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Evaluating the Benefits of Greater Global Investment
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October 2015

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The Potential for Clean DE and CHP in China

More for Less: How Decentralized Energy can Deliver Cleaner, Cheaper and More Efficient Energy in Nigeria
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» News Alert
Two Explosions a World Apart: From Disaster Comes New Power
6th October 2015
Japan - Platinum Capital Partners Inc., an investment firm with a focus on energy and infrastructure, was recently featured for developing the largest biofuel power plant in Japan. Platinum's investments in the energy space include a stake in Decentricity, Inc., a developer of decentralized energy and combined heat and power facilities. The article featured how Roys Poyiadjis's and Martua Sitorus's Partnership is Creating the Largest Biofuel Plant in Japan.

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake off the coast of Japan created a tsunami of 40-meter high waves that swept over the island, causing mass destruction and over 15,000 deaths. One of the most devastating results of this event was the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, resulting in evacuation of almost 500,000 people. Just four months later, another power plant accident made headlines-this one a conventional power plant in Cyprus.

Both island nations suffered disasters that knocked out a significant amount of their power. But they emerged from their disasters in completely different ways. And when entrepreneur and financier Roys Poyiadjis, a Cypriot who lives in New York, tried to break into the Cyprus energy market, he eventually ended up with a good investment-but not the one he expected.
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EDGE Finance Advisory - Distributed Energy Finance Report
Sullivan & Worcester and the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) are pleased to announce the release of the EDGE Finance Distributed Energy Report for Q2 2015. The EDGE Report provides current, actionable market intelligence for investors, project developers and companies bringing distributed energy technologies and services to market.
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WADE - DistribuGen Conference & Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015
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Business Tax Credits for CHP Projects Proposed in Texas
A bill filed in the Texas Legislature at the behest to the WADE Cogeneration Industries Council would add language to the state Tax Code creating a business tax credit deduction for combined heat and power (CHP) projects. The tax deduction would be equal to the existing deductions currently available for wind, solar and clean coal energy projects. The bill, HB 2500, defines a CHP project as one that provides the sequential generation of power and thermal energy with an overall efficiency of energy that exceeds sixty percent, and the bill language is written to include thermal energy storage systems (TES) and waste heat to power (WHP) systems as being a CHP project and therefore also qualifying for the tax credits.

The tax credits authorized by this bill may be significant. The State of Texas would allow tax credits for CHP projects to be computed in one of two ways: (1) the total cost of the system may be deducted from the company's taxable capital; or, (2) 10% of the system's cost may be deducted from the company's income. Both taxable capital and a company's income are taxed under the franchise tax, which is Texas's equivalent to a corporate tax.

The Texas Legislature convenes for only 140 days every two years and the current session is scheduled to end June 1, 2015. Hearings on the bill have not yet been scheduled but are anticipated to being in April. This bill will be a topic of conversation at the upcoming WADE DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015.
For more information contact Paul Cauduro, Director, Cogeneration Industries Council at pcauduro@localpower.org
WADE Comments on the EPA's Proposed Rule to Limit Carbon Emissions from Existing Power Plants
WADE recently joined forces with other industry members to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs) under section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act. The EPA rule is designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by as much as 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. Nearly 2 million comments were submitted to the EPA on the proposed rule.

The rule is scheduled to be finalized in mid-2015 and then each state will have a year to design plans for meeting the emission reduction goals. Many industry members agreed that rule presented an opportunity to promote the energy efficiency and emissions saving benefits of cogeneration/CHP and other decentralized energy options.
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The Navigant Research report - Industrial Combined Heat and Power
Fuel Cell, Engine, and Turbine Technologies for Cogeneration in Industrial
Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts'

Analyzes the global market potential for industrial CHP systems for a range of industrial applications - refineries, pulp and paper mills, food processing facilities, etc. - using technologies such as turbines, internal combustion engines, fuel cells, and Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) engines. The study includes in-depth assessments of 10 leading countries for the installation of industrial CHP systems and provides an outlook for increased fuel switching to natural gas. Global market forecasts for installed capacity and revenue, segmented by region, country, and scenario, extend through 2023. The report also examines the key market drivers and barriers related to industrial CHP and the main industry players engaged in this market. The cost of the report is discounted for WADE members. Contact Krystal Zayas-Wright krystal.zayas-wright@navigant.com or
+1 (720) 458-8814

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» Featured Events
You're Invited: Managing and Financing University Green Initiatives Seminar
  11th February 2016
Boston, USA - On February 11 Sullivan & Worcester LLP will host a free 1.5 hour conference in its Boston Conference Center on Managing and Financing University Sustainability Initiatives, followed by a networking cocktail reception.
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The OP16 Gas Turbine and Oil & Gas Applications - Webinar
  24th February 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Register to hear about the technology from OPRA Turbines with case studies and feasibility studies from Application Engineers.
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Clean Energy Finance Facility for the Caribbean and Central America (CEFF-CCA)
  29th February - 04thMarch 2016
Panama City, USA - On April 9, 2015, President Obama announced the Clean Energy Finance Facility for the Caribbean and Central America (CEFF-CCA), intended to provide project development funding to catalyze greater private sector investment in clean energy projects in the two target regions.
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Power Purchase Agreement
  08th - 11th March 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa - There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electricity power development in emerging market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardized take-or-pay contracts - today's market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability, better performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources.
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Globalcon Exhibits
  09th - 10th March 2016
Boston, MA - Reach customers who are actively seeking the latest generation of innovative and cost-saving energy technologies and services for their facilities by placing your product and sales team on the GLOBALCON 2016 show floor.
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Financial Modelling for Energy Industry
  14th - 17th March 2016
Johannesburg - South Africa - This intensive 4 days programme will enable you to create, use and analyse a financial model. These skills can be used to support credit approvals and reviews by lenders and to support organizations which run or sponsor projects.
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The OP16 Gas Turbine and Cogeneration at Breweries - Webinar
  23rd March 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands - We are pleased to invite you to join our webinar on combined heat and power (CHP) in the brewery industry.
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Renewable Distributed Generation Forum
  13th - 15th April 2016
Lausanne, Switzerland - The Renewable DistributedGeneration Forum, April 13-15, 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland, will examine thevery latest technology advances and business models for increasing thepenetration of renewable energy while optimizing the business model forstakeholders across the energy ecosystem.
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4th Annual Power & Electricity Philippines 2016
  19th - 22nd July 2016
Manila, Philippines - The 3rd Philippines Power & Energy Conference was a great success. The event was a global gathering of power and energy producers and suppliers
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In Search of WADE Research Projects and Proposals
USA - WADE has a long history of helping public and private sector institutions around the world understand and realize Decentralized Energy (DE) benefits and opportunities through its tradition of thorough and comprehensive research. In addition to WADE'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 organisations. WADE's contribution to these projects includes:
  1. WADE Economic Model - computer modeling of the economic and environmental impacts of DE in a specified area
  2. DE Potential Analysis - assessment of the potential for developing DE in a specified area
  3. DE Policy Best Practice Review - international overview of policy mechanisms for DE
  4. DE Technology Status Review - overview of the performance and market-readiness of DE technologies
  5. DE Project Best Practice Case Studies - overview of successful DE case study projects worldwide relevant to a specified area
  6. Education and Outreach Programs focusing on DE, environment and economic efficiency
Are you aware of any opportunities where WADE can bring its expertise to bear? Please contact WADE and let us know how we can help your company or organization.