At the end of 2018, EU legislators have finalised the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package. With this new legislative framework, project's like WiseGRID prove to have even more relevance in today’s energy landscape with its aim to provide a set of solutions and technologies to increase the smartness, stability and security of an open, consumer-centric European energy grid.
This report, published by the European Commission, lists the numerous benefits the new EU rules will provide, from different angles – environmental, economic, security of supply, consumer, international, and from a longer time scale. The key message is that these changes are good for the planet, good for growth and jobs, and good for consumers. It is no coincidence that we called it the 'Clean energy for all Europeans' package. In the face of the 21st century’s global energy challenges, the EU is leading the clean energy transition: striving for a more secure, competitive and sustainable energy system which will address the existential challenge of our time - climate change. By setting ambitious energy and climate targets for 2030, the EU is giving a clear sense of direction; in addition to these targets, it provides a stable legal framework to foster the necessary investment. But this is not the end of the road: with its 2050 long-term climate neutrality strategy, the EU is also looking further ahead than 2030, and setting the foundations for what a cleaner planet will look like by the middle of the century and beyond.
12 Jul 2019
Published: 11 June 2019, by the European Commission
An EU-funded project has developed nine innovative products to help integrate homes and businesses into a smart European electricity grid. The aim is to make green energy smarter, easier and cheaper to use at home and work - good for the pocket, the planet and Europe's energy security.
The EU Horizon 2020 project WiseGRID is preparing to start demonstration projects at five pilot sites in Belgium, Italy, Spain and Greece. The project aims to empower citizens with a combination of smart technologies that will also allow distributed renewable energy sources (RES) to be efficiently managed in the grid. Starting this summer, it will demonstrate virtual power plants, vehicle-to-grid, storage systems and decentralized control automation of the distribution network.
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