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Preparation Technology Platform Future Grids
 Parliamentary Evening, 2004-11-30, Brussels
organised by MVV Energie, Germany
Renewable Energy Sources and Future Electricity Grids
EU-funded research on distributed generation

A key strategic objective of the EU in the energy domain is to significantly increase the share of electricity generated from renewable energy sources and other clean technologies. The vision of a secure and sustainable energy supply has major implications for our electricity grids. To meet this future challenge, the EU is funding research on the integration of renewable energy sources and distributed generation into the electricity grids. The IRED research cluster, which continues over four years and represents several projects with a budget of 34 million Euro, aims to co-ordinate knowledge among 100 partner organisations from industry, utilities and research organisations.

For an exchange of views on the political, technical and regulatory framework that is needed in order to prepare the infrastructure for renewable energies and distributed generation whilst maintaining a high level of security of supply, a parliamentary evening took place on the eve of the First International Conference on the Integration of renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Energy Resources. IRED was pleased to had John Scott, technical director of the British regulator OFGEM, presented how the challengers are already being faced in the UK.

Electricity Networks - dull or dynamic ?
Presentation of John Scott, Technical Director, OFGEM, UK
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