March 3rd, 2015
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.Read full article
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.Read full article
Welcome to this page where we list upcoming webinars, recently archived webinars (freely available on-demand 24/7), recent publications and help requests.Read full article
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.Read full article
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.Read full story
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.Read full story
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).Read full article
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.Read full story
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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