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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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  • 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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