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State-Sponsored Smart Grid Pilot Projects Demonstrate Energy Savings Potential

On 17/18 January 2013 the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) hosted the “E-Energy – Smart Energy Made in Germany” final conference at which the results of six state-sponsored smart grid projects carried out in six pilot regions in Germany were being presented. According to the BMWi press release the results are promising, showing energy savings potential of up to 10% for private households.

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5th German-Japanese Environment Talks in Berlin

Ursula Heinen-Esser, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), opened the 5th German-Japanese Environment Talks in Berlin yesterday. The conference focuses on smart solutions for a sustainable energy supply including topics like smart cars and smart homes.

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Smart Grid Pilot Projects in Germany – First Project Completed

Under the auspices of the government sponsored support programme, smart grids are currently being tested in six pilot regions in Germany. A new brochure provides an overview of the different projects and first results of on „E-Energy – IKT-basiertes Energiesystem der Zukunft“ (E-Energy – ICT-based energy systems of the future). The eTelligence project that took place in northern Germany, in the city of Cuxhaven, has been sucessfully completed in late November.

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Bird & Bird Smart Grids Blog

Bird & Bird recently launched its Smart Grids Blog. It presently covers smat grid developments in Britain and at EU level, and you will soon also see German smart grid posts on it. 

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Federal Network Agency Published Green Paper on Smart Grids and Smart Markets

On 2 January the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) published a green paper (Eckpunktepapier) on “Smart Grids and Smart Markets”.  With this paper BNetzA intends to initiate a more intensive discussion about smart grids and about the further development of the energy supply system.

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IRIN Project Presents New Discussion Paper on Incentive Regulation and Return on Equity

The IRIN project published a new discussion paper that evaluates the influences of incentive regulation on the return on equity of German network operators, in particular with respect to the establishment of smart grids. Continue reading ‘IRIN Project Presents New Discussion Paper on Incentive Regulation and Return on Equity’

E-Energy Annual Convention Highlights Smart Grid Pilot Projects

More than 300 experts convene in Berlin for the 2nd E-Energy Convention on 11/12 January 2010. The convention highlights smart grid pilot projects.

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E.ON Tests Smart Grid Ability of Peugot iOn Electric Cars

E.ON announced to test 60 Peugeot iOn electric vehicles in two communities in Lower Saxony. During the field test, the households of the test drivers shall be integrated into a smart grid for the first time.

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Federal Network Agency to Enhance Competition in Metering Market

The Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has regulated business processes, data formats and standardized contracts for metering points and the measurement of energy, in an effort to enhance competition in the smart meter market. The move is intended to create conditions that allow competitors of the current grid operators to offer smart meters for electricity and gas.

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BDEW Warns of Slow Grid Expansion

BDEW, the federal association of the electricity and water industry, warned of the slow expansion of the German grids, saying it did not keep up with the expansion of renewables.

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