Archives November 2019

E.DSO Sustainable Grid Charter now launched

Last update on Nov. 28, 2019.

E.DSO Sustainable Grid Charter now launched

E.DSO, the association of Europe’s largest and leading distribution system operators, is committed to act in a concrete and immediate manner to answer the challenges of climate change. With the Sustainable Grid Charter, E.DSO and its members state their commitment to Sustainability with regard to not only climate and environmental issues but also social and governmental issues, both now and in the future. The Sustainable Grid Charter consists of 13 articles divided into three subsections covering Environmental, Social and Governmental commitments respectively. Each subsection breaks out the articles from the Charter pertaining to its area and gives ...

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Launch of E.DSO Sustainable Grid Charter, Brussels, 26 November 2019

Last update on Nov. 20, 2019.

Launch of E.DSO Sustainable Grid Charter, Brussels, 26 November 2019

How does the European DSOs contribute to climate action and making the world more sustainable?

In exactly one week E.DSO, the association of Europe’s largest and leading Distribution System Operators, will launch the E.DSO Sustainable Grid Charter. With concrete examples from the ground, the charter demonstrates the commitment of E.DSO and its members to sustainability in all its forms from climate, to environment, social responsibility and fair governance.

Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General at EC DG Energy and Clara de la Torre, Deputy-Director General at EC DG Climate Action, will set the scene with a view ...

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Digital Substations 2019, 26-28 November, Berlin, Germany

Last update on Nov. 19, 2019.

Digital Substations 2019, 26-28 November, Berlin, Germany

The 4th edition of the Digital Substations conference, formerly known as IntelliSub Europe, takes place on 26th– 28th November 2019, in Berlin. This year’s programme will draw together 100+ participants to review 20+ utility implementation case-studies.

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Benchmarking Anticipated Wind Project Lifetimes

Last update on Nov. 5, 2019.

Benchmarking Anticipated Wind Project Lifetimes

This report draws on a survey of wind industry professionals to clarify trends in the expected useful life of land-based wind power plants in the United States. Researchers at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that most wind project developers, sponsors, and long-term owners have increased project-life assumptions over time, from a typical term of ~20 years in the early 2000s to ~25 years by the mid-2010s and ~30 years more recently. Current assumptions range from 25 to 40 years, with an average of 29.6 years.

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2018 Distributed Wind Market Report

Last update on Nov. 5, 2019.

This report from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (an office of the US Dept of Energy) provides stakeholders with statistics and analysis of the distributed wind market, along with insight into its trends and characteristics. The report analyzes distributed wind projects of all sizes and details the U.S. small wind market.

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Why smart meters remain an untapped resource

Last update on Nov. 4, 2019.

Why smart meters remain an untapped resource

Smart meters form the foundation of the utility sector’s digital transformation. But what has the industry learnt about how to use the vast quantities of data at their disposal?

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Building a North Sea Transmission Grid

Last update on Nov. 4, 2019.

Building a North Sea Transmission Grid

A meshed HVDC transmission grid in the North Sea is envisaged by some as the optimal solution to interconnect the growing offshore wind capacity to ensure a sustainable and secure supply of electricity into the region. Such a grid would provide both new interconnections between countries as well as multiple routings for the flow of electricity in the case of failures.

A deployment plan for a meshed HVDC grid in the North Sea is under development in the PROMOTioN project.

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Utility Week Live • 19 & 20 May 2020

Last update on Nov. 4, 2019.

Utility Week Live • 19 & 20 May 2020

Utility Week Live, the UK’s leading utilities industry exhibition, is now in its fifth year and will be held once again in the NEC Birmingham on 19 and 20 May, 2020. The event each year is attended by over 6,000 industry professionals across energy retailers, gas and electricity network operators, water companies, water and wastewater companies and water retailers.

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Hydrogen-Based Fuels Key to Renewable Future

Last update on Nov. 4, 2019.

Hydrogen-Based Fuels Key to Renewable Future

The UK’s success in cutting carbon emissions by 38% since 1990 has been largely driven by the decarbonisation of electricity. However, there remains a huge amount of work to do to decarbonise industry, heat and transport and achieve the government’s net-zero commitment by 2050.

This is a challenge faced by governments around the world, but there is a solution that the UK is in an ideal position to pioneer – green hydrogen and green hydrogen-based fuels. Read more

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The Digital Utility of the Future

Last update on Nov. 4, 2019.

The Digital Utility of the Future

Ready or not, disruption has come to the energy world

The modern utility has to embrace innovation and shake off the conservative, cautious strategies of yesterday. Digital transformation is turning traditional business models upside down, with formerly lucrative markets squeezed and new value chains popping up as customer behaviour evolves.

Start-ups, like teenagers who baffle their parents with their seemingly instinctive knowledge of how to work a smart TV, are dragging utilities into the digital age with their more nimble structure and better grasp of new technologies. But policy and regulation are still mired in the vestiges of the previous ...

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