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German power plant lobby sees tighter supply by 2023

Reuters Summary FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German power companies see a potential gap between conventional electricity supply and demand by the early 2020s, urging policymakers to help investors plan better by rewarding conventional capacity and speeding power grid expansion. “Existing...


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World's Largest Chemical Producer 'Convinced' on Merits of Combined Heat and Power

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer has put its faith in combined heat and power plants (CHP) , as a means of efficiently serving its facilities energy needs. The company has been using CHP to heat and power its facilities for over 20...


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Centerpiece of K.I.E.L. Coastal Power Plant Complete

Press Release, Business Wire KIEL, Germany--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Delivery of the 20th and final gas engine completes the centerpiece of one of the most modern and flexible gas engine-based combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Europe—the K.I.E.L. coastal power plant. Today, representatives...


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Innovation keeps Germany's cogen market moving

Steve Hodgson, Decentralized Energy Summary There’s always something happening in what is by far the largest cogeneration market in Europe, Germany, with its schemes from the micro to the macro. In the last couple of weeks, E.ON subsidiary HanseWerk has brought on-stream a fourth...


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New GE CHP plant replaces landfill heating in Hamburg

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary GE has commissioned a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Hamburg, Germany. The 8.4 MWe plant will supply power for up to 20,000 households as well as heating and hot water for 500 businesses and residential buildings. The new CHP plant,...


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Vattenfall boss calls on German government to focus more on CHP and end coal

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Magnus Hall, the chief executive of Vattenfall, has called on the German government to provide a clear date for coal power phase-out and put more emphasis on combined heat and power. The Swedish utility CEO made a clear call for the...


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District heating shows lower total socio-economic cost in future energy system

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Graph: Aalborg University Summary What would the economic impact on a future energy system be if one were to unlock the full solar thermal potential in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Italy? According to a study conducted by Aalborg University as part of...


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Holzkirchen geothermal project to start construction spring 2018

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Another geothermal plant by Turboden in Sauerlach, Bavaria, Germany (source: Turboden) Summary As reported earlier this month, the geothermal heating and power project in Holzkirchen in Bavaria/ Germany has made a major step forward. In a decision by...


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Munich and neighbouring municipalities join forces on geothermal in Bavaria

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy View over Munich, Germany (source: Praxisforum Geohtermie.Bayern/ Enerchange) Summary The municipalities of Pullach and Grünwald in the south of Munich, already have successful geothermal plants that supply both communities with district heating. ...


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Feeling the Energy at the Wärmespeicher

et now photos: SSP Design Summary Germany – Eighty Anolis ArcSource 4MC LED fixtures were specified to illuminate the indicator for a new heat storage tank (Wärmespeicher) installed in the Drispenstedt residential district of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony. The impressive 17.5 metre high by...