Energy Industry

The energy industry is the totality of all of the industries involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining and distribution. With disruptive technology, controversy around clean energy targets, the resurgence of nuclear power, the rise of clean coal - and even cheaper renewables - and cybercriminals targeting electricity grids, 2018 promises to be an interesting year across all energy and resource sectors.

Worldwide, nuclear power capacity is set to increase, with around 50 reactors under construction, the majority in Asia. Russia has plans for 25 new reactors and 5GW of new nuclear thermal capacity.

Barakah, the world’s largest single nuclear project and the first in the United Arab Emirates, is due to come online in 2018. Major projects breaking ground include the $22bn power station at Akkuyu in Turkey and two in Argentina − a 720MW Candu reactor and a 1,150MW Hualong One reactor for a combined $13bn. Saudi Arabia is set to award a contract to build its first nuclear reactors next year. Asia will lead the way in wind power capacity additions in 2018, accounting for 29GW of the 60GW worldwide predicted by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). India and China remain the main growth drivers, with the latter expected to reach its target of 200GW of wind capacity before 2020.

Europe is set to remain the second-largest wind power market between now and 2019, followed by North America. The US Energy Information Administration expects wind generation capacity to increase by almost 16% in 2018 to 102GW, accounting for 9% of electric installed capacity in the US.

The Indian renewable energy sector is the fourth most attractive1 renewable energy market in the world. As of October 2018, India ranked 5th in installed renewable energy capacity.

According to data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), FDI inflows in the Indian non-conventional energy sector between April 2000 and June 2018 stood at US$ 6.84 billion. More than US$ 42 billion has been invested in India’s renewable energy sector since 2014. In the first half of 2018, investments in clean energy in India reached US$ 7.4 billion.

Current Trends


Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale.


Industrial Automation

Automation is the technology by which a process or procedure is performed with minimum human assistance.


Micro & Nano Grids

A grid-connected PV system consists of solar panels, one or several inverters, a power conditioning unit and grid connection equipment.


Modern Electrical & Hybrid Engines

A petroleum-electric hybrid most commonly uses internal combustion engines (using a variety of fuels, generally gasoline or Diesel engines) and electric motors to power the vehicle.


Wireless Power Transfer

Wireless power transfer, wireless power transmission, wireless energy transmission, or electromagnetic power transfer is the transmission of electrical energy without wires as a physical link.


Nano Wired and Large Capacity Batteries

A nanowire battery uses nanowires to increase the surface area of one or both of its electrodes.


Smart Homes & Energy Management

A home energy management system is a technology platform comprised of both hardware and software that allows the user to monitor energy usage and production and to manually control and/or automate the use of energy within a household.

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