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Load Management Systems - Critical Equipment for Successful CHP Projects

Summary A Load Management System (LMS) provides several key supervisory and control functions for a CHP project. The LMS system functionality generally includes the following: A Load Management System (LMS) provides several key supervisory and control functions for a CHP project. The LMS system...

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ENMAX Downtown District Energy Centre CHP

Summary ENMAX and Associated Engineering have collaborated on the installation of a 3.3 MWe / 3.0 MWt CHP system located at ENMAX’s Downtown District Energy Centre. It will be one of the largest CHP installations in Calgary, designed to provide electrical energy to the Alberta grid and heat to...

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Plans announced for further geothermal power and heating development in Hungary

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Turawell geothermal plant, Hungary (source: KS Orka) Summary Announced today, KS ORKA will continue with geothermal development in Hungary, planning with additional development of 40 MW in geothermal power and 100 MWth in geothermal heating capacity....


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Milestone for CHP in German 'bioenergy village'

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Since 2011, an energy self-sufficient village in Germany has generated 1500 MWh and 3600 MWth with a biomass-based combined heat and power (CHP) system. The system from Lower Bavaria-based biomass CHP specialist Spanner Re2 supplies the...


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Work begins on Glenrothes Energy Network

Scottish Construction Now! Summary A ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife. Glenrothes Energy Network is a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between Fife Council...


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UK Government tightens up efficiency requirements for CHP subsidies

Brendan Coyne, The Energyst Summary Government will legislate to increase efficiency requirements of combined heat and power (CHP) plants supported by the contracts for difference (CfD) regime. Both large and smaller (sub-25MWe) plants applying for CfD support will need to demonstrate a...


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District Heating Falls to its Lowest Price Ever in Denmark

Jason Deign, Greentech Media Photo Credit: Shutterstock Summary Figures released this month show the cost of district heating has fallen to its lowest-ever level in Denmark. Cheap renewable energy was not directly responsible for the milestone, however. Instead, low spot market prices,...


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Getting to grips with Germany’s CHP regulations

GlobalData Energy, Power Technology To date, the country's CHP plants obtained funding support for cogeneration involving a capacity of up to 50 kilowatt(kw) and a time period of ten years. Credit: Courtesy of Christian Schröder Summary Germany has been undertaking measures to decarbonise...


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Powerhouse Behind New Town Centre

Bordon Herald Summary Although the title “eco-town” has mostly disappeared from the town-regeneration project - despite being still in use on Hampshire County Council’s website - the ethos of low-carbon, green technology remains a key aspiration for developers. At its recent planning...


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Toronto Zoo One Step Closer to Opening Biogas Plant

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary On May 9th, just a little over two years after the project's initial groundbreaking, ZooShare and Canada's Toronto Zoo celebrated delivery of the engine for a biogas plant that will generate electricity from zoo poo and food waste. Courtesy of ZooShare...