Energy System

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 is in Germany’s immediate interest to embrace the European dimension. Rebecca Bertram looks at why Germany needs a European Energiewende.

The origin of the German Energiewende is purely national.…

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Energy System 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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Energy System

Integration: the cornerstone of the energy transition

Ultra-efficient, renewable and digital: Tomorrow's energy system will be fundamentally different to its contemporary cousin.

The shape of our energy future will reveal itself in the exhibits of the…

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Energy System Demand Response

Utilities large missed opportunity: Demand Response in manufacturing

Demand Response (DR) helps utilities to manage the peak electricity demand by temporarily shifting the demand on the consumer side instead of building new power plants to meet the short-time peak…

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CHP

Steam and Power ORC

New ST+P ORC approach leads to better ROI: Steam and Power ORC is a new technological solution for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation. It allows the production of electricity and a valuable high temperature heat carrier, such as steam, directly exploitable in manufacturing processes.

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CHP

CHP: 3 primary criteria for successfull cogeneration projects in power plants

On world average only 9% of electricity production comes from cogeneration or CHP. However, some countries are well above. For instance, Denmark has more than 60%.

Cogeneration can not only deliver economic benefits but also environmental ones (avoiding CO2 emissions). If that is the case, why are not more countries reaching the level of Denmark?

This paper describes the three main criteria…

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Renewables

Investing in Long-Life Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Assets

Investing in Long-Life Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency assets is quite attractive for long-term investors since they present a low technical risk and long and predictable cash flows.

This paper reviews long-life asset-investments. Risk assessment must be one of the corner stones of every investment decision and needs to follow 3 important steps:1. Risk identification, 2. Risk valuation, 3.…

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Renewables Demand Response

Renewables: wind farms and grid support functions

Renewable energy is increasingly a challenge to maintain grid stability. Therefore power stations are often required to provide adaptable grid-supporting functions in the form of so-called “grid codes” or feed-in regulations. This case study describes the situation in Portugal, the need to adapt to Portaria 596 grid code and how the reactive current converters of Knorr-Bremse PowerTech deliver…

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CHP

Compact heat recuperators for Power Generation and 18kW CHP Gas Turbine

A case study based on Gas Turbine CHP units. A self-explanatory process how to higher the gas turbine efficiency and lower the fuel consumption. It explains most critical constraints of the project and resulting benefit offered by ACTE’s solution. Moreover, read two latest RND projects such as Solar Power Generation and ORC, Micro Gas Turbines applications and CHP.

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Energy System

Start-up BATINEW: concept for a neighbourhood infrastructure

Short description of start-up BATINEW concept for a neighbourhood infrastructure which functions in symbiosis with different technologies and takes advantage of all available resources (solar power, organic waste, waste heat, waste water, etc.).

Find out more about their innovative upcoming projects at the world’s leading trade fair Hannover Messe 2016. Visit Batinew at hall 2, stand C39

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