April 28th, 2014
Why does it take five years on average in Europe to get a Minimum Efficiency Performance Standard (MEPS) approved? If we include a few years to get a MEPS on the Ecodesign work program, and a few years after publication before the regulation enters into force, we easily end up with ten years from conception to market. Do other regions do better? Do you have benchmarks for the Americas, Asia or Africa? And are we working as fast as we can, or should we do better?Read full article
This paper focuses on long-life asset investments (i.e. those lasting between one and more than twenty-years). Investing in long-life assets must consider dealing with all types of potential risks. Risk assessment must be one of the foundation stones of every investment decision and needs to follow three important steps:Read full article
The UK government is guaranteeing the purchase of power from a 3340 MW nuclear plant at €110 per MWh for 35 years. Now they are looking for developers to build further nuclear plants. Does this make any sense?Read full article
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.Read full article
At the heart of a Motor Management Reliability Programme (MMRP) is the use of cost effective Condition Monitoring. The benefits are that this:Read full article
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.Read full article
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.
Leonardo ENERGY Academy launches its e-learning initiative with a comprehensive programme on power quality. The first course introduces the topic of power quality and then focusses on voltage dips and short interruptions.
The course should take between 12 to 20 hours for participants with an electrical engineering background.Read full article
This study by Egemin explores and quantifies the relationship between cable sizing in non-residential electrical installations and energy savings. Such savings can justify larger cross sections up to a point. A trade-off between additional investment and operational savings is to be made.
The analysis follows these steps:Read full article
December 5th, 2013
A compact, safe and quick-installation system for the electrification of slum dwellings has been developed in Argentina.Read full article