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    DISCOVER THE FUTURE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN 7-8 May 2018

    DISCOVER THE FUTURE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN 7-8 May 2018

    For the first time ever, Directors from the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines of Morocco (ONHYM), the President of Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA),Directors of Sonatrach, and the Vice-President of E&P of Edison, as well as Danielle Stripolli- key Partner at ERM will be meeting in Athens, Greece on 7-8 May 2018 at Divani Caravel Hotel, to speak at the MED Petroleum Summit, organised by the UK’s leading Oil [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Energoinfo: New advanced design and functionality

    Energoinfo: New advanced design and functionality

    The first geo-referenced energy web portal. Learn more about: • Energy & Environment • Regulatory & Policy issues • Research & Development • Events • Jobs • Apps & Maps   Use our comprehensive map, grid, or list view and search our articles and [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    €4 million of CEF Energy funding to connect the French and Irish electricity systems

    €4 million of CEF Energy funding to connect the French and Irish electricity systems

    INEA Director Dirk Beckers, RTE Chairman François Brottes and EirGrid Chief Executive Fintan Slye signed today a grant agreement releasing €4 million of EU funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to complete the initial design and pre-consultation of the Celtic Interconnector. From left to right: RTE Chairman François Brottes, INEA Director Dirk Beckers, Director-General of DG ENER Dominique Ristori,  and EirGrid [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Coreso and TSCNET Services sign Cooperation Framework Agreement

    Coreso and TSCNET Services sign Cooperation Framework Agreement

    Source: coreso.eu According to a joint press release issued 12th of June, the two European Regional Security Coordinators (RSCs) Coreso and TSCNET Services have concluded a Cooperation Framework Agreement aimed at strengthening their cooperation in assisting transmission system operators (TSOs) in their task of maintaining the operational security of the electricity system. Under this arrangement following the “System Operations Guideline” [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Gazprom and SOCAR address cooperation issues

    Gazprom and SOCAR address cooperation issues

    Source: gazprom.com A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rovnag Abdullayev, President of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), took place in St. Petersburg today. The parties discussed cooperation issues, paying attention to, among other things, natural gas supplies to Azerbaijan. Background SOCAR is Azerbaijan’s largest state-owned petroleum company [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    THE COUPLING OF THE SLOVENIAN AND CROATIAN MARKETS: A FURTHER STEP TOWARDS THE INTEGRATION OF THE EUROPEAN POWER MARKETS

    THE COUPLING OF THE SLOVENIAN AND CROATIAN MARKETS: A FURTHER STEP TOWARDS THE INTEGRATION OF THE EUROPEAN POWER MARKETS

    Source: tscnet.eu 29 June 2017 – The Transmission System Operators ELES and HOPS and Power Exchanges BSP and CROPEX have in 2017 launched a dedicated project with support of both national regulators Energy Agency (Slovenia) and HERA (Croatia). The goal is to implement the European target model for day-ahead Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management on the Slovenian – Croatian border. The project is an extension to the NTC based [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    China invited to invest in hydropower plant project in Belarus

    China invited to invest in hydropower plant project in Belarus

    Source: voiceofrenewables.com China has been invited to invest in the construction of a hydropower plant on the Zapadnaya Dvina River, according to the press service of the Belarusian State Property Committee. Currently the Chinese side is reviewing a pilot list of the Belarusian organizations and the preliminary conditions under which the Chinese investors can purchase a share in their authorized capital. This list includes twenty joint-stock [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Gazprom and Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy sign roadmap to develop Serbia’s gas transmission capacities

    Gazprom and Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy sign roadmap to develop Serbia’s gas transmission capacities

    Source: gazprom.com A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Aleksandar Vucic, President of the Republic of Serbia, took place in Belgrade today. The parties expressed deep appreciation for their bilateral relations, noting the continuously developing partnership in a number of areas, including gas storage. In early June 2017, a memorandum was signed to expand the Banatski Dvor UGS [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Construction of Shuakhevi Hydro Power plant completed.

    Construction of Shuakhevi Hydro Power plant completed.

    Source: voiceofrenewables.com One of the largest Hydro Power Plants (HPP) in Georgia, the Shuakhevi HPP, has reached completion. It is expected to produce 450 gigawatt (GW) hours of power annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 200,000 tons per year. Located in Georgia’s western Adjara region, Shuakhevi HPP is the first hydropower project in Georgia certified by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Renewable generation: The importance of long-term planning in short-term power operations

    Renewable generation: The importance of long-term planning in short-term power operations

    Source: elp.com The rapid growth of renewable generation and the significance of long-term planning. Rapid penetration of renewables is dramatically changing the energy landscape in the United States. Decreases in production costs, federal tax incentives, state renewable portfolio standards, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan are some of the main drivers for rapid renewable development. To support these policies, [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Ten Serbian heating plants to start using biomass

    Ten Serbian heating plants to start using biomass

    Source: serbianmonitor.com Serbian Energy and Mining Minister, Aleksandar Antic has signed a loan and donation agreement with the representatives of the German KfW Bank and the Swiss government that will enable 10 heating plants in Serbia to transition from using fossil fuels to renewable energy resources, namely biomass. The project is worth a total of EUR 27 million, which apart from the loan, includes a EUR 2 million grant from the KfW [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    “EU energy and climate statistics brought to life”

    “EU energy and climate statistics brought to life”

    Source: energypost.eu Download the updated EUenergy App Energy Post has partnered up with Shell to create an App that provides you with data about the European energy system in an intuitive, easy-to-use and interactive format. EUenergy aims to inform the policy debate on climate and energy issues in the EU and its Member States. It will help track the impact of energy and climate policies, and measure progress [Read More...Pročitajte više]

    Latest News > Regulatory & Policy issues – Najnovije Vesti > Energetska politika i Regulatorna pitanja

    ACER calls for stakeholders to join new Expert group on wholesale energy market trading

    ACER calls for stakeholders to join new Expert group on wholesale energy market trading

    Source: acer.europa.eu The Agency launches today a call for a new consultative expert group on wholesale energy market trading. This group will advise the Agency on topics related to the EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT) replacing the Ad hoc REMIT Expert Group, which ended on 28 February 2017. The group will mainly focus on providing advice on REMIT policy matters, including compliance with the [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    ENTSO-E Assembly appoints new Vice-President & Board members

    ENTSO-E Assembly appoints new Vice-President & Board members

    Source: entsoe.eu Mr Hervé Laffaye, Deputy CEO of the French transmission system operator (RTE) becomes Vice-President of ENTSO-E today. Mr Laffaye has an engineering diploma from Ecole Centrale of Paris and has held several high level functions in both EDF and RTE. Upon his election, Mr Laffaye declared: ‘I am very honoured to have been elected Vice-President of ENTSO-E. Grid operators are Europe’s natural allies on our way to a low [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    The Agency launched a call for Autumn Traineeships

    The Agency launched a call for Autumn Traineeships

    Source: acer.europa.eu The Traineeship Programme addresses mainly young university graduates, without excluding those who, in the framework of lifelong learning, have recently obtained a university degree and are at the beginning of a new professional career. Applicants can find in the following table the available traineeship positions in the different Departments and Teams, as well as a description, for each position, of some of the tasks [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Ukraine adopts Energy Performance of Buildings and Metering Laws

    Ukraine adopts Energy Performance of Buildings and Metering Laws

    Source: energy-community.org Yesterday, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Energy Performance of Buildings and Metering Laws. This is a major step towards bringing to an end Ukraine’s notorious status of being one of the most energy inefficient countries worldwide. The Metering Law transposes certain provisions of the Energy Efficiency Directive and introduces an obligation to measure the consumption of hot and cold water supply and, most [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    ENTSO-E Summer Outlook 2017: adequacy to be monitored in Italy & Poland if sustained heat wave

    ENTSO-E Summer Outlook 2017: adequacy to be monitored in Italy & Poland if sustained heat wave

    In Italy, in case of very high temperatures, adequacy – the balance between generation and consumption – will have to be monitored most of the summer and in particular from mid-June till end of July. This is due to reduced generation capacity in the North and Central North, due to the recent closing down of several power plants, and possible constrained flows in the northern and southern areas. Terna, the Italian TSO, has already planned [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    ACER still finds contractual congestion in the European Gas Transmission Network

    ACER still finds contractual congestion in the European Gas Transmission Network

    The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) publishes today its fourth report on Contractual Congestion, a situation in which the level of firm capacity demand exceeds the technical capacity. ACER has identified congestion at 9% of the entry and exist sides of the Interconnection Points (‘IPs’) within the EU Gas Transmission Network. This year only 23 interconnection sides out of the 247 IPs analysed were congested, compared [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Athens Electricity Forum: Progress towards creating a trading region in SEE – pace with EU energy policy developments must be kept

    Athens Electricity Forum: Progress towards creating a trading region in SEE – pace with EU energy policy developments must be kept

    The Energy Community’s biggest annual conference on electricity took place on 31 May and 1 June in Athens. Gathering more than 120 stakeholders, the 22nd Electricity Forum stressed the need for the Energy Community to keep pace with EU energy policy developments in order not to widen the gap between Member States’ and Contracting Parties’ energy markets. The Forum therefore urged the adoption of electricity network codes/guidelines in the [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    EU4ENERGY launches discussions on regional cooperation and energy infrastructure in South Caucasus

    EU4ENERGY launches discussions on regional cooperation and energy infrastructure in South Caucasus

    The first Regional Energy Summit gathering key stakeholders from Georgia, Armenia and Turkey, took place in Tbilisi on 25 May, with participation of EU’s programme EU4ENERGY. The Summit launched the regional dimension of EU4Energy Governance, which provides support to countries in the region to identify key regional energy infrastructure projects to foster trade and security of supply. Participants shared experience on energy sector [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    The Energy Community Electricity Forum – Athens 31st May and 1st June

    The Energy Community Electricity Forum – Athens 31st May and 1st June

    The Energy Community’s leading conference on electricity will take place on 31 May and 1 June in Athens. The Electricity Forum will discuss the critical issues facing electricity markets today, including the challenges of implementing a new energy market design, recently proposed by the European Commission, in the Energy Community. The audience will have the opportunity to hear the views of leading experts from various segments of the market. [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Florence Forum calls for adoption of electricity network codes in the Energy Community

    Florence Forum calls for adoption of electricity network codes in the Energy Community

    Participants of the European Electricity Regulatory Forum, taking place on 17 and 18 May in Florence, discussed electricity market developments in the Energy Community. The Forum welcomed the work of the Energy Community Contracting Parties on adopting and implementing EU electricity network codes and guidelines as coordinated by the Energy Community Secretariat. The Forum called upon the European Commission to facilitate their adoption in the [Read More...Pročitajte više]

    Latest News > Research & Development – Najnovije Vesti > Istraživanje i razvoj

    Utility + Telco + IOT = ACTILITY

    Utility + Telco + IOT = ACTILITY

    Source: linkedin.com Distributed Energy Storage Reduces Demand via 8,000 Batteries April 7, 2017 By Lisa Cohn A distributed energy storage network of 8,000 batteries located at 7,000 telecom facilities in France has reduced utility demand by 10 to 15 MW during two demand response events. And now the company that managed the program wants to bring it to the U.S. Actility, which provides IoT-based grid balancing and demand response [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    ENTSO-E’s RD&I Application Report 2016

    ENTSO-E’s RD&I Application Report 2016

    Source: entsoe.eu ENTSO-E’s RD&I Application Report 2016 shows concrete examples of results from EU projects which have led to real-life applications. The scope includes projects co-financed by the European Commission (EU projects) in which Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have been participating in recent years. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT (PDF, 5.9 [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    3 trends transforming the energy sector

    3 trends transforming the energy sector

    Source: weforum.org You don’t have to be working in the energy sector to have noticed there are some big changes under way. Over the past year, global conditions have continued to challenge the sector. The year has seen significant changes in energy prices and production – oil and gas producers are cutting costs and are estimated to have deferred close to $400 billion in capital expenditure. We’ve also witnessed an economic slowdown in [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    What does digital mean for the future of energy?

    What does digital mean for the future of energy?

    We often hear of the environmental benefits energy technology innovations are bringing. But less is said about how these same innovations are helping to provide an uninterrupted and affordable source of energy – what’s referred to as energy security. The first of these transformations is the growth of distributed energy resources – small-scale power generations, such as rooftop solar panels, or micro-turbines. The second development is [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Four key technologies that will make energy more democratic

    Four key technologies that will make energy more democratic

    Source: medium.com/world-economic-forum Jo-Jo Hubbard, Co-founder and COO, Electron Paul Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Electron The rapid global deployment of solar is spurring the decentralization and democratization of our installed power base. However our distribution systems and energy markets themselves remain deeply centralized. Historically, this has been no bad thing. Centralization has meant stability and the opportunity [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Grid+ 3. User Agency and IoT Identity

    Grid+ 3. User Agency and IoT Identity

    Source: blog.gridplus.io Alex Miller Ethereum developer at ConsenSys, co-founder of gridplus.io May 30 At Grid+ we are working to make energy markets more efficient for the end user. We plan to do this by cutting out the administrative costs associated with running an energy retailer and, further down the line, by allowing efficient energy arbitrage at the consumer level. Although ours is a specific application, the efficiency comes more [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Grid+ 1. The future of energy markets

    Grid+ 1. The future of energy markets

    Source: blog.gridplus.io Alex Miller Ethereum developer at ConsenSys, co-founder of gridplus.io May 18 ConsenSys has been in the energy game for a long time and we’ve worked on a number of projects over the past couple of years (transactive grid, co-tricity, and a few others we can’t publicize yet due to NDAs). For the last nine months we have been hard at work [semi-secretly] developing a system that we believe will revolutionize the way [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Storage ‘not fundamentally needed’ for future power grid, scientists say

    Storage ‘not fundamentally needed’ for future power grid, scientists say

    Source: euractiv.com The emergence of household batteries, along with small-scale solar photovoltaic and plug-in electric cars, is slated to transform electricity storage, according to a new state-of-the-art report by European science academies. But experts claim storage is not actually fundamentally needed. “Storage is widely acknowledged today as an expensive option, but its costs are falling and its value is improving,” said a new [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Energy Info Days 2017, Brussels on 23, 24 and 25 October 2017

    Energy Info Days 2017, Brussels on 23, 24 and 25 October 2017

    This year the Energy Info Days will present the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by Horizon 2020’s Work Programme 2018-2020. Applying for funding is a competitive process, and only the best project proposals will be selected. If you would like to know more about the type of projects we will be looking for, save the date and join us in Brussels on 23, 24 and 25 October 2017.  This year’s Info Days [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Digital Transformation for Power: Making it Real, 13-14 June 2017 WECC – West Haven Event & Convention Center, Berlin, Germany

    Digital Transformation for Power: Making it Real, 13-14 June 2017 WECC – West Haven Event & Convention Center, Berlin, Germany

    The new wave of dominant technologies: mobile, analytics, Big Data, cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart machines are impacting every industry. Europe is predicted to spend 50 b€ on digital transformation with 330 b€ of estimated annual economic benefits by 2020.1  Accenture predicts that the digital platform economy will account for 25% of global GDP by 2020.2   The WEF estimates that the digitalization of electricity could [Read More...Pročitajte više]
    Making Poland’s energy infrastructure more sustainable

    Making Poland’s energy infrastructure more sustainable

    The EU-funded SuPREME project will help to promote a conversion to renewable energy systems and resources in Poland by twinning one of the country’s best energy research centre with more advanced EU centres of excellence in the field.   Poland’s economic progress has come at some environmental cost – its history in electricity production resulted in it registering the highest rate of coal production of any EU country in 2009. [Read More...Pročitajte više]