More Distributed Generation News

Germany considers CHP in bid to resolve emissions problem


German economy minister Sigmar Gabriel is ready to turn to combined heat and power technology as a solution to the problem of curbing carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants while saving jobs.

Alstom and Saft’s innovative energy storage goes live at EDF’s Concept Grid


The Alstom-Saft consortium has successfully commissioned its smart battery energy storage system (BESS) at the EDF's Concept Grid Lab.

Five major energy shifts predicted for global power market


Global power generation will experience five dominant trends over the next 25 years, putting unprecedented pressure on energy companies, utilities and policy-makers, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

UK analysis says German wind chief’s assertion doesn’t stand up


Comments made by the German Wind Power Association’s president Hermann Albers with regard to wind’s ability to compensate for the closure of conventional and nuclear power plants have been called into question by an independent energy sector data analysis consultancy.

Rolls-Royce in UK CHP genset contract win


Rolls-Royce and project developer P3P Partners have signed a contract for the supply of four generating sets.

Wind and solar turbines advised to tackle security risk


Poor security around wind turbine and solar power systems needs to be addressed by those in the field, according to findings by a German security researcher.

Qatar World Cup to boost Middle East $17bn rental power boom


The global value of the power equipment rental market is forecast to expand from $8.7bn last year to $17.4bn by 2020, according to a new report.

EMEA Projects of the Year winners revealed


The winners of the first Power Engineering International EMEA Projects of the Year have been revealed at a glittering awards ceremony.

ExxonMobil launches new advanced engine oil


ExxonMobil launched a new advanced gas engine oil, Mobil Pegasus 605 Ultra 40, at POWER-GEN Europe in Amsterdam.

Europe vs renewables?


In a panel discussion at POWER-GEN Europe, Randy Mott of Poland's biogas association said Europe's policy support for renewables is skewed in favour of large utilities.

Giesen points to conventional power role as insurance rather than commodity


The Executive Chairman of Advanced Power, Martin Giesen says his company still foresees a role for traditional conventional power in Europe but as an insurer rather than a commodity.

CIMAC: It is, indeed, about efficiency - and flexibility too


In answer to the perpetual question "Is it all about efficiency?” for reciprocating engines, Tuesday morning’s International Council on Combustion Engines (CIMAC) panel discussion at POWER-GEN Europe largely answered “Yes”.  

New engines targeted at ‘today’s transitioning energy markets’


MAN Diesel & Turbo unveiled its new line of two-stage turbocharged gas engines at Power-Gen Europe today.

Flexibility must be cornerstone of Europe energy transition says Siemens boss


Dr Wolfgang Konrad, chief executive of Siemens Distributed Generation, has said that one of Europe’s biggest energy transition challenges was the grid.

IEA chief defends role of large scale utilities


The Executive Director of the International Energy Agency yesterday defended the future role of large-scale utilities in Europe’s fast-changing energy sector.

Writing off large scale utilities ‘an oversimplification’ – IEA chief


The head of the International Energy Agency has told delegates at Europe’s largest power generation industry conference that writing off the future role of large utilities is a mistake.

Irish gas-fired power plant takes lead in demonstrating GE’s latest software


GE announced the initiation of a new software platform aimed at increasing the reliability of power plants on Tuesday, on the eve of the POWER-GEN Europe conference, in Amsterdam.

Mobile unit to test Australia’s battery storage systems


A mobile unit designed to test battery energy storage installations under real-world operating conditions is to tour Australia once it is built, the head of the research team behind it has announced.

GE and EDF celebrate first 9HA gas turbine


GE and EDF heralded the manufacture of what they says is , the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine technology at the Belfort Gas Turbine Centre of Excellence in France on Thursday.

UK could slash £3.5bn a year in costs by backing grid-scale storage- report


The UK has the potential to save on its energy costs by changing its current strategy to renewables and storage instead of renewables supported by fossil fuels.