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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EU negotiators agree ‘dynamic pricing’ of electricity

By |oktober 22nd, 2018|capacity mechanisms, electricity grids, Electricity Market Directive, energy prices, News, Single Electricity Market|

Energy companies with more than 200,000 clients will be obliged to provide households with at least one offer comprising dynamic price contracts, under an EU-level agreement reached behind closed doors last week, EURACTIV.com has learned.

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Leap-frogging the African electricity grid with solar

By |september 25th, 2018|electricity grids, Kenya, News, off the grid, Renewable Energy, solar energy|

Mobile phone technology made landlines obsolete in sub-Saharan Africa years before Europeans began to give up their home handsets. Will off-grid solar do the same in the energy sector?

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Energy Web Foundation: Blockchain essential for EV growth, community solar

By |september 25th, 2018|distributed generation, electric vehicles, electricity grids, energy community, News, power grids, solar energy|

Distributed energy solutions such as solar PV, batteries, and smart controls are getting cheaper by the day and will soon outperform traditional energy sources such as coal, gas, and nuclear power, says Hervé Touati. In any case, Blockchain-type solutions will be needed for the mass deployment of electric vehicles, he warns.

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How to lower electricity prices in Europe

By |avgust 31st, 2018|distributed generation, electricity grids, Electricity Market Directive, News, RED II, Renewable Energy Directive|

One important key to lowering electricity prices in the short-term are the grid utility fees. And digital solutions offer the most significant leverage to bring them down, writes Christian Chuboda.

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