Intelligent building technologies are critical to a low-carbon future

By |oktober 4th, 2019|cities and climate change, green buildings, News, Smart cities, smart homes, Smart meters|

Rapid urbanisation and climate change are intertwined, making decarbonisation of the built environment paramount to stabilising the future. The technologies that will deliver significant emissions reductions there will deliver benefits for all those in...

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As EU tries to make household appliances more efficient, consumers remain to be convinced

By |februar 28th, 2019|appliances, Eco-design, Energy efficiency, energy labeling directive, News, Smart meters, weee, WEEE directive, white goods|

European legislation has made appliances like washing machines and dishwashers even more water and energy efficient than washing clothes and dishes by hand. The next step is to connect these appliances to the web and allow them to act independently.

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Smart thermostats prove their worth, leading the way to smarter homes

By |januar 31st, 2019|News, smart homes, Smart meters, smart thermostat|

Advanced thermostats have seen a steady uptake and are reaching a higher level of market maturity. They have potential for setting a precedent for smart tech in the future, writes Paige Leuschner.

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EY consultant: Europe is lagging behind in power grid digitalisation

By |januar 29th, 2019|digitalisation, electricity market, News, Smart meters|

The volume of solar panels and electric cars connected to the grid is still manageable for now. But massive new load expected from electric vehicles in the coming years will require stepping up network digitalisation, warns Serge Colle.

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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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Power sector ‘concerned’ about new EU data privacy rules

By |oktober 24th, 2018|electricity market, News, Smart meters|

A proposed ePrivacy regulation currently under discussion at EU level would hurt new business models in the clean energy sector, which are “almost all” based on the collection and treatment of data by home equipment and smart meters, warns an industry coalition.

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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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Rethinking urban energy: How Europe is leading the way

By |februar 6th, 2018|blockchain, energy distribution, Internet of Things, News, Smart cities, smart homes, Smart meters|

To achieve ambitious climate goals in line with the Paris Agreement, cities will need to implement major changes to their energy systems by 2030. The good news is that the transformation in the energy sector is making such ambitious programmes much mor...

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A new era: The digitalisation of Europe’s energy system

By |december 8th, 2017|distributed generation, electricity market, Energy Union, News, power grids, Renewable Energy, smart homes, Smart meters|

The clean energy transition requires first and foremost bridging energy and digital economy. The single energy market and the digital single market must go hand-in-hand, argues Dominique Ristori.

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Are we about to change the way we use electricity?

By |maj 29th, 2017|News, Smart meters|

As Europe’s electricity system undergoes a major transformation, consumers may be expected to change some of their habits. But this will only happen if consumers have something to gain from these changes and they are given a proper choice, says Monique Goyens.

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