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IDEA_09.03.2015

The Value of Certification

​Following powerful growth in the second half of last century, today’s certifications market is in flux, with both technicians and experts questioning the real value of certifications. As a consequence the certification body is increasingly the heart of this process and its choice, its engagement is the new challenge for companies asking for conformity assessment services. CERTIFICATION A certifier [...]

IDEA_16.02.2015

HVDC Environmental Impact

The environmental impact of an HVDC interconnection system HVDC SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT HVDC technology is the only feasible solution when crossing long marine distances. This is the case of some electric interconnection projects in the Mediterranean Sea area. In fact, for long-distance transmission, HVDC systems may be less expensive and suffer lower electrical losses and underwater power cables avoids [...]

IDEA_01.05.2014

HVDC: Back to the future

​The future began in Gotland in 1950. It is here, between this island 90 kilometers off the coast of Sweden and the mainland, that the first direct current connection for the transmission of electricity was made. Though limited in size and power, the project has had enormous resonance. In fact, the prototype developed by ABB showed the world that transmitting energy in HVDC is possible. The technology [...]

IDEA_20.12.2013

Dam Safety for Hydropower Development

Hydropower projects can actively contribute topoverty reduction and life quality enhancementin local communities Hydropower is renewable because it draws its essential energy from the sun which drives the hydrologic cycle that, in turn, provides a continuous renewable supply of water. Hydropower accounts for more than 92 percent of all renewable energy generated and continues to be one of the most [...]

IDEA_07.02.2013

Smart grids for preventing blackouts?

​ Transmission adequacy problems versus electrical growing consumptions, control and protection technological ageing, unpredictable renewable sources penetration, unbundling and market distortion effects, lack of coordination between system operators… are just examples of possible root causes which led  to partial or total blackouts in recent years worldwide. USA and European large disturbances on [...]

IDEA_21.01.2013

ORP Potential can enhance flexibility

High operational flexibility (e.g. the ability of a power plant for fast start-up and to adjust load output as a function of changing of market requirement) is an essential pre-requisite to ensure economic success in a liberalized market. Plants under cycling duty are subjected to excursions of temperature, pressure, water flow rate, making very difficult to follow appropriate cycle chemistry guideline [...]

NEWS_13.04.2015

CESI on the news

​Latest press coverage 13/4/2015 - Tech in Italy - Exporting the smart grids [...]

NEWS_01.04.2015

Hydrogeological instability Conference

On March 31st, CESI organized and coordinated a Conference on “Hydrogeology [...]

NEWS_17.03.2015

Hannover Messe 2015

​“Solutions for a market in transition” is the chore theme for the Energy exhibition [...]

NEWS_09.03.2015

CESI at first Cable Middle East 2015 – Abu Dhabi (UAE)

​1st Advanced Cable Middle East 2015 conference brought together over 110 senior [...]

NEWS_25.02.2015

EJ: February's issue is now available

​This new issue of our Energy Journal deals with a crucial topic: tumultuous [...]

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