May 19, 2020

Shell strikes five-year deal for supply from England's biggest solar power plant

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Johan De Mulder
2 min
Shell strikes five-year deal for supply from England's biggest solar power plant

Shell has agreed a five-year contract for the supply of renewable energy from the biggest solar power plant in England.

The energy behemoth has made the deal with British Solar Renewables (BSR) to utilise its plant in Bradenstoke, Wiltshire, which has a peak capacity of 69.8MW and 269,000 solar panels.

Marking a major move from Shell, the agreement adds to its ever-increasing portfolio in the renewable energy sector while stamping authority in the key market of the United Kingdom.

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In the last 12 months, it has committed to building fast-charging electric power points in the country and has acquired UK household energy and broadband provider First Utility.

"The UK is one of our key markets for power and we’ve been exploring ways to increase our power presence in the country on both the buy and sell side," said Shell’s North West Europe general manager Jonathan McCloy.

"The deal with BSR helps us achieve this goal and is a significant boost to our renewable power portfolio in the UK."

Graham Harding, MD and CFO of BSR, added: "PPAs provide stability in a volatile energy market and we are delighted that we have been able to work with Shell Energy Europe Ltd to complete this five-year agreement, which will enhance the value of the largest solar park in England."

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Apr 23, 2021

HCL: Helping businesses adapt for the digital age

William Girling
2 min
Recently featured in the April ‘21 edition of Technology Magazine as part of our SAP profile, HCL is a global tech expert dedicated to digital
Recently featured in the April ‘21 edition of Technology Magazine as part of our SAP profile, HCL is a global tech expert dedicated to digital...

Recently featured in the April ‘21 edition of Technology Magazine as part of our SAP profile, HCL is a global tech expert dedicated to digital.

Possessing a distinguished 44-year heritage in the sector, HCL Technologies (formerly Hindustan Computers Limited) is an Indian multinational headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

With a client base that includes half of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000, its expertise and value as a partner for digital transformation are well recognised.

“Enterprises across industries stand at an inflection point today,” states HCL on its website. “In order to thrive in the digital age, technologies such as analytics, cloud, IoT, and automation occupy centre stage.”

The HCL approach

HCL has managed to carve its renowned reputation on the basis of a highly innovative and specialised approach stemming from three key concepts:

  • Ideapreneurship: inverting the “organisational pyramid”, HCL empowers front line workers to develop concepts derived from their first-hand understanding of the customer experience.
  • Relationship beyond the contract: the sum of strong values combined with culture, HCL fosters trust, transparency, and flexibility to fulfill customers’ best interests
  • Mode 1-2-3 Strategy: this combines ‘core services’ with ‘next-gen services’, products and platforms to create a distinctive three-layer digital enterprise

The company is focused on delivering “technology for the next decade, today,” and its reach extends across the industry spectrum, from aerospace and defense to banking, healthcare, retail and more.

Tech against COVID-19

HCL has taken the challenge of COVID-19 and met it head on. Working with clients and partners to ensure their needs continue to be met, it has spearheaded efforts based on empathy, an employee-first approach to operations, embracing remote working capabilities, and continuing to explore technological innovation.

This is indicative of the care and attention to detail that HCL brings to everything it does. Cited by SAP’s Nis Boy Naeve, VP of Platform Adoption Enablement, for strong contributions to its SAP Discovery Centre, it is, perhaps, no surprise that HCL was labeled a “knowledgeable and valuable” partnership. 

Read more about SAP and HCL in the April ‘21 edition of Technology Magazine

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