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The COGEN Industries Council (CIC) is comprised of WADE member companies and supporting organizations that work to advance cogeneration and all related technologies such as trigeneration, district heating and cooling and waste heat to power. More »

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The Potential for Clean DE and CHP in China

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» Press Release
For immediate release:
April 27, 2015

Cogeneration Systems Provide Wide Range Of Economic And Environmental Benefits
Industry leaders and energy experts provide ample information and project case studies
Washington DC - The DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration /CHP 2015 presented by the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy was held April 8 and 9 in Houston, Texas. This meeting and expo event is solely dedicated to industrial cogeneration, combined heat and power and waste heat to power technologies.
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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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» Calling WADE Members
The 2015 Asia Pacific District Cooling Awards & Gala Dinner in Collaboration with WADE
25th August 2015
Dear Colleague,
Have you nominated your solutions yet? Honoring the best of the district cooling industry, we are proud to present the 2015 APAC District Cooling Awards & Gala Dinner in collaboration with WADE: World Alliance for Decentralized Energy and ReEx Capital Asia.
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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
POWER-GEN Africa
  15th - 17h July 2015
Cape Town, South Africa - The preliminary conference programme is announced with a leading line-up of high profile industry speakers and in-depth discussions on key hot topics.
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POWER-GEN Natural Gas
  18th - 20th August 2015
Columbus, USA - POWER-GEN and the Oil & Gas Journal introduce POWER-GEN Natural Gas, an annual conference and exhibition targeting gas-fired generation related to the development of natural gas reserves in the Marcellus and Utica shales of the Appalachian Basin.
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Advanced Data Management for Oil & Gas
  18th - 20th August 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - A highly interactive 3 day course for managers and users of petro-technical and geo-intelligence data to learn from industry optimum accepted practices and from field validated experience.
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Power Purchase Agreement (PPAs)
  24th - 27th August 2015
Johannesburg, Australia - Structuring Successful Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Managing Competitive Electricity Markets & Attracting Merchant Power Investments.
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4th Annual Asia Pacific District Cooling Forum
  25th - 27th August 2015
Bangkok, Thailand - Supported by leading industry participants in the past, Fleming Gulf's DC Conference is an international platform to present and discuss the latest developments in the application of District Cooling (DC) in Asia Pacific.
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Microgrid Global Innovation Forum 2015
  16th - 18th September 2015
Barcelona, Spain - The Microgrid Global Innovation Forum 2015 brings together thought leaders, energy executives, and project managers from around the world for focused networking and information sharing concerning the design, implementation and operation of hybrid energy, renewables-centric microgrids.
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Microgen IV, The 4th International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies
  28th - 30th October 2015
Tokyo - Online registration is now open for Microgen IV. Please be reminded that the deadline for early registration is 31 July 2015
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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. 

Authors and Articles Needed for COSPP 
USA - WADE serves as consulting editor of Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production (COSPP) Magazine (see: http://www.cospp.com) and is in need of high-quality articles for publication. If you would like to contribute an article please email us your ideas to info@localpower.org. Publication in COSPP provides an outstanding global platform to disseminate your research and case studies. In addition, if you would like to help us secure a Perspective article from a global energy leader on relevant policy and regional market developments, that also would be of great interest. Don't forget, you can subscribe to COSPP at no charge by going to http://www.cospp.com.
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