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Smart grid

A Smart grid is an intelligent electricity grid in which power flows are optimised to best match end-user demands with production capabilities. Relying on information technologies and sensors that measure the state of the network in real time, the Smart grid aims to improve the technical and economic quality of the electricity grid, while more efficiently integrating intermittent renewable energy sources like solar or wind power.

 

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Energy

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Energy

Video: the electric car and the energy transition
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10.28.2020 - 2 min

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Technology

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Energy

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Energy

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Energy

Understanding energy transition
“Energy transition” is one of the main elements of the ecological transition, which advocates a more sustainable [...]

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Cities & planning

Smart Cities: The top 5 smartest cities in 2020

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Cities & planning

Smart Cities: The top 5 smartest cities in 2020
The goal of smart cities is to use innovative technology to offer people a better quality of life, improve traffic [...]

05.22.2020 - 4 min

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Lifestyle

Electric vehicles in the heart of the cities of the future

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Lifestyle

Electric vehicles in the heart of the cities of the future
Faced with the dual challenge of facilitating travel while fighting traffic congestion and air pollution, the [...]

04.27.2020 - 5 min

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Energy

The challenges of stationary energy storage

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Energy

The challenges of stationary energy storage
Storing energy consists of building reserves that can later be consumed on demand, without needing to call on a [...]

12.10.2019 - 5 min

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Energy

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Energy

Vehicle To Grid: the main advantage of the electrical grid
Environmental and financial considerations are closely associated with a more sensible approach to our lifestyles. [...]

11.06.2019 - 3 min

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Energy

The island of Porto Santo visited by media from 7 European nations

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Energy

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08.30.2019 - 3 min

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Expert view

Video: Porto Santo, the first autonomous “smart island”

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Expert view

Video: Porto Santo, the first autonomous “smart island”
Electric vehicles, smart charging, vehicle-to-grid and stationary energy storage systems: Groupe Renault and its [...]

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Consumption

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Consumption

Sustainable consumption: 5 advantages of the electric car
Able to drive without making noise or producing exhaust, the electric car is already seen as one of the best [...]

06.06.2019 - 5 min

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Expert view

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Held from May 19th to 22th, the 32nd edition of the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS32) will bring together [...]

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Energy

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Energy

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Energy

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Energy

What is the smart grid?
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Partnerships

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Partnerships

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Energy

A European agreement for a circular economy of the battery

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Energy

A European agreement for a circular economy of the battery
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Cities & planning

In South Korea, Songdo leads the Smart City of tomorrow

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Cities & planning

In South Korea, Songdo leads the Smart City of tomorrow
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Cities & planning

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Cities & planning

Video: In Porto Santo, the energy transition barrels ahead
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