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For immediate release:
December 23, 2014

New Market Dynamics, Technologies, and Energy Policies Changing the Game for Cogeneration Systems of All Sizes
Energy experts and industry leaders agree that many projects are on the horizon
Washington, DC, USA -The market for cogeneration systems, also called combined heat and power or "CHP", is changing. The constant drumbeat of news suggests that abundant natural gas supplies are expected to keep the price of the fuel at multi-year lows for the foreseeable future. As a result, the economics supporting CHP development are becoming increasingly attractive thereby driving more adopters to seek CHP for both its economic value proposition and for power reliability. Additionally, policy makers are beginning to better understand the air emission benefits and the vast quantities of water that can be saved in the power sector by deploying additional CHP thereby making water shortages in many areas of the country an important driver for additional CHP deployment.
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WADE at Climate Change Conference - UNFCC COP 20
His Excellency U.S. Ambassador in Peru, Brian A. Nichols & Katharine Fierro Vodraska, WADE South American Representative Peruvian Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr. Eleodoro Mayorga Alba & Katharine Fierro Vodraska, WADE South American Representative
Lima, Peru: WADE participated in the UNFCC COP 20, the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol which took place from 1 to 14 December in Lima, Peru.

A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries.

Nations concluded by elaborating the elements of the new agreement, scheduled to be agreed in Paris in late 2015, while also agreeing the ground rules on how all countries can submit contributions to the new agreement during the first quarter of next year.

These Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) will form the foundation for climate action post 2020 when the new agreement is set to come into effect.

During the two week 20th Conference of the Parties, countries also made significant progress in elevating adaptation onto the same level as action to cut and curb emissions.

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
Register with Early Bird Rate and Save!
Registration is now open for the DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015, to be held April 7-9, 2015. This event occurs when the economics supporting combined heat and power (CHP) development are becoming increasingly attractive and are driving more adopters to seek CHP for both its economic value proposition and for power reliability. Also driving additional CHP deployment are the new clean air rules and related policy initiatives as well as new equipment technology advances and innovative project financing mechanisms.

The conference agenda will focus on CHP and waste heat to power (WHP) best practices and case studies for manufacturing and processing facilities as well as applications in small and medium-sized industrial, commercial and residential operations forecast to be the fastest growing sector of the market. Currently, 82 gigawatts (GW) of installed CHP generation capacity (9 percent of U.S. energy-generation capacity) are in use at more than 4,100 sites across every state in the nation but at least 50 GW, and up to almost 200 GW, of additional potential remain to be tapped. The potential for WHP projects is equally impressive, with more than 11,000 MW available at industrial sites as well as gas compressor stations, landfills and locations where gas flaring is occurring. 

This two-day international conference and trade show event which will be held at the Houston Hilton North conveniently located near the Houston International Airport and airport shuttle service to the hotel is provided. The first day ends with a festive welcome reception in the exhibit hall. The second day features a luncheon and multiple breakout sessions offering opportunities for sponsors to present technical information and case studies. New for 2015 will be a pre-tournament golf outing at Tour18 on Tuesday, April 7. 

The exhibit hall will showcase over 30 exhibit booths and is the location for all event breaks as well as the opening reception. Conference presenters will include impressive industry leaders discussing CHP deployment, policy initiatives at all levels of government, new equipment and technology advances, project financing, microgrids, micro-CHP, power market dynamics and project implementation challenges and opportunities. 

For information about sponsoring, presenting, exhibiting or attending contact David Sweet, Executive Director of WADE at dsweeet@localpower.org or (202) 667-5600 or Paul Cauduro, Director of the Cogeneration Industries Council at pcauduro@localpower.org or (512) 705-9996. 

Call for Sponsors, Supporting Organizations, and Exhibitors
Sponsors, supporting organizations and exhibitors are being accepted for theDistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015 held April 7-8 at the Houston Hilton North.

As the nation's only conference and trade show dedicated to combined heat and power and waste heat to power technologies the event brings business and energy leaders together with industry experts, project developers, equipment suppliers, service providers and end-users to examine these economic and environmentally-sensible energy options.

Taking place when decentralized energy, industrial competitiveness, energy security and reliability, corporate sustainability goals, recent federal initiatives and state policy changes have spurred great interest CHP and WHP, the conference agenda will include a wide range of speakers and topics including: CHP and industrial cogeneration systems, small systems and microgrids, federal policy changes, market perspectives, technologies - turbines, engines, boilers, heat-driven cooling, chilled water storage & ancillary equipment and fuels.

Exhibit Booths cost $1,650.00 and the Exhibit Hall will be location for all event breaks as well as the opening reception. Each booth purchase comes with one full conference registration plus unlimited "Exhibit Only" passes. Call 512-705-9996 to reserve a booth.

For information about speaking, sponsoring, supporting or exhibiting contact David Sweet, Executive Director of WADE at +1 202 667 5600dsweeet@localpower.org or Paul Cauduro, Director of the Cogeneration Industries Council at pauduro@localpower.org or (512) 705-9996.

Call for Partners to Join WADE in Submitting Funding Proposal for the EU Horizon 2020 Low Carbon Energy Call
WADE is pleased to announce that we plan to submit a funding proposal for the EU Horizon 2020 Low carbon energy call; deadline of 5th May. Our project focuses on building an international pilot in the United Kingdom and two other EU cities, demonstrating the viability of providing zero carbon heat in built environments through our design. This will be a scalable demonstration project with long term outcomes. Organisations interested in partnering with us can mail rasheedrturabi@localpower.org for details.
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
DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015 in Houston
  07th- 09th April 2015
Houston, USA - The nation's largest conference and trade show dedicated to industrial cogeneration, and combined heat and power systems of all sizes as well as trigeneration.
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  03rd - 05th March 2015
Moscow, Russian Federation
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18th Annual Transmission Summit 2015
  10th - 12th March 2015
Washington, DC, USA - The annual Transmission Summit, now in its eighteenth year, has established itself as the premier gathering place for the transmission industry. The Summit will once again bring policy-makers together with senior executives to discuss how to transform their companies to seize the business opportunities in a changing power industry.
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3rd Annual District Cooling Stakeholders Summit
  17th - 18th March 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - The 3rd Annual DC (District Cooling) Stakeholders Summit will involve the participation of global and regional government authorities.
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  17th - 18th March 2015
Philadelphia, USA - As an exhibitor at GLOBALCON, you will be an integral part of a major energy trade event, enabling you to showcase your products and services, discuss projects with key decision makers, and reach both new and existing customers in an exciting and motivating environment.
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The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Forum
  24th - 25th March 2015
Doha, Qatar
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Power Purchase Agreement
  13th - 16th April 2015
Dubai,UAE - There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in Emerging Market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay contracts.
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9th Annual Gas Turbines Conference 2015
  14th- 16th April 2015
Singapore - The 9th Annual Gas Turbines Conference is a global gathering of gas turbine users and manufacturers who are being impacted by new innovations and developments to want to increase overall plant efficiency and maintenance.
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7th Annual Offshore Support Vessels
  20th- 22nd April 2015
Singapore - The OSV Conference has shepherded industry through cyclical changes over the years. This is where we hear it first, and hear it directly from the leaders of the industry. We are able to understand what to expect in the market, and hear strategies of the largest vessel owners, builders and charterers.
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2nd Annual offshore Marine Crewing & Manning
  20th- 22nd April 2015
Singapore - IBC's '2nd AnnualOffshore Marine Crewing and Manning Summit' is Asia's ONLY platform designed to provide practical solutions to your crewing needs. The two day conference will showcase case studies, perspectives from OSV, Rigs and FPSO operators, and put the spotlight on strategies for global markets.
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6th Annual FPSO
  20th- 22nd April 2015
Singapore - IBC Asia's FPSO event is heading into its 6 year! As offshore E&P takes off in South-East Asia, Africa and South America, the timing for investing in FPSOs to monetize oil reserves in these regions has never been more opportune!
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6th Annual Offshore Drilling & Rigs
  20th- 22nd April 2015
Singapore - IBC's Offshore Drilling & Rigs (ODR) conference is the world's ONLY leading offshore drilling and rigs dedicated event. Grown in strength year on year, ODR will return for its 7th year run during Singapore Maritime Week 2015.
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Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts for Energy Industry
  21st - 23rd April 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Today, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects are uniquely challenging. Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track EPC projects frequently suffer financial loss that could have been mitigated by effective contract management.
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7th China Unconventional Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition 2015
  22nd- 24th April 2015
Chongqing, China - China has the world's largest technically recoverable unconventional oil and gas reserves. To unlock the potential of China's unconventional gas reserves, the Chinese government has unveiled a string of policies to boost production.
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3rd Annual Digital Grids & Smart Cities Summit
  5th - 6th May 2015
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - The region is seeing phenomenal movements across all sectors to develop itself as a Smart City. There is a felt need for Stakeholders to come together and understand each others' needs.
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5th Annual Gulf Wastewater and Desalination Summit
  5th - 6th May 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - A platform to discover latest development of new treatment technology from pilot to full scale and recent advances in waste-water reuse research, solutions to the key challenges in waste - water treatment, desalination technology; environmental issues and socio-economic.
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4th China International Energy Storage Station Congress 2015
  10th - 12th May 2015
Shenzhen, China - May 10-12 th 2015, marks the Chinese International Energy Storage Station Congress, which will take place in Shenzhen. The conference is organized by CDMC Events who expects more than 1000 industry professionals to attend this event. Over 45 series speakers are scheduled to appear on the 3-day event.
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India LNG Congress 2015
  11th- 14th May 2015
New Delhi, India - The scale of LNG demand in India is at its highest ever, and following a flurry of projected LNG import plans for this emerging market through to year 2020, it is time for the industry to take an in-depth look into the market applications of the initiatives and how this is shaping the policies and investment opportunities in India.
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3rd Annual Power & Energy Philippines
  12th- 15th May 2015
Manila, Philippines - The 3rd Philippines Power & Energy Conference is a global gathering of power and energy producers and suppliers who are being impacted by new regulations, developments and large opportunities to want to meet the energy demand in Philippines.
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POWER-GEN India & Central Asia
  14th - 16th May 2015
New Delhi, India - Under the theme, Re-energising India's Power Sector, POWER-GEN India & Central Asia 2015 will.
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Microgrid World Congress 2015
  19th - 21th May 2015
Barcelona, Spain -The Microgrid World Congress 2015 brings together thought leaders, energy executives, and project managers from around the world for three days of focused networking and information sharing concerning the design, implementation and operation of microgrid and VPP systems around the world.
Technology leaders and business executives interested in participating as a speaker are welcome to submit a presentation proposal by Friday, February 13, 2015. For information on submitting a proposal, please visit www.microgridworldcongress.com
20% off Early Bird registration is available through April 17, 2015. WADE constituents are entitled to an additional 15% off by entering the special code "WADE" when registering.
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The 8th Energy Storage World Forum
  19th - 21th May 2015
Rome, Italy - In 2015 our 8th Energy Storage World Forum will take place in Rome and it will feature new value to our followers and newcomers! There will be 2 training courses and 5 conference days.
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Microgen IV, The 4th International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies
  28th - 30th October 2015
Tokyo - Abstract submission has just started! You are kindly encouraged to submit on-line a short summary of your intended contributions through the conference official website by 28 February 2015. Your abstracts will be reviewed and accepted abstracts will be notified on 31 March 2015 at the latest.
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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.