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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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Calls for greater recognition for cogeneration

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary EU leaders failed to agree on a new energy efficiency target, despite negotiations going on to the early hours on Wednesday night last. The importance of the sector and cogeneration’s place within it was a key point of discussion at COGEN...

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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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Germany awards 112 MW in CHP tenders

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Germany has awarded contracts for just under 21 MW in its first tender for ‘innovative combined heat and power (CHP) systems’. The country’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) said seven bids totalling around 23 MW had been received, but...

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Southeast London in line to gain new heat network

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The borough of Lewisham in southeast London is examining the potential for a new district heat network . The borough has taken the first steps in developing the project with energy potentially being generated from the area’s waste...

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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...