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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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Smart Grid Ireland Zoom Network Webinar - 24th September, 2020

Last update on Sept. 7, 2020.

Smart Grid Ireland Zoom Network Webinar - 24th September, 2020

COMMUNITY ENERGY SYSTEMS

Community energy is based on low carbon renewable heat and power. It is produced locally and distributed via a heat network or private wire. Because it is produced close to where it’s needed, community energy reduces transmission losses and, over the longer term, lowers the cost of energy. It enhances communities by providing decentralised, locally generated, energy solutions that are “Smart”, Low Carbon & Secure.

Keynote Presentations:

Dr Patrick Keatley, University of Ulster, Energy Policy & Infrastructure,
Community led, low carbon energy transformation and disruption through engagement and the role of society in behavioural changes needed to redefine ...

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Northern Ireland Energy Forum, 29 September 2020

Last update on Aug. 25, 2020.

Northern Ireland Energy Forum, 29 September 2020

The Northern Ireland Energy Forum, now in its 18th year, has firmly established itself as the only major annual conference for Northern Ireland’s energy sector — it is a not to be missed event for anyone with an eye on the local energy industry.

The 2020 Forum comes at a time of crisis, with the impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent economic fallout that is now only beginning to be felt. The crisis has impacted all sectors of the economy and in turn will have a major impact on the energy sector. The crisis comes against the backdrop in Northern ...

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Accenture named a leader in IDC’s first assessment on blockchain services

Last update on Aug. 25, 2020.

Accenture named a leader in IDC’s first assessment on blockchain services

Accenture has been positioned as a Leader in blockchain capabilities by the IDC MarketScape.

The report IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Blockchain Services 2020 Vendor Assessment is the first IDC MarketScape assessment of vendors providing professional services supporting blockchain technologies.

Each of the 12 companies included in the report has a standalone blockchain practice or business unit and is actively working with clients to build blockchain implementations that have been deployed outside of a test environment.

Among Accenture’s notable strengths cited in the report are:

  • A comprehensive and well-articulated strategy that puts blockchain into a larger context across multiple industries, including ...

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North West Regional Energy Strategy

Last update on July 8, 2020.

North West Regional Energy Strategy

The North West Strategic Growth Partnership - set up in 2016 under the North South Ministerial Council – has developed a draft North West Regional Energy Strategy and Roadmap. Derry City and Strabane District Council and Donegal County Councils jointly developed the strategy as part of their Climate Action plans, and aim to drive reductions in energy use throughout the region, encourage the growth of renewable energy, and a reduction in carbon emissions.

The joint council authority are keen to work with others in developing a collaborative approach to their plans to decarbonise the North West, and last year organised several stakeholder ...

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Smart Grid Ireland Webinar-23 July from 2pm to 4pm

Last update on July 7, 2020.

Smart Grid Ireland Webinar-23 July from 2pm to 4pm

A Digital Ecosystem for The Energy Sector

A new era in Energy by unlocking the Digital Future.

Redefining the Digital Energy System
Robin Philips – SIEMENS ADVANTA

Creating a self-sustained digital ecosystem for the energy sector seems more relevant and necessary than ever. Resilient performance of the digitalised system is a prerequisite and a must. The promise of the new technologies like 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, to name a few, can bring Vision 2030 faster while addressing consumer needs. Over the coming decades, digital technologies are set to make energy systems around the world more connected, intelligent, efficient ...

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