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  • Romania : Romanian Power Producer Starts Construction of a Woody Biomass-fueled Cogeneration
    March 31, 2014
    Romanian power producer Greenprav started the construction of a woody biomass-fueled cogeneration unit in Busteni (Prahova county), worth EUR35 million, town hall officials stated Friday. The Irish company Prime Energy Power, main shareholder for SC Greenprav SRL Romania, started building the plant that will supply heat and electrical energy for the Busteni resort and all its sectors: industrial, commercial, public consumers. The plant will use wood mass from the Busteni region.
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  • China : US$ 600 Million for China Infrastructure
    March 31, 2014
    The World Bank has approved loans totalling US$ 600 million to support upgrades to public transport services in two major cities in China's northeastern Heilongjiang Province.

    The funds will also be used to expand railway capacity along a key transport corridor in Heilongjiang, and increase gas usage in Shanxi Province.

    Finally, the Shanxi Gas Utilization Project will be supported by a US$ 100 million loan. The funds will back investments in both distributed gas-fired combined heat and power plants and the expansion of the gas distribution network in selected counties in Shanxi Province.
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  • USA : Multimillion Dollar Order for 9.4 MW Biogas CHP Cogeneration Plant to Be Installed in Grove City, Ohio for the Largest Waste-to-Energy Recycling Facility in the World
    March 28, 2014
    2G CENERGY Power Systems Technologies Inc., a 2G Energy AG Group Company, announced today that it received a large order with a total amount of nearly 8 Million USD.

    Gemini, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida, has entered into an agreement with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) to build the world's largest waste-to-energy and materials recovery facility of its kind on SWACO property in Grove City, Ohio. The modular 2G biogas cogeneration system to be installed for Phase 1 is rated 5,550 kWh (5.55 MWh) consisting of three fully integrated 2G avus series CHP. The cogeneration system comes with ultra-low NOx and CO emissions control technology. Delivery of phase one is expected in late 2014, and phase 2 is following in 2015.
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  • Romania : Romania To Scrap Cogeneration Energy Tax
    March 27, 2014
    Romania's Department of Energy has prepared a draft Bill to scrap the cogeneration tax for electricity exporters. The proposal is aimed at making the country a leading supplier for central and south-eastern Europe.

    According to the Department, the Bill promotes the efficient use of Romania's "ample" energy resources, and aims to support large coal producers. The plans also take account of the need to couple with markets in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, through alignment with the electricity wholesale market, known as the Day Ahead Market (DAM).

    The draft Bill is connected to amended criteria and conditions for implementing a support scheme for promoting high-efficiency cogeneration.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Largest UK Airport Solar Panel Installation at London Southend
    March 27, 2014
    London Southend Airport has had the largest UK airport solar panel installation as part of its terminal extension.

    The 496 solar panels, will supply the terminal's expanded range of shops, cafes and restaurants with clean solar electricity for decades to come, via the airport's private electricity network.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Hospital's 'homemade Power Saves 400k
    March 26, 2014
    CASH-STRAPPED hospital bosses in Southampton have come up with a pioneering way to save hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. As energy bills continue to soar, Southampton General Hospital has started to produce homemade electricity that brings a saving of £400,000 a year. The two megawatt combined heat and power generator (CHP) installed on site will also allow University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) to sell excess electricity back to the supply company.
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  • Qatar : New District Cooling Plant to Open in Qatar
    March 25, 2014
    District cooling firm Qatar Cool has announced plans to open a new cooling plant to serve residential and commercial towers in Doha's newly-developed West Bay neighbourhood.

    West Bay, which features some of Qatar's tallest skyscrapers housing luxury apartments, high-end offices and hotels, is already served by two of Qatar Cool's district cooling plants which supply cooling to around 46 towers. Once online, the third plant will bring the company's total offering to around 40,000 tonnes of refrigeration.
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  • Pakistan : GE Marks Order for 1,000th Jenbacher Gas Engine in Pakistan
    March 25, 2014
    Highlighting the continued demand by textile mills and other industrial customers in Pakistan for reliable on-site power and cooling solutions, GE's Distributed Power business today announced Tata Energy, a part of Tata Industries, has selected two of GE's 3.3-megawatt (MW) Jenbacher J620 cogeneration gas engines to power Tata's Salfi textile mills in Karachi, the country's largest city. The project represents GE's 1,000th and 1,001st Jenbacher gas engines to be installed in the country. With today's milestone announcement, GE's Jenbacher engines now supply approximately 873 MW to Pakistan's textile industry. Across the country, Jenbacher engines generate a total of 1,445 MW to power some of the country's major industries, including the energy, chemical and manufacturing sectors.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : UK Scheme Set to Support On-site Renewables
    March 24, 2014
    In a presentation earlier this month at London trade show Ecobuild, UK energy secretary Ed Davey said the government plans to launch its domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (d-RHI) this spring. The d-RHI will, for the first time, provide ongoing payments to people heating their homes with heat pumps, wood burners or solar-powered hot water systems. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) trade body says this means on-site renewable heating solutions are becoming affordable for off-grid households.
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  • USA : Dresser-Rand Earns the 2013 Certificate of Avoided Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    March 19, 2014
    Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power generation, and process industries, has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Combined Heat and Power Partnership with the 2013 Certificate of Avoided GHG Emissions. The award recognizes companies that successfully reduced carbon pollution using combined heat and power (CHP) systems. Dresser-Rand received the certificate based on seven projects that avoided an estimated 23,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions since 2007, compared to conventional energy sources.

    "At Dresser-Rand, it has always been our goal to 'bring energy and the environment into harmony,'" said Chris Nagle, general manager of Power North America for Dresser-Rand. "This certificate from the EPA is just another example of how important it is to us as an organization to be environmentally responsible."

    Dresser Rand is one of the EPA's CHP partners and serves the CHP market with packaged or site-built CHP systems based on its reciprocating gas engine, gas turbine and steam turbine product lines.
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