Europe must wake up to undervalued CHP says industry

Combined heat and power (CHP) is set to be an essential contributor to Europe’s energy transition but has thus far been overlooked and undervalued by policymakers.

That was the unanimous conclusion of the non-policymaker speakers at this week’s ‘CHP as a sustainable enabler for renewable energy’ event in Brussels, part of Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW17).

Organised by the Belgian cogeneration association Cogen Vlaanderen and industry trade group COGEN Europe, the event brought together energy sector professionals and policymakers for a day of presentations and spirited discussion.

Decentralized Energy

Shuangliang Eco-Energy Announces Breakthrough in CoGeneration System Performance

ENRGISTX, the USA Distributor for Shuangliang Eco-Energy, announces a breakthrough in absorption chiller performance and reliability, for CoGeneration and natural gas fired absorption chillers. The new J Series high efficiency absorption chillers recover from 15-25% more waste energy, and improve the overall fuel system efficiencies of cogeneration or trigeneration to well over 90%.


Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

Almost 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something remarkable is happening. From being peripheral to the energy system just over a decade ago, they are now growing faster than any other energy source and their falling costs are making them competitive with fossil fuels. BP, an oil firm, expects renewables to account for half of the growth in global energy supply over the next 20 years. It is no longer far-fetched to think that the world is entering an era of clean, unlimited and cheap power. About time, too.

The Economist

Most powerful cogeneration turbine in the world built in Yekaterinburg

Specialists of the Ural turbine plant (“Rotech” holding) delivered to their customer,“Mosenergo” JSC, the T-295 most powerful cogeneration turbine in the world.

According to Evgeny Kuivashev, the Sverdlovsk region Governor, the device will provide more than 100,000 flats with heat. It has been constructed with the application of modern technologies, absolutely new vanes are used providing total customers’ economizing up to $3m a year.