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  1. 1,000 London Homes Set For Low-Carbon Heat

    22 Feb 2016

    Vital Energi are celebrating winning two London-Based contracts with developer Barratt London, which will see them deliver the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy centres to provide electricity, heating and hot water for 1,000 new build homes in the capital.

  2. Better Energy Blog | The CHP Generation Game: Staying Compliant With G59

    18 Feb 2016

    On our blog this month.....As Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems continue to grow in popularity, Edward Garside, Project Engineer at Bosch Commercial and Industrial, explains how to stay compliant with power generation legislation.

  3. New Business Green Awards Categories

    18 Feb 2016

    The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards are back, and they're bigger and better than ever with four new awards categories including Manufacturer of the Year and Green Infrastructure Project of the Year.

  4. European Commission sets out energy security plans

    18 Feb 2016

    The European Commission has unveiled a package of energy security measures intended to ensure the bloc can “address possible energy supply interruptions”. The package consists of four components including a Heating and Cooling Strategy.

  5. Member Briefing | Demand Turn Up service

    16 Feb 2016

    National Grid is currently developing a Demand Turn Up service for launch in May this year. Demand Turn Up is a new service designed to procure negative reserve by incentivising companies to increase their demand or reduce embedded generation to manage the electricity system. National Grid would like to hear from you if you are interested in this service. A briefing is now available on the members' area with more information about this new service.

  6. Switch2 wins European award for smart metering technology

    16 Feb 2016

    Switch2 has won the European Smart Metering Technology of the Year Award for its Incontro smart billing and energy management system for community heating schemes.

  7. Utility Week: Connection customers could face upfront fees for quotes

    16 Feb 2016

    The government is to consult on the reintroduction of design and assessment fees for connection requests in the hope it will cut the number of speculative inquiries distribution network operators (DNOs) must process.

  8. Consumers could save £2 billion if green light given for reform of energy generation auctions - Drax

    16 Feb 2016

    An independent report published today has revealed consumers could save more than £2 billion if the Government’s planned renewable energy auctions are opened up to include a wider mix of technologies. Drax commissioned NERA Economic Consulting and Imperial College to look at hidden costs that are not reflected in the contracts Government awards for renewable generation.

  9. Latest findings on attitudes to smart meters from Smart energy outlook

    16 Feb 2016

    Consumers who have upgraded to a smart meter as part of Britain’s national rollout are continuing to demonstrate high satisfaction with their new technology, and greater control over their energy bills. More than half (52 per cent) of people with smart meters say their new meter is helping them save money.

  10. EDF to extend nuclear power station life

    16 Feb 2016

    EDF Energy has announced new scheduled closure dates for four nuclear power stations. These are Heysham 1 and Heysham 2 in Lancashire, Hartlepool in Teesside and Torness in East Lothian. The four nuclear plants together supply electricity to around a quarter of the UK’s homes and will be extended for between 5 and 7 years.

  11. REHAU: District Heating Workshop Moves to Edinburgh

    15 Feb 2016

    REHAU is staging another of its hugely popular District Heating Workshops at The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Taking place on Wednesday 2nd March, the free event has attracted a line-up of expert speakers from the likes of Aberdeen Heat & Power, CIBSE and the Scottish Government.

  12. Buildings Forum 16 March 2016

    15 Feb 2016

    The next meeting will take place at the offices of the ADE at 10:00-13:00hrs on Wednesday 16 March 2016. Members, please confirm your attendance to Brian.McGuire@theade.co.uk

  13. Member Briefing | DECC analysis: National Comprehensive Assessment and Heat Pumps in District Heating

    15 Feb 2016

    The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published a number of different research papers focused on heat. This Briefing provides an overview of the papers on the National Comprehensive Assessment and Heat Pumps in District Heating.

  14. Updated 2016 harmonised reference values for high efficiency CHP set to improve investor confidence in the sector

    15 Feb 2016

    COGEN Europe welcomes the Commission Delegated Regulation 2015/2402 publication in December 2015 [1] reviewing the harmonised efficiency reference values for separate production of electricity and heat, in application of the Energy Efficiency Directiven (EED) [2]. The new reference values, which support the calculation of primary energy savings resulting from CHP [3] production, came into force on 1 January 2016 and will provide further certainty to the cogeneration sector [4].

  15. E&T: Waste energy from tower blocks and power lines harvested

    12 Feb 2016

    A new system is being developed that promises to harness waste heat from tower blocks and industrial complexes and convert it into electricity.

  16. Flexitricity's 'demand turn-up' system to harness wasted wind energy

    12 Feb 2016

    Britain’s largest demand response provider Flexitricity has developed Footroom, an automated service that helps manufacturers and other industry increase demand – and therefore production – when wind farm output is at its greatest.

  17. Urgent! Good and bad practice photos needed

    12 Feb 2016

    We have been invited by Zero Carbon Hub to contribute to a building services guide that they are putting together to give out at Ecobuild. We have supplied information on district heating and on CHP. They have requested accompanying photos and are particularly interested in photos demonstrating good or bad practice. If you have something suitable please could you email claire.wych@theade.co.uk ASAP.

  18. Heat pumps enhance environmental benefits of district heating, report claims

    11 Feb 2016

    A report by DECC has found that integrating heat pumps into district heating schemes offers significant potential for reducing CO2 emissions. Across a series of scenarios, the study, published on Thursday 11 February, said that heat pumps could deliver CO2 savings of between 48%-84% relative to counterfactuals based on gas CHP or gas boilers.

  19. Italian low-carbon energy company Cogenpower to float on Aim

    11 Feb 2016

    CityAM reports that an Italian low-carbon energy company will float on the London Stock Exchange's alternative investment market (Aim) tomorrow, as it seeks to expand its district heating operations into the UK.

  20. New guide from ENER-G - A Guide to CHP Sizing

    11 Feb 2016

    Installing a CHP plant requires careful deliberation when determining the optimal size. If it’s too large, it will not operate enough. A system that’s too small, on the other hand, will not provide the full cost savings. A myriad of factors need to be considered for consultants to determine the optimal size for a new CHP installation, including: Whether to heat dump or not. How to determine baseline energy costs. The implications of ‘spread spark’.