Furniture retailer IKEA has installed a fourth biogas-powered fuel cell in a California store, according to the company. The installation was at its San Diego location. All the stores also have solar arrays. Combined, IKEA will generate 1.5 MW of energy via the cells. A fifth fuel cell is planned, the company said. The press …Continue Reading
A number of strategies – including new boilers, deployment of LEDs and new steam traps – have led to significant gains.
Cogeneration firm Tecogen says it has entered into an agreement to acquire American DG Energy. Tecogen says that it will get the flexibility to market to organizations without the financing, sufficient capital or the desire to own equipment. The combined firm also will have a stable revenue base and will save about $1 million by …Continue Reading
Tulare, CA, will install a 2.8 MW combined heat and power (CHP, or cogeneration) plant under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with FuelCell Energy. The installation will be at the Tulare Waste Water Treatment Facility. The plan is for FuelCell to install, operate and maintain the plant and sell all the power it produces to …Continue Reading
If an application filed this week is approved, a $55 million, 21 MW CHP project on the Duke University campus will increase energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions by 25 percent.
Combined heat and power (CHP) is getting quite a boost: When it is finished this autumn, the tallest hotel in the United Kingdom will use CHP to provide heat and hot water. Veolia’s technology will be used at the Novatel London Canary Wharf hotel, which will be 39 stories high and have 313 guest rooms, …Continue Reading
Brookfield Property Partners and Urban American is spending $16 million for energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits for 3,000 apartment units in Harlem, N.Y. Crain’s New York Business says that the plan is to replace about 6,000 windows and seal cracks in five buildings. A cogeneration plant will provide about 15 percent of the heat and …Continue Reading
Combined heat and power (CHP) creates great efficiencies by using one source of energy for dual purposes, such as HVAC and hot water heating. There are two basic approaches to CHP, and energy managers should understand the differences.
East Central University in Ada, OK, has received an incentive check of $297,437 from Oklahoma Gas & Electric, according to The Ada News. The incentive was from the utility’s Schools and Government Efficiency (SAGE) program. The story says that the SAGE program provides organizations with no-cost facility improvement recommendations. It also offers benchmarking services, energy …Continue Reading
A lot has happened on the cogeneration front in New York City during the past few weeks. From the perspective of proponents, the news is a mix of positive and negative.