Brussels, 15 May 2018 – At this year’s INNOGRID2020+ conference, co-organisers EDSO for Smart Grids and ENTSO-E will jointly present their ‘Ten priorities for Europe’s research policy to deliver the Energy Union’ and hand them over to the Commission.
A selected group of SME Instrument companies had the chance to pitch and network with top Iberdrola representatives in Bilbao, Spain. Iberdrola is the largest energy company in Spain and one of the five biggest utilities in the world.
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 15 proposals by the 26 April deadline for the 2018-1 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy call requesting nearly €71 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is €200 million. Evaluation of the proposals with the help of external experts will start end of May.
Over €560 m was requested by applicants, the total available budget is €138.3 m. According to estimates, up to twelve projects may be funded through these funds (indicative).
The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment, transport, trade, food & drink and digital policy.
In a paper published today, EDSO explores the questions of what effects does electric vehicle charging have on distribution grids, and how can distribution system operators (DSOs) tackle the integration of the new loads into their networks in a smart way.
Brussels, Belgium, 22 March 2018 – Today the Global Covenant of Mayors’ Co-Chairs, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg and European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, announced a bold new commitment to develop a City Research & Innovation Agenda to address critical knowledge, data and innovation gaps that will enable cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action. This agenda will be co-developed by engaging cities and city networks as well as scientists and research institutions around the world, to complement the IPCC research agenda on the science of cities and climate change.
The European Commission is making €200 million of funding available for projects in the areas of electricity, smart grids, cross-border carbon dioxide network and gas infrastructure, as part of the first call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy in 2018. The money is intended for projects that will strengthen the EU’s internal energy market, enhance security of energy supply, and help make Europe’s clean energy transition a reality. The call for proposals will be open until 26 April 2018.
An EU-funded project has developed a probabilistic approach to providing a reliable and affordable electricity supply to European consumers. It uses innovative methods to address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected, flexible and renewables-dominated system.