Energy System

Local energy aggregation: Similarities between the Italian Hera Group and the Community Choice Energy programs in California

Hera and MCE were the first aggregation experiment, respectively in Italy and in California. Hera is a multi-utility operating in the energy, environment, and water sector. MCE intends to gradually replace the conventional energy resources in its basic offer supply portfolio with an 80% renewable energy goal by 2025. Both organizations are working towards common goals of increasing the use of renewable energy, improving energy efficiency, and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in a significant way. The Hera Group was created to give a choice to the customers and its business strategy focuses on local sustainable development, electricity cost reduction, and close relationship The company's long-term goal for energy efficiency programs in its service area is to reduce overall annual energy consumption by approximately 2% (2%) Their aggregate portfolio emission factor was approximately 26% lower for the energy production, with a target of 19% by 2020 compared to 2015. Their goal is to achieve a 100 % greenhouse gas-freeze.

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Offshore wind rising to challenge king coal in Polish energy market
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Offshore wind rising to challenge king coal in Polish energy market

Offshore wind is becoming price-competitive with more carbon-intensive forms of energy. Poland is one of several northern and east European countries in which offshore wind looks set to play a much larger role in future. Poland has taken the first steps to.

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The next wave of renewable energy?
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The next wave of renewable energy?

World Energy Council says wave and tidal energy could one day provide 10 percent of the world's electricity. U.S. Department of Energy announced $23 million in new funding for "next-generation wave" Stronger waves bring more energy that could power.

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Will South Korea’s energy transition include nuclear?
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Will South Korea’s energy transition include nuclear?

In May last year, President Moon was elected after the impeachment of the former president driven by peaceful protests. With 24 reactors in operation, South Korea has the highest density of nuclear power plants. The oldest nuclear power plant (Kori 1) was shut.

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Why do you need energy storage monitoring?
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Why do you need energy storage monitoring?

DNV GL has acquired Green Power Monitor, which monitors 2300 facilities in over 51 countries. In the wind and solar business, Resource Panorama is an online data analytics service. IMPRESS is designed to create best practices for energy storage monitoring.

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What’s next for industrial energy efficiency?
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What’s next for industrial energy efficiency?

More companies are engaging in a holistic approach to their energy and carbon strategy. UK Government policies anchored by industrial strategy include ESOS (Phase 2 deadline is December 2019), CCAs, CCL and CRC. There is significant potential for UK businesses to save.

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The hidden benefits of solar powered energy
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The hidden benefits of solar powered energy

Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year. Free, renewable and clean are some of the most compelling benefits for converting to solar-powered energy. Institute for Energy Innovation report highlights the hidden benefits of solar powered energy.

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When is the grid “full”?
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When is the grid “full”?

Germany is set to get a continuation of the old coalition that few seem to want. But the new grand coalition will not be the same as the old; the platforms differ. The ambitions for renewables and climate protection are greater than before, though details are.

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India – a global player in energy efficiency
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India – a global player in energy efficiency

EESL is a central player in the Indian energy efficiency market. It is best known for its LED programme, UJALA, which has distributed more than 270 million LEDs across India. In November I made my first ever visit to India to.

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Digital platforms in the energy sector – definition & first applications
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Digital platforms in the energy sector – definition & first applications

In our last two posts we focussed on different concepts for regional flexibility markets. We raised the question whether the future of the distribution grid operators lies in platform businesses or basic asset ownership. In todays post we will shed some light on platforms and their.

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