March 3rd, 2015

Energy savings in the high temperature industry (part 1)

The high temperature industry is very energy intensive, so reducing energy consumption makes good business sense. In part 1 we look at furnaces, boilers, steam and process control. In part 2 we will cover process utilities, motors & drives, industrial buildings, and energy management.

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March 2nd

EPM Academy - Building on UIE's 50 years of experience in processing technologies

 

In partnership with UIE, Leonardo ENERGY organises a techwatch on Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM). Every month, through a webinar, an EPM technology or application is presented.

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DSM University - a series of on-demand webinars building on 20 years of experience

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What's happening on Leonardo?

 

Welcome to this page where we list upcoming webinars, recently archived webinars (freely available on-demand 24/7), recent publications and help requests.

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February 27th

Power System Flexibility Strategic Roadmap

Relying almost entirely on energy from variable renewable resources will require a transformation in the way power systems are planned and operated. This report outlines steps for overcoming the challenges in creating power systems with the flexibility needed to maintain system stability and reliability while relying primarily on variable energy resources. The work is largely a synthesis of the many reports and studies on this subject.

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February 26th

Framework conditions for the integration of flexibility options

Author: 
Dierk Bauknecht
Post date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:09

Until high RES-E shares are reached flexibility is not a bottleneck. However, it is important to actually develop the options that have been modelled to increase efficiency in the short-term and provide the options needed in the long-term.

To provide an efficient amount of flexibility barriers that distort competition, hinder options from entering the market or create unnecessary demand need to be adressed.

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How demand for flexibility will develop in the German power system

Author: 
Dierk Bauknecht
Post date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 18:22

The Webinar presents the results of a research project on flexibility in the German power sector. It analyses the flexibility demand with a rising share of RES-E and compares different flexibility options.

The project consists of a model-based scenario analysis for 2020, 2030 and 2050 and applies the electricity system model PowerFlex together with a European network model to analyze import and export as a flexibility option.

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February 20th

Transforming transformers - to save a whole lot of energy

Saving an amount of energy equivalent to Germany’s annual electricity consumption might sound far-fetched. But it’s possible through the adoption of higher efficiency distribution transformers.

Distribution transformers are essential components on electricity’s long journey from the power station to the consumer. They reduce the high voltage of electric current from a power line to a lower voltage for use in industrial, commercial or domestic applications (Figure 1).

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February 17th

Horizon 2020 - SME Instrument

Author: 
Marco Bouwkamp
Post date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 22:26

The SME instrument supports close-to-the-market innovation within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and is part of the Horizon2020 framework program for Research and Innovation. The instrument targets highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and potential.

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February 13th

Burning buried sunshine: Human consumption of ancient solar energy

What would you think if I said that my car’s fuel consumption is around two tons per kilometer?

You would of course realize that I am not talking about two tons of diesel or gasoline.

Nor about some kind of jet-powered truck (photo by Jon Sullivan):

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