How can microgrid developers increase project financial attractiveness? Over 1.1 billion people in the world today do not have access to electricity. Approximately 600 million of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Distributed renewable microgrids are widely recognized for their potential to bring electricity to hundreds of millions of Sub-Saharan Africans. These village-scale assets range
ADEME study – The integration of renewable energies and energy recovery in industry: sector-based solutions
As of the 80’s, in a context of increasingly volatile energy costs and growing interest in the problem of global warming, industries began to progressively work to better control their energy efficiency and reduce their environmental footprint. Although there have been real successes, the deployment of Renewable Energies and Energy Recovery technologies (REER) has not
ENEA Consulting and 7 reference partners – Biogaz Vallée, Cryo Pur, GRDF, GRTgaz, Meridiam, TIGF and TOTAL – have published a report on their in-depth study of the French biomethane sector’s state of development. This comprehensive and objective overview is completed by ideas to boost the development of the sector. Launched in 2011, the French
Renewable energy (RE) integration in the industry is already widespread worldwide. Beyond GHG emissions reduction, it brings direct operational, economical and non-financial benefits to industrial players in a changing energy environment. ENEA Consulting published the results of a study on the integration of RE in the industry conducted in partnership with Kerdos Energy for the
Energy kiosk is a potential solution to meet productive energy need for rural electrification. This work explores the concept and highlights the differences with minigrids.
The study draws the landscape of technical solutions already available and under development for the thermal energy storage and power-to-heat sectors. It assess the value of these technologies and their techno-economic potential for 6 case studies in applications and sectors deemed of interest: district heating, industrial waste heat recovery, combined heat and power, domestic hot water.
This study offers a vision of the definition of an urban microgrid, the value brought by a microgrid in different contexts based on real case studies, and the upcoming challenges that microgrid stakeholders will face (regulation, business models, technology).
In 2015, ENEA conducted an intermediate evaluation of the bigoas project EVE of the NGO VSF-B in Rwanda. It aimed at assessing its performances and impacts and provide recommendations for a scale-up phase. This work offers a precious feedback on domestic biogas to pursue the development of this clean cooking solution in developing countries.
In the coming years, improving the industrial competitiveness implies major investments, notably those that induce a significant reduction of energy consumption of manufacturing processes. Financing major investments in the industry, which cover the integration of technological innovations or which target incremental improvement of the energy performance seems to be one of the barriers to the
The study conducted for the IEA-RETD analyses mobility uses, technology paths and policy measures to be set up in order to develop renewable power-to-gas for the non-individual road transport sector.
Mini-grids will be one of the key solutions to supply electricity in rural Zambia. ENEA supported the NGO Practical Action to shift the emphasis on sustainable business models for mini-grids.
The study, co-financed by the Tuck Foundation and KIC InnoEnergy, draws a review of power-to-gas technologies (hydrogen and synthetic methane) and assesses their economic potential for energy markets (grid injection and mobility).