DTECH: Energy sector trends in US and globally

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DTECH: Energy sector trends in US and globally

A round-up from DistribuTECH 2020: storage, DERMs, EVs and AMI.

Med-TSO works towards an integrated Mediterranean network by 2030

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Med-TSO works towards an integrated Mediterranean network by 2030

Engerati finds out more about electricity market integration in the region from Med-TSO president and Tunisian TSO chairman Moncef Harrabi.

ENA to publish DSO implementation plan summer 2020

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ENA to publish DSO implementation plan summer 2020

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched an eight week consultation on the draft 2020 Work Plan for the Open Networks Project, the cross-sector collaboration that is laying the groundwork for the network operators' transition to become Distribution System Operators (DSO).

UK DNOs take advantage of flexibility options

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UK DNOs take advantage of flexibility options

Network operators in the UK are already procuring flexibility to help manage the network and defer or avoid grid reinforcement investment. Four DNOs outlined their latest activities at National Grid ESO’s Power Responsive meeting in London last week.

Order 2000 20th anniversary: time for a national transmission network?

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Order 2000 20th anniversary: time for a national transmission network?

Four former FERC chairmen discuss twenty years of US regional transmission organisations and the need for national coordination in a webinar hosted by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid. Image: NREL Interconnections Seam Study

ENTSO network development plans fall short of climate ambitions, observers claim

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ENTSO network development plans fall short of climate ambitions, observers claim

Eurelectric and the Renewables Grid Initiative recommend higher assumptions for electrification and renewables penetration beyond 2030.

Czech TSO CEPS is the first to join the TERRE platform

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Czech TSO CEPS is the first to join the TERRE platform

Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy and France are expected to join this year and Poland by next year.

A new way to model Value of Lost Load

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A new way to model Value of Lost Load

Tracey Kennelly of distribution network operator (DNO) Electricity North West, and Anuj Nayyar of energy specialist Frazer-Nash Consultancy, on their project to accurately assess the "value of lost load", and how all DNOs could benefit from the new modelling tool that will follow.

Danish consortium issues tender for flexibility market pilot

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Danish consortium issues tender for flexibility market pilot

Applications are due by 15th February for participation in the scheme at congested substations in Lolland.

The potential value of DSOs – keeping costs low in a flexible electricity system

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The potential value of DSOs – keeping costs low in a flexible electricity system

AFRY Management Consulting research suggests a more coordinated use of resources could reduce Great Britain’s system costs by up to £7 billion by 2050.

In Focus Q&A: GEODE’s secretary general

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In Focus Q&A: GEODE’s secretary general

Engerati spoke recently with Carmen Gimeno, secretary-general of GEODE, who chairs the working group assigned to writing the statutes and code of conduct for a new EU DSO entity.