. »

Cinia a exploité le SDN global de Megaport dans le cadre de son service cMatrix, une solution de connexion directe spécifique au client qui contourne l'internet et donne aux entreprises un accès direct aux CSP et aux centres de données d'Europe où les CSP offrent leurs services. Les entreprises accèderont à l'écosystème de plus de 250 fournisseurs de services de Megaport, parmi lesquels Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, et Alibaba Cloud, avec une haute capacité et une faible latence via le câble sous-marin C-Lion1 de Cinia, la voie la plus directe entre la Finlande et l'Europe de centrale et occidentale.

« Nous nous sommes associés à Megaport car la connectivité est un facteur clé quand il s'agit d'accéder aux services cloud publics et leur solution, alliée à notre implantation dans les pays nordiques, répond à une demande concrète », a déclaré Taneli Vuorinen, SVP de Cinia. « La majorité des centres de données qui hébergent des CSP publics pour les clients européens sont situés en Europe centrale et occidentale. Cela ne tient pas compte des entreprises qui peuvent être à plus de mille kilomètres de distance et crée des difficultés en termes de latence. Nous voulions fournir une option permettant aux clients d'accéder à une connectivité directe aux services cloud et leur offrant l'autonomie de ??to dial these connections up and down en réponse aux exigences de leur entreprise. Notre partenariat avec Megaport était donc une décision naturelle. »

À propos de Megaport
Megaport est le fournisseur chef de file mondial de services d'interconnexion élastique. En utilisant un réseau défini par logiciel (Software Defined Networking (SDN)), la plateforme mondiale de la société permet aux clients de connecter rapidement leur réseau à d'autres services sur le Megaport Network. Les services peuvent être contrôlés directement par les clients via leurs appareils mobiles, leur ordinateur ou l'interface de programmation d'applications (API) ouverte. La forte présence de la société en Australie, en Asie-Pacifique, en Amérique du Nord et en Europe fournit une plateforme neutre englobant de nombreux fournisseurs de centres de données clés sur différents marchés.

Megaport, une société établie en 2013 et fondée par Bevan Slattery, a construit la première plateforme d'interconnexion élastique SDN au monde, conçue pour offrir aux entreprises, réseaux et services le moyen le plus sécurisé, le plus transparent et le plus sollicité de s'interconnecter. Sous la direction de Vincent English, Megaport a été développée par une équipe très chevronnée possédant une expérience approfondie en conception de réseaux porteurs mondiaux à grande échelle et connecte plus de 850 clients par le biais de quelque 185 centres de données dans 37 villes et 19 pays. Megaport est un partenaire technologique Alibaba Cloud, un partenaire Oracle Cloud, un partenaire technologique AWS, un partenaire Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, un partenaire Google Cloud Interconnect et un fournisseur IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange.

Megaport, Virtual Cross Connect, VXC et MegaIX sont des marques déposées de Megaport (Sservices) Pty Ltd ACN 607 432 646. Pour en savoir plus sur Megaport, veuillez consulter : www.megaport.com.

À propos de Cinia
Cinia offre des services de réseau intelligent, de système et de logiciel ainsi que des services cloud sécurisés qui éliminent les distances géographiques et rendent le monde plus fonctionnel. Avec sa solide expertise en systèmes critiques et son propre réseau dorsal à fibre optique de plus de 10 000 kilomètres au nord de l'Europe, la société offre aux entreprises une infrastructure informatique sécurisée et un environnement d'exploitation basé dans le cloud pour le futur. Le câble sous-marin C-Lion1 de Cinia renforce le marché unique numérique européen en fournissant la voie la plus courte et la plus rapide entre l'Europe centrale et le Nord de l'Europe, où les conditions sont idéales pour les centres de données, ainsi que vers les marchés d'Asie et d'Europe de l'Est. Cinia a son siège en Finlande et emploie environ 230 experts.

Pour en savoir plus : www.cinia.fi/en

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Multiregionale Multi Cloud-Anbindungsoptionen für Unternehmen - nicht nur in Finnland, sondern auch weit darüber hinaus

BRISBANE, Australien, 18. Februar 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) („Megaport"), ein weltweit führender Network-as-a-Service (NaaS)-Anbieter, und Cinia Oy, der Spezialist für intelligente Verbindungslösungen, gaben heute bekannt, dass sie eine Partnerschaft eingegangen sind, um Unternehmen mit direktem Zugang zu führenden Cloud-Dienstleistern (Cloud Service Providers, CSPs) zu versorgen und die Reichweite von Cinias Netzwerkdiensten auszudehnen.

„Das Kernprinzip von Megaport lautet: Konnektivität leicht machen", sagt Vincent English, CEO von Megaport. „Wir überwinden die Zugangsbarrieren, die bei der Einführung der Cloud bestehen, indem wir die direkte Anbindung an die Anbieter von Cloud-Diensten, Managed Services und Netzwerkdiensten ganz einfach machen. Dies ermöglicht Skalierbarkeit, konsistente Performance und Bandbreitenoptimierung, und trägt zur Senkung der Gesamtbetriebskosten bei. Unser softwaredefiniertes Netzwerk ermöglicht Unternehmen, sowohl Multi Cloud- als auch Hybrid Cloud-Konnektivität aufzusetzen. Für maximale Benutzerfreundlichkeit können Kunden die Services in Echtzeit über unser Portal oder unsere API ordern. Unsere Partnerschaft mit Cinia versorgt finnische Unternehmen über das robuste nationale und internationale Cinia-Netzwerk mit direktem Cloud-Zugang. Cinia ist ein agiler branchenführender Dienstleister, und wir sind stolz darauf, mit dem Unternehmen zusammen arbeiten zu können, um die Anbindungsmöglichkeiten in Finnland auszubauen".

Cinia nutzt das globale SDN von Megaport im Rahmen seines cMatrix-Service, einer kundenspezifischen Direct Connect-Lösung, die das Internet umgeht und Unternehmen einen direkten Zugang zu CSPs und den Rechenzentren in Europa ermöglicht, über die CSPs ihre Dienste bereitstellen. Die Unternehmen erhalten über Cinias C-Lion1-Seekabel, dem direktesten Weg von Finnland nach Mittel- und Westeuropa, Zugriff mit hoher Kapazität und geringer Latenzzeit auf Megaports Ökosystem, das über 250 Dienstleister wie Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, und Alibaba Cloud umfasst.

„Wir haben uns mit Megaport zusammengetan, weil Konnektivität ein Schlüsselfaktor beim Zugriff auf Public Cloud Services ist, und die Megaport-Lösung, kombiniert mit unserer Präsenz in Nordeuropa, einen eindeutigen Bedarf angeht", erklärt Taneli Vuorinen, SVP Cinia. „Die Mehrheit der Rechenzentren, von denen aus die Bereitstellung von Public Cloud Services für europäische Kunden bewerkstelligt wird, befindet sich in Mittel- und Westeuropa. Das passt nicht für Unternehmen, die mehr als tausend Kilometer weit entfernt sein können, und bringt Herausforderungen hinsichtlich der Latenzzeiten. Wir wollten unseren Kunden eine Zugangsmöglichkeit mit direkter Anbindung an Cloud-Dienste geben, mit der Autonomie, diese Verbindungen den geschäftlichen Anforderungen entsprechend an- oder abwählen zu können. Die Partnerschaft mit Megaport ist da eine logische Konsequenz".

Informationen zu Megaport
Megaport ist der weltweit führende Anbieter von elastischen Zusammenschaltdiensten (Elastic Interconnection). Die globale Plattform des Unternehmens ermöglicht es den Kunden, ihr Netzwerk mithilfe von softwaredefiniertem Networking (SDN) schnell mit anderen Diensten im Megaport-Netzwerk zu verbinden. Die Dienste können von Kunden direkt über mobile Geräte, ihre Computer oder Megaports offene API gesteuert werden. Die umfassende Präsenz des Unternehmens in Australien, im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum, in Nordamerika und in Europa bietet eine neutrale Plattform, die zahlreiche wichtige Anbieter von Rechenzentren in verschiedenen Märkten einschließt.

Das 2013 etablierte, von Bevan Slattery gegründete Unternehmen Megaport hat die weltweit erste SDN-basierte Plattform für elastische Zusammenschaltung geschaffen - konzipiert als die sicherste, nahtloseste On-demand-Methode der Zusammenschaltung von Unternehmen, Netzen und Diensten. Megaport wurde unter der Leitung von Vincent English von einem hoch erfahrenen Team mit umfassenden Kenntnissen in der Errichtung groß angelegter globaler Carrier-Netze aufgebaut und verbindet mehr als 850 Kunden über 185 Rechenzentren in 37 Städten in 19 Ländern. Megaport ist Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS  Networking Competency Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner und IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange-Anbieter.

Megaport, Virtual Cross Connect, VXC und MegaIX sind eingetragene Marken von Megaport (Services) Pty Ltd ACN 607 432 646. Mehr zu Megaport finden Sie unter: www.megaport.com.

Informationen zu Cinia
Cinia stellt intelligente Netzwerk-, System- und Software-Dienstleistungen sowie sichere Cloud-Dienste bereit, die geografische Distanzen eliminieren und die Welt funktioneller machen. Mit seiner starken Kompetenz im Bereich kritische Systeme und mehr als 10.000 Kilometern Glasfaser-Backbone-Netzwerk in Nordeuropa macht Cinia Unternehmen mit sicherer IT-Infrastruktur und einer cloudbasierten Betriebsumgebung fit für die Zukunft. Cinia treibt den digitalen europäischen Binnenmarkt voran und hat mit seinem C-Lion1-Seekabel nicht nur die kürzeste und schnellste Verbindung von Mitteleuropa nach Nordeuropa, wo ideale Bedingungen für Data Center-Leistungen herrschen, sondern auch in die Märkte Asiens und Osteuropas erschlossen. Das in Finnland ansässige Cinia beschäftigt rund 230 Fachleute und Experten.

Weiterführende Informationen: www.cinia.fi/en

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Opciones multi región, de múltiples nubes para las empresas de Finlandia y allende

BRISBANE, Australia, 18 de febrero de 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) ("Megaport"), un proveedor líder de red como servicio (NaaS) y Cinia Oy, creador de soluciones inteligentes de conectividad, han anunciado hoy que se han asociado para dar acceso directo a proveedores de servicios en la nube a empresas y extender el alcance de los servicios de red de Cinia.

"El precepto fundamental de Megaport es hacer que la conectividad sea fácil", comentó Vincent English, director ejecutivo de Megaport. "Hemos eliminado barreras de entrada para la adopción de la nube logrando que sea sencillo conectarse directamente a proveedores de servicios en la nube, gestionados y de red. Esto facilita la escalabilidad, un rendimiento consistente y optimización de banda ancha que ayuda a reducir el coste total de la adquisición. Nuestra red definida por software capacita a las empresas a crear arquitecturas para múltiples nubes y conectividad híbrida a la nube. Para mayor facilidad de uso, los clientes pueden pedir servicios en tiempo real a través de nuestro portal o de nuestra API. Nuestra asociación con Cinia ofrece a las empresas finlandesas acceso directo a la nube a través de la red robusta nacional e internacional de Cinia. Cinia es un proveedor ágil, líder en la industria y nos enorgullecemos de colaborar con ellos para mejorar las opciones de conectividad de Finlandia".

Cinia ha sacado provecho del SDN global de Megaport como parte de su servicio cMatrix, una solución de conexión directa específica del cliente que evita la conexión a Internet y da a las empresas acceso directo a CSP y centros de datos en Europa donde los CSP activan sus servicios. Las empresas accederán al ecosistema de Megaport de más de 250 proveedores de servicios incluyendo Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud y Alibaba Cloud con alta capacidad y poca latencia a través del cable submarino C-Lion1 de Cinia, la ruta más directa desde Finlandia hasta Europa central y Europa occidental.

"Nos hemos asociado con Megaport porque la conectividad es un factor clave cuando se accede a servicios públicos en la nube, su solución, junto con nuestra impronta en los países nórdicos, aborda esa clara demanda", comentó Taneli Vuorinen, vicepresidente sénior de Cinia. "La mayoría de los centros de datos que albergan CSP públicos para los clientes europeos están ubicados en Europa central y Europa occidental. Este hecho no tiene en cuenta a las empresas que pueden estar a más de mil kilómetros de distancia y crea dificultades en términos de latencia. Queríamos ofrecer una opción a los clientes para acceder directamente a servicios en la nube y darles autonomía para marcar dichas conexiones conforme lo requieren sus demandas comerciales. Por lo tanto, asociarnos con Megaport ha sido una decisión lógica".

Acerca de Megaport
Megaport es el proveedor líder de servicios de interconexión elástica. La plataforma global de la compañía, que utiliza redes definidas por software (SDN), permite a sus clientes conectarse rápidamente desde su red a otros servicios de la red de Megaport. Los servicios se pueden controlar directamente a través del dispositivo móvil del cliente, su ordenador o la API abierta. La extensa impronta de la compañía en Australia, Asia Pacífico, Norte América y Europa, proporciona una plataforma neutra que abraca muchos proveedores clave de centros de datos en varios mercados.

Establecida en 2013 y fundada por Bevan Slattery, Megaport creó la primera plataforma de interconexión elástica basada en SDN diseñada para proporcionar la manera más segura, continua, y bajo demanda para que las empresas, redes y servicios se interconecten. Liderada por Vincent English, Megaport ha sido creada por un equipo con mucha experiencia y conocimiento exhaustivo en la creación de grandes redes de operadores globales a gran escala, conecta a más de 850 clientes a más de 185 centros de datos en 37 ciudades de 19 países. Megaport es afiliado de Alibaba Cloud Technology, Oracle Cloud, AWS Technology, AWS Networking Competency, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Google Cloud Interconnect y IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange.

Megaport, Virtual Cros Connect, VXC y MegalX son marcas comerciales registradas de Megaport (Services) Pty Ltd. ACN 607 432 646. Para saber más sobre Megaport, visita: www.megaport.com.

Acerca de Cinia
Cinia ofrece redes inteligentes, servicios de sistemas y de software además de servicios seguros a la nube para eliminar distancias geográficas y hacer que el mundo sea más funcional. Con su profunda experiencia en sistemas críticos y su propia red estructural de fibra óptica de más de 10.000 kilómetros en el norte de Europa, la compañía ofrece a las empresas una infraestructura segura de TI y un entorno de operación basado en la nube para el futuro. El cable submarino de Cinia, C-Lion1, refuerza el mercado único europeo proveyendo la ruta más corta y más rápida desde el centro de Europa al norte de Europa, donde las condiciones para los centros de datos son ideales, además de ofrecer conexión a los mercados asiático y de Europa oriental. Cinia tiene su sede central en Finlandia y da empleo a unos 230 expertos.

Para más información www.cinia.fi/en

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LONS-LE-SAUNIER, France, Feb. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- All-In-One Blockchain solution, ARK has begun the testing phase of their Core 2 update, starting with their new API v2 software. This follows on from their recent business development with the release of ARK Deployer.

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ARK is known for its revolutionary blockchain platform which boasts a whole host of new and exciting technologies, their most notable being their SmartBridge functionality. The integration of SmartBridge functionality allowed ARK to bypass one of the most prominent issues surrounding different blockchains which was the isolation between each one.

SmartBridge technology allows the linking of different blockchains through the method of bridging, which creates simultaneous utilisation of multiple blockchain networks by simplifying the process of having to endlessly trade coins to gain access to rival networks. ARK's most recent technical update focuses on keeping their new API v2 simple, clean and allow easy access for new developers to quickly jump in and extend it.

Happy with Hapi

The initial development of the API v2 started with Restify, as it is well established in the Node.JS world when it comes to API development. However, it soon became apparent that it did not fit the needs and goals ARK had for the new API.

This is where Hapi comes into play. Hapi offers a rich framework and plugin system that scales from the personal to the enterprise space, also allowing for ARK to implement every version of the API as a plugin which makes it possible to remove a whole API version by simply commenting it out. This is in line with ARK's goal of making it as easy as possible to work with the ARK Core v2.

Making Improvements

A major issue with the API v1 was that it did not follow any standards and was not RESTful in any way. The API v2 will be fully RESTful and follow the JSON API specifications as closely as possible. What this means is that all API endpoints that serve resources like blocks and transactions will act like collections. So instead of calling `/api/blocks/get?id=` you will call `/api/blocks/{id}` where `/api/blocks` is the collection of the record you request via `{id}` will be grabbed from.

This change will allow users to understand how the API endpoints work and are structured without having to continually check the API docs because the structure is standardized.

Full Throttling

An issue with APIs which allow public access is that they can be abused to perform attacks on servers by flooding them with requests, causing too many queries and killing the database. A small change to help prevent this is the introduction of request throttling. Throttling is not a replacement for a DDoS mitigation as it only affects the API from being flooded. The users will have the ability to check the request throttling is working by performing a request to any API endpoint and checking the response headers.

Caching

As previously mentioned, ARK will implement request throttling to prevent flooding of the API. Caching of API calls will additionally reduce the load on the database as most data in the blockchain is immutable. ARK leverage Catbox to provide a wide variety of drivers for popular caching solutions like Redis, Memcached or Riak. The goal of caching is never having to generate the same response twice, the benefit of doing this is that ARK will gain speed and reduce server load on the ARK Core v2.

The ARK Crew is famous for their continual commitment to strive ever forward as the pioneers of innovative and groundbreaking blockchain technologies. Their new API v2 will boast many new features including better data handling and providing throttling and caching right out of the box. By following the latest trends and established best practices the ARK crew will be ready to build upon their foundation with peace of mind for future releases.

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WITHSTANDING HARSH OPERATING CONDITIONS

Hohhot Co., Ltd. operates a pump-storage plant (PSP) in Inner Mongolia, China, that supplements a wind farm and provides peak demand power, supplemental power capacity when production is reduced, and energy storage for stand-by emergency power and frequency regulation.

The operating conditions of the Hohhot PSP are harsh and required a specific design of pump turbines and motor-generators that includes:

Higher stability while operating over a large head range
Ability to withstand load and thermal cycles due to frequent starts and stops
Higher availability to cope with demand from the grid.


OBLIQUE ELEMENTS TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE

GE installed four reversible, 306 MW Francis pump turbines and motor generator units at the PSP plant, and furnished technical and quality support for the unit equipment.

The motor generator’s upper bracket, rotor spider and stator frame were equipped with patented oblique elements that allow thermal expansion without moving parts, resulting in a maintenance free solution. Since this greatly reduces element fatigue and permits smaller clearances, the generators are more compact, efficient and reliable.

The maintenance-free oblique elements increase generator lifetime and—given their smaller foundation – decrease construction costs.

 

ACHIEVING DESIRED PARAMETERS

The PSP entered commercial operation in 2014 and the customer uses the plant to complement their wind farm production, as well as to provide the electrical network with power for peak demand, supplemental power for periods of reduced production, energy storage for emergency power stand-by and frequency regulation.

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The growing use of information and communications technology – digitalization – is increasingly permeating modern life, from the way people work and travel to the way they live and entertain. Digitalization is increasingly having an impact on energy systems, bringing both the potential for substantial efficiency and system improvements and raising new policy issues. 

The opportunities and challenges raised by the intersection of digitalization and energy were the focus of a two-day workshop held by the International Energy Agency in Paris this month that brought together more than 120 global experts. This workshop was part of an extensive effort by the IEA to examine the relationship between digitalization and energy that will result in a comprehensive report published in October.

The IEA has deep experience analysing the impact of technology, business and policy changes on energy systems. Through its work on smart grids, system integration of renewables, electric vehicles and smart charging, and the use of technology in the oil and gas sector, the IEA has been analysing the impact of digitalization for many years. One of its most-downloaded reports, “More Data, Less Energy,” examined the implications of connected devices on energy demand.

“Every unit of the IEA – from efficiency to investment, from electricity to transportation, from renewables to modelling, from sustainability to statistics – is examining the implications of digitalization on the energy sector,” says Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director. “The interest in this topic is strong, but the world’s current understanding of the scale and scope of its potential remains limited, particularly when it comes to analytically-rigorous assessments.” 

The IEA’s workshop, which was held under Chatham House Rule, examined critical questions that will help inform future analysis and policy recommendations. Speakers and participants represented IEA member and partner governments worldwide, well-established energy companies and new start-ups, major ICT companies, financial actors, environmental organizations, and researchers.

Workshop participants addressed questions such as:  How big an impact will digitalization have on energy systems? Which companies and business models are best positioned to take advantage of opportunities presented by digitalization? How can governments and regulators make sure that businesses and consumers benefits from digitalization? And what are the most significant challenges and obstacles?

The various speakers explained how digitalization has already led to higher efficiency in operations throughout the energy supply chain, thanks to better analytics, the use of virtual facilities, the introduction of automation and artificial intelligence, and the use of quantum computing technologies.

Thanks to sensors, remote analysis and drones, for instance, operators can use predictive maintenance to extend the life of power generation, transmission and distribution assets. Big data in seismic mapping has significantly increased recoverable resources in oil and gas. The workshop also explored how digital technologies are starting to enable new linkages and interactions between energy supply and demand. Remote control of energy assets such as distributed generation and storage resources within smart grids can enable better electricity load management.

The workshop examined the significant challenges from digital disruption to existing energy business models, and how various market actors are positioning themselves to take advantage of opportunities. Participants explored key policy challenges, including data privacy, ownership, and standardization to strengthening digital resilience, as well as providing a sound regulatory environment for dealing with quickly-evolving technology and workforce challenges.  

The IEA’s forthcoming study aims to provide new insight and perspective, accurate data and information, and highlight key case studies. The report will include an assessment of the potential value that digitalization could generate and to help advise policy-makers on how to enable and protect those gains.

“We’re all entering this brave new world together – whether as business competitors or potential partners, government regulators, or other key actors and stakeholders,” Dr Birol noted in his opening remarks to the workshop, “Our hope is that the IEA can provide analytically-rigorous insight and perspective in order to help all actors of the energy sector navigate the digitalization and energy landscape in the most sensible, cost-effective manner possible.” 

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