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News October 2014

  1. Work Well Underway at Citigen

    31 Oct 2014

    As ESCO to the City of London Corporation, Citigen (with parent company E.on) has been managing and updating the City’s power supply. A huge investment is underway near Smithfield Market which has been operational as a community energy scheme since 1993 via a central power station and district energy network. The new trigeneration system will replace the power station to serve domestic and commercial customers with efficient and reliable heating and cooling, and offering many benefits. Read the article and see the photos of the delivery!

  2. Green Investment Bank: Clarke Energy helps Citibank UK data centre cut its energy usage in first of a kind project

    31 Oct 2014

    The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has today announced that it is backing its first project in the financial services sector. The investment is being made by GIB’s fund manager Sustainable Development Capital (SDCL). The project will provide finance for a project to deliver efficient electricity and cooling in a UK data centre owned by global bank Citi. A Combined Cooling and Power (CCP) system will be installed together with energy efficient cooling units and efficiency improvements to the building’s air conditioning system.

  3. Better Energy Blog | Meet climate change commitments, for less

    31 Oct 2014

    Consumers are looking to Government to ensure we are achieving our goals in the most cost-effective way. We need to decarbonise and, if we are to retain the support of voters, we must do so at lowest cost.

  4. Housing association to move into utility sector

    30 Oct 2014

    Grampian Housing Association has said they will set up their own power company in a bid to save their tenants money.

  5. Vital Energi Open New Scottish Office

    30 Oct 2014

    Vital Energi are thrilled to announce the new location of their Scottish office at The Beacon building in Glasgow.

  6. New Report from IEA District Heating and Cooling Group

    30 Oct 2014

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) District Heating and Cooling (DHC) research programme has completed its latest group (‘Annex X’) of research projects.

  7. Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) P272: Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile Classes 5-8

    30 Oct 2014

    The electricity settlement process set out in the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) places incentives on suppliers to buy energy to meet their customers’ demand. Today, the settlement process estimates most consumers’ consumption in each half hour.

  8. RHI to change under Infrastructure Bill amendment

    30 Oct 2014

    The Government is introducing an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill which will amend the existing primary legislation governing the non-domestic and domestic RHI schemes. Find out more information here.

  9. Draft ECO order published

    30 Oct 2014

    The Government have published a draft version of the ECO order. This article provides a brief summary of the key elements including new targets, treatment of overachievement against these targets and CHPA's ongoing work with Ofgem.

  10. Energy: EU invests €647 million in key energy infrastructure

    29 Oct 2014

    Today Member States agreed to allocate €647 million to support key priority infrastructure projects.

  11. Policies put the EU on track to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets but bigger push needed for 2030

    29 Oct 2014

    European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions fell almost 2 % between 2012 and 2013, putting the EU very close to its 2020 reduction target, according to new analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EU is also on track to meet two other targets to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2020.

  12. Smart CHP could plug electricity supply gaps

    28 Oct 2014

    Smart networks of combined heat and power (CHP) units could provide a solution to the UK's possible winter power capacity constraints.

  13. National Grid Energy Efficiency Innovation Award Scheme

    28 Oct 2014

    National Grid is inviting applications to a new £400,000 Energy Efficiency Innovation Award Scheme, which will support major innovations to tackle fuel poverty and deliver energy efficiency solutions in disadvantaged communities.

  14. £14m fund for energy innovation

    27 Oct 2014

    Do you have an innovative concept or project that could help deliver a low carbon, affordable and secure energy future?

  15. DECC - EU reaches ‘historic’ deal to tackle climate change

    24 Oct 2014

    Late last night EU leaders committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40%, and increase energy efficiency and renewables by at least 27% by 2030.

  16. Heat 14 Blog | What is the single most pressing issue in the debate about decarbonising heat?

    24 Oct 2014

    Ian Marchant, FEI, President of the Energy Institute gives an alternative solution on how we can achieve secure, affordable, low carbon energy.

  17. Licence Lite consultation workshop

    24 Oct 2014

    The workshop will introduce proposed changes to Licence Lite, and involve an expert panel comprising Ofgem, Cornwall Energy, the Greater London Authority and DECC.

  18. Webinar: Power Generation and Fuel Flexibility for Oil & Gas and CHP Applications Utilizing Small Gas Turbines 13/11/14

    23 Oct 2014

    Opra are pleased to invite you to join their free webinar. Register to hear about the technology from OPRA Turbines chief development engineer and case studies from application and project engineers. Familiarize yourself with smaller gas turbine technology and gain ideas and solutions for your projects or studies.

  19. South Hook Combined Heat and Power Station given development consent

    23 Oct 2014

    The application for the South Hook combined heat and power station has been given development consent by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

  20. Consultation Response | EMR implementation inquiry

    23 Oct 2014

    The CHPA response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee's EMR inquiry focusses on how EMR has resulted in the discrimination of decentralised participants, with policy design principles starting from the perspective of centralised generators. This design is despite a global and UK trend towards more decentralised generation and more demand management control for energy users.

 
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