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UK backup capacity auction price less than predicted

The UK secured backup electricity capacity for 2020/21 within a £20 to £25 per kilowatt (kW)/year range, according to National Grid data but it may not be enough to stimulate a new wave of gas-fired power plants.

Pakistan groups eye FESCO

Two of Pakistan's largest financial-industrial conglomerates, the Nishat Group and the Crescent Group, have shown interest in buying state-owned Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), even though it has yet to be formally put up for sale, according to the Express Tribune.

Brazil’s gas-fired power at full tilt in bid to prepare for World Cup

Severe water shortages in Brazil have forced the country to adopt a gas-fired power strategy in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup.

UK regulator warns capacity margin could drop to 2 per cent

The UK’s energy regulator, Ofgem, has warned that the capacity margin, the amount of excess supply above peak demand, may drop below the 2 per cent level in 2015, the lowest level in Western Europe.

Southern States Power Co. conducts successful biofueled power generation demonstration

Southern States Power Co. Inc. held a demonstration Wednesday in Riverside, Calif. of its standby back up power generation project for the University of California, Riverside (UCR) utilizing 100% biofuel.

H power announces the order of six Beta units by Gaz de France

H Power Corp., a fuel cell development company, today announced the order of six Beta Residential Cogeneration Units, by a major European energy company, Gaz de France.

Residential fuel cell begins testing in France

H Power Corp., a fuel cell development company, announced that Gaz de France, the French national gas utility, has installed an H Power residential cogeneration fuel cell system, powered by natural gas, in a model house and has begun a five month evaluation of the unit.

Distributed energy in the US

Distributed energy taking the US by storm A round-up of new and significant combined heat and power, on-site renewable power and district energy projects in the US.

Clean and efficient local generation – what US regulators need to do to deliver it

Although technology and fuel options have improved substantially, today’s regulations continue to promote remote central generation that transmits US electricity to consumers through extensive radial transmission and distribution (T&D).

Meeting heat and power loads down under – Australian meat processing plants are a fine match for cogeneration

Meat processing accounts for 20% of the Australian food and beverage industry economic value in terms of sales turnover, and 30% of the employment.