March 31st, 2014

Photovoltaic Grid Parity in the Tertiary Sector (session 1)

Author: 
María Jesús Báez
Post date: 
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:15

This webinar goes through the technico-economic assessment of photovoltaic installations in non-residential buildings. Its viability is compared with the costs of electricity from the grid. The methodology for such an exercice will be explained and the conclusions and lessons will be presented.

Additionally, an assessment of local regulation in seven countries is made: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

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March 24th

Experience with renewable electricity support schemes in Europe – best practices and challenges ahead

Author: 
Corinna Klessmann
Post date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:24

Which instruments should be chosen to support renewable electricity? What are their cost implications? Could renewables support be aligned across Europe?

These are some of the hot questions of the European policy debate. The webinar will give an overview of renewable electricity support schemes currently applied in Europe. Corinna Klessmann will present best practices, trends and challenges in renewable energy policy design, based on recent assignments for the European Commission.

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March 17th

Introduction to Clean Energy Project Feasibility Analysis with RETScreen 4

Become a clean energy analyst by following Leonardo Energy’s introductory courses on RETScreen 4 and the technical and economic feasibility of clean energy technologies.

This case study-based course is targeted at professionals and university students who want to learn how to better analyze the technical and financial viability of potential clean energy projects.

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March 12th

Electric motor performance testing and reliability assessment

At the heart of a Motor Management Reliability Programme (MMRP) is the use of cost effective Condition Monitoring. The benefits are that this:

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March 11th

Incentives to attract clean energy projects

Author: 
John Gulliver
Post date: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:42

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

Theme 2 - Finance

Module 1: Incentives

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February 20th

Electric technologies in dwellings: potential for achieving EU emission targets

Author: 
Krystyna.Dawson
Post date: 
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:56
When compared to gas condensing boilers, heat pumps achieve much better results in fighting CO2 emissions originating from dwellings in Europe. Their reduction potential even increases when combined with photovoltaics, particularly in countries where electricity generation bears a high CO2 conversion factor. That is the main conclusion of the BSRIA study “Electric technologies – Potential for achieving EU energy targets in residential dwellings (2013)”, commissioned by the Leonardo ENERGY initiative.
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February 14th

ISGAN Annex 2 Spotlight on Demand Management

Author: 
Laura Marretta
Post date: 
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:43

Demand Management is understood as one of the core functions of a smart grid. ISGAN is publishing a case book focusing on Demand Management projects, where member countries have volunteered cases for the purposes of increasing knowledge and collaboration between stakeholders on smart grid project planning, implementation and management. The cases included in the report represent a broad range of economic, political, geographical, structural, cultural and market contexts, intended to promote more sophisticated conversation about lessons learned and best practices across stakeholders.

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February 8th

Implementation of Czarnecki Power Theory in Sonel PQ Analyser

The work goals have been achieved. Experimental investigations demonstrated high selectivity of the current physical components to specific physical phenomena occurring in electric circuits. The advantages of currents' physical components theory, stated by its author, were confirmed.

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February 6th

Infrared scanning for energy efficiency assessment

After a short introduction to the technique of infrared thermography, this Application Note explains why it is such an interesting tool for the analysis of the health of an electrical installation. It also discusses how thermography can be of great help to industrial companies in their effort to reduce energy consumption.
 

February 4th

Using Demand-Side Management to Support Electricity Grids

Author: 
David Crossley
Post date: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 13:12

Demand-side management measures can be used to support electricity grids by relieving network constraints and/or providing services for electricity network system operators.

This webinar will summarise the results from detailed case studies of 64 DSM grid support projects from 13 different countries around the world implemented between the early 1990s and 2008.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

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