January 18, 2017
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Americas News:
Tecogen wins study contracts for 1 MW of CHP
6th January 2017
USA - US-based Tecogen has won contracts to perform feasibility and design studies for over 1 MW in new combined heat and power (CHP) projects, the company has announced.

The company said the projects include educational, recreational and multi-unit residential sites.The feasibility studies 'will evaluate the appropriateness of cogeneration equipment for a variety of sites and use cases,' it said.
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Natural History Museum saves £11 million through in-house CHP
5th January 2017
USA - The Natural History Museum is celebrating racking up more than £11 million in savings by adopting various on-site energy generation technologies.

The site partnered with Vital Energi to install a 'trigeneration scheme' comprising a 1.9MW combined heat and power (CHP) generator, waste heat boiler and two absorption chillers totalling 1.5MW.
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Penn State Receives Funding to Demonstrate Low-Carbon Footprint Path
14th December 2016
USA - Penn State University, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and other technology providers and with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is demonstrating a cost-effective technology path to increase the use of renewable-energy power generation in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Marcellus shale gas will be used to fuel a gas-fired turbine power generator in combination with solar cell and battery energy storage systems.
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Vectren Subsidiary Lands Military Contract
14th December 2016
USA - The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a nearly $190 million contract to Newburgh-based Energy Systems Group LLC. The company will provide energy improvements at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, California.

ESG will provide the design and installation of energy conservation measures, including steam decentralization and compressed air decentralization.
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Tecogen Clean Energy System Selected for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in Harlem, NY
13th December 2016
USA - Tecogen® Inc., provider of clean energy products which, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer's carbon footprint, today announced that a 500kW clean energy system to has been selected to power a large multi-unit residential complex in Harlem, NY. Comprised of five 100kW InVerde e+ models, the cutting-edge cogeneration system will be installed by M.M.I Mechanical Inc. as part of a central plant and provide electricity, space heating and domestic hot water to over 1000 residential units. In addition, the new system will provide emergency standby power in case of blackout, a key feature that helps build resiliency.
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Google to be Powered 100% by Renewable Energy from 2017
6th December 2016
USA - Google's data centres and the offices for its 60,000 staff will be powered entirely by renewable energy
from next year, in what the company has called a "landmark moment".

"We are convinced this is good for business, this is not about greenwashing. This is about locking in prices for us in the long term. Increasingly, renewable energy is the lowest cost option," said Marc Oman, EU energy lead at Google. "Our founders are convinced climate change is a real, immediate threat, so we have to do our part."
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European News:
Doosan Babcock awarded UK's largest fuel cell development contract
10th January 2017
UK - Energy engineering experts have announced plans to install the UK's largest fuel cell development in Scotland which will be "on a par" with the largest in Europe.

The ground-breaking deal will see the creation of a dedicated, onsite energy centre to provide power, heat and cooling to the new £333m ($406m) Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).
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Proposed new Chelsea Stadium to feature CHP
10th January 2017
UK - A planning application by Chelsea Football Club to re-develop its Stamford Bridge home includes combined heat and power technology at the core of its energy proposal.

The £600m redevelopment application goes before Hammersmith and Fulham Council on Wednesday, and if approval is granted, the new 60,000 seater venue will commence construction in 2018.
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Wartsila to supply flexible 100 MW combined heat and power plant to Germany
19th December 2016
Germany - Wartsila will supply a 100 MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant to Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden AG in Germany. The Smart Power Generation power plant, consisting of ten Wartsila 34SG engines running on natural gas, is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2018. Wartsila's scope covers the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), as well as a 15-year service agreement with performance guarantees. The order is included in the order book for the fourth quarter, 2016.
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European Commission - Press Release
14th December 2016
State aid: Commission approves support to four highly-efficient cogeneration plants in Germany

Brussels, Belgium - The European Commission has approved German plans to support four highly efficient cogeneration plants feeding Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Munich's district heating networks. The Commission concluded the measures would further EU energy and climate goals whilst maintaining competition.

In November 2016, Germany notified to the Commission plans to grant premiums to four highly efficient cogeneration plants. These individual measures are granted under Germany's 2016 Combined Heat and Generation Act (CHP Act), which the Commission approved under EU state aid rules in October 2016. Individual measures under this Act need to be notified to the Commission for state aid scrutiny when they exceed the capacity threshold of 300 Megawatt set in the Commission's 2014 Guidelines on state aid for environmental protection and energy.
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European Investment Bank Backs Lithuania CHP Plant
14th December 2016
Lithuania - The European Investment Bank has signed a €190m ($201m) loan agreement with Lietuvos Energija for the construction of new combined-heat-and-power plant in Lithuania.

The project in Vilnius will be a biomass- and waste-to-energy-fired CHP plant with total capacity of 88 MW, supplying electricity to the national grid and heat to a district heating system in Vilnius.
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State Aid: Commission Approves Greek Support Scheme for Renewable Electricity and Cogeneration
14th December 2016
Greece - The European Commission has found the new Greek support scheme for renewable electricity and high efficiency cogeneration to be in line with EU state aid rules. The scheme will help Greece to reduce CO2 emissions, in line with EU energy and climate goals, without unduly distorting competition.

Today's decision approves aid to larger installations (above 1 000 KW) for the year 2016. Under the Guidelines, as of 1 January 2017, aid to larger installations has to be granted through competitive tenders to ensure that energy is produced at minimal cost for taxpayers. Greece will organise a pilot tender for photovoltaic energy and has committed to use competitive bidding processes for all aid granted to large installations as of 2017.
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Denmark's Largest Power Station Replaces Coal with Wood Pellets
12th December 2016
Denmark - For the past 18 months, Avedøre Power Station has been converting its coal-fired power station
unit, and the entire combined-heat-and-power plant is now able to produce electricity and heat based on wood pellets and straw, rather than coal and gas.

The conversion-part of a heat agreement between the Danish energy companies 'Vestegnens Kraftvarmeselskab' and DONG Energy-aims to provide green district heating to VEKS' customers in the Greater Copenhagen area.
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End Users Win £90 Million Capacity Market Benefits ss DSR Contracts Treble
12th December 2016
UK - The role end users play in the security of the UK's energy supply is to grow significantly after demand
side response gained three times the number of agreements it did in this year's Capacity Market auction compared to last year.

The Capacity Market auction for the winter 2020/21 period took place throughout this week and saw more than 52GW of contracts awarded. The mechanism is designed to source energy supply should the grid need it during winter peaks.

Of the 4.4GW of combined heat and power plants to win contracts, the Association for Decentralised Energy has said that 2GW of this is 'user-led', contributing towards approximately 2.29GW of energy derived from end-users that has cleared the auction.
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AET to Deliver Biomass CHP Plant for French Paper Mill
7th December 2016
French - Denmark's Aalborg Energie Technik is set to deliver a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant for a French paper mill after winning the EPC
contract for the project.

The 20 MWe/23.5 MWth Cogéneration Biomasse de Novillars plant is planned to provide 153 GWh of power and 215,000 tonnes of process steam per year for the Gemdoubs paper mill in the town of Doubs in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
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International News:
First African grid-connected biogas-powered electricity plant comes online in Kenya
11th January 2017
Kenya - Africa's first biogas-powered electricity producer to sell surplus electricity to a national grid has come online at a Kenyan commercial farm.

The plant uses anaerobic digestion (AD) to produce biogas, which is then burned in two cogenera-tion engines to produce the electricity and heat.

According to Tropical Power, the new biogas plant reduces annual CO2 - emissions by nearly 7,300 tonnes, as the farm is not dependent on the oil-based power in the national grid.
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Sudarshan Chemical commissions cogen plant in Maharashtra
6th January 2017
India - Indian dye and agrochemical manufacturer Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd has commissioned a cogeneration plant at its Roha production facility (pictured) in Maharashtra state.

The company said the 8.24 MW plant will provide 100% of the site's power and process steam needs, as well as reducing its energy costs by 50%.
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$900m CHP plant contract awarded in Saudi Arabia
21st December 2016
Saudi Arabia - Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said it has jointly signed a $900m contract with global energy supplier Engie for the construction of a combined cycle cogeneration power plant at the Fadhili gas plant, located 85km northwest of Jubail Industrial port in Saudi Arabia's eastern province.
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  22nd - 23rd March 2017
Philadelphia, PA, USA - As an exhibitor in the upcoming GLOBALCON show in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on March 22-23, 2017, we invite you to either walk the show floor and visit us at no cost or consider attending the conference program using the reduced rate code below.
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No Cost Webinar: Modern Absorption Cooling 101
  19thJanuary 2017
USA - There will be a new topic covered on the 3rd Thursday of every month. This webinar will be presented by Douglas A. Davis, Director of Channel Sales in North America, Broad U.S.A.
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Decentralised Energy & Co-Generalised Forum
  13th - 14th February 2017
Manila, Philippines - The Philippines suffers from chronic power shortages and one of the world's most expensive energy cost.
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4th Asia LPG Summit
  26th - 27th February 2017
Dhaka, Bangladesh - With chronic shortages of natural gas, Bangladesh is one of those rare instances where LPG is reversing demand. The government has recognized the need for a balanced energy mix for the country and LPG demand has been shooting upwards ever since.
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11th CNG-NGV Indonesia Forum
  14th - 15th March 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia - 11th Natural Gas Vehicles & Infrastructure Indonesia Forum & Exhibition
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4th Biogas Indonesia Forum
  14th - 15th March 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia - Biogas plants are increasingly sprouting up all over Indonesia, especially for Palm Oil Mills mandated to install them before regulations kick in.
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Euroheat & Power Congress
  14th - 17th May 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom(Great Britain) - Our next Euroheat & Power Congress will be held in Glasgow, UK from 14th to 17th of May 2017. With political support and visibility increasing rapidly at the EU level and in many national markets, there has never been a more exciting time to be in the DHC business.
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6th Biogas Asia Pacific Forum
  18h - 19th May 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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