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Thursday. 01 June 2017

Save the Date: Energy Info Days 2017

This year the Energy Information Days will present the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by Horizon 2020’s Work Programme 2018-2020. Applying for funding is a competitive process, and only the best project proposals will be selected. If you would like to know more about the type of projects we will be looking for, […]




Wednesday. 24 May 2017

ETIP SNET and BRIDGE at the EUSEW 2017!

A number of ETIP SNET members as well as participants in the BRIDGE initiative will be partaking in various activities during European Sustainable Energy Week 2017 in Brussels. The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a week-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, […]




Wednesday. 17 May 2017

Data Management Models in Smart Grids: An Evaluation

The three models for data management for smart grids in Europe: The discussion about digitalization, big data and data management has finally reached the electricity sector. Today, we want to focus on the latter issue again, data management. Last week, we introduced the data management models that are currently discussed in Europe and North America […]




Tuesday. 09 May 2017

Germany Breaks A Solar Record — Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables

On April 30, Germany established a new national record for renewable energy use. Part of that day (during the long May 1 weekend), 85% of all the electricity consumed in Germany was being produced from renewables such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power. Patrick Graichen of Agora Energiewende Initiative says a combination of breezy and […]




Wednesday. 03 May 2017

ETIP SNET to organise four Regional Workshops across Europe in 2017 to facilitate knowledge transfer

In 2016 the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for Energy Transition formally launched its activities. As part of its mission of guiding Research, Development and Innovation activities to support Europe’s energy transition, ETIP SNET will organize 4 Regional Workshops per year over the course of the next 4 years, covering the whole European […]




Thursday. 27 April 2017

EUR 800 million EU funding available for cross-border energy infrastructure

The European Commission is releasing €800 million of funding for projects in the areas of electricity, gas and smart grids infrastructure. The projects will strengthen the EU’s internal energy market, enhance security of energy supply, and help provide clean, sustainable energy for Europe.  The 2017 call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy […]




Thursday. 20 April 2017

SEDC Report 2017: Explicit Demand Response in Europe – Mapping the Markets

The empowerment of consumers is increasingly recognised as a central driver of the energy transition, enabling a cleaner, healthier and cost-effective energy system. The report maps the progress of Member States in enabling “explicit” Demand Response, reviewing the regulatory structures of 18 countries: 16 EU Member States, plus Norway and Switzerland. The research shows that […]




Friday. 14 April 2017

Have your say on proposed oil and smart grids projects for Projects of Common Interest list

A public consultation has opened on energy infrastructure projects in the areas of oil and smart grids that have been submitted to the European Commission as potential Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). To receive PCI status, a project must be considered essential for completing the EU’s internal energy market and for reaching the EU’s energy […]




Tuesday. 11 April 2017

ETIP SNET discusses the future of Europe’s energy landscape

ETIP SNET held its fifth Governing board meeting and first National Stakeholders Coordination Group Meeting to discuss the implementation of Europe´s Energy Transition. Among the many sessions held on the 27th and 28th of March in Brussels, the ETIP SNET Governing Board offered an update on the activities of the ETIP SNET Working Groups, who’s […]




Monday. 10 April 2017

Old Coal Mines Could Have A Future In Green Energy Storage

Germany continues its transition from coal to renewables thanks to some clever engineering Energiewende (energy transition). That’s the name of the German government’s ambitious goal to transform their energy landscape over the next few decades. By 2025, they want 35-40% of their electricity to come from renewable energy sources. By 2035, they’re targeting 55-60%. And […]




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