The flexible operation of power systems is nothing new, but the need for flexibility in real time on the demand side as well as the supply side of power systems is a fresh challenge for system operators. In a future with more electric vehicles and heat pumps, it will be vital for operators to know exactly where charging and discharging is happening in the grid and what the network can manage in terms of input and output. New technologies, such as smart meters, are being touted as part of the solution. ...
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Welcoming the recently agreed EU 2030 climate and energy targets, Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric argues for a regulatory framework able to smoothly integrate greater amounts of renewables and electrification
Flexibility in supply and demand comes with a price tag but the right incentives get the job done
Denmark's "sunshine island" is taking its efforts to become carbon neutral beyond wind energy. Experiments with solar technologies are directed towards achieving heating, cooling and electricity generation from a single source of clean energy.
Mark Lister, head of the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, explains why more innovation and investment is needed if the barriers to scaling up energy efficiency are to be successfully dismantled.
In green and flexible power systems, services like rapid cures for hiccups in grid frequency can be valuable
Clear policies and a long-term vision will help energy efficiency play its full role in the energy transition, argues Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission