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.
Fortum, Dalkia Hungary and the University of Warwick were honoured by the European cogeneration sector during the 2014 COGEN Europe Annual Dinner for their outstanding contributions to the industry.
As a cost-effective means of making energy-efficiency gains, cogeneration – also known as combined heat and power (CHP) – represents a tremendous opportunity for Europe, heard participants in the opening session of the COGEN Europe Annual Conference in Brussels on 3 April.
Micro-CHP technologies are the latest addition to the combined heat and power (CHP) family, entering the market as Europe shifts towards a consumer-led, low-carbon and efficient energy system. Leading markets for micro-CHP include Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. However, in order to speed up market deployment across Europe, the industry needs a more conducive policy framework, greater involvement from the wider energy sector and more innovative business models.