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Americas News:
NRG to Build, Market Combined Heat and Power System in Pittsburgh
9th October 2015
Pittsburgh, USA - NRG Energy is adding a combined heat and power (CHP) element to the northside district energy system it operates in Pittsburgh, according to the Pennsylvania Business Daily. A spokesperson said that the idea is to create "what is essentially a microgrid" in the existing system.

The story says that NRG will market the system to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, U.S. Steel, Chatham Center, Marriott and Duquesne University. The aim is for the system to be operational by the spring of 2017. The company also signed a three-year agreement with the Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT) to provide steam as the organization modernizes its district energy system.
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Capstone Microturbine to Power United States Marine Corps Base

21st October 2015
USA - Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C1000 Power Package to be used for combined heat and power (CHP) at a United States Marine Corps base in Virginia.

E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone's distributor for the mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in September 2016.
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SEPTA Advances Innovative Sustainability Projects
23rd October 2015
Pennsylvania, USA - On Oct. 22, SEPTA's Board approved two sustainability projects that will reduce energy consumption and improve resilience - at no cost to the authority. The two projects -first, an $18.2 million energy retrofit of SEPTA five facilities and railcar fleets with high-efficiency technologies; and second, an estimated $26.8 million natural gas plant to power part of SEPTA's Regional Rail system and its largest bus garage - will be financed entirely through energy savings guaranteed to SEPTA under the Pennsylvania Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA). Both projects will be designed and built by a certified energy savings company (ESCO) that specializes in energy efficient technologies to be deployed at each project location.
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European News:
Another UK University Reaps Benefits of CHP System
29th September 2015
UK - A leading university in the North of England has joined the ranks of large organisations that have taken major steps to lower their power bills along with their carbonfootprint thanks to combined heat and power systems fitted by shentongroup the UK's leading technical expert in standby power uninterruptible power and combined heat and power systems. The two Tedom T50 combined heat and power units each provide the university with 48 kWe electricity output and 91 kWt thermal output.
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Capstone Receives Orders for 20 Microturbines as German CHP Market Sees Significant Growth
6th October 2015
Germany - Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received orders for a C200 and 19 C65 microturbines for multiple combined heat and power (CHP) projects in Germany.

The C200 microturbine will be installed at a large-scale industrial laundry facility as part of a joint steam production project with SAACKE Group, a worldwide manufacturer of tailored boiler and process firing plants. The steam project will serve as SAACKE Group's tenth project to incorporate Capstone microturbines for steam generation.
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Key Partner Signs Up to European Fuel Cell CHP Project
7th October 2015
UK - The ene.field fuel cell combined heat and power project this week welcomed the participation of Viessmann, a leading international manufacturer of
heating, cooling and climate control technology.

The ene.field project will see the deployment up to 1,000 residential fuel cell Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) installations, across 11 key European countries and the Germany-based company is expected to play a key role in deployment.
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Köln Niehl 3 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant, Cologne, Germany
10th October 2015
Germany - Köln Niehl 3 is a natural-gas fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant being constructed adjacent to
the existing Köln-Niehl 2 power plant in Niehl harbour, Cologne, Germany. The new plant was connected to the national grid in September 2015, and is scheduled to begin commercial operation in early-2016.

The project is being developed by RheinEnergie, with Alstom being the main contractor. The latter has also agreed to provide a 15-year maintenance agreement for the plant.
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Investment Secured for Nottingham CHP Plant
14th October 2015
UK - Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs' Projects team has advised UK-based Equitix managed fund Energy Savings Investments (ESI) (in which the Green Investment Bank is a cornerstone investor) on its £14.6 million investment in the Nottingham Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant which achieved financial close on 3 September 2015.

An additional £15 million of private capital has been mobilised from the Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF).
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BWE Awarded Contract for Biomass CHP Plant in Northern England
12th October 2015
UK - On Sept. 17, the EPC consortium formed by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S and Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S were awarded the contract for the design, supply and erection of a biomass combined heat-and-power plant (CHP) located in Cramlington in northern England. The client is Cramlington Renewable Energy Development Ltd. of the U.K.
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CHP Plant to be Built in Lithuania
20th October 2015
Lithuania - Fortum and Lietuvos Energija have revealed plans to build a waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Kaunas, Lithuania.

According to current plans, the new plant will use annually approximately 200,000 tons of local municipal waste to produce heat to Kaunas city district heating network, which serves approximately 111,000 households and 3,500 businesses.

Total investment on the plant is anticipated at approximately EUR 150 million, of which Fortum's direct commitment is some EUR 20 million.
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Best International Secures £2bn Chinese Investment for Power Station
21st October 2015
UK - Knutsford based asset management firm Best International secured crucial £2bn Chinese investment
for an Anglesey and Port Talbot power station, which will create thousands of new jobs.

The funding will transform disused industrial sites at Anglesey into a 299-megawatt combined heat and power station creating thousands of jobs between the two projects.
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International News:
Two Explosions a World Apart: From Disaster Comes New Power
6th October 2015
Japan - Platinum Capital Partners, an investment firm with a focus on energy and infrastructure, was recently
featured for developing the largest biofuel power plant in Japan. Platinum's investments in the energy space include a stake in Decentricity, Inc., a developer of decentralized energy and combined heat and power facilities.

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake off the coast of Japan created a tsunami of 40-meter high waves that swept over the island, causing mass destruction and over 15,000 deaths. One of the most devastating results of this event was the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, resulting in evacuation of almost 500,000 people. Just four months later, another power plant accident made headlines-this one a conventional power plant in Cyprus.

Both island nations suffered disasters that knocked out a significant amount of their power. But they emerged from their disasters in completely different ways. And when entrepreneur and financier Roys Poyiadjis, a Cypriot who lives in New York, tried to break into the Cyprus energy market, he eventually ended up with a good investment-but not the one he expected.
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Business News and Intelligence for the Renewable Energy Sector
7th October 2015
Brazil - The Brazilian Development Bank, or BNDES, approved on Tuesday a BRL-87.75-million (USD 22.9m/EUR 20.4m) loan to back a biomass power cogeneration project by Granol Industria, Comercio e Exportacao SA.The unit will be located in Anapolis, Goias state, and will use pine wood chips and reforested eucalyptus as raw material.

The total cost of the project is BRL 97.5 million and its aim is to reduce the company's dependence on the local electric utility and lower total operating costs related to the purchase of electricity.
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China's Sany Group to Invest $3 Billion in Renewable Energy Sector in India
15th October 2015
India - China's construction equipment manufacturer Sany Group today said it would invest USD 3 billion (Rs 20,000 crore) to develop 2,000 mega watt of renewable energy projects in India.

The group today announced the signing and handover of Green Energy Commitment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards development of 2,000 mega watt of renewable energy projects with investments of USD 3 billion (Rs 20,000 crore) for the period 2016-20, Sany Group said in a statement.
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Wärtsilä Supplies 378 MW Power Plant to El Salvador
16th October 2015
El Salvador - Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a major Flexicycle power plant to Energía del Pacífico S.A. in Acajutla, El Salvador. It will be the largest and most
efficient power plant in El Salvador, and the first in Central America to be fired by LNG-based natural gas. The 378 MW installation will feed electricity to the national grid.

The order is estimated to be included in Wärtsilä's order book in 2016, and the plant completion is scheduled for 2018. The value of the order is approximately EUR 240 million.
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El Salvador Extends Key Renewable Energy Tax Incentives
20th October 2015
El Salvador - Last Thursday El Salvador's legislature approved an extension to tax incentives for renewable energy projects which were set to expire at the end of 2015. Thanks to a reform of the bill, it is now possible for projects larger than 20 MW to access incentives.

The newly approved amendments to the Law of Tax Incentives for the Development of Renewable Energy and the Generation of Electricity maintains the principle in the previous law that smaller projects will receive a higher level of benefits.
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BMW 3 Series Plant Benefiting From Biogas CHP
20th October 2015
El Salvador - BMW South Africa's Rosslyn plant in Pretoria has commenced utilising renewable energy from Bio2Watt in order to power the facilty where the 3 Series is built.
The Bio2Watt biogas plant in Bronkhorstspruit is located on the premises of one of South Africa's larger feedlots and an agricultural stronghold in Gauteng. The location provides the project with proximity to key fuel supplies; grid access and sufficient water supplied by storm-water collection dams.
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Apple Just Announced Dramatic New Solar Energy Plans in China
21st October 2015
China - Apple, the world's largest public company by market capitalization, announced late Wednesday a suite
of new renewable energy investments and partnerships in China - the world's largest nation by greenhouse gas emissions.

The iPhone and Apple Watch maker, which already powers its electricity hungry data centers and U.S. operations generally with 100 percent renewable energy, will now also seek to green its supply chain in the vast country, chief executive Tim Cook announced in China Wednesday.
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Ukraine Seeks Foreign Investors in $18 Billion Renewables Market
26th October 2015
Ukraine - Ukraine is trumpeting offers of breaks on tax and duties to lure foreign investors in clean energy as it pushes to reduce dependence on Russian gas.

The government in Kiev wants 11 percent of Ukraine's power to come from renewable resources, mainly biomass, by 2020, Deputy Economic Development Minister Yuliya Kovaliv said in a speech in Berlin on Oct. 23. Ukraine needs foreign investors to help it reach its target in a market worth about 16 billion euros ($18 billion), she said.
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Adelaide Airport Goes Solar Powered
26th October 2015
Australia - Adelaide Airport has announced what it says will be one of the largest rooftop solar systems in Australia.The airport authority will install a 1.17 megawatt
solar PV system, to be built across 8000 square metres of the airport's short-term car park roof. It represents a 1000 per cent increase in solar energy capacity for the airport, and makes it the largest private-sector solar system in South Australia.
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Shandong Sino Canadian Steam Power Corporation (Shandong) Launches First Clean-Coal Thermal Power Generating Plant in China
26th October 2015
China - Shandong Sino Canadian Steam Power Corporation (Shandong) is pleased to announce the launch of its first clean-coal thermal power generating plant in China. Construction of the plant is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2016.

Financing for the USD $260 M plant has been substantially arranged through a consortium of European based financing groups supported by user agreements with the plant's major power purchasers.
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Calendar


Power Week 2015
  2nd - 6th November 2015
Singapore - 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.
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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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APPrO 2015 - 27th Annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre
  17th - 18th November 2015
Ontario, Canada - APPrO's Annual Canadian Power Conference takes place on November 17 & 18, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Canadian power industry's networking hub for power professionals, this is a comprehensive event spanning all technologies, with unrivalled content and top-notch speakers. Register now for APPrO 2015!
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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.
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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.
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