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For immediate release:
December 23, 2014

New Market Dynamics, Technologies, and Energy Policies Changing the Game for Cogeneration Systems of All Sizes
Energy experts and industry leaders agree that many projects are on the horizon
Washington, DC, USA -The market for cogeneration systems, also called combined heat and power or "CHP", is changing. The constant drumbeat of news suggests that abundant natural gas supplies are expected to keep the price of the fuel at multi-year lows for the foreseeable future. As a result, the economics supporting CHP development are becoming increasingly attractive thereby driving more adopters to seek CHP for both its economic value proposition and for power reliability. Additionally, policy makers are beginning to better understand the air emission benefits and the vast quantities of water that can be saved in the power sector by deploying additional CHP thereby making water shortages in many areas of the country an important driver for additional CHP deployment.
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WADE at Climate Change Conference - UNFCC COP 20
His Excellency U.S. Ambassador in Peru, Brian A. Nichols & Katharine Fierro Vodraska, WADE South American Representative Peruvian Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr. Eleodoro Mayorga Alba & Katharine Fierro Vodraska, WADE South American Representative
Lima, Peru: WADE participated in the UNFCC COP 20, the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol which took place from 1 to 14 December in Lima, Peru.

A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries.

Nations concluded by elaborating the elements of the new agreement, scheduled to be agreed in Paris in late 2015, while also agreeing the ground rules on how all countries can submit contributions to the new agreement during the first quarter of next year.

These Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) will form the foundation for climate action post 2020 when the new agreement is set to come into effect.

During the two week 20th Conference of the Parties, countries also made significant progress in elevating adaptation onto the same level as action to cut and curb emissions.

WADE Comments on the EPA's Proposed Rule to Limit Carbon Emissions from Existing Power Plants
WADE recently joined forces with other industry members to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs) under section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act. The EPA rule is designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by as much as 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. Nearly 2 million comments were submitted to the EPA on the proposed rule.

The rule is scheduled to be finalized in mid-2015 and then each state will have a year to design plans for meeting the emission reduction goals. Many industry members agreed that rule presented an opportunity to promote the energy efficiency and emissions saving benefits of cogeneration/CHP and other decentralized energy options.
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WADE Discusses Distributed Generation at Indiana Energy Conference
Indianapolis, USA: The annual Indiana Energy Conference held on November 13th, brought together decision-makers from a broad spectrum of business sectors including energy community, policy makers, manufacturing companies. David Sweet, Executive Director, WADE was part of the panel which discussed distributed generation, its deployment, and its potential to play larger role in the future as a flexible generation resource.

WADE at International New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference
Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia: Energy's center of gravity is shifting decisively to Asia, with Southeast Asia's energy demand expected to increase more than 80 per cent by 2035. In this context, the pursuit of a low-carbon, efficient energy system to enhance energy security, affordability and sustainability is especially important.

David Sweet of WADE participated in the conference which saw some of the most influential figures from the global energy community share best practices and discuss opportunities and challenges. Mr. Sweet was part of the panel 'Thinking regional, powering local: The future of energy distribution'.

The theme of the conference, "powering sustainable development," reflects Malaysia's intensified investment in clean energy and grid initiatives, which will also support a knowledge-based, innovation-driven developed nation.

WADE Chairs 2nd Meeting of the Global Gas Council
Washington, DC, USA: On October 29, 2014, David Sweet helped chair the Second Meeting of the Global Gas Council at the Main Building of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC. The agenda focused primarily on natural gas and energy security in key regions and was co-chaired by His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States. The Council focused on the overall theme of Natural Gas and Energy Security, with an emphasis on key regions. Presenters included the Ambassadors of Gabon and Botswana, officials from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank and Commissioner Phil Moeller of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Senator the Honourable Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago delivered the keynote address via video-conference. The meeting included representatives from over thirty Embassies in addition to high level participants from the private and public sectors.
Interview Clips from WADE Annual Meeting & DistribuGen Conference 2014
The New Utility Marketplace: A Framework for Distributed Generation

The WADE Annual Meeting & DistribuGen Conference Took Place in Westchester, New York from October 14-17, 2014.

Lifetime Achievement Award winner the Honorable Dick Ottinger (left) and Project Excellence Award winner John Bradley, NYU (right) share a moment after the DistribuGen Conference Award Luncheon.
NYSERDA CEO John Rhodes addressed the conference attendees at the Awards Luncheon. Rhodes explained the business friendly activities conducted by NYSERDA and how those activities are creating projects and new market opportunities throughout the state.
Dr. Dana Levy, NYSERDA presented the Project Excellence Award to New York University for their campus CHP system that helped provide a place of refuge for nearby residents and others during Hurricane Sandy
Thomas R. Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute (2nd from right) at the opening session of the conference
WADE Chairman Steve Zilonis with Lifetime Achievement Award winner Hon. Dick Ottinger
Tour of the CHP facility at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown
Attendees to the conference on a tour of The Whole Foods Market located in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood, one of the most energy efficient supermarkets in the United States
WADE Member George Berbari, CEO of DC Pro Engineering and David Sweet Recently Co-Chaired the Asia Pacific District Cooling Conference in Kuala Lumpur. The Conference Included a Site Visit to the University Kebangsaan District Cooling System.
WADE Presents at Sm@rt Cities 2014
Mumbai, India: David Sweet, executive director, WADE presented at the 2 day Sm@rt Cities Summit held from 22 & 23 August. The summit looked at the move of Smart Cities into the mainstream as the new central government manifests commitment of finance and policy to smart city development, deployment of smart city protocols, operating platforms and acceptance of smart technologies as the norm in transport, energy, development, assisted living and security in cities. Mr. Sweet was part of the panel 'Smart Energy' which discussed how innovation in energy will drive sustainability.
WADE at Leadership Awards Dinner Hosted by African Energy Association
Washington, DC, USA: On August 5, the African Energy Association hosted its much-anticipated Africa-US Leadership Awards Dinner held in conjunction with President Obama's US-Africa Leaders Summit to bring African and American energy sector leaders together and to honor several of its outstanding figures. Two members of the United States Congress, Representative Karen Bass and Representative Gregory Meeks, were recognized for their unflagging support for expanded trade with and investment in Africa. In addition, two private sector leaders - Benedict Peters, Executive Vice President of Aiteo Group, and Dr. James Mwangi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Equity Bank Group - were honored for their impressive individual achievements: under their guidance, their respective companies have become market leaders driving innovation and progress far beyond their industries and national borders.
PUC of Texas Examines Impact of the EPA Climate Rule
The Public Utility Commission of Texas recently held a hearing to delve into the EPA's emissions guidelines for section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). These guidelines are for states to follow in developing plans to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). At this hearing many utility owners and operators, as well as others, predicted that the rule would drastically impair the robust Texas economy and lead to higher electricity costs for residents.

The hearing was important to Texas policy leaders because in recent years the State of Texas has filed lawsuits against the EPA in order to stop it from enforcing regulations aimed at reducing power plant pollution and more legal action is being contemplated in this case.

Following the hearing the PUC invited stakeholders to submit written comments on the proposed guidelines. WADE's Cogeneration Industry Council (CIC) submitted comments. The CIC's comments did not stray into the consumer costs or legal questions surrounding the EPA actions, but rather identified the proven environmental and job creation impacts of adding more cogeneration into the state's energy mix. For more information about the CIC or the comments submitted in Texas call (512) 705-9996 or email at
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EPA Carbon Rule Comment Deadline Extended
Washington, DC - USA: Last week the EPA extended the time to submit public to comment on the carbon emissions rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions at existing power plants 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. The Environmental Protection Agency's head of the Air and Radiation Office, Janet McCabe, said the agency would extend the comment period another 45 days. Stakeholders now have until December 1 to submit comments on the rule. The EPA started with a 120-day public comment period, which is twice the typical 60 days afforded federal regulation. The deadline was extended after a group of 53 senators and many industry stakeholders claimed that the extension was needed due to the "complexity and magnitude of the proposed rule".

With the comment extension now in place is becomes unclear if the EPA can still move forward with its goal of implementing the rule in June 2015, but McCabe stated that the EPA still has "plenty of time" to finish the rule and is "still working towards a June deadline."

This topic will be addressed at the WADE Annual Meeting and DistribuGen Conference. Members wishing to participate in the comment process are urged to contact pcauduro@localpower.org.
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» Calling WADE Members
DistribuGen Conference & Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015

Presentation abstracts are now being accepted for the DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015 to be held April 7 - 8 in Houston, Texas. Cogeneration and combined heat and power (CHP) systems of all sizes and waste heat to power (WHP) technologies will all be discussed in one power-packed event. The World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) is convening this conference and trade show to discuss, debate, and showcase these economic and environmentally-sensible energy systems. The conference comes at a time when industrial competitiveness, regulatory changes, natural gas supplies and state initiatives have spurred great interest in combined heat and power and waste heat to power technologies.
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The Navigant Research report - Industrial Combined Heat and Power
Fuel Cell, Engine, and Turbine Technologies for Cogeneration in Industrial
Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts'

Analyzes the global market potential for industrial CHP systems for a range of industrial applications - refineries, pulp and paper mills, food processing facilities, etc. - using technologies such as turbines, internal combustion engines, fuel cells, and Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) engines. The study includes in-depth assessments of 10 leading countries for the installation of industrial CHP systems and provides an outlook for increased fuel switching to natural gas. Global market forecasts for installed capacity and revenue, segmented by region, country, and scenario, extend through 2023. The report also examines the key market drivers and barriers related to industrial CHP and the main industry players engaged in this market. The cost of the report is discounted for WADE members. Contact Krystal Zayas-Wright krystal.zayas-wright@navigant.com or
+1 (720) 458-8814

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» Featured Events
Corporate Energy Sourcing New Alternatives in Today's Power Markets
  12th - 14th January 2015
San Diego, USA - WADE members get special 15% discount. Register with code 150232.
Solutions Briefing: Assessing New Energy Sourcing and Technology Options for Facilities »
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Outage Management for Power Plants Forum
  28th - 29th January 2015
Texas, USA - Outage maintenance is an important part of power plant operations, requiring significant plant budget and resources.
Special offer for WADE members: book with promo code WADE50 and receive a 50% discount! Valid until December 16, 2014
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  03rd - 05th March 2015
Moscow, Russian Federation
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3rd Annual District Cooling Stakeholders Summit
  17th - 18th March 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - The 3rd Annual DC (District Cooling) Stakeholders Summit will involve the participation of global and regional government authorities.
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The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Forum
  24th - 25th March 2015
Doha, Qatar
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DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015 in Houston
  07th- 09th April 2015
Houston, USA - The nation's largest conference and trade show dedicated to industrial cogeneration, and combined heat and power systems of all sizes as well as trigeneration.
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9th Annual Gas Turbines Conference 2015
  14th- 16th April 2015
Singapore - The 9th Annual Gas Turbines Conference is a global gathering of gas turbine users and manufacturers who are being impacted by new innovations and developments to want to increase overall plant efficiency and maintenance.
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7th Annual Offshore Support Vessels
  20th- 22nd April 2015
Singapore - The OSV Conference has shepherded industry through cyclical changes over the years. This is where we hear it first, and hear it directly from the leaders of the industry. We are able to understand what to expect in the market, and hear strategies of the largest vessel owners, builders and charterers.
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2nd Annual offshore Marine Crewing & Manning
  20th- 22nd April 2015
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore - IBC's '2nd AnnualOffshore Marine Crewing and Manning Summit' is Asia's ONLY platform designed to provide practical solutions to your crewing needs. The two day conference will showcase case studies, perspectives from OSV, Rigs and FPSO operators, and put the spotlight on strategies for global markets.
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6th Annual FPSO
  20th- 22nd April 2015
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore - IBC Asia's FPSO event is heading into its 6 year! As offshore E&P takes off in South-East Asia, Africa and South America, the timing for investing in FPSOs to monetize oil reserves in these regions has never been more opportune!
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6th Annual Offshore Drilling & Rigs
  20th- 22nd April 2015
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore - IBC's Offshore Drilling & Rigs (ODR) conference is the world's ONLY leading offshore drilling and rigs dedicated event. Grown in strength year on year, ODR will return for its 7th year run during Singapore Maritime Week 2015.
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7th China Unconventional Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition 2015
  22nd- 24th April 2015
Chongqing, China - China has the world's largest technically recoverable unconventional oil and gas reserves. To unlock the potential of China's unconventional gas reserves, the Chinese government has unveiled a string of policies to boost production.
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3rd Annual Digital Grids & Smart Cities Summit
  5th - 6th May 2015
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - The region is seeing phenomenal movements across all sectors to develop itself as a Smart City. There is a felt need for Stakeholders to come together and understand each others' needs.
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5th Annual Gulf Wastewater and Desalination Summit
  5th - 6th May 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - A platform to discover latest development of new treatment technology from pilot to full scale and recent advances in waste-water reuse research, solutions to the key challenges in waste - water treatment, desalination technology; environmental issues and socio-economic.
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4th China International Energy Storage Station Congress 2015
  10th - 12th May 2015
Shenzhen, China - May 10-12 th 2015, marks the Chinese International Energy Storage Station Congress, which will take place in Shenzhen. The conference is organized by CDMC Events who expects more than 1000 industry professionals to attend this event. Over 45 series speakers are scheduled to appear on the 3-day event.
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India LNG Congress 2015
  11th- 14th May 2015
New Delhi, India - The scale of LNG demand in India is at its highest ever, and following a flurry of projected LNG import plans for this emerging market through to year 2020, it is time for the industry to take an in-depth look into the market applications of the initiatives and how this is shaping the policies and investment opportunities in India.
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3rd Annual Power & Energy Philippines
  12th- 15th May 2015
Manila, Philippines - The 3rd Philippines Power & Energy Conference is a global gathering of power and energy producers and suppliers who are being impacted by new regulations, developments and large opportunities to want to meet the energy demand in Philippines.
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POWER-GEN India & Central Asia
  14th - 16th May 2015
New Delhi, India - Under the theme, Re-energising India's Power Sector, POWER-GEN India & Central Asia 2015 will.
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Microgrid World Congress 2015
  19th - 21th May 2015
Barcelona, Spain -The Microgrid World Congress 2015 brings together thought leaders, energy executives, and project managers from around the world for three days of focused networking and information sharing concerning the design, implementation and operation of microgrid and VPP systems around the world.
Technology leaders and business executives interested in participating as a speaker are welcome to submit a presentation proposal by Friday, February 13, 2015. For information on submitting a proposal, please visit www.microgridworldcongress.com
20% off Early Bird registration is available through April 17, 2015. WADE constituents are entitled to an additional 15% off by entering the special code "WADE" when registering.
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The 8th Energy Storage World Forum
  19th - 21th May 2015
Rome, Italy - In 2015 our 8th Energy Storage World Forum will take place in Rome and it will feature new value to our followers and newcomers! There will be 2 training courses and 5 conference days.
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Microgen IV, The 4th International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies
  28th - 30th October 2015
Tokyo - Abstract submission has just started! You are kindly encouraged to submit on-line a short summary of your intended contributions through the conference official website by 28 February 2015. Your abstracts will be reviewed and accepted abstracts will be notified on 31 March 2015 at the latest.
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In Search of WADE Research Projects and Proposals
USA - WADE has a long history of helping public and private sector institutions around the world understand and realize Decentralized Energy (DE) benefits and opportunities through its tradition of thorough and comprehensive research. In addition to WADE's regular publications, reports and market studies, WADE has participated in successful projects, conferences and educational campaigns, working with a range of governments, national and international organisations. WADE's contribution to these projects includes:
  1. WADE Economic Model - computer modeling of the economic and environmental impacts of DE in a specified area
  2. DE Potential Analysis - assessment of the potential for developing DE in a specified area
  3. DE Policy Best Practice Review - international overview of policy mechanisms for DE
  4. DE Technology Status Review - overview of the performance and market-readiness of DE technologies
  5. DE Project Best Practice Case Studies - overview of successful DE case study projects worldwide relevant to a specified area
  6. Education and Outreach Programs focusing on DE, environment and economic efficiency
Are you aware of any opportunities where WADE can bring its expertise to bear? Please contact WADE and let us know how we can help your company or organization. 

Authors and Articles Needed for COSPP 
USA - WADE serves as consulting editor of Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production (COSPP) Magazine (see: http://www.cospp.com) and is in need of high-quality articles for publication. If you would like to contribute an article please email us your ideas to info@localpower.org. Publication in COSPP provides an outstanding global platform to disseminate your research and case studies. In addition, if you would like to help us secure a Perspective article from a global energy leader on relevant policy and regional market developments, that also would be of great interest. Don't forget, you can subscribe to COSPP at no charge by going to http://www.cospp.com.