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40.8% of the overall electricity demand was supplied on real time basis by wind power some days ago in the Spanish electricity system. This record constitutes a real challenge for transmission system operators (TSOs). In more general terms, renewable energy penetration strongly depends on the ability of TSO to evolve towards a new way of… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Test your knowledge of Photovoltaic Systems anonymously  in just a few minutes (17 questions). Even some of our experts missed one or two questions. If you want to go deeper, or gain a better understanding of the correct answers, you can find additional interactive resources on the Photovoltaics microsite (a webcast, “How To” Manual and Frequently Asked Questions.)

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/afWq47eotz4″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In this interview, Keiichi Hirose from NTT Facilities, presents the first trial to take place in Japan in the area of power quality concepts and solutions. This field demonstration of a multiple power quality supply system is leaded by NTT Facilities. It has developed and installed a multiple power… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Electricity is a high quality energy carrier, and its inefficient use needs to be avoided by all means. But more important than the question ‘can we save electricity?’ may be to ask ourselves whether electricity can save energy. The use of electricity is growing fast, and it’s growing faster than the consumption of primary energy.… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro

Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday 15 February 2008 Two major concerns exist about our electrical power system. The first one is the reliability and quality of the electrical power, summarized under the term ‘Power Quality’ (PQ). Poor PQ affects the profitability and the productivity of our economy. The second concern is the energy efficiency… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

This discussion webinar takes place on Friday, March 7th, from 14h30 to 15h30. Content Renewable energy technologies are going through a learning cycle. Their costs are going down as a long-term trend. Meanwhile, energy prices are going up. Another factor is the price of carbon. Solar electricity was typically more than 5 times more expensive… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Luca Lo Schiavo from AEEG (the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas) presents his organization and its major contribution to EU works in this domain in this interview. He also gives an overview of possible future trends in service quality regulation as well as some examples from Italy and France. He discusses the appeal… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/LPgytYuoAzg” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Jonathan Manson presents the results of a survey conducted by the European Copper Institute (ECI) into the consequences for EU industry of poor power quality. These add up to €150bn annually, are mainly experienced by industry and caused by power interruptions (dips, surges, transients and short interruptions). Call for… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday, 18 January 2008 How best to heat a house is a question that is often hotly debated. On one side, it is a purely personal choice affecting our daily life and personal comfort and productivity. But on the other side, given the enormous amount of heating energy the global… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer