DNV GL launches GPM Horizon

World’s first data monitoring platform for integrated wind, solar and energy storage systems. GPM Horizon enables future-proof fleet management by integrating digitalization technologies and combined renewables systems in one tool. DNV GL is launching GPM Horizon, the world’s first data monitoring tool with full integration of current and future renewable energy systems including solar PV, wind and energy storage assets. GPM Horizon enables future-proof fleet management by bringing digitalization technologies and integrated renewables systems together in one tool, which are the key drivers for the global energy transition. Global energy forecasters, including the International Energy Agency, foresee a rapid growth in renewable sources. In its 2017 Energy Transition Outlook DNV

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Members of WISE expert network shine at Innovation Week

Four members of the WISE expert network took part in a panel titled A Smart and Sustainable Future: Climate. Energy. Architecture, held as part of Innovation Week 2018, confirming that women are committed leaders of sustainable development in Serbia. The panel was opened by Biljana Filipović, assistant environmental protection minister in charge of international cooperation and EU integration, who provided an overview of the current situation and planned activities in the area of climate change in Serbia and confirmed that the adoption of a law on climate change is expected in late 2018. Maja Turković, sustainable energy consultant, moderated this dynamic panel, which also featured Ankica Barbulov, managing director of

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Higher Shares of Renewable Energy Central to Sustainable Development Across Southeast Asia

New IRENA market analysis sees renewable energy driving growth and expanding energy access in Southeast Asia Southeast Asian countries are on course to meet their aspirational renewable energy target of a 23 per cent share of total primary energy supply by 2025, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Achieving this target would also significantly improve the access to affordable clean energy in the region in line with its pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7. In the report, Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia – launched during the United Nations Global SDG7 Conference in Bangkok, IRENA highlights that renewable energy is proving key to expanding

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EU Auditors publish Background Paper on wind and solar power production

​The European Court of Auditors has today published a Background Paper on EU and Member State support for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation. Background Papers follow the announcements of audits and provide information on ongoing audit tasks. They are a source of information for those interested in the policy and/or programmes being audited. Today’s Paper describes the work being carried out in connection with an audit that is underway, which comprises analysing the design, implementation and monitoring of both EU and national strategies for wind and solar PV power generation from 2009 onwards, and EU and national funding for their development. Electricity generation is the sector in which

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EU Doubling Renewables by 2030 Positive for Economy, Key to Emission Reductions

New IRENA report outlines how increasing share of renewables to 34% can boost economy, and help meet emission reductions goals The European Union (EU) can increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34 per cent by 2030 – double the share in 2016 – with a net positive economic impact, finds a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), launched in Brussels. Presenting the findings during a launch event, ‘Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union’ – developed at the request of the European Commission – IRENA’s Director-General Mr. Adnan Z. Amin highlighted that achieving higher shares of renewable energy is possible with today’s technology,

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Mix of flexibility solutions needed to stabilize power grids and avoid outages

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has released a new position paper on flexibility resources for power systems ‘Flexibility in the power system: The need, opportunity and value of flexibility’. The paper looks at the value, benefits and opportunities for the various flexibility options, as well as the costs and the barriers to their adoption. The white paper evaluates all the feasible options for flexibility in power systems looking at their costs, benefits and areas of applicability. Furthermore, it explores the various barriers – both economic and regulatory – organizations need to consider when developing their flexibility service offering. Power systems need to

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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies   More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market. “Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012, when just over seven million people were working in the sector,” said IRENA Director-General

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Enertis in France – Entering one of the most promising European renewable markets in the coming years

France is widely thought one of the most promising European renewable markets, since its renewable energy legal framework was modified in 2015. Enertis is opening a new office in Paris to be part of this new energy transformation in the French renewables market. Through the promulgation of the new ‘Energy Transition for Green Growth Act’ (Energy Transition Act) in 2015, France fully committed to an energy transformation, aiming to increase the share of renewable energy in its gross final energy consumption to 32 percent by 2030. To achieve this goal, France’s multiannual program of energy (PPE) sets objectives for the further development of renewable energy, specifying concrete target capacities for

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375,000 times renewable energy for Germany

One third of the installed capacity of EEG installations is connected to the E.ON grid According to the latest figures for 2016, about 375,000 installations funded under Renewable Energy Act (EEG) are connected to the E.ON grid in Germany. These systems have a total installed capacity of 34 gigawatt (GW), the equivalent of about 100 large offshore wind farms or roughly one third of Germany’s total installed capacity from EEG installations of about 100 GW. No other company in Germany has more green electricity fed into its grids than E.ON. In the service areas of the E.ON grid operators in northern Germany – Avacon, E.DIS and Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG –

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Russia Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

Russia has abundance of all renewable energy sources which can be scaled up to fuel economic growth Russia can increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from roughly 3 per cent today to more than 11 per cent by 2030, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of renewables between 2014 and 2030. Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian Federation, was presented to high-level stakeholders at a meeting today in Moscow, between the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and IRENA. “The global energy transition is underway, with

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