Energy Efficiency, Europe, North America

Europe’s security of supply ‘under pressure’

The fall in margin was driven by an increase in consumption that was not matched by sufficient new operating plants, as well as more extreme weather conditions. These included record-breaking high temperatures in the summer of 2005 – which led to a much greater demand for air conditioning systems across Europe – and severe cold spells and low rainfall in Spain and France.

The entire electrical power and steam heating needs of a 500-bed regional hospital, which serves northern Maine and adjacent regions, are to be supplied by a new, 4.5 MWe cogeneration plant completed and commissioned on-site by Vanderweil Engineers’ Power Group and Cianbro Construction. The Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) is located in Bangor, Maine, US.