Wade In Action

The World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) was established in 1997 as a non-profit research and promotion organization whose mission is to accelerate the worldwide development of high efficiency cogeneration (CHP) and decentralized renewable energy systems that deliver substantial economic and environmental benefits.

WADE updates IEA delegates on innovative CHP policy

CHP policy best practice outlined at Paris meeting

Paris, France ࢀ¢ WADE was recently on hand at the International Energy Agency’s International CHP/DHC Collaborative meeting in Paris to brief the attendees on international best practice of feed-in tariffs aimed at including cogeneration.


IEA Meeting attendees
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Over 70 representatives from more than 13 countries around the world participated in this public-private partnership designed to analyze and promote clean, efficient energy solutions.

The round-table highlighted international examples of best practice CHP and DHC policies, with a view to contributing to the IEA’s climate change and clean energy programme of work for the G8 Ministers.

WADE’s Canadian Country Manager, Anouk Kendall, was invited to the meeting to brief the delegates on the province of Ontario’s Clean Energy Standard Offer Program (CESOP), a policy designed to help promote CHP.

Turkish group to gauge decentralized energy potential using WADE model

WADE will be project partner on ground-breaking Turkish study

Ankara, Turkey ࢀ¢ WADE has learned that its joint bid for funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to quantify the economic and environmental ramifications of a shift to decentralized energy in Turkey has been approved.

The project à‚— called ‘Applying the WADE model in Turkey to demonstrate to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy the economic and environmental benefits of Decentralized Energy/Renewable Energy (DE/RE) and the use of economic modeling in policy development’ à‚— will begin in October 2007 and conclude in mid-2008.

Sugar industry leaders meet to discuss cogeneration

WADE outlines global potential for bagasse cogeneration

Nusa Dua, Indonesia ࢀ¢ Upon invitation of the conference organizers, WADE recently addressed the audience and chaired the 13th Annual AISC Asia International Sugar Conference 2007.


WADE Director (left) at Sugar Conference
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WADE spoke about the strategic benefits of on-site power in the sugar sector.

WADE briefs Australian government on benefits of DE

Officials in Canberra welcome WADE visit

Canberra, Australia ࢀ¢ During his recent visit to Australia WADE Director David Sweet met with various key decision makers in the Australian government interested in energy.

Among those in attendance at his presentation were representatives from the Department of Industry Tourism and Resources. The briefing on decentralized energy was upon the invitation of the Australian officials.

Earlier in the trip he spoke at the Australian Institute of Energy Symposium called Distributed Energy à‚— Ready Willing and Ableà‚ in Sydney, after which he toured the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Centre for Distributed Energy and Power facilities in Newcastle.

Energy Federation of New Zealand luncheon features WADE address

WADE addresses energy sector audience on merits of DE

Wellington, New Zealand ࢀ¢ WADE Director David Sweet recently addressed an audience of energy professionals from government and industry at a luncheon in Wellington. The meeting was organized by the Energy Federation of New Zealand, a group representing organizations from across the energy sector spectrum.

WADE article featured in International Gas Union journal

Growing opportunity for natural gas in DE market highlighted

Copenhagen, Denmark ࢀ¢ The International Gas Union recently commissioned WADE to write an article highlighting the interconnection between decentralized energy and the natural gas industry.

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The article, entitled ‘Local Power, Global Opportunities: Natural Gas and the Emerging Decentralized Energy Market’ was featured in the October 2007 issue of International Gas.

WADE urges APEC leaders not to overlook DE

Press release highlights potential of decentralized energy

Sydney, Australia ࢀ¢ Governments attending the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit recently held in Sydney, Australia, have been reminded of the importance and benefits of decentralized energy in a statement issued by WADE.

‘At future summits we hope the APEC leaders will explicitly recognize the role that decentralized energy can play in meeting their mutual objectives’, the press release concluded.

WADE presides over DE session at Thai conference

Benefits of decentralized energy espoused to Asian audience

Bangkok, Thailand ࢀ¢ WADE was in attendance at the recent PowerGen Asia conference held in Bangkok.


New WADE Regional Director, South Asia, Mr Sridhar Samudrala was also on hand at the conference to introduce himself to many of the WADE members in attendance including, Thermax, Capstone, Marubeni, Rolls Royce and Siemens, among others
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WADE representatives had an opportunity to meet some of the 5200 delegates who attended the event as they visited the WADE booth.

WADE’s Executive Director chaired the ‘Distributed Generation’ session, featuring panelists from K.N.Toosi University, Iran, the Power & Water University of Technology, Iran, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan and Siemens Power Generation, Germany.

WADE members represented at Canadian meeting

Canadian workshop focuses on DE

Ottawa, Canada ࢀ¢ Natural Resources Canada recently hosted its Technology and Innovation Decentralized Energy Production Workshop in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Workshop participants
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The workshop featured presentations and poster sessions to update industry, utility and provincial stakeholders on programme accomplishments over the past four years. The event also served to launch aspects of the new ecoENERGY Technology Initiative (ecoETI) programme in the same technical areas.

WADE’s Canadian Country Manager, Anouk Kendall, participated in the workshop on behalf of WADE members.

WADE hosts IGU delegation

Meeting held with FERC Chairman, former Chair of the IEA

Washington, USA ࢀ¢ WADE recently played host to a delegation fromà‚ the International Gas Union as they visited Washington. While in Washington the group also took the opportunity to meet with the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Joseph T. Kelliher, and visit FERC’s market monitoring centre.


WADE hosts Delegation at FERC Offices
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The group also met with John Ryan, the Australian Deputy Minister of the Department of Industry Tourism and Resources who also served as Chairman of the International Energy Agency.

WADE hosts energy leaders in Washington

CEO of Chesapeake Energy, former CIA Director, welcomed

Washington, USA ࢀ¢ WADE’s Director played host to the CEO of Chesapeake Energy, Aubrey K. McClendon, at a monthly luncheon put on by the United States Natural Gas Roundtable.


WADE Director with former Director of the CIA, and DE Advocate, R.J. Woolsey
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A subsequent meeting welcomed former Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, R.J. Woolsey.

Mr Woolsey gave a presentation entitled Energy, Security and the Long War of the 21st Century, including insights of how decentralized energy can help contribute to energy security.

In search of WADE research projects and proposals

WADE has a long history of helping public and private sector institutions around the world to understand and realize decentralized energy (DE) benefits and opportunities through its tradition of thorough and comprehensive research.

In addition to it’s regular publications, reports and market studies, WADE has participated in successful projects, conferences and educational campaigns, working with a range of governments, national and international organizations. WADE’s contribution to these projects includes: WADE Economic Model à‚— computer modelling of the economic and environmental impacts of DE in a specified area; DE Potential Analysis à‚— assessment of the potential for developing DE in a specified area; DE Policy Best Practice Review à‚— international overview of policy mechanisms for DE; DE Technology Status Review à‚— overview of the performance and market-readiness of DE technologies; DE Project Best Practice Case Studies à‚— overview of successful DE case study projects worldwide relevant to a specified area; Education and Outreach Programmes focusing on DE, environment and economic efficiency.

Are you aware of any opportunities where WADE can bring its expertise to bear? Please let us know how we can help your company or organization.

DE benefits extolled to power sector financiers

WADE provides guest column in power finance review

London, UK ࢀ¢ Upon the invitation of the publisher WADE recently wrote a guest column for the annual Power Sector Review book.

WADE used the opportunity to explain to the finance community the benefits of decentralized energy.

WADE requests your case studies

WADE is seeking to build a collection of successful DE projects from around the world and invites WADE members and non-members alike to submit projects featuring DE applications economically reducing emissions, increasing reliability and providing other benefits.

Please send pdf documents and other compiled case study information to jeff.bell@localpower.org.

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