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Maryland Energy Administration Combined Heat and Power FY19 Grant Program​

Summary The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the FY 19 Combined Heat and Power Grant Program. The program is designed to further encourage Combined Heat and Power (CHP) growth in the State. This $4 Million first come, first served program will target...

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Simulation based evaluation of large scale waste heat utilization in urban district heating networks: Optimized integration and operation of a seasonal storage

Summary The integration of renewable heat sources and industrial waste heat in urban district heating (DH) networks is essential for a sustainable and low-carbon heat supply and therefore a key element for a future prove energy system. Achieving this integration requires the investigation of...

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Towards smart thermal grids: Techno-economic feasibility of commercial heat-to-power technologies for district heating

Summary Recent improvements in low-temperature heat-to-power (LTHtP) technologies have led to an increase in efficiency at lower temperatures and lower cost. LTHtP has so far not been used in district heating. The aim of the study is to establish under what conditions the use of existing LTHtP...

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National Grid: UK action on heat essential to meet carbon reduction targets

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary It is crucial for the UK to take action on heat to ensure it meets its carbon reduction targets. That’s according to National Grid, which suggests a mix of low carbon heating solutions and better thermal efficiency of buildings will be needed. ...

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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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Empower to beef up Dubai's district cooling

Oscar Rousseau, Construction Week Online Summary Work is under way to bolster capacity at Jumeirah Village South, Dubai Production City, Business Bay, Dubai International Financial Centre, and Dubai Land. "We will continuously invest in further building our infrastructure and network to...

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Energy efficiency prescription to save Dublin hospital €26m

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary A hospital in Ireland expects to save €26 million (£23m) in energy and operational costs following a range of upgrades. Veolia has guaranteed to deliver the savings under a 15-year Energy Infrastructure Project Agreement with Mater...

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Combined Heat and Power Snapshots

Summary DOE's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States. Key services of the CHP TAPs include End User Engagement, Stakeholder Engagement,...

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Optimized Cogeneration System Operation for a Secure and Comfortable Life - Community Energy Management System for F-Grid Miyagi

Summary Company: F-Grid Miyagi Location: Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Completion Date: 2015 After the experience of the Great East Japan Earthquake, F-Grid Miyagi now uses a gas engine cogeneration system in its automotive factory to protect against the next energy crisis and...


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Methods for optimized design and management of CHP systems for district heating networks (DHN)

Summary The paper analyzes some of the problems connected with the design, construction and management of cogeneration plants for district heating networks (CHP-DHN). Although the advantages of cogeneration systems compared with conventional ones for separate energy production, one of the...