Enel plans cogen, trigen and PV investments

Italy's Enel has launched a major new investment plan, involving renewables, energy efficiency and distributed generation that puts the company 'at the forefront in the search for innovative solutions to reducing the environmental impact of power generation and distribution.'

From the Publishers

The final week of October saw the publication of the first major study on the economic impacts of climate change - compiled by an economist, rather than an environmentalist or scientist.

Energy management standards: an incentive for industrial system energy efficiency?

Energy management standards address all aspects of energy from procurement of energy supply to end-uses and utilization of any waste heat.

San Diego borrows the price of PV at five locations

California's Energy Commission has approved a US$2.2 million state loan to allow the City of San Diego to generate electricity with new solar panels and improve its energy efficiency.

CHP to supply entire energy loads of US medical centre

The entire electrical power and steam heating needs of a 500-bed regional hospital, which serves northern Maine and adjacent regions, are to be supplied by a new, 4.5 MWe cogeneration plant completed and commissioned on-site by Vanderweil Engineers' Power Group and Cianbro Construction. The Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) is located in Bangor, Maine, US.

Europe’s security of supply ‘under pressure’

The average margin between electricity supply and demand fell to its lowest ever figure of 4.8% in 2005 and early 2006, a full percentage point lower than the 5.8% margin in 2004, according to the latest version of Capgemini's European Energy Markets Observatory.

750 kW fuel cell plant for California resort

FuelCell Energy, Inc, has announced the sale of a 750 kW fuel-cell-based cogeneration plant to a hospitality and entertainment resort in California. The unit was sold through the company's distribution partner, Alliance Power, Inc.

World Trade Center complex will include 4.8 MW of fuel cell...

Buildings planned to replace the World Trade Center in New York are all to be designed to achieve the US Green Building Council's 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design' (LEED) Gold certification requirements, including the installation of 4.8 MWe of fuel cell CHP plant.

CHP system at no capital cost for UK hospital

A UK hospital is benefiting from the outputs of a new CHP system provided at no capital cost. Built under a 30-year Private Finance Initiative (PFI) backed energy services contract with Dalkia, the scheme has provided investment of £5.3 million (€7.7 million) in new plant at the Ormskirk District and General Hospital Trust.

Managing electricity demand a ‘negawatt network’ in action in the US

Operators of on-site generation plant are just one of many power consumers who have joined forces to cut electricity demand peaks in one part of the US by innovative management of existing assets.

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