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  • Jesus Lago Garcia third place winner in RTE competition on electricity consumption forecast 18.04.2018

    RTE carries out daily electricity consumption forecasts which ensure a balance between supply and demand of electricity at all times and thus guarantee the safety of the electricity system. This year they organized a challenge with the objective of making a short-term probabilistic forecast of national electricity consumption in France. Our coworker Jesus Lago Garcia came third and received a 2000€ reward.

  • ESPResSo, an Ambitious EU Funded Collaboration to Make Perovskite Solar Cells a Market Reality 17.04.2018

    LEUVEN, April 17, 2018 – Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and partner in EnergyVille, has been named the coordinator of an ambitious 3-year European Union (EU) funded project, “ESPResSo” (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules), that gathers known leaders in the field of perovskite PV technology to revolutionize Europe’s photovoltaics (PV) industry.

  • Indian Officials visit VITO/EnergyVille on a study tour under the EU-India Clean Energy & Climate Partnership 11.04.2018

    On 10 April, EnergyVille welcomed a delegation of Indian officials for a study visit in the framework of the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership.

  • ClimateLaunchpad 2018 is looking for new cleantech heroes 22.03.2018

    Also worried about climate change? Do you have a fresh, innovative or bold idea to address climate change and do you want to turn this idea into action? Or do you want to develop your own business with it? Then make sure to participate in ClimateLaunchpad 2018! www.climatelaunchpad.org

  • A new EPC from January 2019 13.03.2018

    From January 2019 the EPC will be given an extensive update. The EPC remains obligatory when buying and renting houses, apartments et cetera, so nothing changes to its field of application. However, the EPC will have a completely different look and contain new information. The EPC will look a lot more visual, the key figure is extended with a label and the recommendations become a lot more specific. EnergyVille/VITO has developed the calculation methodology for this new version of the EPC.

  • Totem: a new tool to improve the environmental performance of buildings 22.02.2018

    Flemish Minister of Environment, Joke Schauvliege, Walloon Minister of Economy, Innovation and the digital sector, Pierre-Yves Jeholet and Joël Solé from Leefmilieu Brussel have launched Totem at Batibouw. Totem [Tool to Optimise the Total Environmental impact of Materials] is a transparent, simple, digital interface for the Belgian construction industry to objectify and reduce the environmental impact of buildings. The tool is the result of an intensive collaboration of Belgium's three regions. EnergyVille/VITO provided input for the underlying algorithms of the tool.

  • KBC's Energy- and Renovation Check, scientifically underpinned by EnergyVille 20.02.2018

    KBC's Energy and Renovation Check, a user-friendly instrument that allows customers to screen their homes and make them 'future-proof' in terms of energy efficiency and consumption is currently being finalized. Based on parameters that the customer provides, it calculates the possible savings in terms of energy consumption and proposes relevant investments. The tool is scientifically underpinned by EnergyVille / VITO.

  • EnergyVille provides input for reforming tariff schemes of periodic distribution grid tariffs 07.02.2018

    In the context of a future reform of the tariff structure, the VREG allocated a study on the revision of the tariff structure of the distribution grid tariffs to EnergyVille/VITO. The final report has recently been presented. The study concludes that for the classical meter customers a tariff structure based on connection capacity is preferable, while for customers with a digital meter there are several options. The data from this study provide input for the VREG for a reformed tariff structure.

     

  • EnergyVille calculates new scenarios for the energy mix after 2030 01.02.2018

     

    Greenpeace, BBL and IEW have asked EnergyVille to calculate several new scenarios to gain a better understanding of the composition and costs of our electricity system during and after the lifetime extension of 2 nuclear reactors. The scenarios demonstrate that with the extension of 2GW of nuclear power capacity between 2025 and 2035 the annual costs of the Belgian electricity system will be approximately 4% lower. However, after the final closure in 2035 costs will at a minimum reach the same level as under the scenario with closure in 2025. Gas prices play a more significant role in the annual costs and even with a nuclear extension gas-fired plants will be needed. 

  • Report Energy Balance Flanders 1990-2016 30.01.2018

    EnergyVille/VITO creates an energy balance every year on behalf of the Flemish Region. The report 'Energy Balance Flanders 1990-2016' charts the evolution of Flemish energy flows since 1990 and publishes the new energy figures for 2016.

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