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Successful utilities will in the future no longer supply power from large and centralised networks and send out bills to faceless customers. As electricity demand and supply dynamics change, they will need to shift their focus away from passively providing electricity to managing a complex interplay between consumer, electricity provider and network.
Scandinavia is a hotbed of innovative smart grid projects, the result of groundbreaking partnerships between energy companies, technology providers and energy experts. As the concept of smart energy continues to evolve, the traditional approach to centralised energy production and consumption is constantly challenged.
Exclusive interview with Paroshen Naidoo of Util Labs: the company that monitored the energy consumption at COP17
You were at COP17 last year, tell us about the energy monitoring you did there? We featured at the COP17 working with the organisers of the Climate Change Response Expo (CCRE) and used this as a springboard to showcase one of our latest releases, the Consumer Consumption Console. We installed our devices at the temporary supply points at the CCR Expo which measured and stored details of the consumption per phase in real time. The area and expo was wired such that we measured the different marquees and different loads separately. This gave the organisers the power to make decisions in line with reducing peak consumption and total consumption, in turn minimising their carbon footprint as a result of electricity usage.
According to a major consumer survey, more than half of all Europeans, given the right infrastructure, would opt for an electric car as their new car. They expect the number of kilometers for a fully charged battery to be 437, although the actual needs are different: the average number of kilometers driven every day is only 52.
Scandinavia is one of the pioneering regions in ‘smart energy’, with some of the highest levels of renewable power globally. It has championed smart meters and smart grid developments, with local utilities seen as the world’s leaders in innovative schemes in consumer engagement and integration of smart devices.
Smart grid is seen by many as rewriting the energy rule book, in the way energy is produced, managed and consumed and is intricately linked to the integration of large scale renewables, wind and solar in particular.
Metering International, the leading global publication on utility metering, has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 North American Metering International Excellence Awards. Winners to be honored at Metering, Billing/MDM America on March 13th in San Diego
On November 25th, The Danish Government presented its plan to secure the countries’ energy future. Titled Our Energy, the strategy presents specific measures for fulfilling the government’s goal of stimulating green growth.
Timothée Noël of the European Commission has just confirmed his involvement in ESCO Europe 2012 and will outline New Project Funding Opportunities for Energy Services, supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme. These new funding opportunities will only be announced on January 24, making ESCO Europe 2012 perfectly timed for you to understand what this announcement means for your projects.
Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) offer an innovative solution for energy efficiency projects delivering you a ‘safe bet’, long term investment opportunity. The ESCO solution is a smart and increasingly common way to implement energy efficiency improvements to building stock, delivering cost neutral energy savings to the client.
The ESCO profits from the margin between cash savings on the energy bill and the cost of improvements and their financing. For the investor/lender, this is one opportunity that monetizes energy efficiency with a guaranteed ROI.