Monthly Archives: November 2013

Invitation for EOI: Upgrade & modernization of district heating production & distribution system in Sofia, Bulgaria

CONSULTANCY SERVICES — INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) website. Procurement ref: 7234-EOI-17149 Country: … Continue reading

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Province of Ontario is banning use of coal for electric generation

Before It’s News reports that Premier Kathleen Wynne of Ontario, Canada’s most populous and second-largest province, announced the upcoming closure of its last coal-fired electricity generation plant. Proposed legislation would preclude the use of coal to generate electricity for the … Continue reading

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FERC streamlines Small Generator Interconnection Procedures

David Yaffe, Jessica Friedman and Jeffery Winmill of Van Ness Feldman law firm report on a Final Rule on Small Generator Interconnection Procedures issued November 22, 2013 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Van Ness Feldman provides legal counsel … Continue reading

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Report recommends biomass-fueled hot-water district heating system in Nelson, B.C., Canada

Bill Metcalfe reports in The Nelson Daily, published for the town of Nelson, B.C., Canada, that a new draft consultant report commissioned by the city recommends hot water biomass—burning wood waste from sawmills to heat water— as a heat source … Continue reading

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Central Heat of Vancouver acquired by Creative Energy Canada

The British Columbia Utilities Commission has approved the sale of Central Heat Distribution Ltd. (CHDL) of Vancouver, BC to Creative Energy Canada Platforms Corp. of Vancouver. Central Heat is a long time member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), … Continue reading

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A disruptive low-concentration hybrid PV/thermal proposition from Cogenra

Herman K. Trabish reports in Solar Industry Magazine that Cogenra says it is now selling its low-concentration PV modules at $0.50 per watt. Cogenra is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). Cogenra will deliver its newest LCPV … Continue reading

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European Commission Guidance on efficient district heating cooling & CHP

The European Commission has issued guidance on Article 14 “Promotion of efficiency in heating and cooling” of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU. Article 14 amends Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EC, and repeals Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC. In particular, Article 14 … Continue reading

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National League of Cities membership elects new leadership

The National League of Cities today elected Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn. to serve as the NLC’s 2014 President. It also named its 2014 Officers and Board of Directors at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Detroit Renewable to build steam pipe to GM plant

Chad Halcom reports in Crain’s Detroit Business that Detroit Renewable Energy LLC (DRE), the holding company for the waste-to-energy plant on Russell Street and the steam energy loop it services within the city, plans to build a nearly 1.6-mile new … Continue reading

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Waste heat from the Tube to heat London homes

Harry Cockburn reports in London Loves Business on an innovative plan to capture some of the ambient waste heat in the London Underground tunnels, which maintain temperatures of around 28C through the winter, and pipe it into an existing district … Continue reading

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