Grid neutrality is a prerequisite for energy storage to flourish

By |julij 3rd, 2018|demand response, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, Energy - 'ownership unbundling', energy storage, energy unbundling, Krišjānis Kariņš, News, power grids, Single Electricity Market|

Without energy storage, the EU target for renewable energy cannot be reached. But that can only succeed if the incentives for investment are set correctly and if “ownership unbundling” rules in the EU energy market are strictly enforced, writes  Dr. Hans Wolf von Koeller.

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Ørsted lines up first major UK battery storage project

By |april 25th, 2018|batteries, demand response, Electricity Market Directive, energy storage, News, United Kingdom|

Energy firm Ørsted has announced its first venture into large-scale energy storage systems, after announcing plans to build and operate a 20MW battery storage project near Liverpool. EURACTIV's media partners edie.net reports.

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Energy execs: ‘The market for demand-response is only going to grow’

By |marec 15th, 2018|demand response, Electricity Market Directive, News, power grids, Smart meters|

Demand-response services are still fairly new in the electricity market, but their importance is only expected to grow as power grids come under increasing strain from intermittent renewable energy sources. Andreas Flamm and Frauke Thies explain the “fundamental shift” that needs to happen in the policy landscape.

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EU power utility boss: ‘Coal is finished, the hard question now is gas’

By |oktober 4th, 2017|batteries, coal, coal phase-out, demand response, distributed generation, electric vehicles, electrification, Gas, natural gas, News, P2P applications|

Apart from Poland, there are no plans to build new coal-fired power plants in Europe, says Francesco Starace. The hard question today is instead who will build a new gas power plant. “Many companies are not doing that either,” he told EURACTIV in an interview.

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The future of network regulation: Let’s pay consumers to support the grid

By |september 25th, 2017|clean energy package, demand response, News|

The very fabric of modern economies and the challenge to ensure that our energy systems evolve to provide reliable, affordable, clean energy for us, our children, and grandchildren is at stake in Europe this year, explains Edith Bayer.

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Commission efforts to improve power system flexibility risk distorting market, warns study

By |avgust 30th, 2017|demand response, Krišjānis Kariņš, News|

Draft EU energy legislation aims to make the bloc’s power system more flexible and give consumers more control. But a new study insists that the European Commission’s proposal risks creating market distortion.

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An outside-the-box solution to Brexit and the Strasbourg seat

By |maj 12th, 2017|demand response, EBA, European Banking Authority, European Medicines Agency, France, News, Strasbourg seat|

Relocating the EU's UK-based agencies to Strasbourg and ending the European Parliament's monthly travelling circus is a logical solution that would benefit everyone, argues Bart Staes.

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