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  • USA : CHP Features Large in New Massachusetts Investments
    September 26, 2014
    The Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick has announced a number of new clean technology projects as part of a $7m grant driven by the state's clean energy resiliency initiative.

    A key motivation in the Massachusetts drive towards cleaner energy is indicated in the statement by the governor accompanying the announcement.

    Springfield, $2.79 million: Baystate Health and the city of Springfield are developing a 4.6-MW combined heat and power plant to provide electricity, chilled water and steam to the Baystate hospital.
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  • USA : State Awards $7M for Municipal Cleantech Projects
    September 25, 2014
    The Patrick administration has awarded $7 million in grants for six projects under the state's new "clean energy resiliency initiative." This is the first round of project grants from the state Department of Energy Resources' $40 million initiative, which is aimed at paying for clean energy projects that can help communities keep or restore power after a major disruption in electrical service. The funding for these project grants, along with a previous round of technical assistance awards, comes from alternative compliance payments made by major electric utilities if they fall short of the state's renewable energy or alternative energy procurement goals
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  • USA : DOE: $5M to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities
    September 23, 2014
    The Energy Department announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

    The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) inaugural Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) funding announced today will support two main technology areas: CHP and renewable energy. Funding includes nearly $2 million for three projects to increase the use of CHP to generate electric and thermal energy from a single source and more than $3 million for six renewable energy projects to install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Cost shared with industry, the total investment is nearly $120 million.
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  • USA : Chesapeake Utilities to Build Heat & Power Plant in Florida
    September 22, 2014
    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has announced that its unit, Eight Flags Energy, LLC, will build a combined heat and power plant. The construction site, based in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island in Nassau County, FL is to be leased from Rayonier Advanced Materials, Inc.'s subsidiary, Rayonier Performance Fibers, LLC.

    Chesapeake Utilities will install a Solar Turbines Titan 250 industrial gas turbine generator set at this plant. The plant will get its supply of natural gas from the company's intrastate natural gas pipeline subsidiary, Peninsula Pipeline Company. Once completed, the combined heat and power plant will be able to generate around 20 megawatts (MW) of base load electricity.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : First Fire-Up of New SSE Combined Cycle Power Plant
    September 22, 2014
    SSE's new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station being built at Great Island, County Wexford, has reached a major milestone with the gas turbine having been successfully fired up and synchronized to the grid for the very first time.

    The new Great Island clean gas power plant utilizes CCGT technology from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries which comprises a gas turbine and steam turbine.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : IGS and Hull Begin Construction on New Energy Savings Project at the Dublin Community Rec Center
    September 22, 2014
    IGS Generation, a sister company of IGS Energy, and Hull Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hull & Associates, Inc., recently began installation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system at the Dublin Community Recreation Center in Dublin, Ohio.

    "We are excited about partnering with IGS Generation and Hull to reduce our energy costs," states Michelle Crandall, Dublin's Assistant City Manager. "This CHP solution is being provided with no capital costs to the City, and is expected to save us $20,000 in energy costs over the next 5 years.
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  • USA : NY State Program Actively Supports Clean Energy Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Generating Energy On-Site
    September 19, 2014
    2G CENERGY®, Florida-based manufacturer of high-efficiency low emission CHP Cogeneration systems, announced that the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has recently approved 2G®'s advanced technology for a state wide CHP incentive program.

    The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Acceleration Program in the State of New York provides incentives for the installation of pre-qualified CHP systems by approved CHP system vendors in the size range 50kW to 1.3MW.

    A NYSERDA-commissioned study published by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority found there to be a technical potential for approximately 8,500 MW of new CHP systems in NY State spread across roughly 26,000 sites. "Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology fueled by natural gas is very attractive to owners of factories, production plants, commercial, institutional and municipal buildings.", said Michael Turwitt, 2G CENERGY® President & CEO. "NYSERDA's program has now made it possible for energy consumers to utilize smart cogeneration technologies without any risk", he added.
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  • Germany : First ORC at Electric Arc Furnace
    September 19, 2014
    A waste heat recovery Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine recently installed at a steel foundry in Germany has been claimed as a world first. Installed at the Elbe-Stahlwerke Feralpi GmbH (ESF) steel plant in Riesa, Germany, Turboden supplied the system for an electric arc furnace at the site.

    Part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Turboden has now secured a contract for a second similar plant in Italy. This 2 MWe ORC-based plant is under construction for an iron & steel factory in Italy with the heat recovery system to be connected to the local municipal district heating, supplying about 12 MWth.
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  • USA : Chesapeake Utilities Corporation To Build Combined Heat And Power Plant In Florida
    September 19, 2014
    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Eight Flags Energy, LLC, is pursuing the development and construction of a combined heat and power plant in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island in Nassau County, Florida. The plant will be built on a site to be leased from Rayonier Performance Fibers, LLC, a subsidiary of Rayonier Advanced Materials, Inc. The site is adjacent to a cellulose specialties plant that Rayonier Performance Fibers operates. The combined heat and power plant will generate steam that will be sold to Rayonier Performance Fibers, pursuant to an agreement executed by Eight Flags and Rayonier Performance Fibers, for use in the operation of Rayonier Performance Fibers' plant. The combined heat and power plant also will produce approximately 20MW of base load power that will be sold to Chesapeake's wholly-owned subsidiary, Florida Public Utilities Company ("FPU"), for distribution to its retail electric customers.
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  • USA : White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency
    September 18, 2014
    Building on the President's Climate Action Plan and the Administration's effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste, the Energy Department today announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Altogether, these measures will bring the U.S. closer to its clean energy future, while protecting the environment and helping Americans save money by saving energy.
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