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Making power grids fit for the transition will create 500,000 jobs

Last update on Jan. 15, 2021.

Making power grids fit for the transition will create 500,000 jobs

Distribution grids are the backbone of the digital and energy transition, as they ensure a continuous and reliable electricity flow, integrate the majority of renewable energy sources and enable the creation of new services for consumers. But to be fit-for-purpose in an increasingly decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised power system, there is an urgent need to ramp up investments in Europe’s distribution grids.

European distribution grids will need investments of €375-425 billion until 2030. That is the main conclusion of a landmark study conducted by the industry bodies Eurelectric and E.DSO. A first of its kind, the study which ...

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Catch Up - Connecting the Dots: Distribution Grid investment to Power the Energy Transition

Last update on Jan. 15, 2021.

Catch Up - Connecting the Dots: Distribution Grid investment to Power the Energy Transition

We're sorry you weren't able to attend our digital event. The recording will be made available on our website shortly. https://www.eurelectric.org/events/

Key messages are the following:

  • European distribution grids will need investments of €375-425 billion until 2030 to be to be fit-for-purpose in an increasingly decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised power system.
  • Modernisation, renewables integration and electrification are key investment drivers. The infrastructure is aging: 50 % of the grids are likely to be over 40 years old by the end of the decade. Moreover, expansions and replacements will be needed to integrate renewables, 70% of ...

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Business Supports and Grants

Last update on Oct. 15, 2020.

Business Supports and Grants

SEAI Energy Awards

2020 finalists announced

Twenty-four applicants across eight categories have been shortlisted for the 2020 SEAI Energy Awards. The annual awards recognise and reward excellence in sustainable energy in large and small business, communities, research, buildings, renewables and the public sector. We will announce the Winners in the coming weeks at a very special online broadcast event. Some of our finalists include Danone Wexford, SOLA Energy Solutions, Glasport Bio, Ervia Business Services, Energia and Astellas.

Meet all our finalists.

€28 million to support 39 community energy projects

SEAI Community Energy Grant Scheme

Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications ...

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IEA Technology Collaboration - Call now open

Last update on Oct. 15, 2020.

IEA Technology Collaboration - Call now open

The SEAI IEA TCP Task Appointment Call is open for applications.

Successful applicants to the call will participate in a research network that has 6,000 academics, researchers, policy makers and industry representatives, from nearly 300 public and private organisations, located in 55 countries from across the globe. The collaborations are focused on identifying optimal pathways for future energy systems and on developing new and improved technologies, processes and policies to deliver these.

The Call is open to public and private sector organisations based in Ireland (including Irish subsidiaries of overseas companies). Applications will be accepted from Companies, Research Performing ...

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Utility Regulator welcomes north south electricity interconnector planning decision

Last update on Sept. 21, 2020.

Utility Regulator welcomes north south electricity interconnector planning decision

The Utility Regulator has welcomed today’s decision by Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, to grant full planning permission to the north-south electricity interconnector.

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