Hydrogen will be ‘central’ to energy system integration, EU says

By |maj 8th, 2020|electricity grids, hydrogen, News, oil and gas industry, Sector Integration|

Hydrogen will be a “central element” in the Energy System Integration Strategy that the European Commission will present in June, the EU’s energy chief kadri Simson has said. During an online debate on Tuesday (5 May), Simson flagged the upcoming...

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Power grid operators launch blockchain for home and car batteries

By |maj 1st, 2020|blockchain, electricity grids, News, Smart meters|

European electricity grid operators TenneT, Swissgrid and Terna have launched a cross-border blockchain platform, saying it will help stabilise the grid while allowing households to earn “a few hundred euros per year” from their home and car batteries.

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‘Postcard from the future’: Virus and solar cause record fall in CO2

By |april 30th, 2020|demand response, electricity grids, electricity price, News, solar power|

Business interruption during the coronavirus crisis has caused a 14% fall in demand for electricity in Europe over the past month. Combined with record solar output, this has caused a 39% drop in related CO2 emissions, according to a new analysis.

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Germany’s transition to renewable power

By |april 14th, 2020|electricity grids, electricity market, German renewable energy law (EEG), green energy, Hans Josef Fell, News, Renewable energies, Renewable Energy|

Can renewable energies be used to keep the power grids running smoothly when the sun is not shining and the wind not blowing? Former Green Bundestag member, Hans-Josef Fell says they can and presents a proposal to change the German electrical grid. EUR...

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Selling electricity to neighbours: Technically feasible, but not in practice

By |november 7th, 2019|electricity grids, electricity market, News, Renewable Energy Directive, Smart grids|

An EU-funded Interreg project promoting microgrids technology has managed to help consumers produce electricity via renewables on their own. But the ultimate objective to also be able to sell it a neighbour has been hindered by regulatory obstacles.

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US to help secure Baltic energy grid against cyber-attacks

By |oktober 7th, 2019|Baltic States, cyber-attacks, electricity grids, Estonia, Gas, Latvia, Lithuania, LNG, News, Poland, Rick Perry, Russia, Soviet Union, Ukraine, United States|

The United States and Baltic states on Sunday (6 October) agreed to beef up cooperation to protect the Baltic energy grid from cyber-attacks as they disconnect from the Russian electricity grid.

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The internet of energy has arrived, Scottish start-up claims

By |junij 14th, 2019|electricity grids, News, power grids, power lines, Smart grids|

Faraday Grid, a clean tech start-up based in the UK, has launched a global marketing offensive for its latest transformer, saying it could do for electricity networks what the router did for the telecoms sector in the 1990s.

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Smart meter woes hold back digitalisation of EU power sector

By |januar 29th, 2019|Digital Single Market, electricity grids, electricity market, News, Smart meters|

Electric cars and rooftop solar panels are expected to hit mass markets in the coming years, all requiring smart meters installed in people’s homes. But EU countries are slow at deploying them, and industry voices are now calling on EU regulators to step in.

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Energy markets will deliver the flexible, decarbonised power system needed, not capacity markets

By |december 17th, 2018|capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, electricity grids, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, News, Single Electricity Market|

Energy only markets will enable the integration of the European electricity market and development of the flexible resources needed to support a decarbonised future. Philip Baker and Michael Hogan offer a critique to RTE’s Impact Assessment of the French Capacity Market.

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Nordics balk at EU plan to limit cross-border electricity trade

By |december 4th, 2018|electricity grids, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, News|

A proposal to limit cross-border electricity flows is one of the last sticking points in the EU’s proposed power market reform, as Berlin pursues a 75% limit on interconnector capacity made available for trading, lawmakers have said.

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