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Micro-CHP 'underperforming' in Europe, says report


Despite the technology’s potential for energy savings, micro-CHP is 'underperforming’ in European markets, a new report has found.  

Cogeneration role at Battersea Tower


Developer Barratt Homes has submitted detailed plans to Wandsworth Council in London for the proposed redevelopment of a vacant site on the southern bank of the river Thames into a residential-led development with 135 homes.

Still a risky proposition


As the first steps are taken toward large-scale energy storage, complex technology and market considerations emerge.

Fuel cells power systems on the rise


Financial services provider Morgan Stanley opened a 250 kWe fuel cell on-site power system at its headquarters building in Purchase, New York last month. The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) device from Bloom Energy is supplying both baseload power and a grid-independent supply to parts of the building’s critical loads.

CHP ‘Plant of the Year’ awarded in Germany


The German ‘Cogeneration Plant of the Year’ award for 2014 has been announced in Berlin.

Kimberly-Clarke improves paper’s clean credentials


Millicent Mill in Mount Gambier in the southeast of South Australia, which produces 85,0000 tonnes of tissue paper each year for the New Zealand and Australina markets, has been upgraded with a new 20 MWe CHP plant.

Cheltenham hospital commissions new CHP energy centre


The new Energy Centre at Cheltenham General Hospital in the UK is projected to cut carbon emissions by a third with a new combined heat and power system.

Fuel cell plant powering German research ministry


Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) offices, located in Berlin, are being powered and heated through a new fuel cell power plant.

German government backs innovative CHP/PV energy management project


A joint project is being conducted in Germany to research the possibilities of intelligent coupling of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems with CHP plants and heat pump systems.

Major power conference hears of importance of microgrids


Consumers who need resilient, reliable, “always-on” power that the utility can’t deliver are driving the growth of microgrids in the US.

GE announces new additions to Power FlexEfficiency portfolio


General Electric (GE) chose the POWER-GEN International trade conference in Orlando on Wednesday to launch two new technologies, aimed at the gas-fired power generation sector.

Falling battery costs to create $190m market by 2020, says report


Falling battery costs are set to create a $190m stationary energy storage market by the end of the decade, new research has found.

Princes food in on-site heat and power upgrade


Food and drink group Princes has completed a $7 million upgrade to the heat and power system and its production site in Wisbeach, in the east of the UK.

First CHP plant for German ESCO


Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH, part of the Plastics & Devices Division, has commissioned its first combined heat and power plant in collaboration with the Westfalen Weser GmbH energy services company.

Thai cogen projects for Mitsui


Japan’s Mitsui & Co, Ltd has signed agreements with Gulf Energy Development Company Ltd to promote 12 gas-fired cogeneration power projects in Thailand with a total combined capacity of 1470 MW.

Finance secured for $1bn gas-fired plant in Turkey


A 950 MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant is to be built in Anatolia, Turkey, after a combination of financial institutions formed a syndicate to finance the project.

Responding to energy market changes


Power markets in Germany and across Europe are in a state of considerable flux and utilities are working out how to respond. Let’s hope CHP retains – or expands – its position in the new arrangements.

CHP brings savings, security for US university


In a move to cut its carbon footprint and reduce energy costs, the US University of Minnesota has begun construction on a $96 million combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

Veolia delivers CHP for New Cross hospital


Environmental services provider Veolia has been contracted to deliver a new 2 MW combined heat and power plant (CHP) to the 700-bed New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, UK.

Bluegen FC CHP installed at Napier University


Scotland’s Edinburgh Napier University’s property and facilities department has commissioned the installation of a BlueGen fuel cell combined heat and power unit running on natural gas.