CHP

CHP Power Plants with Fuel Cells Offered in Europe

Linda Hardesty

FuelCell Energy Solutions and E.ON Connecting Energies are partnering to develop decentralized combined heat and power (CHP) projects. The MW and multi-megawatt Direct FuelCell power plants will be offered via a power purchase agreement (PPA) financing or leasing structure. FuelCell Energy Solutions provides fuel cell power plants in Europe, and E.ON Connecting Energies bundles the utility   …Continue Reading


CHP Integration and Maintenance

Linda Hardesty

Yanmar discusses how combined heat and power, or CHP, fits into the operations of a typical building. These units can be installed in both new construction and retrofit scenarios, and with maintenance required as little as every 14 months.


CHP Projects Increase in the UK

Linda Hardesty

According to the Digest of UK Energy Statistics, published annually by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the country saw an increase in combined heat and power (CHP) plants in 2014: a net number of 12 projects added after some existing projects were decommissioned. Four industrial sectors account for about 79 percent of   …Continue Reading


EPA Honors 3 Facilities for Combined Heat and Power

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized three facilities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for superior performance of their CHP systems. The three 2015 award winners demonstrate how CHP can partner with district energy systems to reduce pollutant emissions from electricity generation. District energy systems produce steam, hot water and chilled   …Continue Reading


Tecogen Installs CHP System at Sports Club

Linda Hardesty

Tecogen sold a CM-60 combined heat and power (CHP) module to the Columbia Association in Columbia, Maryland. The 60 kW unit will be installed at the Supreme Sports Club, the largest of three fitness facilities operated by Columbia Association. In addition to providing electrical power to the facility, the CHP system will provide domestic hot   …Continue Reading


UK Demand Response Associations Merge

Linda Hardesty

The Association for Decentralised Energy and the UK Demand Response Association are merging. The merger seeks to create a strong singular voice for the UK’s decentralized energy sector. The merged organization will be known as the Association for Decentralised Energy. The Association for Decentralised Energy advocates an integrated approach to delivering energy locally, designed around   …Continue Reading


CHP Plus Emergency Power at Senior Center

Linda Hardesty

Villa Charities installed a Combined Heat and Emergency Power (CHeP) System at its Villa Colombo Vaughan Seniors Centre in Ontario, Canada, in 2006. The video explains how the natural gas CHeP system works for the facility.


Microturbines: Opportunities, Barriers

Linda Hardesty

Microturbines are classified as a distributed generation (DG) technology that consists of an electric generator coupled with a prime mover and fueled by gaseous fuels. According to Navigant Research, today microturbines are mostly used for remote power applications in the oil & gas industry and for combined heat and power (CHP) or combined cooling, heating,   …Continue Reading


POWER Act Would Incentivize CHP, Waste Heat to Power

Linda Hardesty

A group of federal legislators introduced the Power Efficiency and Resiliency Act (POWER Act) that would ensure that combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power are treated in a manner that is on par with other energy technologies covered by the investment tax credit, according to a blog posting on the Pew   …Continue Reading


Tomato Growers Test GE Cogeneration Software

Linda Hardesty

GE’s Distributed Power business says that Prominent Growers Association, a commercial tomato greenhouse growers collective in the Netherlands, will serve as a pilot customer to showcase how GE’s myPlant 2.0 can increase the efficiency of on-site cogeneration plants. The new myPlant 2.0 software is powered by Predix, GE’s Industrial Internet asset performance management platform. Prominent   …Continue Reading