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Marcus Brennenstuhl

With a Masters in sustainable energy competence, Marcus tells us all about his work as an academic researcher on the Sim4Blocks project.
January 28th, 2019|People Profiles, Popular News|

Every little helps…big boost for smaller electricity providers

National Grid’s electricity control room has this week introduced a new ‘Distributed Resource’ Desk that enables power system engineers to give instructions much faster to smaller generators, battery storage operators, and demand side response providers – in the first 24 hours of operation, the number of bids and offers accepted by the control room from […]

January 28th, 2019|Popular News|

Claire Perry: ‘From power stations to solar panels, the future is local’

An opinion piece from the Energy Minister

From power stations to solar panels, the future is local.

With over 50% of our power last year coming from low carbon sources such as offshore wind farms, a clean growth revolution is well underway, cutting carbon emissions and replacing dirty coal with clean energy.

This revolution has also taken root […]

January 21st, 2019|Popular News|

Resolving conflict: can suppliers and aggregators work together?

Aggregators are becoming suppliers and suppliers are becoming aggregators, but can the two parties collaborate to help customers maximise the value of their flexibility and where does best value lie? The Energyst asked Flexitricity and Npower for their thoughts

Click on the images to enlarge. The article can found on page 40.

(Article sourced from: The Energyst Magazine)

January 17th, 2019|Popular News|

Sim4Blocks attends building performance conference in Asia

Sim4Blocks attended and presented on the future of demand response at the 4th Asia Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the 3-5 December 2018.

The biannual IBPSA ASIM2018 conference is a platform for academics, professionals, consultants, designers, engineers and research students to exchange ideas, knowledge and […]

January 4th, 2019|Popular News|

New voluntary code of conduct for demand side response

Business are invited to give their views and register their interest on a new voluntary code of conduct for demand side response(DSR) aimed at providing customer confidence and supporting market growth.

Called Flex Assure, it sets common standards for businesses that co-ordinate or aggregate demand response from individual customers.

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), along with 17 […]

December 17th, 2018|Popular News|

How to balance the grid using energy efficiency as a tradable resource

Metered energy efficiency could unlock the holy grail of a market-based approach to cutting carbon, pulling in financiers, cutting the need for network investment and unlocking new business models. Brendan Coyne reports

A UK-US partnership is attempting to embed a standardised, automated approach to real-time energy efficiency measurement into the GB energy system.

The firms involved believe […]

December 10th, 2018|Popular News|

Beis, the ADE, GridBeyond and Eurac explore market reforms and DSR

Representatives from the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the government’s department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) visited Eurac, a European foundry using GridBeyond’s energy technology to participate in energy services, demand-side response (DSR) programmes and the Capacity Market.

The visit created an opportunity for the ADE and Beis to observe production processes and […]

December 7th, 2018|Popular News|

EU Parliament approves energy efficiency, renewable targets

The new rules are expected to help households and businesses reduce their energy bills while cutting carbon emissions

The European Parliament has approved new targets to increase the use of renewables and improve energy efficiency.

At least 32% of the EU’s energy use must come from renewable sources and energy efficiencymust be increased by 32.5% by 2030 under new rules agreed by […]

December 3rd, 2018|Popular News|

Press Release: Measuring the potential energy flexibility of EU building stock

Analysing the suitability of buildings for energy saving services is a costly process. The Sim4Blocks project has been examining the effectiveness of two approaches for assessing the demand response capabilities of buildings, with the aim of increasing the implementation of flexible energy services across the EU on a large scale in a quick and cost-effective […]

November 29th, 2018|Popular News|