Tag Archives: Combined Heat and Power

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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Clean-energy technologies deserve equal tax treatment

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of GEO, the Geothermal Exchange Organization, a nonprofit trade association based in Illinois, opines in the Houston Chronicle about the expiration of tax credits for combined heat and power, geothermal heat pumps, fuel cells, microturbines … 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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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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Getting to Zero – The University of Edinburgh’s approach to tackling climate change

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Dave Gorman reports in RSA (Published by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) that the University of Edinburgh recently launched a new long-term strategy to play its role in … Continue reading

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Dr. Zachary Kuznar: Duke University power plant would be efficient, cost-effective

In a Letter to the Editor of The News & Observer, Dr. Zachary Kuznar, Director, CHP microgrids and energy storage development, at Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC wrote that “William H. Schlesinger’s Nov. 23 Point of View ‘Duke University plant … Continue reading

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Microgrids: Billion Dollar Baby

Philip Barton, Director Microgrid Competency Center at Schneider Electric N.A., writes in Electric Light & Power that as a result of vulnerable infrastructure and rising demand for resiliency new distributed energy resources (DERs) are altering the energy landscape. Grid infrastructure … Continue reading

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GSA issues RFI for microgrid to upgrade Washington, D.C. energy backbone

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that the U.S. government will consider installing a microgrid as part of a massive energy upgrade planned for a large block of buildings in Washington, D.C. The U.S. General Services Administration issued a request … Continue reading

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Laurentian University launches $60.7 million capital program focusing on construction and CHP

Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON has announced that it has embarked on a broad capital program totaling $60.7 million to be completed by March 2018. The $60.7 million capital program includes a new Research, Innovation and Engineering Building, investments by … Continue reading

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