October 21st, 2014

Impact of economical cable conductor sizing

The energy losses of cables can be reduced by increasing the cross section of the copper conductor. A study by Egemin Consulting demonstrates that minimizing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a cable results in a cross section that is larger than that which current technical standards prescribe.

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October 14th

Wind Powered Industrial Processes

This Application Note outlines two methods to assess the viability of industrial processes powered by an onsite wind turbine. Both of the methods focus on whether an organization has the flexibility needed to gain maximum benefit from self-consumption of onsite wind power.

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October 13th

Analysis of Long-Term Performance of PV Systems

Understanding the efficiency of a PV system and the root cause of faults can contribute to the further development and implementation of PV systems worldwide.

The market for PV systems is rapidly and significantly expanding in an increasing number of countries. This strong market expansion requires the availability of and access to reliable information on the performance and sustainability of PV systems, to be shared with the various actors.

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October 10th

Energy Management Foundation Training

This course offers a foundation training on energy management. It is based primarily on the ISO 50001 standard. It is organised in 9 chapters:

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September 30th

Wireless energy transmission

Electric current is used for two very different purposes: the transmission of energy and the transmission of information. Although the methods and equipment used differ significantly, the same underlying properties of electric current are utilised.

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September 15th

A new classification of barriers to energy efficiency

What are the barriers and drivers for energy efficiency? Under what circumstances do they arise? How important are they in different contexts? How do the different actors intervene to overcome these barriers? These are just some of the issues discussed in “Barriers and drivers to energy efficiency – A new taxonomical approach” by B. Sudhakara Reddy of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai.

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September 12th

How to regulate the energy efficiency of systems?

We are well capable of regulating the energy efficiency of products such as refrigerators, motors, boilers and so on. But all these products are used in systems. And it’s in the system that the major energy saving benefits can be achieved. For example, we can make lights more efficient but we can also use lighting systems to ensure that light is only produced when and where it is needed.

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September 9th

Position of Demand Response (DR) programs in the market

This short briefing note will give an introduction to Demand Response (DR) and its position in the electricity market. We will

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7 key analystic elements for the evaluation of DSM policies

This Briefing Note describes seven key analytic elements that should be addressed in the evaluation of Demand Site Management (DSM) and Energy Efficiency (EE) policy measures:

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September 8th

What role can planners play in energy production?

This is a key question asked by Nikhil Kaza and Marie Patane Curtis in their recent paper entitled “The Land Use Energy Connection.”

It’s a valid – and highly relevant – question to ask, because most planners focus on energy consumption, not production. They strive towards compact housing and urban patterns that decrease household and transportation energy use, to reduce import dependency and climate change.

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