Cyber security experts team up with grid to protect Europe

A cyber security organisation and power grid operators have teamed up to protect Europe against cyber attacks. The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop regulations, practices, standards and defenses with the aim of protecting the […]

Portugal generated 70% of energy from renewables

An estimated 70% of Portugal’s electricity needs came from renewable sources in the first quarter of the year. The country’s grid operator REN suggested the record-breaking figure could be due to favourable weather conditions for hydroelectric and wind energy generation. Data from REN showed power from hydroelectric stations between January and March this year increased […]

1.4 million firms ‘will take up energy demand response’

There will be nearly one and half million commercial buildings with systems handling their energy demand or ‘demand response’ (DR) technology in the next six years. So-called demand response is when firms sign up with the grid operator and agree to lower their energy usage when electricity demand in the region outstrips generation, often in […]