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Cosylab: We Want to Enter the Energy Sector with Advanced Industry ApplicationsPhoto: Igor Verstovšek; Foto: arhiv Cosylab

Cosylab: We Want to Enter the Energy Sector with Advanced Industry Applications

April 22, 2019 | Valerija Hozjan
RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies

The Slovenian technology company Cosylab, established 20 years ago under the auspices of Slovenia’s biggest research institute JSI (Jožef Stefan Institute), has 188 employees, 45 of which operate abroad, and is successfully alternating between the fields of science and industry. “It is our strategic focus to maintain and build upon our position in the field of particle accelerator control...


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Kristian Ruby, Eurelectric: Europe Will Need a Lot of New Power CapacitiesPhoto: David Plas

Kristian Ruby, Eurelectric: Europe Will Need a Lot of New Power Capacities

April 15, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Energy policy | Economy

Europe wants to decarbonise the power sector and expand the use of electricity across society at the same time. This means that a quite significant build out of the power sector needs to start as soon as possible, stressed Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric, in an interview with Energetika.NET. In this regard, Ruby mentioned that in addition to wind, solar and hydro, some countries...


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T. Kmecl and P. Novak, Kolektor Etra: The Transformer Industry is Always EvolvingPhoto: Aleš Beno

T. Kmecl and P. Novak, Kolektor Etra: The Transformer Industry is Always Evolving

April 8, 2019 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

Kolektor Etra, the Slovenian manufacturer of power transformers and autotransformers (of up to 500 MVA rated power and 420 kV rated voltage), ended the year as expected – with a turnover of over EUR 100 million and a somewhat lower profit than the year before. The management of the company, which also received the exporter of the year award in 2018, focuses not only on the changes in the energy...


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Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Hitachi: Energy Should Have a Leading Role in Society 5.0Photo: Studio Bomba

Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Hitachi: Energy Should Have a Leading Role in Society 5.0

April 1, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | RES and EE | CO2 emissions | New technologies

The Japanese development initiative Society 5.0 represents the next stage after the information revolution i.e. it represents the advent of new technologies such as AI, Big Data and the IoT. However, technology is only one aspect of Society 5.0. The second aspect is business, as Society 5.0 will promote innovation and a collaborative business ecosystem. The final, third feature is the sustainable...


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Bogovič: RES, Nuclear, and Electrification of Transport Key for DecarbonisationPhoto: arhiv poslanske skupine ELS

Bogovič: RES, Nuclear, and Electrification of Transport Key for Decarbonisation

March 25, 2019 | Energetika.NET
RES and EE | Energy policy | Economy | Startup

Smart villages, the Mladi mladim (Youth for Youth) project, blockchain, and nuclear power. These were the topics that Energetika.NET touched upon with the MEP, former Mayor of Krško (known for its nuclear power plant) and former Slovenian Minister of Agriculture and Environment. Franc Bogovič, who received the 2018 MEP Award in the category of Research and Innovation, is also the Honorary Patron...


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Dr. Anthony Hansen, Aerosol: I Envision a Sustainable Future with Renewable ElectricityPhoto: osebni arhiv

Dr. Anthony Hansen, Aerosol: I Envision a Sustainable Future with Renewable Electricity

March 18, 2019 | Alenka Žumbar
RES and EE | Transport | CO2 emissions | New technologies | Ecology

“All mention of the term ‘climate change’ has been deleted from the websites of the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Additionally, the majority of the scientists on the Clean Air Science Advisory Council have been released from their positions and replaced by people drawn from the industries whose emissions the EPA was previously supposed to understand and regulate....


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Jordan: With an Insufficient Budget ACER Will Be Like a Tiger on a Short LeashPhoto: osebni arhiv

Jordan: With an Insufficient Budget ACER Will Be Like a Tiger on a Short Leash

March 11, 2019 | Alenka Žumbar, Tanja Srnovršnik
Energy policy | New technologies | Economy

The global as well as European energy landscapes are seeing rapid progress, and the sector in Slovenia is no exception. On the contrary, Slovenia has large and small enterprises as well as innovators that are successful in entering or consolidating their position in the energy products market, said Romana Jordan, Advisor to the Director of the Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI), Member of the Governing...


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Željko Puljić, Iskratel: Smart Grids Are Already HerePhoto: Iskratel

Željko Puljić, Iskratel: Smart Grids Are Already Here

March 4, 2019 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies | Economy

The Iskratel Group's 2018 revenue was just below EUR 104 million, up around 15% from 2017. “The 2019 target is slightly above EUR 109 million,” the CEO of Iskratel, Željko Puljić, has said. In his interview for Energetika.NET, he explained how the company invested in industry 4.0, and how what used to be primarily an ICT company was increasingly engaging in energy projects, mostly with a...


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Aleksander Mervar: ELES Enters Its Most Challenging Investment Cycle to DatePhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

Aleksander Mervar: ELES Enters Its Most Challenging Investment Cycle to Date

February 25, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Energy policy

In 2019, the Slovenian transmission system operator for electricity, ELES, is starting a three-year investment cycle. Worth around EUR 340 million, it will be incomparable in size, value and the complexity of the equipment installed in the transmission system to any investment made in the Slovenian electric power grid so far, said the CEO of ELES, Aleksander Mervar, in his latest interview for...


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Bulc: EU to Spend Several bn EUR on Decarbonising Transport in Next YearsPhoto: osebni arhiv

Bulc: EU to Spend Several bn EUR on Decarbonising Transport in Next Years

February 18, 2019 | Andreja Šalamun
Electricity | Oil and oil derivates | RES and EE | Transport | CO2 emissions | New technologies | Economy | Ecology

Transport is one of the few areas to receive more funds in the EU’s next financial perspective than previously. As the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, told Energetika.NET in an interview, over EUR 30.6 billion will be made available in the EU budget for projects in the framework of CEF (Connecting Europe Facility), 60% of which will go to the decarbonisation of transport. Bulc...


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