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14 . 11 . 2012
Heading for a Sustainable Energy Future 2050
Extract from the speech of Matteo Codazzi (CEO at CESI) at the 3rd Dii Desert Energy Conference, held in Berlin on November 7th, 2012 The Target Europe is undoubtedly a forerunner in the actions towards a sustainable energy future. Following a debate started in 2007, in 2009 the EU Parliament and Council set binding targets on […]
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27 . 09 . 2012
Volatile RES & Thermal Plants flexibility
IntroductionWith the aim of reducing CO2 emissions and dependency from fossil fuels, in various countries the sharp increase of electrical RES (Renewable Energy Sources) as a result of policies of substantial subsidies is creating problems to an efficient and reliable operation of the electrical power system. Both transmission and distribution systems have to face an […]
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03 . 08 . 2012
Doing Business in a sustainable way
​Euro-zone is facing an economic crisis that can undermine the commitment to tackle environmental issues. This is one of the key messages by the European Environmental Agency, reported in a recent publication entitled “Building the future we want”. The 2012 edition explores the environmental impacts of our consumption and production patterns and how these can […]
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06 . 07 . 2012
Supergrid VS distributed generation
Super Grid, Smart Grid, Renewable Energy Sources, Distributed Generation and other fashion concepts can be astonishing when they are put together and not clearly harmonized. In fact they only apparently, but not really, imply opposite visions of the future power system. Distributed Generation (DG) has been associated, at first, with a “small scale” concept of […]
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13 . 01 . 2012
The best network: no network
The electric power system is the most meaningful example of a “system”, made by components that are connected together to interact. In comparison with other systems, such as internet, highways, railways, natural gas infrastructures, the electric system is the most coupled one, namely any event can affect all the other elements of the network, even […]
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