Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella is a feature writer for NRI Digital, covering the mining, offshore oil and gas, hydrocarbons and renewable power industries as well as the medical and pharmaceutical industries, modern transport systems, architecture and design.Before joining the NRI digital team, Heidi worked on several different consumer publications, including New Statesman, Matchbox Magazine and FilmJuice, as well as a stint in finance journalism as a feature writer for Bridging and Commercial.Heidi read English Literature at Roehampton University before completing an NCTJ Foundation in Journalism course at New Associates, London.

All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Demand response roll out – saving power at peak times

    Renewable energy, emission targets, diminishing energy reserves and increasing global electricity demand are all increasing the need for smarter technology…
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    11 Sep
  2. The smart meter revolution: end-user technology round-up

    The way consumers and utility companies manage residential and some commercial energy intake is about to undergo a major switch-up….
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    8 Sep
  3. Energy Harvest: using unwanted crop waste to fuel Indian village life

    In three remote villages in the rural Punjab area of India, an ambitious renewable energy project between a UK and…
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    21 Jul
  4. Electricity harnessed from coloured glass

    An Oxford University spin-off company that can create solar energy from coloured glass has been awarded its second prestigious award…
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    15 Jul
  5. In pictures – the world’s longest wind turbine rotor blades

    Siemens has manufactured the world’s longest rotor blades for a wind turbine, a culmination of the rapid advancement in wind…
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    23 Jun
  6. Liquid Air: the future of renewable energy storage?

    From a young age English inventor Peter Dearman was fascinated by energy storage and finding alternatives to the humble battery….
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    10 Jun
  7. Video feature: Turbinomics – architecture to harnesses energy

    An American architect has taken eco-building design to the next level, by designing what is thought to be the world’s…
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    9 May
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