Author archives: Stephen McGill

Sustainable Energy Awards 2017 - Open for Applications

Last update on March 22, 2019.

Sustainable Energy Awards 2017 - Open for Applications

Sustainable Energy Awards - Now Open for Applications

At the recent SEAI Energy Show, we held a briefing session in the main energy theatre about our upcoming SEAI Energy Awards. I am writing to tell you that SEAI are now accepting applications for this years' Energy Awards. Already in its 14th year, the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in all aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Your interest in sustainable energy is already very apparent. Perhaps you work in the sector and are part of an ambitious group of energy leaders working towards a low carbon energy ...

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A strong electricity grid necessary to power the economy

Last update on May 28, 2017.

A strong electricity grid necessary to power the economy

One of the key principles underlying Competitiveness and Value Creation is investment in key infrastructure and in those projects that strengthen our ability to compete favourably in international markets. 

By ensuring the hard infrastructure such as a secure energy supply, ports, roads, rails, airports, broadband as well as the soft infrastructure, a region or nation will attract investment, generate value creation, support economic growth and improve the quality of life for its citizens. 

While NIE Networks have the responsibility to ensure that the electricity grid is functional and well maintained, Eirgrid & SONI are responsible for operating the transmission system so ...

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CEER seeks stakeholder views on the Flexibility Use at Distribution Level

Last update on April 7, 2017.

CEER seeks stakeholder views on the Flexibility Use at Distribution Level

The CEER public consultation document on Guidelines of Good Practice for Flexibility Use at Distribution level (C16-DS-29-03) explores the role of DSOs in facilitating greater flexibility on the energy system. It sets out a draft advice for regulatory authorities on how to improve flexibility at the distribution level of the electricity network, where it is deemed economically viable, does not unduly distort markets and competition and delivers benefit to consumers.

CEER aims to collect feedback from stakeholders in order to define Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) that will aid National Regulatory Authorities in their design of regulatory frameworks to facilitate ...

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Smart Energy Systems Week Austria 2017

Last update on April 7, 2017.

Smart Energy Systems Week Austria 2017

The well-known Smart Grids Week Austria has been implemented by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology and Climate and Energy Funds together with cooperation partners from the energy industry and industry for more than 10 years, making it one of the most traditional and renowned experts in the energy and technology community. In fact, the event format has already grown beyond itself and is increasingly concerned with the design of a future-oriented and infrastructure-spanning energy system. The new title "Smart Energy Systems Week Austria - SESWA" is to be taken into account.

At the center of Smart Energy ...

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Are you looking to grow your business abroad?

Last update on March 23, 2017.

Are you looking to grow your business abroad?

The Energy Show will again feature an International Markets Area. Trade representatives from all around the world will be present throughout the Show to meet with businesses interested in making connections.


 
The Energy Show 2017 will accommodate embassies in the industries hall who will be on hand to provide vital information to Irish exporters and, indeed, importers, seeking to develop business with international markets. Please see the timetable below for the date and time for each embassy.

Register to ...

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SMART GRID IRELAND SUPPORTS THE NEED FOR A SECOND NORTH-SOUTH ELECTRICITY INTERCONNECTOR

Last update on Feb. 22, 2017.

A collaboration involving some of the biggest names in energy has thrown its support behind the proposed installation of the second North South electricity interconnector.

SmartGridIreland, whose members include General Electric, ESB, Glen Dimplex, NIE Energy, Power NI and Siemens, says that it is a critical and strategically urgent transmission reinforcement for the island of Ireland.

The organisation says that a second interconnector is essential to facilitating sufficient transfer capacity to move electricity to the point of demand at the lowest possible cost.

Paddy Turnbull of General Electric and Chairman of Smart Grid Ireland said that the commissioning of a ...

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Smart Cities Australia

Last update on April 25, 2016.

Dear Paddy,

Waiting 30 years for smart homes and still counting

Back in 1980 when I still lived in the Netherlands I worked with the
Dutch futurist Griet Titulaer (an astronomer by trade) in building ‘The
Home of the Future’. I would say that at that stage it was more built
around innovative interior design with automation features. Home
entertainment also played a key role in it.

At that stage these concepts had nowhere near the amount of technology
that we are seeing in the homes of the future that we envisage today,
but in essence lots of the elements ...

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The April 2016 edition of ‘KEEP UPDATED’, the RealValue Newsletter is now available online.

Last update on April 11, 2016.

The April 2016 edition of ‘KEEP UPDATED’, the RealValue Newsletter is now available online.

This latest newsletter brings you updates on the first phase of installations in Ireland and on preparations for the German and Latvian trials, as well as other RealValue news.

Click here to download the Newsletter.

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Details on SEAI's Energy Show 2016

Last update on March 22, 2016.

For further details on SEAI's Energy Show 2016 and to register to attend visit

www.seai.ie/energyshow

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Sunshine Coast leading the smart city movement

Last update on May 28, 2017.

Sunshine Coast leading the smart city movement

Sunshine Coast Council hosted the inaugural Australian Smart Communities Summit in Caloundra. The fact that the event happened there is a reflection of the commitment that this council has to the development of a smart city.

One of the most critical elements here is leadership, and both the mayor and the CEO are passionate about this development and are leading the process from the top. This also results in a holistic approach and, where possible, developments are aligned to create synergy, cost savings and a better outcome. For this purpose they are blending ...

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