The role of people in the energy transition was at the heart of the agenda of the February meeting of the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), where energy experts showcased their experience of working for citizens.
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The EIB financing will support Fingrid’s investment programme, which aims to rehabilitate and develop the electricity transmission network that stretches throughout all of Finland. The addition of a new line to the north-south interconnector will enable new wind energy – planned in the north of the country – to reach load centres in the south. Refurbishment of lines and substations will replace infrastructure at the end of its lifetime with more efficient and modernised equipment, adapted to current consumption volumes.
In an electricity world that sees variable renewables at the centre stage, market players and policy makers cannot overlook the need for flexibility, a game where storage technologies are expected to play a key role.
INEA has received 69 project proposals by the deadline of 5 February for the H2020 Energy call on Energy Systems and Smart Cities and Communities. They have requested €501.3 million, while the available EU funding is €183.6 million.
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The European Commission has found Poland’s €36 million investment aid to chemical company LG Chem for a new electric vehicle batteries plant in the Dolnoślaskie region to be in line with EU State aid rules. The aid will contribute to the region’s development whilst preserving competition.
Today EU Member States voted on a Commission proposal to invest almost €800 million in key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits. The EU funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure.
At the “New DSO Business Models” event, speakers will debate on the results of the study, explore the future value pools for networks and their regulatory and operational implications. A diversified mix of grid users (utilities, local energy communities, manufacturers, start-ups) will share their expectations on the network of the future.
Today’s clean, renewable energy is bringing power to millions with virtually no adverse environmental impact. An EU-funded project is modelling the power sector and assessing different scenarios for the further integration of green renewables into the electrical grid.
“Over the next three months, the EIB will engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including shareholders, industry associations, civil society and the private sector to develop a new energy lending policy that supports EU 2030 energy policy and climate targets.”
The share of renewable energies like wind and solar power is steadily growing in our grids. But their uptake by the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) sector has been long held back by their volatility – depending on the time of the day and the weather, the energy supply from the sun or the wind sometimes varies greatly. To flatten down these fluctuations, companies need to store the energy. Tesvolt offers them a highly efficient solution, that allows to cut costs and reduce volatility.
The creation of a genuine EU electricity market to better integrate renewable energy was provisionally agreed between MEPs and EU member states on Tuesday.
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In view of first exchanges of views on the Commission’s 2050 long term strategy vision for greenhouse gas emission reduction, Orgalime, Europe’s Technology Industries, outlines its key messages for turning challenges into opportunities for all.