World Cogeneration Day is a "distributed event", with activities and celebrations distributed throughout the world which have been organized by small, medium or large-sized teams.
To the extent these events have been made available to us, we have placed them here on the web site for all to enjoy and participate.
This web site includes a curated collection of top stories from World Cogeneration Day, and the global media, showcasing the latest in Combined Heat and Power (CHP).
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Celebration Event for Microgrid Project at PSHQ
The Microgrid Project at PSHQ (Public Services Headquarters) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, is a comprehensive initiative designed to ensure the resiliency of critical public services, even during major electric distribution system outages. PSHQ serves as the primary administrative hub for vital services such as transportation management, the County's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security components, and the central police station for a significant portion of the County.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System
At the core of the Microgrid Project is an 800 kW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system developed by 2G Energy Inc. This innovative technology enables simultaneous electricity and thermal energy generation, maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing waste. The CHP system ensures a reliable power supply, even during grid outages, keeping critical public services operational.
The project also include Solar Photovoltaic Canopies, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, and a Cyber Security System.
Quadgeneration at this site is the process of creating electricity power generation resulting in downstream heating and cooling as well as CO2 recovery to put the fizz in coca-cola.
Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages (Liberty) joined with New York State and local elected officials, community stakeholders and businesses to break ground on the quadgeneration production plant at the local bottler’s Elmsford, New York facility. The plant will be the first of its kind in the country to generate its own electricity, heat, cooling and recover carbon dioxide (CO2) for beverage use.
Generating energy using combined heat and power technology will deliver significant carbon savings versus grid sourced electricity. Additionally, recovering CO2 further improves the environmental performance of the system by reducing the need to source it from the market. CO2 has been recovered from combined heat and power engines for many years. Initially for air enrichment in greenhouses, now moving towards more advanced amine systems. At Liberty Coca Cola CO2 will be recovered to beverage grade quality for the fizz in soda. Once cleaned, the beverage-grade CO2 will be used to carbonate beverages, eliminating hundreds of trucks annually that currently deliver it to the facility.
“If there is no fizz, there is no bizz”! – according to Liberty Coca Cola in New York.
Happy Birthday COGEN Europe: the association celebrates 30 years of activity
The 2023 edition of the COGEN Europe Annual Conference was the occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the association that promotes the benefits of cogeneration in Europe. After a day full of international and European Commission guests who took turns in the discussion in three panels, the celebrations ended with a gala dinner at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, where the awards ceremony was also held.
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties and managed by Marriott International celebrates World Cogeneration Day.
Unison provides a resilient and cost-saving energy solution for their Denver, CO location. With 485,000 square feet of convention space, Gaylord Rockies is the largest combined hotel and convention center in the state, with 69 event rooms and 1,501 guest rooms, plus an expansion plan for 300 additional rooms. Given the hotel’s size and large-scale events, a power outage could have a major financial impact.
Unison Energy worked with Ryman and Marriott to install a more resilient energy solution: a combined heat and power (CHP)- based microgrid. Unison designed, built, and continues to own and operate the 4 MW system, which provides the facility with over 94% of its power needs. The system captures waste heat to provide hot water that offsets 94% of the site’s natural gas usage
CHP association COGEN Europe has revealed the winners of its annual Recognition Awards, which highlight and honour the people and projects making a tangible difference in the field of cogeneration.
Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels to mark the end of COGEN Europe’s annual conference and also celebrate the organisation’s 30th anniversary.
Seven awards were presented in six categories: Technology & Innovation; Market Development (organisation); Market Development (individual); Policy Development, Young CHP Leader, and Lifetime Achievement.
On World Cogeneration Day, we celebrate the HBO Series which gave dramatic coverage of the beginning of the electric age as Thomas Edison presides over a crowd of participants on this important day of September 4, 1882.
HBO launched a series entitled "The Gilded Age" which features major milestones in history. Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO) is an American multinational media and entertainment company operating as a unit of Warner Bros. Discovery. Their Gilded Age series in Episode 7 shows a dramatic scene featuring the lighting up of the NY Times building using electricity from Edison's cogeneration plant on Pearl Street.
You can read about their series here:
You can watch the cogeneration dramatization here on YourTube:
On World Cogeneration Day, Cleaver Brooks celebrates installations of HRSG and CHP. Whether you need a packaged or modular HRSG, CB systems achieve overall plant energy efficiency, reliability, emissions reduction and decarbonization goals. Cleaver-Brooks provided a totally integrated, single-source system from gas turbine or reciprocating engine exhaust to stack outlet. The HRSG as part of a CHP system can be found in various types of facilities and is generally used in operations with sustained heating requirements such as educational institutions, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, prisons and military installations.
There are many factors to consider when designing an HRSG, to include the relationship between the gas turbine or reciprocating engine and its heat recovery. Defining design characteristics such as typical arrangements, customer operational requirements and overall system efficiency will assist in leading to a properly designed CHP system. CB engineering teams ensure that the HRSG system is designed to customer specifications, and their trained craftsmen produce boilers that are guaranteed to meet customer exact standards, through expertise earned over 100 years in the industry.
On World Cogeneration Day, an 8-megawatt combined heat and power (CHP) plant was inaugurated in Rouyparvar Industrial Town in Zanjan Province, managing director of the provincial power company said.
“The cogeneration plant comprises four gas generators with a capacity of 2 MW, two transformers with capacity of 2 mega volt-amperes and two transformers with a capacity of 2.5 mega volt-amperes,” Asghar Hosseini was quoted as saying by the Energy Ministry’s news portal.
The small-scale power plant cost $10 million and was built with the help of the private sector. It will assist in curbing power outages in the area and maintaining sustainable power supply to the northern power grid.
MWM, of Manheim Germany, stands for highly-efficient and eco-friendly combined heat and power (CHP) plants for distributed power generation, and has over 150 years of experience in the development and optimization of gas engines for natural gas, biogas and other special gases.
A new Cogeneration System at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is being celebrated and a Project update was issued in August 2023; just in time for a World Cogeneration Day celebration!
The NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Energy System Project which is a 4MW combined heat and power (CHP) system construction progressed into foundation pour and structure assembly. In May 2022, before commencing construction work, the hospital obtained permits from the NYC Department of Buildings for General Construction, Structural, Foundation, Earthwork, Plumbing, Mechanical Systems, and Construction Fencing.
Bored concrete piles have been installed and the slab on grade foundation has been poured at south parking lot area where the CHP is being housed. Installation of the breeching system for the Cogen plant has begun and steel erection for the first level of the CHP structure is nearing completion, with level 2 steel erection scheduled to begin September 2023. The generator sets are currently scheduled to arrive on site for installation toward the end of Spring 2024.
In Scotland, COGEN Europe member 2G Energy AG installed a highly efficient 100% hydrogen #CHP system at Kirkwall Airport, the main airport serving the Orkney Islands. The Hydrogen is produced using wind and solar energy, emitting no greenhouse gases and thus contributing to the decarbonisation of the airport.
The project is part of the Scottish Government’s target for Scotland to become the world’s first #netzero aviation region by 2040. Future plans foresee the recovery of waste heat to deliver an efficient and comprehensive energy solution.
Find out more : https://bit.ly/2G-H2CHP
On World Cogenerastion Day, White Harvest Energy posts update on their Rolls Royce #MTU genset, Hering AG steam generator, and auxiliary #CHP equipment supplied by 2G Energy North America which has been successfully moved into the energy play at Carilion Clinic, a health care clinic in Roanoke, VA with a mission of Improving the Health of the Communities We Serve!
Next up: connecting all the parts and pieces.
For hospitals, power outages can cause interruptions to critical operations that may reduce the facility's overall ability to provide patient care. To combat this, Morristown Medical Center invested in a state-of-the-art cogeneration plant to improve their energy resiliency while also lowering costs and CO2 emissions.
The recently installed CHP system is based around a 4.6 MW, natural gas fired, Solar Mercury 50 combustion turbine, Cleaver Brooks HRSG (rated to produce 13,000 lb/hr of 100 psig steam), 1,800 square foot CHP plant, and JJ Crewe 200 psi gas compressor. The medical center is also installing a 1.2 MW solar farm in 2023. Installation of the CHP system was part of a larger project that included upgrades to the existing electrical infrastructure, including the replacement of seven onsite utility owned transformers, installation of a new primary voltage (12.5 kV) switchgear, and running over 4 miles of new underground primary voltage cable. The design-build team was led by Cogen Power Technologies.
Learn more about this project: https://lnkd.in/dmMcZPKz
We're excited to join in on the World Cogeneration Day celebrations! We strongly believe in the great potential and numerous benefits of CHP units, which is why we've taken significant steps forward. We've recently opened two new branches: one in the US and another in the UK.
In the US market, we delivered over 100 more units across the entire American continent. This clearly shows how dedicated we are. This year, we're proud to announce the opening of a new office in Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
We've also officially established a TEDOM branch in the United Kingdom (In picture). This is a big move for us, as it strengthens our presence in the UK after actively engaging in this market for over a decade.
Over the years, we've delivered more than 350 TEDOM CHP units through our previous partners. By further strengthening our presence in the region, we can provide customers with efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to their energy needs.
For World Cogeneration Day, Spain-based Naturgy has announced a collaboration with AEMA Servicios Energéticos to construct a biomethane plant in the Valencian district of Utiel, which is set to produce 20 GWh per year, with a €2.7 million investment.
It is planned to begin operation at the start of 2025.
The Utiel plant will use agri-industrial waste and will have the capacity to supply 5,300 homes with gas that is renewable and can be fed into the distribution network, preventing the emission of more than 4,300 tonnes of CO2 eq/year into the atmosphere, said Naturgy.
The Utiel plant will be the fifth biomethane plant developed and operated by Naturgy, consolidating the Group as one of the main developers of renewable gas in Spain, with more than 60 projects at various stages of development.
For World Cogeneration Day, Eden Resort is able to enjoy significant cost savings while utilitzing the customized features 2G offers, making the CHP an excellent choice for their hotel.
The patruus 400 unit has an electrical output of 400 kW, and is fully containerized in the super silent high line configuration for aesthetics and reduced noise level to 30 dBA.
Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a 301-room hotel and conference center. In searching for ways to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs, they discovered smart on-site distributed energy solutions. Based on energy study results, they selected a CHP system to reduce costs and to become more energy independent.
The E-Finity microgrid system installed at Magens Junction is the Islands single largest combined heat and power (CHP) microgrid and the first of its kind in the USVIs. The microgrid produces around 1-million-kWh of electricity annually along with over a billion btu’s in free hot water. The system is designed with an 18,000-gallon propane tank that can fuel the system for 8-10 weeks before needing to be refilled. In addition, the system saves more than $250,000 USD a year in energy costs and delivers un-interruptible UPS quality power to the entire site.
The energy produced by the microgrid is extremely clean and eliminates over 700,000 pounds per year of CO2 carbon emissions that would have been generated by using grid power. That is the equivalent of removing over 100 cars from the road and planting 400 acres of forest each year in St. Thomas.
Using connectivity through the companies robust m-TIM Controller, the E-Finity Customer Service Team provides power plant operations with a remote monitoring system to supervise, service and optimize all microgrid components resulting in peak performance.
A 260kW CHP system enables this small community hospital to cut its energy costs and focus resources on patient care.
Capstone distributor Vergent Power Solutions, working with local engineering firm LBE Group and their construction partner, Dave McKay Construction, installed the new cogeneration system which features four natural gas-fueled C65 microturbines. The microturbine array functions in grid-connected operation, which allows the customer to operate in tandem with the utility while also alleviating strain on this remote section of the power grid.
In addition to providing electricity, the system also supplies the building’s heat by repurposing the exhaust produced by the microturbines. This has the added benefit of reducing the facility’s emissions and increasing efficiency by up to 80%.
As a rural Canadian hospital, the DRHC system is the first installation of its kind, and it is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions where winter temperatures can reach -40Cº (-40Fº).
Our vision at World Cogeneration Day is to provide you with a platform that brings together professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world to exchange ideas, learn from each other and create meaningful relationships.
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Attend the annual Midwest Cogeneration Association (MCA) conference to learn from industry experts how combined heat and power, cogeneration, distributed generation, and microgrid technologies can drive decarbonization, increase energy resiliency, and provide favorable economic solutions taking advantage of available local and federal incentives. Network with exhibitors and sponsors and collaborate with likeminded professionals to develop innovative energy and environmental projects.
Monday, September 11 through Wednesday, September 13, 2023
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Join us in November for our fourth annual National Summit on Combined Heat and Power!
The event will take place on November 15 & 16, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hyatt hotel in Arlington, VA, conveniently located near Reagan National Airport. Join a diverse group of stakeholders, including industry experts, end-users and potential hosts, government leaders, policymakers, utilities, climate advocates, and other members of the clean energy community from across the country and world.
Those who celebrate World Cogeneration Day come from diverse backgrounds and industries, making World Cogeneration Day a melting pot of ideas and perspectives. We believe that our sponsors and partners are the heart and soul of this memorable "single day" event and we strive to make their experience unforgettable.
Celebration by Capstone Green Energy
On World Cogeneration Day, we're thrilled to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the #InflationReductionAct as a true milestone in climate legislation.
Thank you, U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas, for an insightful visit to our headquarters last week, where we delved into the profound impact of the IRA on the clean energy sector. This groundbreaking legislation has set a transformative course for the industry.
Central to the legislation is a substantial enhancement in the tax credit allocation for #microturbine combined heat and power (CHP) projects — a remarkable 30% minimum increase. This leap forward signifies an unprecedented opportunity to embrace sustainable practices and drive the world toward a greener future.
Today, AB and INNIO Group celebrate 30 years of cooperation.
CogenInfra S.p.A. of Turin, Italy
After 20 years in cogeneration, and as one of the first independent Power Producers in Italy we at @cogeninfra are proud of the #worldcogenerationday. Why?
World Cogeneration Day represents such a technical achievement while producing electricity and simultaneously usable heat for unbelievable efficiencies in performance.
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Edina celebrates World Cogeneration Day with its latest Microgrid / Hybrid co-location solution for UK commercial food waste management company BioteCH4.
Holme Bioenergy food waste processing site is benefiting from a microgrid, hybrid configuration co-locating on-site generation from Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and battery energy storage assets to solve grid supply limitations and accelerate its energy transition towards net zero.
Edina, a distributed energy solutions provider for CHP and a system-integrator for battery energy storage system (BESS) solutions proposed a microgrid hybrid solution co-locating reciprocating gas engines and battery energy storage, controlled by an energy management system.
Edina supplied and installed two, duty and standby, hydrogen-ready CHP plants rated at 1.2MW electrical output each. The heat output from the gas engines is captured and meets the site process demand for heating and hot water and achieves energy utilisation of up to 90% during the winter months, which is significant when comparing import grid electricity and conventional heat production.
These technologies support the future growth of the business through future proofing BioteCH4’s energy production, through sustainable sources, in line with its ethos and sustainability goals.
Due to the success of Holme Bioenergy project, BioteCH4 have also invested in another hybrid energy project with Edina, co-locating a 1MW 1 hour duration BESS and two 1MWe hydrogen-ready CHP plants at its R100 Energy site, located in Goole, Yorkshire.
Edina celebrates World Cogeneration Day with the supply and installation of the 1.56MWe CHP plant at Dynex Semiconductors to deliver a low carbon business.
Dynex, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of high-power semiconductors and assemblies, celebrates World Cogeneration Day and is benefiting from an Edina installed and maintained Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solution as part of its sustainability measures.
Edina, a distributed energy solutions provider, was contracted to design, engineer, install, commission, and maintain the 1.56MW electrical output Cogeneration plant at Dynex Semiconductors’ Lincoln manufacturing facility. This was initially instigated by Dynex engineering and an external consultant who conducted the feasibility study.
The move to accelerate on-site generation CHP was driven by the volatile energy market and the need to manage rising energy costs, reduce carbon emissions, and improve energy-efficiency measures at the site by replacing old inefficient gas boilers.
Dynex is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the design, development and production of High-Power Semiconductor modules and Power Assemblies used within industrial, traction, renewable and power grid, electric vehicles, fusion energy, and hydrogen electrolysis applications.
Stefan Liesner, of 2G - Your Cogeneration Company - Celebrates on a Cycling Tour "Die Energiewende erFAHREN".
The theme is "Experience the energy transition". In keeping with this year's state elections in Hesse and Bavaria, the Landesverband Erneuerbare Energien NRW e.V. is initiating an energy transition bike tour across the country between 27.08. with the start at B&W Energy GmbH & Co.KG in Heiden and the grand finale on 02.09. in Nuremberg. This year, they will once again visit projects and people who are driving the energy transition in Germany and who show that the mammoth project can only succeed together and across technologies. In the current climate letter Münsterland of the NRW.Energy4Climate,
Stefan Liesner gave an interview about this year's tour and the role of 2G Energy AG and Cogeneration in the energy transition.
On World Cogeneration Day, Vienna’s municipal energy company Wien Energie has announced that it is gradually increasing the percentage of green hydrogen in a cogeneration facility. Project partner Siemens Energy has adapted its SGT5-4000F to the new operational conditions.
“The amount of green hydrogen in the gas turbine operation has already been increased to 15 percent on individual test days. In Europe, more than 115 gas turbines of this type are in operation with an installed capacity of more than 31 GW. Operational tests such as these are crucial for decarbonization of the energy sector in the coming years,” said Siemens Energy’s Vice President for South East Europe Ali Prešern.
They allocated EUR 10 million in total for the purpose. In the first part of testing in the combined heat and power plant in the Donaustadt district, scheduled to be completed by mid-September, the share of green hydrogen is increased to as much as 15%. In the next phase, the level should reach 30%. The cogeneration unit in Donaustadt was commissioned in 2001. The gas turbine has an electricity capacity of 395 MW while the district heating capability is 350 MW. The City of Vienna plans to become completely carbon neutral by 2040.
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