The Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory in Petten was inaugurated on 29/11/2018. The Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory is designed to foster a common European approach to interoperable digital energy, focussing on the smart home, community and city levels. The facility in Petten is part of a larger activity of the Joint Research Centre, as the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, encompassing electric vehicles, smart grids and batteries. The activities in 2019 are highlighted in this report.
The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office has already organised a number of webinars to help local governments increase their capacities in tackling heating and cooling issues.
EIT Climate-KIC supported TWAICE, a Munich-based battery specialist, has raised EUR 11 million from early-stage VC investor Creandum and existing investors Cherry Ventures, UVC Partners and Speedinvest. The funding will be used to scale TWAICE software and power internationalisation efforts to contribute to the availability of sustainable mobility and energy solutions.
Europe is committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. This unprecedented challenge will require the massive deployment of solar installations, leveraging significant amounts of investments over the coming decades. Ahead of the launch of SolarPower Europe’s Finance workstream, this webinar will identify new business models creating opportunities for solar developers in a post subsidy era and explore the contribution of European Investment Bank programs to bridge the investment gap.
This kick-off webinar will present the unique opportunities brought by the deployment of agricultural photovoltaic installations known as Agri-PV. Ahead of the launch of SolarPower Europe’s Agri-PV workstream, this webinar will showcase how solar companies work with European farmers to develop local and sustainable solutions, enabling a climate-friendly food and agricultural system – all powered by the sun!
This webinar presents the results of the groundbreaking study from SolarPower Europe and LUT University on a 100% renewable transition pathway to achieve climate-neutrality before 2050. It will discuss how the European Union can lead the fight against climate change and harvest the benefits of a 100% renewable energy system with solar at its core, delivering a prosperous, secure, and climate-neutral European economy.
As the Commission’s fitness check for the Guidelines is underway and stakeholders are in critical need for a precise understanding of the process, scope and consequences of the review, this event will present the findings of a new CERRE research project on “State Aid Guidelines for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG): review process, possible changes and opportunities”.
This study examines the EEAG review process and scope, focusing on possible areas of change. It considers the evolution of existing technologies and the proliferation of new actors shaping the landscape of a decentralised and complex energy system. It also studies the impact of the recently adopted Clean Energy Package and the intended ‘flexibility’ projected in the EU Green Deal.
Leading industry players in the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure sector have come together to form a new alliance to support the roll-out of consumer-centric EV policies in Europe. Allego, ChargePoint and EVBox Group, who together have more than 150,000 charging ports in their networks across the EU, announced the launch of ChargeUp Europe during the REVOLUTION Digital online event and called on other like-minded companies in the EV industry to join the cause.
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We, the undersigned European associations, represent the construction sector, an industry worth 9% of the EU GDP and employing more than 16 million Europeans. In light of these difficult times, we wish to reiterate our commitment to supporting public authorities as well as our dedication to our most fundamental asset, our workers’ wellbeing.
On 25 and 26 March, Energy Community experts in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the Georgian National Energy Regulatory Commission (GNERC) launched EU4Energy technical assistance aimed at developing rules and regulations for the appointment and operation of a supplier of last resort in the natural gas market of Georgia.
Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. A recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety of applications in the power sector, from e-mobility and behind-the-meter applications to utility-scale use cases.
This event was cancelled due to the COVD 19 outbreak.
The Clean energy for EU islands forum has been organised on a regular basis since the initiative’ was launched in May 2017. This edition of the forum will take place in Brussels and will allow exchanges between the EU islands community, EU institutions and national decision-makers, Brussels’ green lobby, networks and associations.
The IEA and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) have just launched registrations for a massive online open course (MOOC) on energy efficiency in buildings in Spanish. This free course was first offered in English in November 2019. The updated version features new instructors, with all videos and course material now presented in Spanish.