E-Newsletter No : 46


No: 46 - November 2017

First of Turkish nuclear students in Russia to graduate
Thirty-five Turkish nuclear engineering students will graduate in three months from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) of Russia's National Research Nuclear University, according to MEPhI Foreign Student's Faculty Deputy Head Olga Petukhova on Friday.
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Licenses not required for Turkish car charging stations
Turkish electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be able to function without an operator license according to Turkish energy watchdog's proposed legislation, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said Thursday.
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Efficient energy usage helps households save up to 30% on costs
Improvements in energy efficiency is helping households worldwide save up to 30 percent of their annual energy budget last year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report on Thursday.

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Blue Planet II: can we really halt the coral reef catastrophe?
The third episode of the BBC’s Blue Planet II spectacularly described a series of fascinating interactions between species on some of the most pristine reefs in the world. These reefs, analogous to bustling cities, are powered by sunlight, and provide space and services for a wealth of marine life.
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French-German partnership achieves 46% PV conversion efficiency in the lab
France-based semiconductor maker Soitec and technology firm CEA-Leti in partnership with Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have tested a multi-junction photovoltaic cell that converts 46% of solar light into electrical energy.
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Europe's first blockchain project to stabilize the power grid launches: TenneT and sonnen expect results in 2018
Bayreuth, Wildpoldsried, 2 November 2017. The first pilot project in Europe using decentralized networked home energy storage systems and blockchain technology to stabilize the power grid formally kicked off. Transmission system operator TenneT has been sucessfully using those home energy storage systems for redispatch. With this and after several months of preparation, TenneT and the world’s largest residential energy storage company sonnen launched the pilot phase of the project, which is expected to continue until mid 2018.
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Report on electricity interconnection targets: towards a “project proposal target”

The European Commission established the Expert Group on electricity interconnection targets in March 2016. The Expert Group transmitted its report to Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete in October 2017.

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3rd ELDER R&D in Energy Workshop
19 December 2017 / Ankara, Turkey
20. Electricity Power Conference
19-22 March 2018 / USA