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» Press Release
For immediate release:
October 23, 2014

Decentralized Energy Market Opportunities Expanding
Industry leaders agree that the future of power generation will be much more distributed.
Washington, DC, USA - The World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) recently held its Annual Meeting and DistribuGen conference in conjunction with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) CHP Expo. Nearly two hundred gathered for the event. Some may say utility regulations and access to capital present barriers for distributed generation (DG) systems, but those attending DistribuGen painted a different picture by describing DG as a strong and fast growing energy resource with enormous potential in the market.
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» WADE in Action
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
Welcome
 
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
Invitation to the Natural Gas Policy Forum and Reception, December 9th
The Embassy of Canada and the Natural Gas Roundtable of Washington are pleased to host the Natural Gas and North American Energy Security Forum on Tuesday, December 9 at the Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Registration opens at 3:30 pm; forum begins at 4:00 pm with the reception to follow from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Please RSVP by Thursday, December 4th. You must register in advance to attend the Policy Forum and Reception.
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SAVE THE DATES for the DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015 in Houston, April 7-9, 2015
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, thermal energy storage and waste heat to power technologies. This event attracts energy professionals and end-users who seek to share best practices, learn about technology improvements and better understand system applications. The conference will feature presentations from industry leaders as well as presentations provided by industry professionals selected from a nationwide call for presentations. A "Call for Presentations" is coming soon along with details about the pre-conference golf tournament that is being planned. For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities call (512) 705-9995 or email pcauduro@localpower.org.

Comment on the EPA's Climate Action Plan
WADE members are invited to help prepare comments that will be submitted to the Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) on the proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units. The EPA rule is designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from exiting coal plants by as much as 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. 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. The rule presents an opportunity to promote the energy efficiency and emissions saving benefits of cogeneration and other decentralized energy options. To participate call (512) 705-9996 or contact pcauduro@localpower.org
 
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
POWER-GEN International
  09th - 11th December 2014
Orlando, USA - Throughout the years, POWER-GEN International has covered it all, providing a world stage for the innovations, ideas and solutions that have formed our industry for more than two decades.
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Invitation to the Natural Gas Policy Forum and Reception, December 9th
  9th December 2014
Washington, DC, USA - The Embassy of Canada and the Natural Gas Roundtable of Washington are pleased to host the Natural Gas and North American Energy Security Forum on Tuesday, December 9 at the Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
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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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POWER-GEN Russia
  03rd - 05th March 2015
Moscow, Russian Federation
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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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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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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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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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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.
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