Tag: power systems

A flexible power system in Europe

The report “A flexible power system in Europe: Integrated vision for flexibility to enable the clean energy future” has been prepared by Eurelectric. The report showcases the steps to procure flexibility solutions via a market-based approach with concrete examples coming from different companies in Europe. In this respect, Eurelectric has identified a set of key principles that align with the current European regulatory framework and that should guide development of upcoming network codes.

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Complete rethink of U.S. electricity transmission is needed to manage climate change: Niskanen Center

Most analyses find that to manage climate change, the United States will need to double or triple the size of its electric transmission system to move low-cost wind and solar energy around the nation and back it up with always-on power plants. But a newly released report from Clean Air Task Force and the Niskanen Center finds that the current piecemeal, project-by-project approach to expanding U.S. electricity transmission won’t get us there. It instead calls for a new system to rapidly scale capacity — including by potentially establishing a National Transmission Organization that would plan, site, and fund a national grid to ensure that burdens and benefits are fairly shared.

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Redesigning the national electricity market in Australia

The Energy Security Board (ESB) in Australia released its recommendations for the redesign of the national electricity market on August 26, 2021. These were submitted to energy ministers on the Energy National Cabinet Reform Committee (ENCRC) at the end of July 2021. The ESB is recommending four key pathways for reform to manage both the orderly exit of old technologies (especially ageing coal fuelled generation) and pave the way for new technologies.

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