Entradas con la etiqueta ‘Seguridad energética’

The Number of Commercial and Industrial Demand Response Sites is Expected to Surpass 1 Million by 2023

Sábado, 1 de Noviembre de 2014

A new report from Navigant Research examines the demand response (DR) market for the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector, including global market forecasts for capacity, sites, and revenue through 2023.

In recent years, DR in the commercial and industrial sector has matured and is now treated in some electricity markets as a resource equivalent to generation.  The changing resource mix in electric grids globally is creating more opportunities for DR to play a pivotal role in balancing loads and ensuring a reliable supply of electricity, particularly during peak demand episodes. According to a new report from Navigant Research, the number of worldwide commercial and industrial DR sites is expected to grow from 92,000 in 2014 to more than 1 million in 2023.

“Although the uncertainty surrounding the pending federal court case regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s rules on DR compensation has cast a cloud over the sector, there are plenty of other drivers that can lead to continued expansion in the future,” says Brett Feldman, senior research analyst with Navigant Research.  “Currently, almost all of the C&I DR activity is taking place in the United States, but this leadership position is expected to erode over the next 10 years, as all world regions move from pilot programs to building out full-scale markets.”

As DR has taken on a more prominent role, regulators and other market participants are calling for tighter requirements to ensure reliable operations and efficient markets.  Market rule changes that attempt to standardize rules between DR and generation may place more requirements and risk on DR, according to the report.  As DR is relied upon more, it is likely to fall under greater regulatory supervision.

The report, “Demand Response for Commercial & Industrial Markets,” examines the C&I DR market in five major geographic regions.  The study provides an analysis of the major market drivers and barriers, as well as global market players and dynamics, associated with C&I DR.  Global market forecasts for C&I DR capacity, sites, and revenue, broken out by segment and region, extend through 2023.  The report also examines the key technologies related to C&I DR, as well as the competitive landscape.  An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

More Than 1.5 Million Fuel Cell Systems Are Expected to be Shipped Annually by 2023

Lunes, 13 de Octubre de 2014

A new report from Navigant Research provides a global analysis of major developments and trends in the fuel cell industry, including global market forecasts for fuel cell systems and capacity shipped and system revenue through 2023.

During 2013 and 2014, the fuel cell market continued to see the greatest demand from stationary applications, including utility-scale fuel cells, fuel cells for industrial and commercial buildings, and fuel cells for residential power.  The spread of distributed generation (DG), which represents a shift away from traditional centralized power generation model toward a more diverse and resilient grid infrastructure, is helping to drive strong interest in stationary fuel cells.  According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide shipments of fuel cell systems are expected to exceed 1.5 million annually by 2023.

“Fuel cells fit neatly into the spectrum of technologies that support the DG movement,” says Lisa Jerram, principal research analyst with Navigant Research.  “As a result, Navigant Research sees the stationary fuel cell sector as the one with the strongest global potential, in terms of fuel cell systems shipped, within the fuel cell market in both the near- and long-term.”

Another significant trend during the last 2 years, according to the report, has been the revival of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).  The market is seeing a surge of media attention as several automakers prepare to launch commercial FCVs in 2015.  FCV sales will likely drive growth in the transportation fuel cell market, which is expected surpass the stationary sector in terms of capacity in 2017 even though more stationary fuel cells will be shipped than FCVs.

The report, “Fuel Cells Annual Report 2014,” provides a global analysis of major developments and trends in the fuel cell industry, with a focus on the stationary, portable, and transportation sectors.  It features an analysis of actual fuel cell systems and capacity shipped from 2010 to 2013, segmented by region, sector, application, electrolyte, and fuel type, as well as system revenue.  Global market forecasts for fuel cell systems and capacity shipped and system revenue extend through 2023.  The study also includes a special section on the growing interest in DG and profiles more than 30 companies active in the global fuel cell industry.  An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

360º Energy Outlook: Seguridad energética sostenible. Riesgos y oportunidades estratégicas para las empresas

Lunes, 7 de Febrero de 2011

Recientemente la compañía británica Lloyd’s, especialista en seguros y análisis del riesgo, ha publicado el informe “Sustainable energy security. Stategic risks and opportunities for business”. En él se afirma que hemos entrado en un período de profunda incertidumbre sobre cuál va a ser, en un futuro, la fuente de energía para generar electricidad, calor y movilidad; y cuanto se va a tener que pagar por ella.

Cada día escuchamos noticias sobre las dificultades que están por venir, pero con el petróleo, el gas y el carbón ampliamente accesibles, y en gran medida susceptibles de ser distribuidos allí donde se necesiten, los malos tiempos todavía no han llegado. No obstante, los recientes sucesos en el norte de África, afectando a algunos de los principales países productores de petróleo y gas, incrementan la incertidumbre y por tanto, la relevancia de las conclusiones de este informe.

Conscientes de ello, en DinamE hemos preparado este “360º Energy Outlook”, resumen de la publicación original de Lloyd’s, cuyo primer propósito es recordar al lector que todas las empresas, no sólo las del sector energético, han de tener en cuenta cómo ellos, sus proveedores y sus clientes se verán afectados por unos suministros de energía menos fiables y más caros.

Puede descargarse el resumen del informe, en español, aqui: 110221_DinamE 360_Seguridad Energetica

En todo caso, recomendamos la lectura completa del informe, en inglés, accesible en la web de Chatham House: http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/publications/papers/view/-/id/891/