Armenia’s forgotten interconnector

Look at the ENTSO-E grid map for Europe and you'll see an oddity. Turkey and Armenia, which have tense relations and a closed off border, apparently share an electricity interconnector. This means that their electricity grids are physically connected, and they can theoretically import and export electricity. How is this happening? Has the need for … Continue reading Armenia’s forgotten interconnector

Armenia and the Trilemma

Why am I writing about this? I work for the British government and Armenia is a small country far away. Well, it starts with a project at my work that matches up employees who would normally have never met, to discuss their work and life over coffee. It's called 'coffee connect' and I've met some really … Continue reading Armenia and the Trilemma

Source: American Public Power Association

Blockchain & The State

What is Blockchain? I've already posted about this here, but it's worth going through again - at least as a spot of revision for myself. The benefits are clear, as I outlined earlier: Maersk, the world’s largest shipper, faces unique challenges that incentivised it to trial blockchain, claiming that one container hauled from East Africa … Continue reading Blockchain & The State

Photographer: Jack Cousin

A united energy union? Perspectives on the trilemma for Germany & Poland

What does German and Polish energy policy mean for 'the Russian threat'? Poland and Germany have taken separate paths towards an energy transition - that of ‘energy security’ for Poland, and ‘sustainability’/minimal environmental impact for Germany; both Germany and Poland’s transitions could threaten Russia’s own energy policy - which is partially reliant on exporting a … Continue reading A united energy union? Perspectives on the trilemma for Germany & Poland