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The COGEN Industries Council (CIC) is comprised of WADE member companies and supporting organizations that work to advance cogeneration and all related technologies such as trigeneration, district heating and cooling and waste heat to power. More »

Evaluating the Benefits of Greater Global Investment
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The Potential for Clean DE and CHP in China

More for Less: How Decentralized Energy can Deliver Cleaner, Cheaper and More Efficient Energy in Nigeria
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» Press Release
For immediate release:
April 27, 2015

Cogeneration Systems Provide Wide Range Of Economic And Environmental Benefits
Industry leaders and energy experts provide ample information and project case studies
Washington DC - The DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration /CHP 2015 presented by the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy was held April 8 and 9 in Houston, Texas. This meeting and expo event is solely dedicated to industrial cogeneration, combined heat and power and waste heat to power technologies.
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EDGE Finance Advisory - Distributed Energy Finance Report
Sullivan & Worcester and the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) are pleased to announce the release of the EDGE Finance Distributed Energy Report for Q2 2015. The EDGE Report provides current, actionable market intelligence for investors, project developers and companies bringing distributed energy technologies and services to market.
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WADE - DistribuGen Conference & Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015
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Business Tax Credits for CHP Projects Proposed in Texas
A bill filed in the Texas Legislature at the behest to the WADE Cogeneration Industries Council would add language to the state Tax Code creating a business tax credit deduction for combined heat and power (CHP) projects. The tax deduction would be equal to the existing deductions currently available for wind, solar and clean coal energy projects. The bill, HB 2500, defines a CHP project as one that provides the sequential generation of power and thermal energy with an overall efficiency of energy that exceeds sixty percent, and the bill language is written to include thermal energy storage systems (TES) and waste heat to power (WHP) systems as being a CHP project and therefore also qualifying for the tax credits.

The tax credits authorized by this bill may be significant. The State of Texas would allow tax credits for CHP projects to be computed in one of two ways: (1) the total cost of the system may be deducted from the company's taxable capital; or, (2) 10% of the system's cost may be deducted from the company's income. Both taxable capital and a company's income are taxed under the franchise tax, which is Texas's equivalent to a corporate tax.

The Texas Legislature convenes for only 140 days every two years and the current session is scheduled to end June 1, 2015. Hearings on the bill have not yet been scheduled but are anticipated to being in April. This bill will be a topic of conversation at the upcoming WADE DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015.
For more information contact Paul Cauduro, Director, Cogeneration Industries Council at pcauduro@localpower.org
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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» Calling WADE Members
Invitation to Attend Webinar
OPRA Turbines is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced radial gas turbines and gas turbine powered generator sets utilized for industrial and oil & gas applications. We are pleased to invite you to join our webinar on combined heat and power (CHP) in the particle board industry. Register to hear about the technology from OPRA Turbines with case studies and feasibility studies from Application Engineers. Familiarize yourself with smaller gas turbine technology and gain ideas and solutions for cogeneration at particle board mills. You are welcome to pass on this invite to anyone you feel might find this interesting.
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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
Distribugen Caribbean Conference & Expo
  02nd December 2015
San Juan, USA - WADE's 2014 Caribbean Conference was highly successful with over 150 attendees from industry and government in attendance. The high cost of power in the region makes decentralized energy an ideal solution for the power, heating and cooling needs of the numerous industrial and commercial loads presently being served.
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WEEC - World Energy Engineering Congress
  30th September - 2nd October 2015
Orlando, USA - As a sponsor of the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), we have arranged for your to attend the conference at a reduced rate AND/OR the expo at no cost. Check out the multi-track conference program speakers and subjects as well as the exhibitor list.
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2015 North American Gas Forum
  4th - 6th October 2015
Washington DC, USA - Joining the North American Gas Forum as sponsor will provide you with optimum exposure to the decision makers in the gas business, right in the capital of decision-making.
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Australian Plant Shutdown and Turnaround Forum
  7th - 8th October 2015
Perth, Australia - The Australian Plants Shutdown and Turnaround forum has been designed to bring together leading industry experts to share best-practiced procedures for efficient TAR projects.
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Microgrid 2015: Economically Integrating Storage and Renewables for Resilience, Grid Stability, and Remote Power
  14th - 15th October 2015
Canberra, Australia - Microgrid 2015 event is HOMER Energy's 3rd annual microgrid event, held in conjunction with the AIE, SmartGRID Australia, CURF, Energy Storage Council and the Australian Solar Council, with E2Designlab as the local conference partner.
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Succession Planning, Performance Management, and ROI on Training & Development
  19th - 22nd October 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa - This course brings together 3 important human resource management core competencies which will empower you to deliver leading-edge HR solutions to your company and to avoid expensive, outdated practices that offer low value. It will also have you excited by the new possibilities to drive performance in your organization. You can be forging positive change for your organization and your people in just 4 days.
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8th Annual SIEW 2015
  26th - 30th October 2015
Singapore - The 8th Annual SIEW 2015 is the foremost platform for top policymakers, energy practitioners and commentators to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions.
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5th Annual Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit/ Expo
  28th - 29th October 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 5th Smart Grids & Smart Meters Summit is the region's only event dedicated to smart grid and meter solutions and products.
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Microgen IV, The 4th International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies
  28th - 30th October 2015
Tokyo - Online registration is now open for Microgen IV. Please be reminded that the deadline for early registration is 31 July 2015
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Power Week 2015
  2nd - 6th November 2015
Designed for the global electric power & energy industry, POWER WEEK provides 5 day networking opportunities, consisting of 2 day conference as the focal event, 3 workshops, multiple case studies, expert views, and valuable insights on market outlook.
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Strategic Workforce Planning
  16th - 19th November 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - This course focuses not on theory, but on practical, real-life, proven workforce planning strategies and practices. Tools that will help you diagnose likely future issues and deal with them before they actually become real issues is a key part of the learning. It is designed to help you master the art of workforce planning so that your company's biggest investment (or biggest expense if you get things wrong!) which is your workforce, is lean, productive and ready to add value.
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National Energy Efficiency Conference 2015
  17th - 18th November 2015
Melbourne, Australia - The National Energy Efficiency Conference 2015, presented by the Energy Efficiency Council, is Australia's premier annual event for energy efficiency, demand management and cogeneration. Over 300 efficiency leaders, innovators, energy users and policy makers will connect in Melbourne on 17-18 November 2015 to hear, debate and analyse the latest Australian and global thinking about maximising productivity by saving energy.
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Renewable Energy for Indonesia 2015 (RE4I 2015)
  24th - 25th November 2015
Jakarta - Indonesia - Optimising the Renewable Energy Potential Towards A Sustainable Energy Future Indonesia is a large archipelago located at the south-east of mainland Asia, between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The country’s territory encompasses over 17,500 large and small islands with total land area about 1.91 million square kilometres. It is home for 250 million people and is the world fourth largest populous nation.
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Power Southeast Asia Conference & Exhibition 2014 (PSEA 2014)
  26th - 28th November 2015
Jakarta - Indonesia -Indonesia is the largest economy in South East Asia and has maintained positive momentum in its unprecedented urbanization and industrialization for years. The GDP growth forecast for Indonesia is 5.2% in 2015. This steady growth is spurred by a population of 235 million but only 43% of the people have access to electricity. This growth should see Indonesia’s demand for electricity increase at 8.5% annually.
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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.