meet the needs of the National Interagency
Biodefense Campus (NIBC) under construction at Fort Detrick.
Scheduled for completion by 2012, the
NIBC will include biodefense research laboratories operated by the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security and the National
Institutes of Health. Chevron Energy Solutions,
which designed and built the plant, is operating the facility, while Keenan Development
owns the plant and is leasing the project land
from Fort Detrick.
The central utility plant is the first energy
project established through the Department
of Defense’s enhanced-use lease authority,
which allows private companies to develop
nonessential military property for commercial use.
Greenpeace Study: CHP
Holds Great Potential in UK
A new report written by Pöyry Energy
Consulting for Greenpeace suggested an
“unprecedented opportunity” for large-scale
combined heat and power plants at nine
industrial sites around Britain. According
to the report, “Securing Power,” there is an
untapped potential to generate approximately 14GW of electricity by building CHP
plants at these sites – equivalent to the annual
needs of two-thirds of UK households. The
UK currently generates 5. 5 GW of electricity
from CHP and is targeting installation of 10
GW by 2010.
The level of carbon dioxide reductions
possible from developing 14 GW of CHP –
versus the current system of delivering heat
and power separately – is between 10 and
26 million metric tons per year.
Greenpeace maintains that CHP should
play a much larger role in the UK energy mix.
It notes that UK power stations waste on
average nearly two-thirds of the energy they
generate, and that 49 percent of the UK’s
energy needs are in the form of heat, compared to 17 percent for electricity.
To read the full study, go to www.green
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System Opens Near Paris
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center has opened west of Paris that will
generate 52 MW of electricity and produce
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of 79,000 homes. Called Isseane, the system
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per year and a recycling center that can handle 55,000 metric tons of material. The energy
center creates renewable energy from the
residual waste produced by more than one
million residents of five Paris districts and 20
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public authority responsible for waste disposal in France, Isseane is the largest facility
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Baha Mar Resort to Adopt
Seawater District Cooling
According to a June 11 article in The
Bahama Journal, Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. has
introduced a seawater district cooling program to provide environmentally responsible
energy solutions for the Cable Beach area of
the Bahamas. Resort representatives recently
outlined the program’s various energy-efficient
measures to the National Energy Policy Committee, which is mandated to provide a
national energy policy for the Bahamas, with
a focus on renewable energy technologies.
The seawater district cooling program
would decrease the demand for power generated by The Bahamas Electricity Corp.,
cutting electricity consumption by 25,000