The Smart Energy Collective Initiates Design of Five Smart Grid Projects

Twenty six partners of the Smart Energy Collective have signed a renewed co-operation agreement for the approval of the second phase of its smart grid initiative, which involves the development of five large-scale smart grid demonstration projects in the Netherlands. The signing follows a successful preparation period, and marks the start of the actual design … Read more

£57 Million Funding For Smarter Grid Projects in the UK

UK energy regulator Ofgem has announced that six projects are to share £57 million of funding to help local power networks become smarter. The money comes from Ofgem’s £500 million Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCN Fund). The projects will run in several areas across Britain, piloting new technology and commercial arrangements. They will create learning … Read more

Researchers Working For the Development of Next Generation Energy Technologies

Researchers from over 70 institutions funded by ten European energy research funding institutions will come together at the first annual congress of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), to be held in Brussels on 11-12 April during European Union Sustainable Energy Week. EERA was founded by the EC as part of the Strategic Technology Energy … Read more

First Annual Robert John Kane Energy Symposium – April 27-29th 2011 – Drumshanbo

An international discussion platform to provoke debate on critical energy issues will take place at the first annual Robert John Kane Energy Symposium from the 27th April to the 29th of April 2011 in Drumshanbo. Hosted by the Drumshanbo Forum, the symposium will act as the first stage of a three-part programme, generating tangible and … Read more

111.4 Million European Households Will Have Smart Meters by 2015

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17.9% between 2009 and 2015 to reach 111.4 million at the end of the period. Providing users with detailed information about their electricity consumption the … Read more