Resources

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European Electricity Summary

“European Electricity Summary 2020”: Volatile weather saw levels of wind generation across Europe hit record levels in February 2020. Data from energy market analyst EnAppSys showed that wind power amounted to an average output of 85.4GW – equivalent to over two hundred 400MW coal units of power generation – in February 2020. 

Blowing Away Limitations on Wind Farms in the Irish Power Market

“Blowing Away Limitations on Wind Farms in the Irish Power Market”: Investment in technology and system services can help TSOs operate the power grid in a stable, secure manner while boosting renewable generation for a greener future. That’s the key finding from this research conducted by energy data analyst EnAppSys on the Irish power market.

France is Europe’s biggest net electricity exporter

“France is Europe’s biggest net electricity exporter”: The European energy market is getting more and more interconnected. Which countries are the biggest importers and exporters today? And where are they relatively to their demand? This report explains.

Speaker Presentations

Data: The New Life Blood of the Transformed Energy System – and Beyond!

2050 will be an important year for the entire world, but even more pressing will be the next ten years on the global energy agenda if we are to hit the net-zero target for decarbonisation. We cover designing the system around consumers, and sizing the system around demand.

Presented by:
Laura Sandys CBE, Chair, Energy Data Taskforce

Policy: Piecing the Jigsaw Together for a Holistic Transition

How does the policy puzzle fit together to achieve the most seamless and efficient energy transition in Europe and beyond? It’s clear that robust policies and guidelines are needed to increase technology adoption across the sector and maintain a strong bottom line. This session will explore:

  • The impact of policies already in place to increase technology adoption and encourage transformation
  • Is the UK further ahead in terms of the digital energy transition? What other regions or markets are leading the charge?
  • Which technologies are at the forefront of the transition at the moment?
  • Next steps to increase energy efficiency measures and low carbon tech


Presented by:
Caroline Clapham, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP
Dr. Jan Rosenow, Principal and European Programme Director, Regulatory Assistance Project
Dr. Jeffrey Hardy, Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London

EDITORIAL Resources

Our in-house editorial team has been charting the growth of the solar and energy storage industries for a decade, amassing a comprehensive library of reports, technical papers and analyses. Here, the editorial team has highlighted a series of resources relevant to the topics to be discussed within the Digital Summits series.

Blackouts and Batteries: How storage saved the UK grid

At 4:52pm on Friday 9 August 2019, the UK suffered its first wide-scale blackout in over a decade. More than 1.1 million consumers were plunged into the dark as rail lines screeched to a halt, traffic lights failed and even airports reported problems. Liam Stoker looks at the root causes, and how battery storage came to the rescue

Digitalisation and its impact on the solar energy industry

Digital technologies have the potential to transform the solar industry as it continues to seek greater efficiencies and lower costs. But as Dana Olson writes, a lack of both digital skills and mindset within organisations are key barriers to realising the full benefits of the technologies now available.

Power to the people

The UK’s energy retail market is witnessing an exodus of customers leaving the so-called Big Six for independent suppliers, who are attracting them with home solar systems and a battery to match. Liam Stoker uncovers what’s behind the trend for new energy suppliers taking to domestic PV.

Smart neighbourhood, smart micro-grid

Micro-grids can offer a resilient and secure alternative for both rural and city communities. Molly Lempriere looks at some of the micro-grids around the world that are transforming the way neighbourhoods produce and consume electricity.

Flex and flexibility

Power markets are evolving and beginning to value flexibility ahead of generation. As the UK’s networks companies move to embrace flexible generation assets, Liam Stoker spoke to some of the country’s leading providers to identify the hurdles and solutions to a more flexible power grid.

Using batteries to reduce the impact of grid maintenance

Batteries are increasingly widely used in grid balancing, but there are many more applications where a battery can play an important role. With electric grids requiring periodic maintenance, batteries can stand in for the grid during downtime in order to reduce the impact on industry and households, writes Dieter Castelein.

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