Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production magazine for May 2011 edition has been released. You can read latest news on modern, clean and efficient localized power production in this issue. Here are feature articles for this month.
The potential for on-site generation in European residential markets
One sector for on-site power with considerable potential for growth is the residential energy services market in Europe, where micro-CHP, PV and small wind projects could thrive. Jon Slowe summarizes the results of a study to assess this potential, and the role of utilities in moving it forward.
Birmingham uses CHP and trigeneration in district energy scheme
Since its conception in 2003, the Birmingham District Energy Scheme has continued to expand and play an increasingly important role in Birmingham City Council’s climate change strategy, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60% by 2025. Simon Woodward writes.
Flexible cogeneration balancing heat and power demands
Utilities in many parts of the world are turning to gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration plants to cut emissions through increased plant efficiency and better fuel utilization. To address this market need, Alstom has optimized its KA26 combined cycle unit to offer unparalleled flexibility for both heat and power production, as Christian Bohtz writes.
Operate, maintain and upgrade for sustained efficiency
Operating efficiency is of vital importance to on-site power and cogeneration plants and, once a plant is commissioned, it’s down to operational patterns, service and maintenance practices – and component upgrades where necessary – to maximize and sustain efficiency. This article rounds up some recent accounts in this area.
Why industrial-scale cogeneration is right for the US
The combination of a reasonably large ‘spark spread’ and relatively low natural gas prices for now and the future helps to make the business case for cogeneration schemes at industrial and commercial sites in the US, according to analysis by David C Oehl at Maven Power.
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