CHP and district heating can contribute,
the benefits these technologies can deliver
and the specific obstacles to deployment
that they face. To download a copy of the
report, go to http://tinyurl.com/24mlw9c.
SNC-Lavalin Selected for
The Chugach Electric Association of
Anchorage, Alaska, has selected SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc. to provide engineering, procurement and construction
for its new Southcentral Power Project to
be built at association headquarters. The
project is a gas-fired, 183 MW combined-cycle power plant that is jointly owned
by Chugach (70 percent) and Municipal
Power & Light ( 30 percent). Estimated
to cost a total of $368 million, the
Southcentral Power Plant is scheduled for
completion in December 2012.
Veolia Energy Grand Rapids
Rapid Growth Media reported July 1
that Veolia Energy Grand Rapids LLC has
reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by
5 percent annually with the installation
of an Economizer heat recovery system.
This reduction in the steam system’s carbon footprint is equivalent to the annual
CO2 emissions of 1,000 vehicles. The
Economizer project earned Veolia Energy
an innovation award in June from the
Energy Solutions Center, a North American
trade association for utilities and equipment providers.
Veolia Energy contracted with
Progressive AE of Grand Rapids last year to
custom-design and build the Economizer,
which became operational last November.
In addition to lowering emissions, the unit
has also decreased plant fuel consumption
by 5 percent. Installation of the Economizer
is the latest efficiency upgrade the company
has made to the system, which it purchased
from Kent County in December 2008.
Develops Biomass Plants
Gestamp Biomass and Clean Power
Development LLC have announced plans
to work together to develop, finance and
operate biomass energy projects across
the Northeast region of the United States.
Clean Power Development of Concord,
N.H., is a renewable energy development
company focused on wood biomass-fueled