Upsizing power cables could lead to huge energy savings

Estimated annual electricity savings of cable upsizing could total 20 TWh/year, yet market research indicates that the industry still views initial cost as an obstacle

The European Copper Institute has estimated the benefits of applying an economic cable sizing strategy on an EU scale to industry and tertiary sectors and has come up with an electricity saving potential of 20 TWh/year.

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August 28th

Impact evaluation of Energy Efficiency and DSM programmes

Author: 
Harry Vreuls
Post date: 
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:31

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The presentation starts combing the well known input-output-impact chain within a preferred evaluation framework dealing with the  evaluation questions:

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August 25th

How does the public view renewable energy technologies?

Few studies have investigated and compared the acceptance of different energy technologies. Moreover, little is known about the role of protected values. These are the values that a person considers extremely important and non-negotiable – for example in the context of energy resources.

In a large survey in Switzerland, Vivianne H. M. Visschers and Michael Siegrist of the ETH Zurich Institute for Environmental Decision Making investigated the acceptance of five energy technologies, including protected values.

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August 12th

Potential energy savings from the increased application of heating controls in residential properties across the EU

This report, prepared for eu.bac (European Building Automation and Controls Association), once more emphasises the need for more action on home heating controls.

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Saving Energy with Decentralized Circulation Pumps

Central heating systems are widely used in homes throughout much of Europe. Most of them consist of one or more centrally located pumps that circulate hot water to the radiators and the floor heating system. However, there are alternatives available as well. A relatively new technology uses small decentralized circulation pumps. Each radiator and each circuit of the floor heating system has its own circulation pump. This not only enables zone-heating, it also helps save fuel and electricity.

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August 6th

Energy Management in Industry

The free e-learning course is structured into 15 e-Learning modules, including illustrative case studies for industry. The duration of each module is of about 10 minutes. The 15 modules total approximately 4-5 hours. The recommended duration to complete the course is 1 month. At the end of the course, we invite your feedback. The course is self-paced.

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August 5th

Energy Management in Buildings

This course trains energy managers to be the top management representative, focussing on a top management – energy manager teamwork. The course is structured into 12 e-Learning modules, including illustrative case studies for buildings. The duration of each module is of about 10 minutes. The 12 modules total approximately 4-5 hours. The recommended duration to complete the course is 1 month.

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August 4th

PV competitive in wholesale markets - Session 2

Author: 
Carolina Fondo
Post date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:13

The GPM utility-scale report analyzes PV competitiveness in wholesale energy markets and provides an outline of the electricity regulation in six different countries (Chile, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey and USA (Texas)).

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PV competitive in wholesale markets - Session 1

Author: 
Carolina Fondo
Post date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:27

The GPM utility-scale report analyzes PV competitiveness in wholesale energy markets and provides an outline of the electricity regulation in six different countries (Chile, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey and USA (Texas)).

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July 31st

Life Cycle Costing case studies of RES and EE projects

Making sound energy investment decisions is a complex task – no matter whether it concerns a Renewable Energy System (RES) or an Energy Efficiency (EE) investment. A Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis combined with an assessment of the available financing options should be the obligatory path for every investment decision. Decision makers usually focus on familiar financing schemes and may fail to consider alternative means of financing which can be of significant added value to a project.

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