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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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SaltX, Vattenfall to start pilot project using salt for energy storage

Clean Technology Business Review Summary SaltX Technology and Vattenfall have signed a letter of intent to conduct a pilot project based on SaltX large-scale energy storage technology – EnerStore – at Vattenfall´s combined heat and power plant in Berlin. The idea of the pilot project is to...


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Vattenfall communal heating network taps into German cities' growth

Vera Eckert, The Times of India Summary Swedish utility Vattenfall expects strong growth in its environmentally-friendly communal heating network in Berlin and Hamburg as urban areas grow, a top executive said, helping Germany's efforts to cut emissions from power generation. With one...


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Vattenfall to Build Power-to-Heat District Heating Plant in Berlin

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy June 1, 2017 Summary Swedish utility Vattenfall says it will invest almost €100m ($112m) in what will be Germany’s largest power-to-heat plant. The 120 MWth plant will deliver heat through an existing district heating network in Berlin’s Spandau district. ...