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  • USA : Virginia's Prince William County Approves New Organic Waste Processing Facility
    January 26, 2015
    The Board of County Supervisors in Prince William County, Virginia, have authorized an agreement with Freestate Farms LLC, a Northern Virginia-based agricultural services and production company, to construct and operate a facility to process yard waste, food scraps and wood waste at the county's Balls Ford Road composting facility, and to provide organics waste management services at that site and at the county's landfill.

    Raw biogas produced during the anaerobic digestion process will fuel a combined heat and power generator set to provide heat and power to the Balls Ford Road facility, with surplus renewable energy available for off-site uses, potentially including transportation fuel. 
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Rolls-Royce CHP Plant Goes into Operation
    January 22, 2015

    In Czech Republic a combined heat and power (CHP) plant designed to provide grid support has commenced operation.

    Based on four 20-cylinder Rolls-Royce engines, the plant generates a total of 37 MW of heat and power (including district heating) for the town of Tabor/Sezimovo Ústí roughly 100 kilometers southeast of the Prague.

    "This is the first natural gas power plant based on medium-speed gas engines in the region to go into operation supplying heat and power to the local grid. This project is an additional step forward towards a green future for our region and country," said Libor Dolezal, CEO at plant operator C-Energy. 

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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Commissioning to Begin at Plymouth CHP Plant
    January 21, 2015
    With construction almost complete, commissioning is now due to begin at the Devonport Docks energy-from-waste plant - including delivery of the first waste load and the first export of electricity. 

    Once operational, the combined heat and power (CHP) enabled facility will process around 163,000 tonnes of municipal residual waste on behalf of the South West Devon Waste Partnership (SWDWP), a joint organisation that includes Torbay council, Plymouth city council and Devon county council.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Strong Case for Massive Investment in Decentralised Energy -Davey
    January 21, 2015
    The UK's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey says there is a big case for significant investment to be made in decentralised energy as a means of boosting the country's energy efficiency. 

    Mr Davey was speaking to COSPP at the launch of a report by the newly re-branded Decentralised Energy Association (formerly CHPA), entitled, 'Invisible Energy: Hidden Benefits of the Demand Side", which highlighted the achievements demand side investments have made in delivering more economic growth for less energy.
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  • Philippines : DOE Endorses 14 RE Projects for FIT Eligibility
    January 21, 2015
    The Department of Energy (DOE) has endorsed 14 renewable energy projects to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) as eligible for the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme.

    The move is part of efforts to promote renewable energy (RE) in the country.

    The projects - five biomass facilities, three hydropower plants, two solar plants and four wind farms - have also been issued certificates of endorsements (COE) and have a total FIT capacity of 304.051 megawatts, according to the DOE. 
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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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