Latest UK energy statistics from the Department of Energy and
Climate Change reveal the increasing role being played by Combined
Heat and Power in the industrial and commercial energy mix, with
the proportion of renewable CHP capacity increasing by almost
20 per cent from 2011 to 2012.
Typical payback on CHP is seen as three to five years, with
most systems offering a 10-15 year lifecycle. And Discount Energy
Purchase Schemes allow users to pay for their CHP system via
a metered energy charge that is lower than previous
"Combined heat and power is around twice as efficient
as conventional power generation and delivers the cost and carbon
savings businesses are desperately seeking," said Ian Hopkins
of CHP specialist ENER-G Combined Power.
See government CHP statistics here.
EVENTS & EDUCATION
highlights energy efficiency at Machine Building Show
Seminars focusing on energy efficient equipment and electric motors
are to be presented at this year's Machine Building Show by trade
association GAMBICA. More?
Energy Event 2013: Show Preview
Energy management, efficiency and procurement are key issues at
The Energy Event (NEC, September 10-11) with over 160 exhibitors
and a full conference programme. More?
MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES
air filters designed to aid efficient use of energy
Compressed air treatment specialist Hi-line Industries has expanded
its product range with an extension of the HFF range of energy
efficient flanged filter units. More?
drive systems can save energy and simplify set-up
Aiming to help machine builders and end users improve productivity
and reduce energy costs, Mitsubishi has launched a range of MELSERVO
servo amplifiers. More?
BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
control system can improve chiller plant efficiency
Armstrong's new automated control solution integrates with
existing building management systems and brings additional energy
savings from chiller plant. More?
light fittings reduce maintenance costs and energy use
A new type of energy-saving LED light fitting that is both shock-resistant
and easy to maintain has been introduced by Cooper Crouse-Hinds. More?
VEHICLES & TRANSPORT
controller offers EV charging flexibility
From Phoenix Contact comes an enhanced new charging controller
for electric vehicles, with mode 3 charging capability according
to IEC 61851-1 specification. More?
plant to produce renewable biofuel
The UK's largest bio-refinery, the £350m Vivergo bioethanol
plant, has opened in Hull and will produce 420 million litres of
renewable transport fuel annually. More?
ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT
for British Gas plan to end rollover energy contracts
Gas and electricity broker ENER-G Procurement has welcomed plans
by British Gas to end 'rollover' energy contracts for business
customers from June 2014. More?
management technology aims to help energy balance
Energy management specialist Energy Assets is introducing demand
management technology to help address the UK's future energy
supply/demand balance. More?
system simplifies PV planning and installation
Bosch Power Tec has launched its 'e.World' communication system
to simplify PV planning and installation and provide a systems
monitoring function. More?
combinations bring extra PV safety
Eaton is offering ready-to-connect devices to meet user demand
for safer switching solutions on PV installations with voltages
up to 1000V DC. More?
FUNDING & FINANCE
grant to develop F1 energy storage systems for grid use
A DECC Energy Entrepreneurs Fund grant to develop flywheel-based
energy storage for use in grid stabilisation has been awarded to
Williams Advanced Engineering. More?
LEGISLATION, REGULATION & STANDARDS
Trust to launch waste reduction standard
The Carbon Trust has announced plans to launch the world's
first international standard for organisations to certify that
they are managing and reducing waste. More?