Archives Jan. 21, 2020

India Smart Utility Week - 3 to 7 March 2020, New Delhi, India

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

India Smart Utility Week - 3 to 7 March 2020, New Delhi, India

ISUW 2020 will be organised as an International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Energy and Water for Smarter Cities. ISUW 2020 will bring together India’s leading Electricity, Gas and Water Utilities, Policy Makers, Regulators, Investors and world’s top-notch Smart Energy Experts and Researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart energy and smart cities domains. ISUW 2020 will include plenaries, keynotes, interactive workshops, high level roundtables and technical sessions on variety of topics.

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emPOWER - the Energy Transition Summit - 18 February 2020, Brussels, Belgium

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

emPOWER - the Energy Transition Summit - 18 February 2020, Brussels, Belgium

Registration is now open for the first edition of emPOWER, the Energy Transition Summit.

emPOWER is a half-day Summit which will showcase innovative solutions and highlight policies that will help deliver the European Green Deal.

Organised by WindEurope, SolarPower Europe, the Renewable Grid Initiative and smartEN, emPOWER will gather leaders from the worlds of policy, civil society and industry to map the transition to a climate neutral economy.

Topics covered will include:

The new energy system – 2020 snapshot
Game-changers and innovative energy solutions
Managing a 100% renewables-based energy system
Planning the transition to a net zero-carbon economy

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LF Energy Open Source Bootcamp - 6 February 2020 - Duiven, Netherlands

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

LF Energy Open Source Bootcamp - 6 February 2020 - Duiven, Netherlands

LF Energy and the Linux Foundation team with Dutch distribution system operator, Alliander, to provide a full day of training that leverages best practices for open source software within the enterprise.

Ibrahim Haddad, scholar and practitioner of open source best practices and Executive Director of the LF AI project, will be joined by Jon Aldama, co-founder of FOSSID, along with Executive Director of LF Energy, Shuli Goodman. The event is geared and has been designed for utilities and their suppliers/vendors.

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Webinar - Freeing up energy data

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

Webinar - Freeing up energy data

The ability for people to freely share their energy data with service providers is a key enabler of sustainable energy. Elering has launched an initiative to harmonise data access called the European Data Alliance.

This webinar will cover:

  • Future energy is decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised. The ability for people to freely share their energy data with service providers is a key enabler of sustainable energy.
  • Achieving Europe’s energy and climate goals depends on integrating our retail and services markets. A key barrier today is lack of access to data in a harmonised way. Companies setting up in new markets ...

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Czech TSO CEPS is the first to join the TERRE platform

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

Czech TSO CEPS is the first to join the TERRE platform

Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy and France are expected to join this year and Poland by next year.

Pan-European balancing market Project TERRE (Trans European Replacement Reserve Exchange) has welcomed its first participant, Czech TSO CEPS, which connected on 6th January.

Seven other TSOs will join this year, including Spain’s REE and Portugal’s REN in Q1 2020, Swissgrid, Italy’s TERNA, UK’s NG ESO and France’s RTE in Q2 2020.  Poland’s PSE is estimated to join in Q4 2021 or Q1 2022.

The project was delayed from its originally planned launch of the end ...

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Estimating solar rooftop potential with artificial intelligence

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

Estimating solar rooftop potential with artificial intelligence

Solar-estimate.org uses an AI powered tool to determine solar panel options for homeowners.

Key for the business case for distributed generation for households is the potential of their rooftop and its ability to meeting their energy needs.

Google’s Project Sunroof was a pioneering initiative for consumers and subsequently other estimators have emerged. Now artificial intelligence (AI) has been brought to bear in the latest, aptly named solar-estimate.org, which is claimed as a ‘first’ in incorporating it along with other analytical tools to calculate optimum solar panel placements and the savings these could bring.

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ACEEE: US smart meters not used to full potential

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

ACEEE: US smart meters not used to full potential

USA approaches 70% smart meter rollout, but benefits are not always being delivered.

US utilities are not exploiting the full potential of advanced metering infrastructure, according to a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

Advanced smart meters are considered to be the foundation of a digitised electric grid and have reached almost 70% deployment in the US. But ACEEE revealed that only one utility – Portland General Electric – was using the data from its smart meter fleet for the six functions identified: near-real-time energy use feedback to customers; behaviour-based programmes with customer feedback and insights; time-of-use (TOU ...

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Energy trading and asset management in a ‘flex’ market

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

Energy trading and asset management in a ‘flex’ market

Dominic Fava, head of marketing and propositions at Origami, a provider of energy trading platforms, looks at the difficulties of trading energy in a more flexible - and therefore volatile - electricity market, and how a new generation of smart IT systems will be needed to support energy companies.

For a two week period in May 2019, Great Britain met its electricity needs without burning coal. This was the longest period that the country has gone coal-free since the 1880s. The coal-free fortnight followed a period of one week without coal earlier that month, and a further period of 90 hours without ...

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Moixa Installs an AI-Enabled Smart EV Charging Project in Islington

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

Moixa Installs an AI-Enabled Smart EV Charging Project in Islington

Moixa and Honda launch the first stage of an electric vehicle charging partnership in London which will help Islington achieve its net zero by 2030 target.

Moixa has installed five V2G chargers, manufactured by EVTEC and Honda, outside Islington Town Hall in London. The system charges the EV batteries when power is cheapest and cleanest and discharges power from the car batteries when it is most expensive and carbon intensive, allowing bidirectional charging to help manage the council’s energy load. Very loud concerts will sometimes blow a fuse at the Town Hall, but Moixa’s Gridshare AI software will ...

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US pilot will test blockchain for natural gas settlement

Last update on Jan. 21, 2020.

US pilot will test blockchain for natural gas settlement

Digital asset management company Big Data Energy Services and infrastructure consultants Ardua Strategies will examine the benefits of using distributed ledger technology in the natural gas settlement process.

The project will automate the many manual steps for post-trade processes including pricing, confirmation, settlement and invoicing. “Many key gas market participants have recognized the massive impact this transformative technology can have on the commercial functions of the industry and have been collaborating to demonstrate a path forward for its implementation, “says Cade Burks, chief digital officer of Houston-based Big Data Energy Services. “Through the proposed distributed ledger utilizing the NAESB (North ...

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