Discover EMPOWERING, an Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project, aimed at helping customers to save energy by positively manage their energy consumption. This is done by improving the information on energy bills and by offering online tools.  (more …)


Vision for a ‘Digital DSO’

The European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) has issued a position paper which posits a vision for a ‘Digital DSO,’ capturing the key messages of its recent responses to the European Commission consultations on:
• the evaluation and the review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services;
• the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy;
• standards in the Digital Single Market.


70 financing institutions committed to step up energy efficiency investment

A two-day conference was held by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in Istanbul. The EBRD, recognised energy efficiency as one of the most economically effective means of tackling climate change. The International Energy Agency (IEA) added that more than 40% of emission reductions would come from energy efficiency.


Managing the Customer Experience of Utilities Companies

Summer is ending, and with Fall and Winter around the corner, one can’t help but think back to the winter of 2014. During the winter that just wouldn’t seem to end, frigid temperatures kept blasting the country with record lows and mounting snowfalls. And as the utility bills racked up – reflecting increased energy rates as well as cranked usage – consumers lost their patience. (more…)

Mobilising investment for Europe’s Energy Union

The European Commission has agreed on a package of measures designed to ensure that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is up and running early autumn. EFSI will be the launchpad for investment in the areas of our economy that need it most, mobilising €315 billion worth of investment over the coming years. This will be crucial for Energy Union – an ambitious project needing significant investment – and its goals to deliver secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy to citizens and businesses. Over €1 trillion may be needed for the energy sector by 2020. (more…)

Summer Energy Package: EDSO welcomes consumer empowerment, cost-reflective network tariffs and flexibility incentives in smart grid environment

European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) welcomes the balanced consideration of the consumer, security of supply and sustainability objectives in the European Commission’s “Summer Package”: important steps towards implementing a resilient Energy Union for Europe’s energy consumers. (more…)

EMPOWERING spreads out: three external utility companies adopt EMPOWERING solutions

In the lasts months,  3 Spanish utility companies (Factor Energia SA, Som Energia SCCL and Nexus Energia-The Yellow Energy SL) have signed a collaboration agreement with the EMPOWERING project and have been implementing the EMPOWERING solutions to the advantage of their customers. It is expected that Som E and Factor Energia are going to launch the informative feedback services to their customers in August 2015.