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Regulation for integration

Interview to Pedro Linares "A well-designed market will result in an optimal and massive investment in renewables." Following the 2020 editorial line, this month we are dealing with a regulatory challenge: how to adjust the market to a 100% renewable system. So, we have interviewed Pedro Linares, Professor at ICAI Engeneering School and [...]

febrero 3rd, 2020|

SW for complementary simulations of technical regulations

  En el post anterior del blog analizamos la Norma Técnica de Supervisión (NTS) [1] elaborada por Red Eléctrica de España y la Asociación de Empresas de Energía Eléctrica (AELEC) y que indica cómo se deben evaluar y certificar cada uno de los requisitos técnicos establecidos en los códigos de red de conexión. [...]

enero 20th, 2020|


Interview to Carlos Fúnez "The main advantage of the hydrogen vector in comparison to the electricity vector is that it is easy to be stored." We start the year with a technological challenge: hydrogen, that is capturing attention as energy vector and it can play a basic role in the energy transition. This [...]

enero 2nd, 2020|

Editorial | 12 challenges for the energy transition

Norvento’s blog has just turned three years old. During these years we tried to give visibility to the energy of the future and to new and innovative technologies that will help in the energy transition. We have been very lucky to count on top-level collaborators from important institutions, companies, universities, etc. who have [...]

enero 1st, 2020|

Technical Regulation for renewable generation

  En el post anterior del blog se describían los requisitos técnicos que tiene que cumplir una planta de generación renovable para conectarse a la red según los nuevos códigos de red de conexión, y se introducía la Norma Técnica de Supervisión [1] (en adelante NTS) como elemento clave para la evaluación de [...]

diciembre 16th, 2019|

Airborne Wind Turbines

By David Stewart Taking advantage of the wind where it is strongest and most constant What is Airborne Wind Energy? We have all seen the proliferation of standard onshore and offshore wind turbines that convert the wind’s energy into electricity, and there has been a staggering reduction in the cost of electricity obtained [...]

diciembre 2nd, 2019|

Regulations to connect new generation installations in Spain

  Reglamento Europeo de códigos de red de conexión Cuando a principios del año 2019 analizamos los requisitos a satisfacer para poder conectar a la red una planta de generación en el marco del Código de Red Europeo (Reglamento (UE) 2016/631 [1]) en otro post de este blog, aún no conocíamos el desarrollo [...]

noviembre 26th, 2019|

High-power superconducting links

by Adela Marian In the present article, our author explains to us how magnesium diboride superconductors were used in a technology demonstration of a DC superconducting electricity transportation line. Magnesium diboride is a conductor that can operate at high temperatures (-250ºC), in comparison to other superconductors, and its manufacture is inexpensive. It is [...]

noviembre 19th, 2019|

Shared electrical vehicles

Maximizing each kWh used By Fernando Minaya We have to admit that the way we move through our cities has clearly changed. Looking back some years ago, we just had two transport options: public or private transport. Mobility is innate to human beings. We need to move for different reasons: work, leisure, etc. [...]

noviembre 13th, 2019|

Superconducting Transmission Grids

Remote, efficient and high-capacity power transmission By Amalia Ballarino In this blog entry, one of the most renowed global experts on superconductivity offers us her view on the developments she is working at and how they can be applied to the future of efficient power transmission. We would like to thank Amalia Ballarino [...]

noviembre 4th, 2019|
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