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How district cooling evolved in the Middle East

A.R. Suresh Kumar, MEP Middle East Summary District cooling is no stranger to the Middle East market, reminds A.R. Suresh Kumar, general manager - corporate business development & projects, Voltas. He says: “District cooling has got a great history in the Middle East; it dates back to...

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The UAE district cooling market needs to overcome several challenges, says expert

MEP Middle East Summary District cooling (DC) is bogged down by various obstacles. A few of them are the lack of demand or timeline guarantee by the master developer, the issue of retrofitting within existing buildings, high upfront cost by the DC plant operator requiring long-term usage...

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Michigan Energy Office issues Combined Heat and Power report

Press Release, Michigan Agency for Energy LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) today issued a report that provides a roadmap for Michigan to make Combined Heat and Power (CHP) a significant part of its future energy mix. CHP is a proven technology that provides a highly...


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District Heating & Cooling Market Brought To Mainstream By Deteriorating Climatic Conditions – Credence Research

Zaveeth Aslam, Mobile Computing Today Summary According to a new market research report published by Credence Research “ District heating & Cooling Market (by Heating Type: Heat-only Boilers, Combined Heat and Power, Geothermal Heating, Solar Heating, and Heat Pumps; by Cooling Type:...

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Saudi Arabia's district cooling market is booming, says SNC-Lavalin

Oscar Rousseau, Summary Saudi Arabia's district cooling market is set to surge despite a slowdown elsewhere, SNC-Lavalin's senior vice president of infrastructure in the Middle East, Mohamed Youssef, said. Two months after SNC-Lavalin signed a $42m (SAR160m) ...

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District Cooling Market expected to grow significantly

True Industry News Summary Recently, the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation or Empower, one of the most notable providers of district cooling services, announced that it will be providing 3,900 Refrigeration Tons (RT) district cooling services to Wasl Tower. Notably, the Wasl Tower...

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2017 State of the Electric Utility Survey Report

Summary The results are in! For years, we’ve been told that the rise of alternative energy technologies would drastically change the way electric utilities do business, and Utility Dive’s latest survey confirms the transformation is in full swing. But while most in the sector agree that means...


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Distributed Energy Poised for ‘Explosive Growth’ on the US Grid

Jeff St. John, Greentech Media Summary Distributed energy resources are poised for “explosive growth” across the United States over the next five years. U.S. utilities “need to change, and are slowly changing,” how they plan, operate and maintain their distribution grids to adapt. That’s how...

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Geothermal energy and its key role for Europe – EGEC’s 7th Annual Geothermal Market Report

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Installed geothermal capacity in Europe - power & heating 2017 (source: EGEC) Summary EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, has published the seventh edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe...

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Rise in electricity produced in CHP plants from renewable energy sources in Latvia

Lāsma Černovska, The Baltic Course Summary Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2017 the amount of electricity produced in combined heat and power (CHP)1 plants comprised 3000.1 gigawatt hours (GWh), which constitutes 40% of the total amount of electricity...