electricity

METIS is a mathematical model which can provide highly detailed analysis of the whole European energy system for electricity, gas and heat. It can simulate the operation of both energy systems and markets for electricity gas and heat on an hourly basis for a whole year, while also factoring in uncertainties like weather variations. For example, it can analyse the impact of higher shares of renewable energy down to the hour.   The model can be used at EU country or regional level, right down to the 276 economic regions in the EU which are used by analysts.  
Post date: 28 Dec 2016
Type: Tool

ATLANTA – A smart grid standard published earlier this year by ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has been approved as an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standard.   ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201-2016, Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), provides a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.  
Post date: 16 Dec 2016
Type: News

Das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie hat am 6.12.2016 einen Praxistest für die Energieversorgung der Zukunft gestartet. Unter dem Namen Schaufenster-Region werden fünf im Rahmen eines Förderwettbewerbs ausgewählte Regionen unterschiedliche Schwerpunkte für die Energieversorgung der Zukunft und die Digitalisierung des Energiesektors testen. Die geförderten Schaufenster innerhalb des Programms SINTEG sind:  
Post date: 12 Dec 2016
Type: News

On 6 December 2016, Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure at Google, announced  that in 2017 Google will reach 100% renewable energy for its global operations — including both Google data centers and offices.   In his article at the Google Blog, he writes:   "We were one of the first corporations to create large-scale, long-term contracts to buy renewable energy directly; we signed our first agreement to purchase all the electricity from a 114-megawatt wind farm in Iowa, in 2010.  
Post date: 9 Dec 2016
Type: News

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission will launch a legislative package on energy. This represents a ‘once-in-a-decade’ set of reforms to the design of electricity markets, to renewables and energy efficiency targets and policies, and to the governance rules for planning and reporting on climate and energy. The “jumbo” package of at least 8 legislative initiatives is likely to run to over 1,000 pages.  
Post date: 29 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

The street lighting infrastructure in Kilkenny County was established during the past 60-70 years. The area selected for this project was a representative sample of the 9,800 lamps throughout the county. Street lighting represents approximately 55% of the municipality’s electricity consumption. The light quality was variable and unsatisfactory. The cost of the upgrades was traditionally the barrier to change.
Post date: 22 Nov 2016
Type: Case

  On 25 October 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Renewables have surpassed coal last year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
Type: News

Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2021    
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

The Strategic Energy Technology Plan 2016 - Central European Energy Conference X (SET Plan 2016 - CEEC X) will be held from 30 November to 2 December 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event will be held during Slovakia’s EU Council Presidency and will create a prestigious international platform for open discussion on the most important issues regarding current EU energy policy and Research and Innovation policy between stakeholders.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
Type: Event

New energy measures set to be announced later this year could boost the EU’s GDP by 1% by 2030, pumping an additional €190 billion into the EU’s economy and creating up to 900,000 new jobs.   The new package of measures will cover renewable energy, energy efficiency – in particular the buildings sector, electricity market design and governance of the EU’s Energy Union strategy.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
Type: News