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  • United Arab Emirates : Dubai Triples Renewable Energy Target to 15% by 2030
    January 21, 2015
    Dubai has tripled its target to increase the share of renewables to 15 per cent in its energy mix by 2030, a senior official announced here on Wednesday. The emirate has increased its 2020 target also by seven times to 7 per cent, apparently due to falling costs of solar energy, according to Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of Dewa (Dubai Water and Electricity Authority).

    The announcement gains relevance as it negates the speculation that falling oil prices in the international market will affect the growth of the renewable energy sector.

    He also announced that Dewa will release a bid for 500MW photovoltaic (PV) project in 2016 in the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. 
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  • India : Sanghi Industries to Invest US$40.5m in Renewable Energy and Port Development
    January 21, 2015
    Sanghi Industries Limited will invest US$40.5m over next couple of years with a focus on sustainable development, innovation and energy conservation. The company plans to invest US$24.3m to develop a 15MW waste heat recovery system (WHR) and another US$16.2m to further develop its facilities at Navlakhi Port in Gujarat State.

    Sanghi Industries has signed a contract for installation of a WHR system at its cement plant in Kutch, Gujarat, whereby 15MW of power will be generated from the waste gases released.
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  • USA : FuelCell Energy Highlights Performance of Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell Park After One Year of Supplying Ultra-Clean Power to the Electric Grid
    January 20, 2015
    FuelCell Energy, Inc.a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, recognized the performance achievements of the 14.9 megawatt Dominion fuel cell park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, as the installation reached its one year anniversary of operation. The fuel cell park, owned by Dominion, consists of five Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plants, manufactured and installed by FuelCell Energy, that supply Class I renewable power to the electric grid under a 15 year energy purchase agreement. Additionally, the heat from the five power plants is recovered and converted into additional electricity, increasing the efficiency of the installation. FuelCell Energy operates and maintains the plants under a long term service agreement and continues to meet all contracted output requirements with availability of the fuel cell park in excess of 95 percent. 
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  • Germany : Repower, GE and Iberdrola Team on CHP Plant in Germany
    January 20, 2015
    At CHEMPARK in Leverkusen, Germany, dozens of chemical companies work on production, research and services - often working in partnership to generate synergies and drive innovation. Now, another alliance will help their efforts. Repower has signed contracts with GE and Iberdrola, via its engineering subsidiary, for the supply of GE's high efficiency 9HA gas turbine, long-term services and turnkey installation for the new CHEMPARK Leverkusen combined cycle plant. The cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) facility is expected to help meet Germany's carbon reduction and energy efficiency requirements, while producing electricity and steam for CHEMPARK businesses.
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  • South Africa : Fuel Cell Power for African Telecomms Towers
    January 20, 2015
    Volvo spin-out fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB and African energy services company Mitochondria Energy Co Ltd have signed a Letter of Intend to collaborate on the development diesel-fuelled fuel cell power solutions for the African market. 

    By using widely available road diesel as fuel its backers claim the system will offer a cost-effective power supply solution. Deployment for testing in South Africa and Sweden is planned for 2015.
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  • USA : America's Largest Pellet Manufacturer Chooses Turboden for New Biomass Power System
    January 19, 2015
    Turboden, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI), has been chosen to supply the world's largest biomass-based Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) with an 8 MW power unit at its plant in Athens, Maine, US.

    Maine Woods Pellet secured a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Central Maine Power (CPM) covering the power to be exported to the grid and will benefit from a tax credit for the project equity investments according to the New Markets Tax Credit Program. 
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Construction Begins on Gateshead District Energy Scheme
    January 19, 2015
    Global engineering and design giant Parsons Brinckerhoff is to commence construction of a £l14m energy centre and heat network in Gateshead, northeast England in March. 

    The new district heating scheme will provide heat and low-cost, low-carbon energy for homes and businesses in central Gateshead and Gateshead Quayside will start in March.

    Powered by a 2 MW combined heat and power gas engine initially, the energy centre will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 5,000 homes, and has the capacity to be expanded to 6 MW, as the scheme grows. The electricity will be supplied directly to customers by its own dedicated cables, or "private wire". 
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  • China : Hong Kong Hospital Chooses Methane Power
    January 19, 2015

    The Nethersole Hospital in Tai Po, Hong Kong is to use methane gas from landfill in a green energy pilot scheme to be launched later this year. 

    The project will cost HK$13 million and entails the use of a combined heat and power system. While it produces electricity, waste heat at a temperature of 500 degrees Celsius from the generator's exhaust will go to a boiler to produce steam. Waste heat from generator cooling will also be used in a heat exchanger for hot-water supply. 


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  • USA : State Awards Local Energy Projects $2.36M in Grants and Loans
    January 16, 2015

    Three energy projects in Lancaster County are among 11 that the Pennsylvania awarded $7.8 million in grants and $1.8 million in loans through its Alternative and Clean Energy Program. 

    Lancaster General Hospital was awarded a $1.3 million grant toward the purchase and installation of a 3.5-megawatt combined heat and power plant in Lancaster City. According to a news release, the $7,775,520 project will generate energy for onsite use, offsetting electricity purchase from electric utility providers, and improve power system reliability in the event of an extended power outage. 


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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : New Power Station Which Could Provide Electricity to 100,000 Homes Gets Green Light
    January 15, 2015
    A new power station for Slough with the potential to provide electricity for over 100,000 homes has been given the green light. 

    Plans to build the multifuel combined heat and power plant were approved by Slough Borough councillors following two years of work on the project by planning officers.

    It will be capable of delivering heat and electricity to 110,000 homes - nearly double the number in Slough (60,000). 
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