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IEA Market Series Report: Coal 2018 published – with a contribution by ewi ER&S

18 December 2018 | As in the previous years, ewi ER&S again contributed to the IEA’s annual Market Report on coal. The main findings of the report: After two years of decline, the coal demand has been rising again by 1% in 2017. The same is expected for 2018. Despite media attention being given to divestments and moves away from coal, and despite actors such as utilities and financial investors are rather reserved with new investments into coal production, the global coal demand is expected to remain stable through 2023. [IEA Market Series Report: Coal 2018]

ewi ER&S analyses flexibility potential of households for the network-related reduction of demand peaks

11 December 2018 | In future, increased use of heat pumps and electric cars in the building and transport sectors could create new requirements for network expansion and operation, especially in the low-voltage networks. The increased use of heat pumps and electric cars has an impact on the quantity of electricity demanded and on the temporal structure of electricity demand. Against this backdrop, ewi ER&S analyses the question as to which flexibility potentials could be used cost-effectively in households in the future. The short study was prepared within the ENSURE Kopernikus project "New network structures". [Short study (in German)]

Virtual Institute Power to Gas and Heat presents final report. ewi ER&S is a partner and co-coordinator

24 October 2018 | The „Virtual Institute Power to Gas and Heat“ (Virtuelles Institut Strom zu Gas und Wärme), supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and by the Cluster EnergieForschung of EnergieAgentur.NRW, combines the competence of seven different research institutes in examining the integration of flexibility options into the energy system on both an inter- and transdisciplinary level. The results of the research that was carried out in the Virtual Institute SGW project between 2015 and 2017 are presented in the final report, divided into five volumes. ewi ER&S is a partner and co-coordinator of the Virtual Institute SGW project, coordinating and contributing to “Volume I: System and Location Analyses” as well as contributing to “Volume II: Analyses of Technology Pathways” and “Volume V: Technology Datasheets”. [Final report on the site of VI SGW] [Brochure] [Management Summary] [Volume I] [Volume II] [Volume III] [Volume IV] [Volume V]