Register now for what promises to be an outstanding event. DecarbEurope partner smartEn is organising the Smart Energy Summit 2019: Prosumers in the Lead.
Active energy consumers, often called ‘prosumers’ because
they both consume and produce electricity, are dramatically changing the European
Various types of prosumers exist:
- Residential prosumers who produce electricity at
home, mainly through solar photovoltaic panels on their rooftops
- Citizen-led energy cooperatives or housing
- Commercial prosumers whose main business activity
is not electricity production
- Public institutions such as schools or hospitals.
The rise in the number of prosumers has been facilitated by
the fall in the cost of renewable energy technologies, especially solar panels,
which in some Member States produce electricity at a cost that is the same or
lower than retail prices.
New report confirms that Building Automation & Control Systems are absolutely indispensable for the cost-effective decarbonisation of the EU building stock
Specific requirements in the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) concerning Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) will ensure that the European Union reduces building energy consumption significantly further and faster than if the Directive was implemented without BACS.
This is the clear message from a study carried out by Waide
Strategic Efficiency on behalf of eu.bac, the voice of
European manufacturers in the home/building automation sector.
Storage as virtual transmission is poised to change the way utilities and planners draw transmission network maps, allowing them unprecedented flexibility in how they design and augment their networks.
the world, big changes are happening as to how and where electricity is generated,
where it needs to be sent, and how it is to be used. The result is that the
transmission network map is constantly being redrawn. Unfortunately, no matter
how many times it’s redrawn, planners and utilities seeking to accelerate
upgrades on unexpectedly busy corridors are faced with the same challenges.
These include long permitting times and disputes with communities over placement
An Post (national postal service operator Ireland) is replacing all 220 local delivery diesel vehicles in the cities with electric vehicles by 2020, and a total of 750 EVs will replace its urban fleet by 2022.
partners are independently investigating the potential positive and negative consequences
of Blockchain in the energy community.
will be the next GDPR
recently by Eurelectric: “Blockchain enabled solutions can be implemented and
unlock huge opportunities to have everyone participate and derive economic
benefits in the new energy world using ‘simple’ interoperable and convenient
With this in mind, an article entitled Blockchain will be the next GDPR on the EEIP (Energy Efficiency for Industrial Processes) website looks at what the potential applications of blockchain technologies could be, and how Blockchain could affect the provision – and the value – of energy services.
Get up to speed with the latest on renewable heating & cooling by attending this one-day event in Helsinki.
The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC ETIP) is organizing the event 100% RHC for a Sustainable Future; the opportunity for RHC experts to learn, network and present their RHC innovative projects.
From a DecarbEurope viewpoint, this event engages four of our key solutions: District heating, Bioenergy, Heat pumps and Solar thermal, as well as the cross-sector application potential in buildings, districts, cities and industries.
The cutting edges of the majority of this German toolmaker’s tools and dies are now hardened with an inductive heating process.