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What is Hydrogen & the challenges it faces currently

12th January 2021
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Hydrogen is a clean-burning molecule that can be used as a substitute for coal, oil and gas in a large variety of applications. There are several means of producing the gas, and the overwhelming majority of hydrogen in use today is produced using fossil fuels. It has been touted as the next big revolution in Green Energy. However, there are challenges that it is facing. We will look into what is Hydrogen & the current challenges it faces.  Hydrogen is a clean fuel that, when consumed in a fuel cell, produces only water. Hydrogen can be produced from a variety...

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Cybersecurity for Energy and Utilities

5th January 2021
Cybersecurity for Energy & Utilities Certification

<Cybersecurity for Energy & Utilities> Cybersecurity has been gaining momentum over the years & its growing global importance in a digital world is only the beginning. With cybercrime damages projected to exceed a staggering $6 trillion by 2021, it’s no wonder banks, tech companies, hospitals, government agencies and just about every other sector are investing in cybersecurity infrastructure to protect their business practices and the millions of customers that trust them with their data.  According to a research conducted recently, off all the industries targeted by hackers, the utilities and energy market seems to be the most alarming.  Negatively impacting electricity or...

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Top 3 benefits of a commercial PPA

13th November 2020
Top 3 benefits of a commercial PPA

Average Reading Time is 5 minutes <Top 3 benefits of a commercial PPA> The world is changing and the need for electricity continues to grow as the power generation markets continue to evolve. The energy demand in many parts of the world tends to outstrip the available supply. In fact, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that world energy consumption will grow by nearly 50% between 2018 and 2050. The central enabling mechanism that enables power generation infrastructure to continue to grow through the investment of both governments and private organizations, is a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). PPA is a...

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Advanced Strategic Communication: 3 Levels of Listening

3rd November 2020
Advanced Strategic Communication: 3 Levels of Listening

Average Reading Time is 5 minutes <Advanced Strategic Communication: 3 Levels of Listening> When you think of an efficient corporate communicator, you may often picture someone who speaks charismatically, delivers speeches eloquently and has a way with words. The ability to speak is often revered as an important aspect of a corporate communicator. Corporate communicators go to great lengths to polish their speech. However, as much as speaking is crucial, the ability to listen is as important an aspect of being a corporate communicator. Listening is often brushed upon as a skill that is innate. We often take it for...

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A Closer Look at The Heinrich Accident Triangle and how it works

14th October 2020
A Closer Look at The Heinrich Accident Triangle and how it works

Average Reading Time is 7 minutes <A Closer Look at The Heinrich Accident Triangle and how it works> When investigating a worksite, employers and workers are tasked to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, employers and workers are required to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents. It is important that delegates are aware of the various analysis methods available which they can tap on to identify these worksite incidents. We’ll cover one of the many incident investigation techniques – the Heinrich Accident Triangle and how it...

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The 6 Main classifications of inventory

29th September 2020
The 6 Main classifications of inventory

Average reading time 12 minutes >The 6 Main classifications of inventory> Inventory is a necessary evil in any organization engaged in production, sale or trading of products. In business, inventory may be defined as the goods held for sale in the ordinary course of business or the goods that are used to manufacture goods to be sold. Inventories usually make up a large part of the total current assets of a company. As such, it is usually important that directors and senior management understand the inner workings of the supply chain to improve their inventory management skills.  We’ll cover the...

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Differences between a Traditional Project and an International Project Management?

16th September 2020
Differences between a Traditional Project and an International Project Management

Average reading time is 8 minutes   <Differences between a Traditional Project and an International Project Management> The corporate world is becoming more and more interconnected than ever before. You can be starting your day off by liaising with the procurement lead in Singapore, have an afternoon zoom call with the financial controller in China and end off your day with a Google Hangouts meeting with your colleagues back in Germany. Simply put there are no borders for business in today’s interconnected world. For project managers, this means that there are no boundaries for projects. It is a global project...

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EQ vs IQ: Which is better in the workplace

8th September 2020
EQ vs IQ Which is better in the workplace

Average reading time is 7 minutes <EQ vs IQ Which is better in the workplace> Throughout history, scientists have tried to measure intelligence in many ways and formats. As such, two distinct measures of intelligence were penned – The intelligence quotient (IQ) and the emotional quotient (EQ).  For a business seeking new employees, finding highly intelligent candidates which align to their company’s vision and values is extremely crucial.  As such, it is highly important that hiring managers, aspiring job applicants and managers to understand the differences between IQ and EQ to understand which should be better fostered to enhance individual...

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3 Reasons why cost overruns occur

1st September 2020
3 Reasons why cost overruns occur

Average reading time 5 minutes <3 Reasons why cost overruns occur> Project managers handle different aspects of a project from ensuring the project is within scope to managing the cost of the project. An important aspect of managing a project is cost. According to a report by Standish Group, 71 percent of projects experienced a cost overrun. Hence, project cost is a key aspect for project managers to look into. Project managers need to ensure that the project cost incurred is within the project budget. When project costs exceed the project budget, it is known as cost overrun. Let’s explore...

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How to Manage a Plant Shutdown

28th August 2020
4 Phases of a Turnaround

Average reading time is 8 minutes <How to Manage a Plant Shutdown> Shutdowns and turnarounds are often major tasks during a plant’s life cycle. This is because such tasks improve the life expectancy of the plant, helps in maintaining inventory levels and reduces the magnitude in an event of a loss in revenue. However, since shutdowns are labour intensive and costly operations, it is imperative that managers and those in the management team understand how shutdowns can be better managed to meet expectations. In this post, we’ll cover 4 key tips in managing plant shutdowns. Major maintenance shutdowns can be...

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