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Brussels, 9 September 2019

 
COGEN Europe, the European association for the promotion of cogeneration, is pleased to announce today that Cummins Inc has become its latest member.

COGEN Europe Managing Director Hans Korteweg said: “We are delighted to welcome Cummins as a new member. They will bring great expertise to our association. Together, we will promote the benefits of cogeneration towards EU policymakers and stakeholders. Our goal is to ensure the right policy framework is put in place and implemented for cogeneration to grow and contribute to a successful and cost-effective energy transition.”

Mr. Korteweg continued: “We are looking forward to working with Cummins contributing to the creation of a resilient, decentralised and carbon-neutral European energy system by 2050 with cogeneration as its backbone. Our sector is uniquely placed to integrate important shares of renewable energy in a cost-effective and consumer-led way. In an increasingly integrated energy system with important shares of renewable energy, cogeneration is consumer-led and uniquely placed to deliver system efficiency, flexibility across energy vectors, reliability and cost reductions.” He continues: “Europe now needs predictable and stable frameworks to drive investment and ensure a level-playing field between the different decarbonising solutions, including cogeneration.”

Cummins Europe Vice-President Antonio Leitao, said: “It is an honour for Cummins to join COGEN Europe. Alongside the other members of the association we will make sure to promote the benefits of the cogeneration technology. Our priority will be to maintain a common vision to drive the lowest cost of energy for our customers by leveraging all available technologies and sustainably creating a more prosperous world for all our stakeholders.”

Cummins, founded 100 years ago, is a global power leader offering a range of integrated power systems solutions ranging from system design, project management, operations and maintenance contracts to the development of turnkey power plants. Cummins has been a major player in delivering complete cogeneration plants for applications from 300kW to 20MW with the provision of robust and efficient lean burn gas fuelled generators. Cummins lean burn gas generators run on a variety of fuels and operate reliably in high ambient temperatures and altitudes whilst offering exceptional fuel efficiency and extended maintenance intervals. From sports centres in China to greenhouses in Belgium, Cummins has an impressive record of implementing cogeneration projects worldwide.

“Energy markets are evolving rapidly, with renewables and non-conventional power continuing to play a major part of the global energy mix as an environmental focus drives stringent emissions regulations. The energy landscape will drive the need for a combination of renewable energy sources and traditional uses of power generation. We are facing a future which will bring energy management through diverse technologies, digital tools and zero emissions. Our priority is to maintain a common vision to drive the lowest cost of energy for our customers by leveraging all available technologies and sustainably creating a more prosperous world for all our stakeholders. We want to strengthen the political and social landscape around cogeneration offerings, as we believe the cogeneration technology can be a great alternative and a sustainable long-lasting solution to respond to future energy needs.”, according to Mr. Leitao.

COGEN Europe is the cross-sectoral voice of the cogeneration industry. It has over 60 members: 13 national associations and 50 organisations spanning the entire value chain from technology manufacturers and users to consultancies. COGEN Europe’s mission is to work with EU institutions and stakeholders to shape better policies and eliminate administrative, regulatory and market barriers to the wider use of cogeneration in Europe.


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