March 14th, 2015

15 years of Leonardo ENERGY

Since 2000, the Leonardo ENERGY Initiative has been supporting the sustainable energy transition. In this webinar, we’ll be making a trip down memory lane and look at past milestones and achievement. We’ll start with the award-winning Leonardo Power Quality Initiative which was our focus between 2000 and 2005. Building on this solid foundation, Leonardo ENERGY gradually expanded into energy efficiency, renewables, smart homes, demand-side management, energy policy and much more.

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March 13th

Assessing the impact of geothermal energy on sustainable development

With geothermal energy usage for both electricity generation and heating set to increase significantly, the world’s geothermal resources need to be used in a sustainable manner that is compatible with the well-being of future generations and the environment.

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March 9th

Smart Cities Monitor

The Sustainable Electricity Systems – Smart City Lighthouse Cases, analyses 39 smart city projects which have implemented smart grid technologies in order to make their electricity generation, distribution and consumption more sustainable and efficient.

In this first report 6 lighthouse cases out of the 39 smart city projects are analyzed in detail. The purpose of this study is twofold:

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March 4th

Discussion Paper on the European Commission’s Energy Union - A Union Based on Demand

Leonardo Energy welcomes the Commission’s Energy Union document. It sets out a positive perspective and structured view of how the EU’s energy policy should be developed and implemented in a coordinated manner over the coming decades. The vision of the document is laudable as are the diagnoses regarding the overarching necessity of strengthening energy policy coordination across the EU and of building up governance capacity.

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March 3rd

Energy savings in the high temperature industry (part 1)

The high temperature industry is very energy intensive, so reducing energy consumption makes good business sense. In part 1 we look at furnaces, boilers, steam and process control. In part 2 we will cover process utilities, motors & drives, and industrial buildings. And in part 3 we will consider the innovative concept of electromagnetic processing of materials (EPM), which provides significant opportunities for saving primary energy and reducing carbon emissions in industrial thermal processes.

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March 2nd

EPM Academy - Building on UIE's 50 years of experience in processing technologies

Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM) relates to all branches of materials processing where some benefit could be obtained from an electromagnetic influence on the process. Some of the most common EPM technologies are resistance, infrared, induction, dielectric heating, electric arc and electron-beam heating These techniques offer a range of productivity, environmental and economic benefits.

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DSM University - a series of on-demand webinars building on 20 years of experience

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February 26th

Framework conditions for the integration of flexibility options

Until high RES-E shares are reached flexibility is not a bottleneck. However, it is important to actually develop the options that have been modelled to increase efficiency in the short-term and provide the options needed in the long-term.

To provide an efficient amount of flexibility, barriers that distort competition, hinder options from entering the market or create unnecessary demand need to be addressed.

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How demand for flexibility will develop in the German power system

The Webinar presents the results of a research project on flexibility in the German power sector. It analyses the flexibility demand with a rising share of RES-E and compares different flexibility options.

The project consists of a model-based scenario analysis for 2020, 2030 and 2050 and applies the electricity system model PowerFlex together with a European network model to analyze import and export as a flexibility option.

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February 20th

Transforming transformers - to save a whole lot of energy

Saving an amount of energy equivalent to Germany’s annual electricity consumption might sound far-fetched. But it’s possible through the adoption of higher efficiency distribution transformers.

Distribution transformers are essential components on electricity’s long journey from the power station to the consumer. They reduce the high voltage of electric current from a power line to a lower voltage for use in industrial, commercial or domestic applications (Figure 1).

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