The European Cogeneration Review – Germany is the third in a series of country reports that COGEN Europe will issue over the coming 12 months on cogeneration in Europe. The ECR covers the latest developments in the cogeneration sector, looking at market potentials and policy implications.
Fuel cell based micro CHP units in homes and commercial buildings could provide vital network services to the electricity grid. These services can help the electricity grid assimilate more renewables according to the latest ene.field project report published 10/11/2015. The report stresses the need to create a market for electricity services to draw new technologies such as micro CHP into wider use and accelerate the cost reduction needed for general consumer uptake.
2016 sees the publication of Europe's first-ever heating and cooling strategy, with revision of the main EU legislation to promote energy efficiency and the introduction of measures to revise electricity market design. The outcome of these changes will fundamentally affect the profitability of combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Europe.
MEPs attending an exclusive dinner in the European Parliament tomorrow will hear from industry how cogeneration is crucial to providing local, affordable heat supplies to industrial sites across Europe. With intermittent renewable energy sources set to feature more strongly in the EU's energy mix, MEPs will hear how combined heat and power (CHP) technologies support the energy transition by delivering on-site energy supplies.
The Power of Heat: COGEN Europe Annual Conference 2016
Crowne Plaza-Le Palace, Brussels, Belgium