Tag Archives: CHP

University of Michigan central power plant to receive major upgrades

Dana Elger reports in The University Record that the Central Power Plant that heats and powers most of the University of Michigan’s Central and Medical campus buildings will receive equipment and upgrades focused on increasing reliability and safety, including the … Continue reading

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EU clears $444 million Czech support plan for combined heat and power plants

Shoaib Ur Rehman Siddiqui reports via Reuters in Business Recorder that the European Commission on March 7 cleared a 420 million euros ($443.73 million) Czech support scheme for combined heat and power plants, which it said would lead to higher … Continue reading

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Silent Lectures at the University

A leading university in the UK has invested in a virtually silent, low-emission cogeneration (combined heat and power “CHP”) plant. The natural-gas fired unit from Alfagy, a leading supplier of CHP systems, will provide power and heat to the campus … Continue reading

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NARUC panelists debate PURPA treatment of renewables

Jasmin Melvin reports for S&P Global about the net effect of PURPA without a consistent policy of tax credit support for the development of CHP and industrial scale waste heat recovery. Utilities have complained about the Public Utility Regulatory Policies … Continue reading

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What’s at the top of your DE/CHP/microgrid project wish list?

Senate Democrats and Trump Administration have offered respective plans to rebuild and renew infrastructure to stir job growth. IDEA is developing a list of potential district energy/CHP/microgrid projects for consideration in pending Federal Infrastructure Plan. Please click here to download … Continue reading

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Polish firms ink MoU with EDF on its Polish district heating/CHP asset negotiations

The Warsaw Voice reports that Polish power utilities PGE, Enea and Energa as well as PGNiG’s cogeneration unit PGNiG Termika signed a memorandum of understanding with French EDF on negotiations concerning takeover of EDF’s Polish assets, the firms said in … Continue reading

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District energy scheme to get £1m boost from demand side response

Lucinda Dann reports in Gas Power Heat Systems Network that the Gateshead District Energy Scheme is to receive a £1 million boost from providing demand side response (DSR) to National Grid through a new partnership with demand response company Flexitricity. … Continue reading

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Wärtsilä to supply flexible 100MW combined heat and power plant to Germany

Bioenergy Insight reports that Finnish energy equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä will supply a 100MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant to Germany-based energy producer Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden. The Smart Power Generation power plant, consisting of ten Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural … Continue reading

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AGA: Duke University is smart to build a gas-fueled power plant

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Dave McCurdy, the president and CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA), reports in The News & Observer on the benefits of Duke University’s plan to build a new 21 MW natural gas-fueled CHP … Continue reading

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MVV Energie plans its biggest investment in Germany

Christoph Steitz, Vera Eckert and David Clarke report in Reuters that MVV Energie plans to spend 290 million euros ($308 million) building a heat and power plant, the German utility’s biggest single investment so far as it increases its generating … Continue reading

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