April 28th, 2014

How long does/should it take to implement a Minimum Efficiency Performance Standard (MEPS)?

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?

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Investing in Long-Life Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Assets

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:

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April 4th

Does the UK’s Investments in Nuclear Power Make Any Sense?

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?

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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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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.

January 22nd

Introduction to power quality & Voltage dips and short interruptions

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.

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January 7th

Economic Cable Sizing and Potential Savings

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:

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December 5th, 2013

Safe Electrification for Argentina’s Slum Dwellers

A compact, safe and quick-installation system for the electrification of slum dwellings has been developed in Argentina.

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