On energy efficiency and distributed generation, Enel says it plans € 270 million of investment in distributed cogeneration and trigeneration plants; in the installation of photovoltaic plants at the transformer stations of Enel’s network; in energy savings and home automation; and in a major project to develop and test ‘smart grids’ that can adapt to the needs of distributed generation.

Kvaerner Power, part of Norway’s Aker Kvaerner group, is to provide an industrial-size, multi-fuel-fired boiler plant to Porin Prosessivoima Oy for incorporation into a new CHP plant being built at Kemira’s factory in Pori on the west coast of Finland. The new power plant will produce process steam for the adjacent factory and district heating for the nearby town of Pori, as well as electricity for the grid. The contract value to Kvaerner is approximately € 50 million.