EDSO for Smart Grids appoints new Secretary General
EDSO for Smart Grids Board of Directors and General Assembly gathered today in Brussels entrusted Roberto Zangrandi the role of Secretary General, following the premature passing away of the late Ana Aguado, Secretary General between 2014 and 2016. An Italian national, Roberto Zangrandi, has been Special Adviser of EDSO on secondment from Enel Group of Italy since 2015. At Enel he guided their EU Institutional Affairs office in Brussels between 2007 and 2014 after having been Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Identity and Image, Corporate Communication Plans.
EDSO for Smart Grids welcomes Clean Energy Package: European electricity distributors ready for energy revolution
EDSO Board of Directors and General Assembly gathered today in Brussels expressed deep appreciation for the European Commission Clean Energy for all Europeans legislative proposals strongly acknowledging and enhancing the role of electric power Distribution System Operators. In this advanced and forward looking perspective for a new market framework, EDSO members already serve over 75% of the European citizens consumers. They also are on the forefront of digitalisation of the power grids and smart solutions, bringing consumer in the very centre of the energy transition process.
INCREASE Hands on Manual for DSOs published
As result of the INCREASE project a "Hands-on-manual for DSOs" has been created. Future decentralized electricity systems will pose additional challenges for existing market actors, including DSOs. New technologies, innovations and business models are being tested in a variety of EU funded projects.
1st Scholarship Award in Memoriam of Ana Aguado
Call for RGI’s ‘Good Practice of the Year’ is now open
The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) calls for submissions for it’s 4th annual ‘Good Practice of the Year’ award. RGI cordially invites everyone, who has an outstanding practice in grid development to share, to take part in the competition. The deadline for submissions is 31 March.
H2020 project “InteGrid” launched at kick-off meeting on 12 -13 January 2017 in Portugal
InteGrid H2020 project has been launched on 12-13th of January 2017, in Portugal with its Kick-Off meeting EDP Distribuição leads the InteGrid project, a European consortium financed by the European Commission under the H2020 programme. Around 50 representatives of 14 organisations, from 8 European countries met in Lisbon on the 12-13th of January to launch the InteGrid project. During the event, the partners have presented their specific contributions, future plans and actions for the next 42 months.
SAVE THE DATE for 2017 InnoGrid2020+
SAVE THE DATE for 2017 InnoGrid2020+ 'The Network of Networks' conference scheduled in Brussels on 26-27 June. InnoGrid2020+ is THE event on innovation in European electricity networks. The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and the European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) will focus this sixth edition on the arising network of networks, where power grids and transport, telecom and IT, digital and physical networks link up in an unprecedented manner.
New Research & Innovation Roadmap Smart Networks for Energy Transition
New Research & Innovation Roadmap Smart Networks for Energy Transition: 2.5 billion euros investment in R&I over next 10 years to help manage Europe’s Energy Transition This week the European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) presents long term key priorities to enable the transition towards a reliable and sustainable European electricity system with very high shares of renewables. Overall the roadmap estimates that 2.5 billion euros investments in Research and Innovation are needed over the next 10 years to help manage Europe’s Energy Transition as a system.
Smart energy use decreases power outages
HEERHUGOWAARD – The number of future power outages decreases when households are more flexible in their energy use. By connecting smart devices to a smart energy system, the peaks in the electricity grid are reduced, leading to fewer outages. Households want to contribute to such a system, as long as no extra effort is involved. These are the main results of the Dutch smart energy project “EnergieKoplopers” initiated by grid company Alliander and energy retailer Essent.
New European Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition R&I kicks off six Working Groups
The new European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) just launched its activities this week and will be seeking experts from mid December 2016 until mid January 2017 to take an active part in its six Working Groups. The Working Groups (WGs) will address matters such as: the reliability and efficiency of the smart grid system, storage and interface to other energy networks, flexibility of generation, digitalisation of the energy system and exploitation of research results.