EU countries mull scrapping plan to link up power grids

By |december 12th, 2017|News, power grids, power transmision|

EXCLUSIVE / A flagship objective to link up 15% of Europe’s electricity networks by 2030 could be scrapped altogether from EU legislation as a number of member states resist a command-and-control approach to energy policy, EURACTIV.com has learned.

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Grid operators boss: ‘Time for energy utilities to re-invent their model’

By |december 11th, 2017|Electricity Market Directive, electrification, ENTSOE, Laurent Schmitt, News, power grids, power transmision, Single Electricity Market|

Digital technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence bring “total revolution” in the electricity industry, allowing energy communities to proliferate, says Laurent Schmitt. Utilities should not resist the change but embrace it to become “community enablers”, he told EURACTIV in an interview.

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EU pins hopes on ‘regional forums’ to unlock electricity trade

By |december 8th, 2017|Electricity Market Directive, energy interconnectors, News, power grid, power transmision, Smart grids|

A seamless pan-European energy market is still a long way off, but decisive steps can be taken now with stronger regional cooperation and the introduction of cross-border bidding zones for electricity, policymakers and industry experts argue.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU pins hopes on ‘regional forums’ to unlock electricity trade

ENTSO-E chief: Power grids have to remain ‘neutral’ from commercial activity

By |december 4th, 2017|distributed generation, Electricity Market Directive, energy distribution, News, power grids, power transmision|

As private energy companies increasingly get involved in local electricity distribution networks, European regulators will have to do their job and ensure that grid operators are properly isolated from commercial activity, argues Laurent Schmitt.

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Iberdrola chief: ‘We are becoming a digital company’

By |avgust 28th, 2017|data privacy, Electricity Market Directive, News, power transmision|

Electricity utility Iberdola is directing 42% of new investments into networks, hoping to reap the benefits of an economy-wide electrification process currently underway in Europe and across the world, a senior company executive has told EURACTIV.

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EU funds France-Ireland energy project that bypasses UK

By |julij 5th, 2017|Celtic Interconnector, connecting europe facility, energy infrastructure, Ireland, News, power transmision, Single Electricity Market, United Kingdom, wind power|

The European Commission has allocated €4 million to a project that will link the French and Irish electricity grids via an undersea cable. Irish lawmakers have now touted the plan as an “obvious solution” to Ireland’s energy reliance on a post-Brexit United Kingdom.

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Energy islands: Symbols of transformation and independence

By |junij 1st, 2017|energy interconnectors, energy islands, Malta, News, power grids, power transmision, Renewable Energy|

Malta epitomises the value of islands in leading the transition to cleaner sources of energy, and ultimately in symbolising the potential for energy independence, writes Stuart Reigeluth.

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Experts grapple with EU’s ‘labyrinthine’ electricity network codes

By |maj 10th, 2017|electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, Energy liberalisation, ENTSOE, News, power transmision|

Europe already has its “new electricity market design” – it’s just a little behind schedule... and about as complicated as EU legislation gets, EURACTIV.com has learned.

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Border dispute lays bare Germany’s fragile electricity infrastructure

By |marec 13th, 2017|electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, energy interconnectors, News, power transmision|

An appeals board is expected to rule later this month on a dispute at the German-Austrian border. What is at stake is the future of Europe's largest area of uniform electricity prices – an issue that raises questions about the fundamental design of the EU's internal energy market.

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