ROUND-UP: DEWA and Kepco smart grid, 7MW Iran project, €1.24 billion for Lithuania

Credit: SATBA

DEWA and KEPCO complete solar-wind-storage smart grid

20 January: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) have inaugurated a Smart Grid Station (SGS) in Al Ruwayyah, Dubai. 

The SGS includes a 200kW PV system, a 9kW wind turbine, and a 500kWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system. The station also includes over 2,000 sensors based on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and smart meters distributed throughout the facility to monitor power and water demand data in real-time for the purpose of improved energy and water management, with the potential to reduce demand when required by eliminating non-critical loads through smart lighting, smart power outlets, and smart air conditioning system. The SGS is also integrated with a smart chiller system through a building management system, and a 100-tonne thermal energy storage system, which stores surplus cooling energy to be used when required, thereby reducing the demand on the smart chiller system.

Krinner Solar completes 7MW solar project in Hamedan, Iran

20 January: Krinner Solar Energy has built a 7MW solar project in Bashik Tapeh of the Iranian province of Hamedan. 

The project was supported by €7.75 million investment from Germany. Of the project, 1MW uses trackers and 6MW is fixed tilt. To date, six large-scale PV projects with capacity of 45.4MW have been installed in Hamedan, including more than 22 rooftop and C&I projects.

EU approves €1.24 billion support for renewables in Lithuania

1 January: The European Commission has approved a €1.24 billion support package for renewable energy in Lithuania running up to 2029.

Lithuania is one of 11 EU member states to already be sourcing 20% of its energy from renewables.

The Commission will financially support producers of clean electricity across Lithuania through a levy paid by the final user. As part of the package, the Lithuanian government also announced that it would give energy-heavy industries a reduced electricity levy of up to 85% they paid on the previous year if they are able to show an electro-intensity rate of 20% or more.

Read Next

PV Tech Premium
September 27, 2022
Europe must build out its own large-scale, vertically integrated solar PV manufacturing base as a means to ensure its clean energy transition.
PV Tech Premium
September 23, 2022
Plans for a temporary revenue cap on solar PV assets across the European Union (EU) could dent investor confidence in renewables, experts have warned, amid concerns that individual member states may be able to set lower caps specific to different technologies.
September 16, 2022
Industry association SolarPower Europe has welcomed a proposal from the European Commission on an EU market ban for products made using forced labour.
September 15, 2022
The European Parliament has backed plans to increase the European Union’s (EU) renewable targets as it grapples with the fallout of the war in Ukraine and the rampant energy crisis.
September 14, 2022
Solar PV plants across the European Union could be subject to a temporary revenue cap under new proposals aimed at helping energy consumers reduce their bills. 
September 13, 2022
Measures related to windfall revenues of power generators in Europe should target actual profits only and exempt renewables that do not make windfall profits, SolarPower Europe (SPE) has said.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
October 4, 2022
New York, USA
On-Demand Webinars, Solar Media Events
October 11, 2022
Virtual event
Upcoming Webinars
October 18, 2022
10am (EDT) / 4pm (CEST)