Combined heat and power systems that produce electricity through a process called cogeneration are a great potential market for natural gas producers, but experts say outdated policies and anti-competitive regulations are hindering potential growth.
Local energy encompasses both the production and use of energy, typically at the smaller scale and in direct response to energy consumers’ needs. Local, or decentralised, energy is produced at or near the point of final use, rather than at large, centralised plant. It is vital to recognise the importance of both heat and electricity when discussing local energy.
National Grid is looking to establish an informal group of industry participants with knowledge of transmission and distribution use of system charging––and their relative impact on embedded and transmission connection generation––for its forthcoming review of embedded generation benefit
The hunt is on once again for Britain’s most efficient and sustainable manufacturers. EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and green energy specialists ENER-G have launched the Environment award category as part of the fifth annual Future Manufacturing Awards
A proposal to radically liberalise regulation of energy and water companies is winning cautious approval from industry experts.
Integrated Medical Industries Limited (IMIL), a Nigerian medical equipment maker, has contracted with Clarke Energy to install a captive power plant on the front line of the battle against malaria and aids.
Unless new efficient policy measures are implemented, about 40 percent of Spain's installed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) capacity is at risk of being shut-down in 2015
Don McCabe, Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, writes in Farms.com about the potential of combined heat and power (CHP) to increase energy efficiency within the Province’s industries.
A useful update on some of London’s key decentralised energy (DE) projects being supported by the Mayor has been produced for the GLA Investment and Performance Board
Eco2 are delighted to bring the news that North Kesteven District Council has unanimously approved plans to extend the Sleaford REP district heating network.
While a note of optimism was sent from the speakers side at COGEN Europe’s Annual Conference in Brussels, congress participants highlight to European decision-makers that swift action is needed now to ensure that the existing CHP fleet is maintained.
A Focus on Heat and Bioenergy in Scotland - Be part of the debate about these important technologies and the important role they play
The CHPA welcomes the opportunity to provide evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s inquiry into biomass
This UK Power Generation conference will examine current policy and regulatory changes impacting the investment landscape and explore the changing power generation fuel mix, in particular the role of gas in supporting the transition to lower carbon and renewable power generation. Our speakers will also assess technological developments in the industry.
A new Cofely UK headquarters in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been opened - making Cofely the first business to establish a presence at the former Olympic site.
America may be a bit of a mess when it comes to climate policy—though that mess has been surprisingly effective in reducing carbon emissions in recent years—but environmentalists could always look across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, where greens are green, cars are small and global warming actually matters
Cofely has completed the purchase of a large scale energy centre from Humber Energy Ltd for an undisclosed sum. The energy centre includes gas-fired CHP and an associated industrial energy network. Together they are capable of supplying 48MW of electricity and in excess of 200 tonnes of steam to a major industrial park, near Grimsby.
Dow Corning has awarded Cofely a long-term contract to operate and maintain the combined heat and power (CHP) energy centre at their facility in Barry, South Wales. Dow Corning is a global leader in silicones and silicon-based technology. The energy centre comprises a gas and steam turbine CHP, multiple high pressure waste heat recovery boilers and low pressure boilers.
The Energy Networks Association is consulting on changes to G59 - the regulations for the connections of distributed generation to the distribution networks. The principle reason for the changes is to marry up with earlier changes with the regulations for smaller scale generators (known as G83). In particular the consultation contains a clarification on point of connections for sites with Voltage Optimisers which may impact CHP suppliers for plant below 50kWe.
The Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) and the CHPA are holding a panel discussion in parliament to analyse the decentralised energy opportunity in the energy market.