As you’ll have seen from our website, e-newsletter and the pages of this magazine, COSPP is launching its own COSPP Pavilion at POWER-GEN Europe, being held in Milan on 3–5 June. This puts CHP and decentralized energy in the centre of Europe’s leading power industry event, and is a recognition of the key role that these technologies have to play in Europe’s energy future.

The COSPP Pavilion gives dedicated space to companies who specialize in CHP/DE, while the established trade show of course features those companies who serve this field alongside the power industry as a whole. The conference at this year’s POWER-GEN Europe has also been extended to give these subjects broader coverage. COSPP and WADE will also have stands in the Pavilion, so do come along and see us.

Since our last issue went to press, you may have listened in (live, or afterwards) to our first COSPP webcast, called ‘Cleaner, quieter, greener – getting the most out of your on-site gas turbine’. It features presentations by Simon Minett of Delta consultancy (Belgium), Dave Schnaars of Solar Turbines (US) and Ian Amos of Siemens Industrial Machinery (UK), along with a discussion based on questions submitted by the live audience. If you haven’t heard it yet, find it at the foot of our homepage – (the audio-only can be downloaded as a podcast, or you can listen while viewing the presentation slides on-line).

All this extra activity certainly doesn’t mean that we’ve forgotten COSPP magazine – our editor Steve Hodgson and news editor David Appleyard have put together an issue that, once again, combines technology, policy and good practice from Europe, India, Australia and Canada. Features range from large-scale implementation of fuel-cell based micro-CHP to on-site power for bauxite mining, along with a follow-up feature on the impact of DG on Europe’s power grids and a look inside HRSGs.

In the next couple of weeks, we’re going to be asking you to complete a (quick!) survey to let us know your thoughts on COSPP magazine. Please look out for it in your e-mail inbox. We shall really appreciate your feedback.

Jackie Jones
Editorial Director, COSPP

P.S. The COSPP team looks forward to seeing you in Milan – see for more details!