Significant shifts are under way in how electricity is produced and consumed in Europe

Significant shifts are under way in how electricity is produced and consumed in Europe. On the demand side, the switch to electricity for heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings is gaining momentum. This is also true for the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), as according to a recent Accenture study, EV sales in …

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David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes, inaugurates the Lérins islanding system

On July 16, Enedis, Engie, Socomec and the Municipality of Cannes inaugurated the Lérins-Grid project. The Lérins Islands form an archipelago off Cannes with two main inhabited islands: Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat. As part of the French InterFlex demo “Nice Smart Valley”, Enedis, its partners and the city of Cannes designed an innovative and …

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Avacon adds Power Line Communication Technology to the German Field Test Site

Another big step has been made in the German InterFlex Demo. In Spring 2019 Avacon decided to extend its field test region to invite even more pilot customers to participate in the programme. First private household customers from the local districts of Syke and Diepholz, near the city of Bremen, have already been equipped with …

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Last rooftop PV systems with batteries needed for the Czech demonstration are installed

CEZ Distribuce and its partners aim at demonstrating how the combination of new smart PV inverters with residential storage batteries, under real operating conditions within LV distribution networks, can increase the DER hosting capacity and flexibility in case of grid constraints. A successful demonstration requires appropriate conditions for testing residential PV systems using smart PV …

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E.ON is experimenting extended islanding without backup generator

As an attempt to fully utilize renewable energy sources in the Swedish demo, the Local Energy System in Simris is attempting to power the village in islanded mode for two full weeks without using the backup generator. By doing this, the system is forced to optimize the use of the battery systems in place and …

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