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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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Italian Company Using Trigeneration Plant for Clean Energy

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary Bio-on, an eco-sustainable chemical technologies company, and Gruppo Hera, one of Italy’s main multi-utility providers, have reached an agreement for the supply of clean energy thanks to the a newly designed trigeneration plant. The 1 MW...

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Milan district heating plant gets soundproofed

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Italian noise control specialist CTM Ambiente has designed and built a soundproofing system for a cogeneration-based district heating plant in Milan. The 2 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration plant passed an acoustic test in all operating modes,...

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Modernized Tor di Valle District Heating Plant in Rome Completed Ahead of Schedule with Advanced and Efficient Technologies

Press Release, Web Wire GE ( NYSE: GE ) and CEFLA SC have completed ahead of schedule - and by applying advanced and efficient technologies - the modernization of the ACEA Tor di Valle CHP plant in Rome featuring two of GE’s Jenbacher* J920 FleXtra gas engines. The combined heat and power ...

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Gensets commissioned at new cogen district heating plant in Italy

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Two gas-fired gensets have been installed and commissioned at a new district heating plant in Italy. The gensets from Centrax Gas Turbines will provide 3.9 MW each for Italian utility Hera’s state-of-the-art cogeneration plant in Bologna,...

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Telecom Italia’s new IoT network to benefit decentralized energy

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Italian mobile operator Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) has launched its new narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network in 5,000 municipalities across Italy and the technology is set to facilitate advances in decentralized energy . The technology, which...

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Solar District Heating: How to Tackle Land Use Issues

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary Usually, solar district heating (SDH) plants require large fields for collector installations, which has raised concerns at local level because of competing land uses and a system’s potential visual impact on the surroundings. One way out of this...

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Italy: 6,820 Municipalities Report Solar Thermal Use

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary In 2005, Legambiente, the largest environmental association in Italy, began publishing an annual report called Comuni Rinnovabili to show renewable deployment in Italian municipalities. The number of communities which had solar thermal installations...

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Energy Efficiency at Paper Mills: Combined Heat and Power in Italy

Summary Energy use in paper mills accounts for 15 - 30% of overall production costs. Italy's “Paper District of Lucca” as the tissue paper capital - is a key center of the world tissue paper industry with a reputation of continuous innovation. A new trend is to guarantee energy efficiency with...


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Italy to boost energy efficiency with EU loans

Metering & Smart Energy International April 3, 2017 Summary The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Italy's BPER Banca Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve energy efficiency in Italy. In a combined statement, the two banks said they will provide EUR50 million ($53...