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Ireland’s new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) design

Ireland’s new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) design

What does it mean for the renewable industry in Ireland? On Tuesday 24th July, the Government of the Republic of Ireland approved the design of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS). This long-awaited decision has provided some clar ...

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Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

I used to be a distribution grid planner in an era where utilities had a steadily growing customer base, and where grid planning and load shapes were predictable. This was before renewables started becoming more cost competitive, and traditional ...

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The future of renewable developments in Ireland

The future of renewable developments in Ireland

  The Irish government has launched a public consultation on the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) - what does it mean for the future of renewable development in Ireland? The preferred option outlined in the consultation ...

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Wind resource assessment in the Maldives: Steps towards more cost-effective energy

In July 2017, the Maldives' Minister of Environment and Energy conducted a workshop on preparing a roadmap for a low-carbon development of the energy sector of the Maldives. In his remarks, he indicated that the government has an objective for 30% of ...

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2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

Cheap renewable energy part of a process which started 10,000 years ago. People who live through times of tumultuous change usually don't realise it. Most people most of the time are not hammering chunks out of the Berlin Wall or detonating atom b ...

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The two minute energy opinion - Which technology trends in renewables gives you reason to be optimistic about 2017?

The two minute energy opinion - Which technology trends in renewables gives you reason to be optimistic about 2017?

Looking back at 2016, it can be easy to get distracted by all the news about politics. In the realm of technology, things are nonetheless progressing at a rapid speed - for example, many positive developments have continued to gather speed in the ...

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Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

In November, the UK Government published an updated version of its Electricity Generation Costs analysis. This is a rigorous assessment of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for a very wide range of generation options, forecasted for 2020 and 2025. ...

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Year in Review: Top 10 Energy in Transition blog posts from 2016

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2017, we'd like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the 2016, which included hot topics around energy efficiency, wind, solar, renewable integration, smart metering, and energy st ...

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Renewables, Economic Development and Lessons from South Africa for the Middle East

Renewables, Economic Development and Lessons from South Africa for the Middle East

The Middle East and North African region is experiencing increasing levels of investment in the renewable energy sector. Markets such as Morocco, Egypt and Jordan have advanced their programs significantly whilst the countries in the Gulf region are ...

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Hybrid grids - key aspect: mix of generation

Hybrid grids - key aspect: mix of generation

This is the second blog on hybrid grids. In the first blog, I talked about the definition of hybrid grids and introduced the four key aspects. Now I will highlight and elaborate on the key aspect "mix of generation" and some of its implications for t ...

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