Transmission

The Transportation Grid: How utilities can drive the future of transport | Utility Dive

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The average car’s idleness presents an opportunity to use price signals to encourage charging during off-peak hours. Several studies have found that, by using time of use pricing for EV charging stations, utilities can get owners to charge their vehicles during periods of low power demand. The benefits of such price signals are substantial: When EVs are charged off peak, consumers face lower energy prices, and utilities increase revenues without the need to invest in new grid or generating capacity. Source: The Transportation Grid: How utilities can drive the future of transport | Utility Dive

Ambitious interconnection plans could transform Europe: pv-magazine

June 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has awarded the first 15 of a total 34 energy infrastructure projects that will receive a cumulative funding of €647 million ($720 million) to cover expenses for their preliminary studies (e.g. regulatory or environmental studies). The projects, said the European Commission, aim to upgrade existing and develop new energy transmission infrastructure required to promote Europe’s energy security and “will also support the deployment of large-scale renewable energy”. Source: Ambitious interconnection plans could transform Europe: pv-magazine