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Enel forms alliance with China’s ZTE


The heads of Italy’s Enel and China’s ZTE Corporation have signed an agreement aimed at cooperation between the two groups in the areas of electric mobility, smart grids and renewable generation.

Vital Energi honoured at UK CHP awards


Vital Energi enjoyed double success at the recent CHPA Awards ceremony by winning the Integrated Technology and Campus, Community and Residential awards.

New IRENA study sees growing role for CHP in China


A China-focused study by the International Renewable Energy Agency has identified the potential for more industrial combined-heat-and-power plants that use biomass as a fuel source.

UK – the heat of the moment


The UK is waking up to the importance of heat in the bigger energy picture, and is planning a long-term project eventually to decarbonize the heat sector altogether, as well as electricity.

Fuel cell micro-CHP systems installed in Germany and UK


The SOFT-PACT consortium has recently completed the penultimate phase of a European demonstration project of stationary fuel cell technology with the installation of more than 25 integrated fuel cells in UK and German homes.

M&S developing UK’s largest rooftop solar project


A distribution centre in Castle Donington, in the UK’s East Midlands, is the site of the country’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array which is currently being installed, the company says.

Global Micro-CHP market forecast to treble


The value of the global micro-CHP market will reach €3.2 billion in 2019, up from €0.9 billion in 2014, with new fuel cell technologies disrupting the market.

Gas-fired power plant failure threatens UK capacity margin


Peterhead power plant’s unexpected failure to fire last week has placed Britain’s ability to avoid power blackouts under fresh scrutiny.

Top nuclear advocate recommends renewables plus storage


A leading advocate of nuclear power as a means of reducing global emissions has recommended investment in storage so as to make renewables a more viable alternative.

Award-winning Australian building in focus


The developers behind the newly awarded ‘Best tall building in the world’, Central Park, in Sydney have provided more detail on the power and heating components underpinning the project.

3 MW CHP system to power inner London development


International consultancy and construction company Mace has selected U.K.-based distributed power developer Clarke Energy to supply two Jenbacher J420 natural gas-fueled engines from GE’s Distributed Power business.

UK Power Reserve submits 1.8 GW of new build distributed generation


UK Power Reserve (UKPR), an independent developer and operator of flexible, smart and affordable power generation, has more than doubled its specialist workforce in four years and submitted the single largest distributed generation strategy of any independent provider for the upcoming UK Capacity Auction.

Sicilian pasta factory in microturbine play


Capstone Turbine Corp has received an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade a food manufacturing facility for Sicilian pasta maker Tomasello, which produces up to 5000 tonnes of pasta annually.

Metso carbon dioxide monitor for Finnish CHP plant


A carbon dioxide measurement system at the Martinlaakso 1 combined heat and power plant run by Vantaan Energia in Vantaa, Finland, has been approved by the Finnish Energy Authority. 

CHPA awards recognise energy efficiency


A series of seven awards have been presented by the UK’s Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) in recognition of achievement, innovation and best practice in the sector.

Desuperheaters rise to new challenges


How a new generation of desuperheaters is addressing today's 50- and 60-Hz combined-cycle power generation.

COGEN Europe – cogeneration can contribute to EU recovery


The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration (COGEN Europe) has produced a position paper, imploring heavy industry within the bloc to recognise the advantages of using the technology.

REFUenergy launches new off grid control and storage system


Germany’s REFUenergy, a division of REFU Elektronik GmbH, has launched REFUtower energy system capable of configuring charge regulators in 2 kW steps for PV, mains and diesel and renewable sources on the input side, as well as storage.

Low carbon residential heating and hybrid market set to triple by 2017


New research into the UK residential market for low carbon heating and hybrid heat and power products suggests the market will grow from 30,000 installations in 2014 to 90,000 installations in 2017.

Trigeneration behind ‘world’s best’ tall building


The newly awarded best tall building in the world, located in Sydney, Australia, is backboned by trigeneration and on-site solar technology.