September 28th, 2016

Report shows the cost-effective potential of building automation and controls is mostly missed at Member State level

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is a big step in the right direction for improving the energy performance of EU’s building stock. However, as it looks today, it doesn’t grasp the cost-effective potential of building automation and controls. Furthermore, the results of the survey show Member States even fell short in effectively transposing and implementing the partial requirements and recommendations for building automation and controls currently comprised in EPBD.

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September 8th

The Role of DSM to Provide Flexibility in Electricity Systems

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September 6th

Transformer Loss Calculation Tool

It is important to have an insight into the energy efficiency of a transformer during its long lifetime. DNV GL’s Transformer Loss Calculation Tool calculates losses for different types of transformers. The tool also considers CO2 emissions. This gives you information about the most energy-efficient transformer during the lifetime. The evaluation of the most economic transformer will be done by capitalized cost, payback time or internal rate of return.

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August 30th

A Regulatory Framework for PV Prosumers

The technical development and price reduction of PV panels has provided energy consumers with the opportunity to generate their own electricity at their own site in a relatively uncomplicated manner. For nearly decade, a growing number of innovative consumers have embraced this opportunity and became PV prosumers, meaning that they both produce and consume electricity.

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August 24th

Purchase and design decisions

Many assets and products are either intended to be used many years or simply wind up that way. The financial impact of these decisions can easily be—and quite often is—a hundred times larger than the original investment. Moreover, safety and the environment are strongly influenced by the decisions that are made during the engineering stage. To properly balance the importance of all these aspects against each other, the involvement of all stakeholders in the design or acquisition of the new asset is necessary.

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August 12th

International Auctions for Renewables

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014 requires Member States to allocate support via a competitive and market-based mechanism by 2017 if their support measure does not want to risk being rejected as unjustified state aid by DG Competition (European Commission). As a result, many Member States are currently in the process of discussing or piloting auction designs to replace their existing support schemes in the medium term.

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June 30th

Clean Restructuring: Design Elements for Low Carbon Wholesale Markets

This session is part of the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme.

Theme 1 - The Evolving Role of Network Regulators.

Module 2: Design Elements for Low Carbon Wholesale Markets

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June 20th

Analysis of the recent German Underground Cabling legislation

In October 2015 the Federal Cabinet (Bundeskabinett) of Germany approved a draft bill that gives priority to underground cables instead of overhead lines for new high voltage, direct current (HVDC) transmission lines. It paves the way for a faster grid expansion, and deals with concerns raised by residents in many places about overhead lines.

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June 10th

The scope for energy savings from energy management

Energy management is a structured process through which organisations seek to optimise their energy use and whose definition and practice is codified through standards such as EN ISO 50001. It is an essential tool to deliver systemic level savings in how energy using capital is chosen and deployed but also, and importantly, with respect to how that capital is actually operated and managed.

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May 26th

Buildings as micro energy-hubs delivering climate solutions

Buildings are more than just stand-alone units using energy from the grid. They are becoming micro energy hubs consuming, producing, storing and supplying energy more flexible than before.
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