Wärtsilä will supply a 40 MW Smart Power Generation plant to Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) in Southern India. The LNG-fired plant will be located near the city of Kochi, and will provide much-needed peaking power to the state of Kerala. The contract was awarded in June, and the power station, delivered on a turn-key basis, is expected to be commissioned by April 2017. “Wärtsilä engines have very high simple cycle efficiency. They are ideal for peaking power because they are capable of quick starts and stops.
They provide the operational flexibility we need”, says Susan Jacob, Chief Engineer at KSEBL. Kerala has a peak power deficit of approximately 300 MW. [...]
Unilever and Mars were among the first household names in the food and drink industry to announce plans for a 100% shift to renewable energy.
But few of them have a specific deadline, while some still heavily rely on biomass, which is controversial, because of potential competition with food crops.
A move to cleaner fuels and measures to cut energy consumption have already enabled food and drink manufacturers to reduce carbon emissions by 22% between 1990 and 2012, according to the European Environment Agency.
In total, fuel consumption across the food and drink industry was slashed by 65% between 1990 and 2012, according to EEA figures.
Most of these [...]
Cogeneration can help to improve energy efficiency across the European Union. But many member states and the EU as a whole are not reaping the full potential of the primary energy they are consuming, shows new data released by the European Commission.
The EU is aiming to improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2020 via the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). Following the EED’s entry into force in 2012, each country had to set its own indicative energy efficiency target, expressed in both final and primary energy savings. Cogeneration – also known as combined heat and power (CHP) – was identified as an important principle for achieving the 20% goal, and [...]
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are used to generate both electricity and heat energy. In CHP, the heat generated during electricity generation is captured and used for heating purposes. It ultimately increases the efficiency of the system by avoiding heat losses. CHP systems can reduce carbon emissions by up to 29% as compared to conventional systems. CHP is used in a wide range of applications including residential, commercial and industrial where there is requirement of both electricity and heat.
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Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 10/09/2015 — Combined heat and power (CHP) [...]