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A view on nuclear energy!

One year ago, Commissioner Piebalgs stated: “Nuclear is here to stay!“. The trends, indeed, point in that direction: several European countries are withdrawing their nuclear embargoes and planning nuclear power plants! Leonardo ENERGY has interviewed Jean Van Vyve, the responsible for nuclear generation at Electrabel, discussing some limitations and advantages of nuclear Energy. The resulting… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro

Bart Franken & Erwin Hoeskma from Kema explain what regulators need to consider in establishing an effective voltage quality regulatory framework for distribution networks. In particular, they consider the regulation of five voltage quality dimensions: short interruptions, voltage dips, flicker, supply voltage variation, and harmonic distortions. Their work assesses the most appropriate regulatory control method… » read more

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

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

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

Does energy efficiency come at the cost of lower reliability? Or does reliability reduce energy efficiency? Considering efficiency and security of power as a tradeoff may be the wrong perspective. The need for reliability can be driven by safety concerns (e.g. airport traffic control), social considerations (e.g. healthcare facilities) or an economic rationale (e.g. internet… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer