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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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The Role of Distributed Generation in the Marketplace to be Discussed and Debated at WADE Annual Meeting & DistribuGen Conference
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On October 14 the WADE Annual Meeting & DistribuGen Conference will begin and its high-profile speakers including Thomas R. Kuhn, Richard L. Kauffman, Alfred Griffin, Branco Terzic and others will explore, debate and discuss the game-changing forces underway for DG technologies and microgrids systems.  Central to the discussion will be how current market drivers and paradigm shifts in the utility business model will affect distributed generation technologies.

The market drivers for distributed generation are wide-ranging and include: grid security vulnerabilities, changing energy efficiency goals and incentives; new DG financing mechanisms; demanding federal emissions standards for criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases; dynamic shifts in the nation's natural gas supply, and rising electricity prices. Not to be forgotten is the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy's devastation to energy infrastructure along the Eastern seaboard.  Steps have been taken to increase the implementation of more e distributed generation to improve resiliency to this kind of catastrophic event, but more can be done and funding for distributed generation projects will be a topic of discussion.

The event will feature the NYSERDA CHP Expo designed for commercial, industrial, and multifamily building owners and managers who will connect with pre-approved combined heat and power (CHP) equipment vendors and other organizations offering financial incentives and technical support for the installation of CHP systems.

Attendees can also tour one of the most energy efficient and energy resilient commercial buildings in the nation where combined heat and power is used in conjunction with a solar array and other features to save more than $365,000 annually.

Pre-conference technical workshops on CHP system design (morning session) & Microgrids and District Energy Systems (afternoon session) will be offered at the DistribuGen Conference.  Each workshop is an ASHRAE-PE Continuing Education Training (4 PE AIA-CES Credits) Recognized CPD Course. Attendees can register for one or both workshops with or without attending the conference.

For more information go to www.distribugen.org

Conference Schedule Takes Shape
The WADE Annual Meeting and the NYSERDA CHP Expo will take place October 14 - 17 in Westchester, New York. At last year's event, held in Boston, Massachusetts, attendees enjoyed technical tours and high-profile speakers. This year's event will include the same along with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) CHP Expo. Call (202) 667-5600 or email info@localpower.org for information on speaking, sponsoring and attending.

The CHP2014 Conference and Trade Show that has been held in Houston, Texas the past three years will be moving to spring 2015 and New Orleans is being targeted as the host city! This event is the nation's only event dedicated to combined heat and power and waste heat to power technologies. Stay tuned for more details and announcements.

WADE Discusses Smart/Intelligent Grid and DE at ASAN
Mr. Sridhar Samudrala, Director Asia and Assistant Professor at SUNY Delhi was invited to participate in the ASAN Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul South Korea on July 2, 2014. Dr. James Kim of ASAN moderated the meetingand Mr. Samudrala presented on Decentralized Energy and Smart/Intelligent Grid and the vital role DE and the Smart/Intelligent Grid play in energy security for the Pacific North East.
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CIC Comments on Changes to Interconnection Agreements in Texas
The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has proposed changes to the State's Interconnection Agreement aimed at distributed generation systems by shifting the risks and responsibilities of interconnection from third party operators back to the end user. The proposal does not recognize the variety of ownership structures of distributed generation systems that exist in the market, and if implemented could make third party owned combined heat and power projects more difficult. The CIC submitted comments on the proposed language and attended a workshop on the issue held Monday, July 14 at 1:00pm in Austin.
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WADE invites members and supporters to join in its effort to contribute comments on the new policy established by EPA on the emission and energy efficiency benefits associated with cogeneration systems
Washington, DC - USA: On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from the nation's power plants by 2030 as compared to 2005 levels. The proposal contains much to discuss and debate in the months ahead. The deadline for submitting comments on the proposed rule is October 16, 2014. Once the comments have been compiled the EPA will craft a final rule that takes effect in June 2015. Once the final rule is issued each state will have until June 2016 to submit a unique plan to cut carbon. Each state has been given a different carbon reduction goal based on its current energy mix and the plans they create will be formulated from a menu of carbon cutting options.
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WADE and the CIC Support the Power, Efficiency and Resiliency (POWER) Act
The World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) and its Cogeneration Industries Council (CIC) were asked early in the political process to support a bill that would boost the investment tax credit for combined heat and power projects and allow waste heat to power systems qualify for the investment tax credit (ITC). On June 19, with the support of our organization and others, U.S. Representatives. Allyson Schwartz, Chris Gibson, Joseph Crowley, Peter King and Richard Neal introduced the Power, Efficiency and Resiliency Act, otherwise known as the Power Act.
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WADE at Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) Competitiveness Summit
The PRMA Competitiveness Summit, recently held in San Juan, brought together top executives from various manufacturing and industrial companies that have made big investments on the island. David Sweet, Executive Director, WADE, who was part of Energy Reform Panel held during the summit, discussed the potential of decentralized energy technologies in offering reduced delivered power costs and emission of pollutants. Mr. Sweet also presented quantitative results from the WADE Model which would support the potential benefits of decentralization.

WADE Submits Views in Connecticut on 'Docket No. 13-01-26;
PURA Generic Investigation into Submetering'

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WADE signs letter of support for legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im)
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The Houston Chronicle publishes Guest Editorial submitted by the Cogeneration Industries Council calling for policy changes to advance deployment of cogeneration:

U.S. Senate lauds Texas for measure that increases energy - The bill lets cogeneration facilities sell electricity to multiple customers
By Paul Cauduro, Director, Cogeneration Industries Council, WADE

June 10, 2014: At a recent U.S. Senate hearing, Texas was heralded as an energy policy leader. That Texas is singled out as an energy leader is not uncommon, but what made this compliment so interesting is that it was for an obscure bill passed last year by the state Legislature to allow cogeneration facilities to sell electricity to multiple customers in microgrid-type arrangements.
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» Calling WADE Members
Seeking Companies to be Listed as Supporters of the Power, Efficiency and Resiliency (POWER) Act
As reported in the last edition of the Decentralized Energy Weekly, the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) and its CIC are supporting a bill that would boost the investment tax credit (ITC) for combined heat and power projects and allow waste heat to power systems qualify for the ITC. The bill was introduced on June 19 and is known as Power, Efficiency and Resiliency (POWER) Act.
Specifically, the legislation:
  • Increases the investment tax credit for combined heat and power from 10 percent to 30 percent
  • Applies the ITC to waste heat to power
  • Applies the ITC to the first 25 megawatts (MW)Power Eff of CHP projects-up from 15 MW-and eliminates the 50 MW project size cap
  • Extends the ITC for an additional two years, through 2018.
WADE has been asked to compile a list of businesses around the country that would consider endorsing the Act. As an endorser, you company name would be included in correspondence and collateral materials sent to members of Congress.

To become an endorsing company of the POWER Act please call (512) 705-9996 or send an email to pcauduro@localpower.org.
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
WADE Annual Meeting & DistribuGen Conference and NYSERDA CHP Expo
  14th - 17th October 2014
New York, USA - If you are interested in speaking, sponsoring or attending the conference please contact us at info@localpower.org or call +1 202 667 5600 for more information.
Natural Gas Roundtable Christine Tezak Managing Director of Clear View Energy Partners, LLC
  25th September 2014
Washington, DC - USA: The Natural Gas Roundtable is pleased to announce that Christi Tezak, Managing Director of ClearView Energy Partners, LLC will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, September 25th luncheon.
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37th World Energy Engineering Congress
  01st - 02nd October 2014
Washington, DC, USA - AEE is very pleased to bring the WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC) once again to Washington, DC for 2014. Now in its 37th year, the WEEC.
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Power-Gen Middle East 2014
  12th - 14th October 2014
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Renowned for providing up-to-date information about the latest technological developments in the power industry, POWER-GEN Middle East.
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2nd Annual Indonesia LNG 2014
  13th - 16th October 2014
Jakarta, Indonesia - Hot on the heels of last year's success, the 2nd Indonesia LNG Conference will gather TOP LNG project owners and experts discussing the latest LNG projects and emerging investment opportunities in the country.
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5th Annual Indonesia Power & Electricity
  14th - 16th October 2014
Jakarta, Indonesia - The 5th Annual Indonesia Power & Electricity is the meeting place to discuss commercial opportunities in Indonesia's booming power sector and to connect with key players on the ground in Indonesia.
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2nd Annual Global Trigeneration Summit
  20th - 21st October 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - After the successful completion of the first of its kind event in the Middle East on the Trigeneration Technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Fleming Gulf
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POWER-GEN Brasil 2014
  21st - 23rd October 2014
Sao Paulo, Brazil - The launch of POWER-GEN Brasil completes the global network of POWER-GEN events, joining POWER-GEN International, POWER-GEN Europe, POWER-GEN Middle East, POWER-GEN Asia.
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5th Annual Green Mobility Convention
  30th - 31st October 2014
Beijing, China - CDMC Events will be presenting the 5th Annual Green Mobility Convention 2014 on Oct 30-31, 2014 in Beijing, China.
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3rd Annual Global IWPP Summit
  04th - 06th November 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - The aim of the 3rd Annual Global IWPP Summit would be to look at the important aspects of partnership projects between Investors, Technology Providers and Key Government Personnel/Ministries.
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6th Annual Middle East District Cooling Summit
  10th - 11th November 2014
Doha, Qatar - Following the success of the 5th District Cooling Summit in Doha last November, Fleming Gulf is all set to host the 6th Middle East District Cooling Forum emphasizing on energy conservation
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National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014
  11th - 12th November 2014
Sydney, Australia - The National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014, run by the Energy Efficiency Council, is Australia's premier annual event for energy efficiency, demand-management and cogeneration.
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5th Green Vehicle Convention 2014
  12th - 14th November 2014
Beijing, China - Asia's Premier Green Vehicle Event for Innovation and Excellence 2014.
Key Issues to be Discussed Including:
National Policy Guidance on New Energy Vehicles Development
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The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Forum
  17th - 18th November 2014
Doha, Qatar - The Energy & Water Nexus In The Arab World.
Energy Efficient Qatar: Kahramaa's Advancements Toward Energy Effieciecy & Conservation Initiatives For The State of Qatar - Aims & Objectives & Futuristic Goals
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APPrO 2014 - Transformation Underway
  18th - 19th November 2014
Toronto, Canada - The Canadian electric power industry is facing unstoppable change. The interaction of new technology, new market participants, and new regulatory rules will shape the restructuring ahead. In a sector that thrives on both innovation and long-term stability, little will remain untouched.
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3rd Annual Middle East Smart Cities Summit
  18th - 19th November 2014
Doha, Qatar - Fleming Gulf announces the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Cities Summit to be organised in Doha, Qatar. The 3rd Middle East Smart Cities Summit this year, will be focusing its efforts in getting the attention of Municipalities and Government Authorities, public services and sectorial authorities
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Power Southeast Asia Conference & Exhibition 2014
  26th - 28th November 2014
Jakarta, Indonesia - We invite you to join us for Power Southeast Asia Conference & Exhibition 2014 (Power SEA 2014), 26th-28th November, 2014.
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POWER-GEN International
  09th - 11th December 2014
Orlando, USA - Throughout the years, POWER-GEN International has covered it all, providing a world stage for the innovations, ideas and solutions that have formed our industry for more than two decades.
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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.