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Brazil’s 2050 National Energy Plan: Digitalization drives integration of distributed energy resources

Brazil’s 2050 National Energy Plan (NEP 2050) emphasizes the importance of integrating distributed energy resources (DER) and discusses the growing use of digital systems that make automated, decentralized decisions following Industry 4.0 protocols, and of blockchain decentralization for greater…

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Intersolar South America – Industry News

Five questions to players in the renewable energy world

Tina Barroso, Hypatia network for women in the energy sector/ Conexio

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The smarter E Europe – Press Release

Energy Game-Changer wanted: Apply for the international innovation prizes for the new energy world today!

January 14, 2021 – The energy industry’s most prestigious international innovation prizes shine a spotlight on pioneering solutions and projects for the new energy world. Market leaders, SMEs, start-ups, and plant and system owners are invited to apply for The smarter E AWARD, the Intersolar AWARD…

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Andreas Eberhardt

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up-interview: “Our solution doesn’t rely on the public grid”

The start-up Pionierkraft has combined hardware and software in its Pionierkraftwerk system, which enables solar power sharing within smaller multi-family dwellings.

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Flexible energy trials

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Cornwall flexible energy trials prove success

Centrica has conluded the UK’s biggest trial of energy flexibility with over 200 homes and businesses trading stored renewable electricity. Over three years Cornwall Local Energy Market saw 310 MWh of power traded successfully.

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Next Kraftwerke

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

German software powering japanese energy transition

Next Kraftwerke and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) have launched a joint venture. “Next Kraftwerke Toshiba Corporation” is a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) as a service provider that enables third parties in Japan to set up their own VPP.

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EM-Power Europe – Press Release

The energy transition: Weather and yield forecast support smart power grids

November 3, 2020 – The energy sector is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Decentralization, a rise in the number of electrical loads such as e-vehicles and heat pumps, and the growing share of volatile renewable energies are increasing the complexity of the energy system. Managing this…

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zero carbon home retrofit model

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Innovative retrofit solution to decarbonise UK homes

Engie has announced the launch of an innovative whole house retrofit solution, Engie Zero. The new offer has been designed as a fabric first, one-stop shop to decentralise, digitalise and decarbonise homes.

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Classic example of a green energy roof

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up interview: “We are doubling rooftop biodiversity”

While green roofs can retain water and offer new habitats, rooftops are also needed to generate solar power. In our interview, Marcel Jastram, CEO of start-up Contec Deutschland, explains how his company’s system meets these needs while also improving PV system yields.

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The smarter E Europe – Expert Interviews

Learning from the best

Seven questions on innovative utility companies and the Energy Transition Award for Martin Ammon of EuPD Research.

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EM-Power Europe – Expert Interviews

The ideal smart grid doesn’t exist

Seven questions on the current situation surrounding smart grids in Germany and the rest of Europe for Arno Ritzenthaler, CEO of Smart Grids-Plattform Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Machine identity ledger

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Future Energy Lab develops digital register for the energy industry

The German Energy Agency is working with partners from industry and research to launch a blockchain-based machine identity ledger – a decentralized, digital register of the identities of individual devices and installations.

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geothermal plants

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

VPP in Turkey integrates geothermal plants

Geothermal plants with an installed capacity of 103 MW were recently added to the Virtual Power Plant in Turkey operated by Pure Energy.

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Digital power suppliers

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up interview: “We are dusting off the energy industry”

The Norwegian start-up Tibber offers its customers green power at up-to-the-hour market prices. The company recently entered the Swedish market for primary control reserve with its smart charging solution for electric cars.

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Terceira smart grid

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Green power on green island: Energy transition on the Azores

Siemens Smart Infrastructure, in partnership with Fluence, was awarded a contract by the Portuguese energy provider EDA to build a battery-based energy storage system on Terceira.

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EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Erasing the past: Liftime carbon neutrality is the new ambitous goal

The Velux Group announced its new concept and commitment to become lifetime carbon neutral by its 100th anniversary in 2041. Google has already get this done.

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Patrick, Christian and Tobias Olma

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up interview: “Specific patterns make detailed load peak forecasting possible”

Olmatic was founded by three brothers with the goal of developing products and systems for energy management and digital networking. The start-up primarily focuses on using artificial intelligence to recognize and prevent load peaks.

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The smarter E South America – Press Release

The smarter E South America postponed to August 24-26, 2021

São Paulo, August 17, 2020: In response to the still rising numbers of cases of persons infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazil and worldwide and the associated restrictions

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EM-Power Europe – Expert Interviews

Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy pay off

Seven questions on the situation surrounding carbon neutrality for Dr. Roland Geres, Managing Partner of FutureCamp.

 

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Thermal imaging camera

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Škoda accomplishs first CO2-neutral production site

By the end of the year, the Vrchlabí component plant is set to become the first Škoda Auto site in the world to produce in a CO2-neutral manner. The greatest carbon dioxide savings have been made by converting the factory to the use of renewable energies.

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Sund power plant

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Hybrid power plant in Faroe Islands completed

MAN Energy Solutions has completed the expansion of the Sund power plant near Tórshavn, the Faroese capital. To supply electricity to the almost 52,000 islanders, local energy supplier Elfelagið SEV relies on an intelligent combination of renewable energy sources, storage solutions and power-plant…

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Flexible charging contributes to grid stability

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Electric cars stabilize the Swedish power grid

The digital power company Tibber has already relied on its collaboration with the utility company Statnett to successfully balance the Norwegian power grid using electric cars.

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Electrode boilers

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Cheers to carbon neutrality with wiskey made in USA

Global beverage leader Diageo announced that its new Kentucky whiskey distillery, which will distill Bulleit, is expected to be carbon neutral – one of the largest in North America, and a first for the producer of spirits and beers. The site will be powered by 100% renewable electricity.

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Jens Amberg

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up-Interview: "This is a groundbreaking achievement"

When multiple tenants in a commercial building share an air conditioning system, costs have thus far been calculated on the basis of the air-conditioned area. Luftmeister has developed an air energy meter that boasts the world’s first and to date only legal-for-trade method for determining…

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The smarter E Europe – Press Release

The smarter E AWARD 2020: Pioneering projects and products rewarded with innovation prize

June 30, 2020 – This year, innovative business models and pioneering projects for a sustainable energy industry have once again been honored with The smarter E AWARD. Phaesun GmbH, Solar Chernobyl LLC and SunPower Corporation impressed the panel of judges with their pioneering efforts and were…

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