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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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NIB funds sustainable heat and energy production in Northern Finland

Press Release, Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) Rendering of the Laanila biopower plant. Photo: Oulun Energia / UKI Arkkitehdit NIB and the Finnish energy company Oulu Energia have signed a EUR 100 million loan agreement to finance the construction of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant...


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Siemens to design self-sufficient microgrid in Finland

Renewables Now Summary German engineering group Siemens AG has won a contract to design and engineer a self-sufficient smart medium-voltage microgrid in Finland for local district heating firm Lempäälän Energia Oy. The Lemene project calls for the installation of a grid in the Marjamäki...


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Geothermal heating project in Finland reaches stimulation stage

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Strada Energy drilling rig on project site in Finland (source: Strada Energy Investor Presentation) Summary In a release today, Finnish energy company St1 has announced that its project to build Finland’s first industrial scale emission-free geothermal...


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How Yandex is heating a Finnish city with its data centre’s surplus energy

Laura Mullan, Gigabit Magazine Summary At a time when sustainability is a key talking point in the data centre space, one of Europe’s largest internet companies is blowing the competition away with sustainable data centre operations Grappling with some of the largest behemoths in the tech...


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Helsinki Announces Plan How to Become Carbon Neutral by 2035

Press Release, Globe Newswire Helsinki city center. Photo credit: Suomen Ilmakuva/City of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Helsinki expert group has completed a proposal for an action plan that outlines how the city can be rendered carbon neutral by...


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Finland's Helen starts EIA for 130-MW bioenergy heating plant

Renewables Now Summary Finnish utility Helen Ltd has launched an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a plant with a district heat output of 130 MW planned for Tattarisuo, which will run on wood chips and, possibly, recovered fuels. The EIA will be completed late this summer, Helen said...


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Finland's Helen inaugurates renewable district heating plant

Renewables Now The plant in Salmisaari. Image by Helen (www.helen.fi) Summary A pellet-fired plant with a district heat output of 92 MW has been inaugurated in Helsinki, Finnish utility Helen Ltd announced last week, adding that it is planning more projects of the kind in the coming...


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Fuel cell CHP planned for Finnish district energy smart microgrid

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A Finnish district energy smart microgrid is set to add to its renewable credentials with two fuel cell cogeneration systems. Fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen and fuel cell system developer Convion have agreed to develop and deliver the two ...


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The City of Espoo and Fortum introduce solutions for an emission-free city: Carbon-free district heat and smart heating solutions

Press Release, Fortum In 2016, the City of Espoo and Fortum signed an agreement on developing economically and ecologically sustainable urban solutions. In cooperation the City of Espoo and Fortum are building an emission-free city together, and the first results can already be seen. The...