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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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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
Only Three Weeks Away
This year's premier conference and trade show for combined heat and power and waste heat to power is just three weeks away. The DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015 is the nation's only conference and trade show dedicated to these key energy technologies. The event has a wide array of speakers and exhibitors and will be attended by equipment suppliers, project developers, engineers, utility representatives, market experts, project financers and more.

The event begins with an optional golf outing at Tour18 - the golf course that replicates the greatest holes in golf - and a pre-conference workshop that will provide attendees 2.0 hours of continuing education credits. The workshop is designed to provide an overview of design, operational and maintenance issues experienced by owners/operators/consultants of cogeneration systems. In addition to refreshing the basics and related recent developments, attendees will become familiar with various practical considerations and rules of thumb relating to technologies currently used and under development for enhanced performance.

The $159 hotel room rate is set to expire this week so register today and join us in the Energy Capital of the World - Houston Texas. All details are at www.distribugen.org or you can call (512) 706-9996.

Call for Partners to Join WADE in Submitting Funding Proposal for the EU Horizon 2020 Low Carbon Energy Call
WADE is pleased to announce that we plan to submit a funding proposal for the EU Horizon 2020 Low carbon energy call; deadline of 5th May. Our project focuses on building an international pilot in the United Kingdom and two other EU cities, demonstrating the viability of providing zero carbon heat in built environments through our design. This will be a scalable demonstration project with long term outcomes. Organisations interested in partnering with us can mail rasheedrturabi@localpower.org for details.
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
Invitation to Energy Industry Leadership Dinner
  10th April 2015
Panama City, Panama - Organized by The World Alliance for Decentralized Energy and The Global Gas Council
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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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NGR Luncheon with The Honorable Janice Schneider
  31st March 2015
Washington, DC, USA
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Military & Government Microgrids Summit
  8th - 10th April 2015
Arlington, USA - Infocast's Military & Government Microgrids Summit will provide a platform for military, government and utility policy makers and procurement managers to share business and technical wants, needs and requirements for new microgrid projects with renewable energy developers
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Power Purchase Agreement
  13th - 16th April 2015
Dubai,UAE - There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in Emerging Market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay contracts.
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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
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
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
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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Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts for Energy Industry
  21st - 23rd April 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Today, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects are uniquely challenging. Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track EPC projects frequently suffer financial loss that could have been mitigated by effective contract management.
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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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Power & Electricity World Asia 2015
  5th - 8th May 2015
Singapore - Power & Electricity World Asia 2015 brings together utilities and power generators from North America, Europe and Australia, alongside carefully selected representatives from Asia. Together, these speakers offer you the most innovative power projects from across the world.
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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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COGEN Europe Annual Conference
  19th - 20th May 2015
Brussels, Belgium -COGEN Europe's Annual Conference brings together leading EU policymakers, industry representatives and influential thinkers to discuss the challenges facing the energy sector and its contribution to achieving the EU's climate and energy goals, how best to integrate cogeneration into the energy network of tomorrow, the latest policy developments, and much more.
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Microgrid World Congress in Barcelona to Examine Business Models and Technology Advances
  19th - 21th May 2015
Barcelona, Spain - Organized by Trama TecnoAmbiental and the Smart Grid Observer, the Microgrid World Congress, May 19-21, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, will take an in-depth look at technology trends and implementation success strategies for renewables-centric microgrids in remote, off-grid, island, as well as grid-tied environments.
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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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Smart Cities India 2015
  20th - 22th May 2015
New Delhi, India - India has a population of 1.27 billion plus, and growing. To accommodate rapid urbanization, the Government of India has allocated Rs. 6,000 crore for the smart cities project and to develop infrastructure in another 500 cities
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4th Annual Asia Pacific District Cooling Forum
  25th - 27th August 2015
Bangkok, Thailand - Supported by leading industry participants in the past, Fleming Gulf's DC Conference is an international platform to present and discuss the latest developments in the application of District Cooling (DC) in Asia Pacific.
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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.