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  • USA : SUNY Potsdam Marks Opening of $8M Combined Heat and Power Plant, in Time for Earth Day
    April 21, 2014
    Campus Celebrates Green Ribbon Cutting for Cogeneration Facility, which will Slash College's Carbon Footprint SUNY Potsdam marked the opening of the College's $8 million Combined Heat and Power Plant in a ceremony today, in a fitting lead-up to Earth Day.

    The cogeneration facility can generate electricity and produce steam from waste heat, increasing the College's efficiency from 45 to 75 percent for its heating and power plants. The Combined Heat and Power Plant is the largest campus-owned and campus-run facility of its kind in the SUNY system.
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  • USA : Capstone Receives Orders for Approximately Four Megawatts From E-Finity for Multiple Oil and Gas Customers
    April 18, 2014
    Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today it recently received multiple orders from E-Finity Distributed Generation for microturbines to be used for oil and gas operations in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions.

    E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone's exclusive oil and gas distributor for the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays, secured the nearly 4MW of orders from two of their current customers and one new customer.
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  • USA : Treatment Plant Adds Cogeneration System
    April 18, 2014
    A new cogeneration system outside Seattle at King County's West Point Treatment Plant is now using a waste byproduct of sewage treatment and turning it into electricity and heat to help run the plant.

    Much of the heat and energy will be used for the plant's operation, but additional electricity generated at the plant will be sold to Seattle City Light under an agreement reached in 2010.
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  • South Africa : South Africa Looks to Shale and Renewables to Aid 'energy Independence'
    April 15, 2014
    South Africa's energy minister has said the government is preparing to introduce several new infrastructure projects aimed at "strengthening" the country's energy sector and increasing the use of new generation technologies.

    Ben Martins said he will make a "definite announcement on South Africa's nuclear build future" within the next two months, while a 'gas utilisation master plan' will be released for public consultation next month.

    The gas plan will outline detailed development options, such as shale gas exploitation, to make South Africa "energy independent". The Department of Energy said in a statement published on 14 April: "The master plan features infrastructure development options, including pipelines and liquefied natural gas terminals, the creation of an enabling environment for the interconnection with neighbouring countries and the institutional arrangements for managing our gas resources in an environmentally responsible manner."
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  • Canada : New Power Generating Facility Planned for Guelph
    April 10, 2014
    A combined heat and power (CHP or cogeneration) facility planned for Guelph's Hanlon Creek Business Park will play an important role in meeting the city's future energy needs while reducing the environmental impact of power generation.

    As part of its award-winning Community Energy Initiative, Guelph hopes to use cogeneration systems to provide at least 30 per cent of the city's anticipated total electricity requirementsabout 100 megawattsby the year 2031.

    "Combined heat and power facilities offer tremendous economic and environmental benefits to direct users of the system, the local community and society as a whole." Barry Chuddy, Chief Executive Officer, Guelph Hydro Inc.
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  • USA : Iowa Bill Would Extend State Renewable Energy Tax Credit
    April 01, 2014
    he Iowa Senate has passed a bill by a vote of 46 to zero that aims to extend the deadline for renewable energy projects to qualify for the state's renewable energy tax credits. It also has provisions that apply to cogeneration projects associated with ethanol plants. The measure, S.F. 2343, extends the placed-in-service deadline for claiming the state's renewable energy tax credit by two years, from Jan. 1, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2017. While the provision allowing the credit to be claimed for only 10 years remains, the bill extends the date that renewable energy tax credit certificates can be issued by two years, from Dec. 31, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2026.

    In addition to opening up that 10 MW of reserved capacity to biogas, the bill also adds language specifying that thermal heat generated by the cogeneration facility and used for a commercial purpose can also be counted toward satisfying the 10 MW reservation requirement.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : State Grant Will Provide Up to $2 Million in Renewable Energy Funding to Somerset
    April 01, 2014
    Up to $2 million will be available to Somerset to develop clean-energy projects through state Department of Energy Resources funding, local legislators announced.

    "The funding available for communities hosting current or decommissioned coal plants will be directed for use on a renewable energy project for municipalities' energy use," according to the release from state officials.

    It says awarded funds could be used for "planning, implementation and building" such projects in each town and the municipalities must "wholly own" projects that can be built by third parties.
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  • USA : Alstom Wins $100MM Equipment Contract at Combined Cycle Power Plant
    March 31, 2014
    Alstom has signed a contract worth close to €75 million ($100 million) to supply a steam tail package for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative's (ODEC) Wildcat Point Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in Cecil County, Maryland. It will generate approximately 1,000 megawatts (MW), enough to power 390,000 homes. The plant is scheduled for commissioning in mid-2017.
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  • France : 250 Million Loan to France's Biomass Sector Development
    March 31, 2014
    The European Investment Bank (EIB), BPCE Group and Crédit Agricole's Caisses régionales, as well as Crédit Agricole Leasing & Factoring, will be lending Euro 250 million to develop biomass-fed energy schemes and enhanced waste recycling and recovery in France, as the EIB announced in a press release.

    This financing agreement is crucially important for the development of renewable energy in France.

    Thus new biomass-fired schemes will be financed throughout France, including heat-only and combined heat and power cogeneration plants, as well as facilities for treating household and similar waste to generate biogas and electricity. The agreement will also make it possible to support work on renovating and extending urban heating systems, with the twofold objective of improving energy performance and efficiency. Those living in the areas concerned will be the prime beneficiaries.
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  • Germany : No Surcharge for German On-site Power
    March 31, 2014
    In an about-face, Germany's 'superminister' for energy and the economy, Sigmar Gabriel, has announced that on-site power plants serving the nation's industrial sector will not be subject to a renewable energy surcharge under a reformed EEG (Renewable Energy Act).

    Industrial firms generating their own power have so far been exempted from the EEG surcharge, which pays for Germany's move away from nuclear power. But in January the government approved proposed reforms that would have seen firms paying up to 90% of the €6.24 cents/kWh charge, while companies generating their own power through on-site renewables or cogeneration would pay 70%.
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