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Energy efficiency is a key tool in reach climate and sustainability benchmarks. But after setting your goals, then what? Here are four proven ideas to help energy consumption in your city. You can even put some to work right away before the summer heatwaves hit.
While Enel has a substantial presence in South America, the company this week fired up a solar power plant in Chile and last week began construction on a new solar plant in Brazil -- adding to an already broad portfolio of wind, solar and hydropower in the two countries. Read the story to learn more about Enel's expanding role in bringing clean power to the region.
Multinational power company Enel has a lot of irons in the fire when it comes to its renewable energy operations: from solar arrays, wind farms and marine energy projects to more traditional hydropower plants. Read the story to learn how and why the company is testing drones for its operations and maintenance program -- and if your utility or another city department might be able to use it too.
MasterCard identifies Africa's leading cities... GE's windy deal in Thailand... Itron's meters get extra safety nod... Enel rapidly equips Romania with smart meters... Alstom wins key work on Beijing metro line... Follow the link to learn more.
Can a utility save money by giving away electricity? Enel and other utilities are experimenting with different pricing models to even out power demand, helping them stretch existing capacity and minimize expensive spikes. Could it work in your city?
50 companies changing our world: Enel, Cisco, MasterCard, IBM, Intel on Fortune's list… Microsoft and Intel win EPA green power leadership honors… Taking the climate pledge: AT&T, GE, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Schneider Electric, Intel, Siemens.
Out of power? Forgot your phone charger? Don't panic. Just ask your community for an energy donation. That's the idea behind the Chispers device developed by an Enel company and currently active in five towns in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile. Find out how it works.
As the smart grid, renewable energy and distributed generation force major changes in the energy industry, electric utilities are often left holding the bag: old power plants that are no longer competitive in the energy market. Learn how Italy's Enel is working to transform its old, unproductive power plants into community assets.
In 30 years, traffic delays have more than doubled in the U.S. and the amount of wasted fuel has grown five-fold. See how cities large and small are starting to look to new technology – rather than bigger roads – to finally address the challenge.