Cornwall Insight Ireland: Old friends: the hidden good side of the EU


In a week that has brought us further into the Brexit mire, I think it is important to highlight some of the good work that the EU and European Commission (EC) does behind the scenes of the energy industry. In particular, how research funding can be used to expand on the developments being pioneered in European states to create real value for industry.

The EU Sysflex project is being led by EirGrid and SONI, having received €20mn in funding to increase the level of renewable energy integration into the European grid systems. The project’s main task is to identify the challenges and solutions to system operation with high penetrations of wind, solar and other non-synchronous renewable generation on the electricity networks.

This week’s I-SEM Chart of the Week looks at the results that this project hopes to achieve, as Europe targets 50% of generation from renewables by 2030.


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