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SEAI Energy Research

Last update on Aug. 20, 2021.

SEAI Energy Research

We are sharing an update with details of upcoming energy research funding opportunities, as well as a Save the Date for the 2021 National Energy Research & Policy Conference this November 25th.
For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at energyresearch@seai.ie.
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SEAI Energy Research

Save the Date: 2021 National Energy Research & Policy Conference
Thursday 25th November 2021

You are kindly invited to the 2021 National Energy Research & Policy Conference. This conference will take place on Thursday the 25th of November with a thematic focus of decarbonising transport – please save the date!
This annual conference ...

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Sixth Assessment Report

Last update on Aug. 12, 2021.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Sixth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC prepares comprehensive Assessment Reports about the state of scientific, technical and socio-economic knowledge on climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for reducing the rate at which climate change is taking place. In this Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, the report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations ...

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Press Release - The official birth of the EU DSO Entity

Last update on June 14, 2021.

Press Release - The official birth of the EU DSO Entity

Press release - The official birth of the EU DSO Entity

On 8 June 2021, the long-awaited official launch of the EU DSO Entity took place. E.DSO members experienced a prestigious momentum by attending the constitutive General Assembly and the first meeting of Board of Directors and constituting its governance along with various organisation aspects.

The launch of the Entity is a remarkable achievement for the four electricity DSO Associations (CEDEC, E.DSO, Eurelectric and GEODE) that have been working intensively in the past couple of years towards its creation. It has been challenging since there are around 2500 DSOs ...

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CETP Newsletter - May 2021

Last update on May 28, 2021.

CETP Newsletter - May 2021

IEA Clean Energy Transitions Programme
The IEA's Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP) leverages the IEA’s unique energy expertise across all fuels and technologies to accelerate global clean energy transitions, particularly in major emerging economies. CETP activities include collaborative analytical work, technical cooperation, training and capacity building and strategic dialogues. Our newsletter brings you up to date on our most recent events and analysis.

The world’s first comprehensive energy roadmap to net zero by 2050
The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 2050, but it is narrow ...

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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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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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