Transparent billing could improve UK switching figures A new default tariff would create a level playing field for utilities, says the Institute of Directors UK
Plugging into Denmark’s energy potentialDenmark’s electricity grids should be further connected to neighbouring countries, says European Commission.
Blockchain Europe: Utilities pilot peer-to-peer energy trading More than 20 European energy trading firms will conduct peer-to-peer trading in Europe’s wholesale energy market using blockchain technology.
Spain gets its first hybrid wind power battery storage plantSpain’s first hybrid wind power battery storage plant will support the integration of renewables and enhance the management of power.
Russia’s biggest-ever auction for renewable energy launchedRussia’s Administrator of the Trading System has launched an auction to select large-scale renewable energy projects.
IEA – storage, EVs, solar and onshore wind on trackIEA reports that three of 26 clean energy technologies monitored are on track to meet interim emission reduction targets.
Europe’s solar growth is ‘flatlining’Europe needs a new trade policy that supports the growth of solar, says SolarPower Europe.
Fuel cells – energy on demand and storageA novel fuel cell development offers the potential for powering homes and businesses.
Northern Powergrid and Nissan to explore innovative grid technologyNorthern Powergrid, a UK electrical distribution company, has signed a contract with vehicle manufacturer Nissan.
Vattenfall – a ‘fresh’ new player in the UK supply marketVattenfall is building on its renewable energy investments to offer a green power product to the UK B2B market
Cuts in cogeneration surcharges for Europe’s energy intensive firmsEU state aid regulators approved lower surcharges to finance cogeneration for energy-intensive companies in Germany and Italy.
Aclara Technologies expands smart infrastructure business to EuropeAclara Technologies has opened offices in Europe, responding to the growing need for smart infrastructure solutions.
From AMI to IoT: What lessons for utility deployments?What has the utility sector learned from smart meter deployments to support Internet of Things platforms? Trilliant’s Ryan Gerbrandt shares his view.
Slovenia and Croatia get €40m to bridge the energy gapEU funding for the first phase of the Sincro Grid project has been awarded.
Rotterdam’s smart grid project launchedDutch grid operator Stedin and utility Lyv Smart Lyving plan to install 20,000 smart home solutions with local distributed energy generators.
Mercedes-Benz vies with Tesla in home energy storage spaceDaimler-Mercedes-Benz is growing its presence in the residential and commercial energy storage markets.
Scottish Power to build medium-voltage transmission link in WalesScottish Power Energy Networks is deploying Europe’s first medium-voltage transmission direct current link.
Distributed generation: New report flags utility threats and opportunitiesDistributed generation represents the greatest threat to utility revenues and hosting capacity, according to an Accenture report.
Energy reforms could spell much-needed competition for Filipino utilitiesA report suggests reforms that will enable a level playing field for renewable power generators and reduce taxpayer costs.
Smart islands – UK's Isles of Scilly eye low-carbon solutionsIslands face specific challenges and must tailor their energy solutions to the particular needs of their own systems.
 
 
 

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