Decentralized Energy

Decentralized energy covers the distributed energy sector, including cogeneration/CHP, on-site power, district energy and on-site renewables. 

Decentralized Energy News

MAN Energy to build new CHP plants for German city


MAN Energy Solutions has been commissioned to build two engine-powered combined heat and power plants in the German city of Che...

African micro-utility firm buys EON Off-Grid Solutions


PowerGen Renewable Energy, a developer, builder, and operator of micro-utilities in Africa, has confirmed the acquisition of Ra...

Virtual power plant market to be worth $4.5bn by 2024 says report


The global market for virtual power plants is expected to be worth $4.5bn by 2024 according to new research.

Stadtwerke München to slash emissions with GE upgrade


Munich-based power producer Stadtwerke München (SWM) has chosen GE’s 9EMax gas turbine upgrade solution to be deployed in its c...

Dominion plans $33 million battery storage pilot


Dominion executives said in an interview this week that battery storage has the potential to improve the resiliency of the elec...

Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon

05/08/2019 New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed ...

From the Pages of PEI

Earthquake - proof battery backup

A set of batteries have replaced the original time-served set at the Megalopolis B power station in Greece. George Charalampous explains how the backup battery system will withstand severe earthquakes and operate reliably in the heat of the Grecian summer.

Better asbestos management in coal plant decommissioning

There are clearly significant challenges around the decommissioning of coal plants and those involved need to consider the role of effective asbestos management and follow best practice as part of a wider strategic approach

Sealing the deal

A lignite-fired power plant in Germany upgraded the performance of its boiler feed and FGD slurry pump seals with help from John Crane

CFB technology in a low carbon world

How does CFB boiler technology sit in an energy world that is looking for renewable and low carbon solutions?

Electric actuators in biomass power plants

With the Paris Agreement signed by 174 countries, there is a growing focus on renewable energy, including biomass. Gerda Nölp looks at the potentials and challenges for electric actuators in biomass-fired power plants

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