Energy System

Recently, I wrote about the latest negotiation results for a new German government. On Sunday, the Social Democrats adopted the proposal for a new grand coalition – a repeat with the Christian Democrats – albeit with a lukewarm 56% of voting members. The country is now set to get a continuation of the old coalition that few seem to want, including the coalition partners themselves.

But the new…

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Demand Response

India – a global player in energy efficiency

It has been a while since I have had a chance to write a blog because I have been very busy working with our JV partner EESL as well as on other projects.  In November I made my first ever visit to…

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Demand Response

Digital platforms in the energy sector – definition & first applications

Integrating renewables into the electricity system is a challenging task. Currently, different concepts of how to do this are being discussed. In our last two posts we focussed on different concepts…

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Energy System

New Utility Business Model: leverage customer base

New Utility Busines Model: leverage customer base

The typical utility model of the past is dead.

The rise of renewables is often mentioned as one of the key reasons. Giant utilities were and are…

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Renewables

10 Facts about Solar Power

Solar’s lowcost, versatility and reliability, means that it is poised to become the dominant energy source by 2050.

Solar is easy to install, easy to maintain and an easy way to save money. Perhaps the most common objection from solar sceptics is “the sun doesn’t shine at night”. We have solved this: we now have storage systems that temporarily store generated solar power and deliver clean…

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Renewables

10 Facts about Wind Power

Wind power is one of the fastest growing industrial segments in the world. Being once a niche market in Europe, wind has added more capacity than any other technology over the last decade. Now, wind power nears the 500 GW milestone, providing jobs and power to regions across the globe.

Wind energy is the most efficient solution to reduce emissions in the power sector. Onshore wind is now the…

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CHP

10 Facts about Cogeneration-CHP

Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used. In conventional power plants, heat is not recovered when generating power, while in cogeneration plants the heat is put to effective use to provide comfort (space heating and hot water) or services (high temperature heat and steam) for homes, public buildings, businesses…

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Energy System

Game Changers in the energy system

"Important changes in the provision and consumption of electricity services are now underway, driven to a significant degree by a confluence of factors affecting the distribution side of power…

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Renewables

Why Germany needs a European Energiewende

Why Germany needs a European Energiewende

The European Union is currently negotiating its 2030 energy goals. So far, the German Energiewende has been criticized for being too inward-looking. Yet it…

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Energy Storage Renewables

Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Systems

This paper explores renewables-linked behind-the-meter energy storage systems. It explores applications which can be performed with such systems, including the business model behind such applications and the duty cycle requirements of such applications. It also explores siting and technology choices, including battery types, inverter classifications and other purchasing and installation…

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