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September 2015

ene.field newsletter


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The ene.field project is the largest European demonstration of the latest smart energy solution for private homes: micro-CHP. It will see up to 1,000 households across Europe able to experience the benefits of this new energy solution.


ene.field partners gather for Annual Project Meeting

On 9 and 10 September 2015, COGEN Europe organised the annual ene.field Project Meeting and General Assembly in Brussels. Europe’s fuel cell micro-CHP industry received a major boost with the announcement that more than a quarter of the total number of units to be installed under the EU’s ene.field project are already in people’s homes across eight member states. Utility survey results to be published shortly indicate that Europe will only reap the energy and climate benefits of this fuel cell product with a successful commercial roll-out.

ene.field partners welcome Viessmann to the project

The ene.field project is delighted to welcome new partner Viessmann, a leading international manufacturer of heating, cooling and climate control technology. The German-based company brings the total number of manufacturers in the project to 10, collectively representing the leaders in the FC and boiler sectors. Under the ene.field project the company will install units in several countries. As such, Viessmann will be of great value for the deployment process and the project as a whole.

Vaillant provides hotel with fuel cell

Ene.field partner Vaillant has provided the historical Logherberhaus Hotel with a fuel cell. The listed Lohgerberhaus in the centre of Balve is a slate-clad half-timbered house dating back to 1789. Since 1986, the building was at first threatened with demolition, but then extensively restored in several phases. Today, under the name "Aparthotel Mammoth", it houses five apartments and a function room. 2014 the Lohgerberhaus was energetically renovated. In the  context of the ene.field field trials, the old gas boilers were replaced by an innovative solid oxide fuel cell by Vaillant to investigate the practicality of the new technology.

Please read here the full Vaillant press release (in German).


Join myCHP Campaign

myCHP Campaign is a COGEN Europe initiative showcasing the community of users, installers and manufacturers who enable and are committed to using combined heat and power (CHP) technologies to meet the energy needs of their businesses and homes. To find out more and get involved check out the myCHP stories online and follow us on twitter


Towards an integrated approach: COGEN Europe responds to the Commission's 'Summer Package'
COGEN Europe takes note of the issuing by the European Commission of the 'Summer Package' of next steps in the Energy Union and calls for clearer links to be made between power and heating & cooling.

Click here for more information on the issue.
Network Code on Requirements for all Generators (NC RfG) approaches final adoption in Commitology
The Commission submitted in June a new NC RfG draft to the Electricity Cross Border Committee of Member States representatives for adoption. The new draft includes positive text amendments, allowing third parties to apply for class derogations for series produced generators (e.g. micro-CHPs) from specific requirements in the network code. This provision, together with the Emerging Technology Classification and the code allowing for group randomised disconnection as an alternative to active power reduction by individual generators, will allow the micro-CHP sector to gradually adapt to the new technical requirements in the NC RfG. The network code is expected to come into force by the end of this year, with technical compliance required as of 2018.
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Review Process Launched
The Commission has opened a stakeholder consultation on progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance Directive (EPBD), in preparation for the review of the directive in 2016.  The Commission is interested to know whether the EPBD implementation at the national level has translated in energy savings in the buildings sector, kick starting the market for efficient technologies. The EPBD 2010 recast requires member states to set minimum standards for different types of buildings, with a goal that all new buildings in 2019 are nearly zero energy buildings. Member states are expected to set up methodologies for assessing the energy performance of buildings which take into account the positive contribution of renewables, cogeneration and district heating. It is therefore important to understand in which countries EPBD methodologies (in most cases linked to building codes) account for CHP (either at building level or through DHC) and whether the methodology fully reflects the benefits of cogeneration.
ACER and ENTSO-E Committed to Adopt Most European Network Codes by end 2015
With pressure to deliver the third package of the internal energy market as soon as possible, ACER and ENTSO-E announced that most network codes should go through comitology before the end of this year. The only exception will be the Electricity Balancing Network Code, which has been put on hold in order to take into account the stakeholders’ input to the Electricity Market Design Consultation, open until 8 October.As the Network Codes enter the implementation stage, ACER and ENTSO-E are setting up three European Stakeholder Groups focusing on Markets, Grid Operation and Grid Connections to discuss with stakeholders implementation progress and collect input that would feed into the network codes amendment process.


COGEN Europe present new case study on aggregators
COGEN Europe has launched a new study on the role of aggregators in bringing district heating and electricity networks together. The case study is based on the experiences of Naes Energ, an electricity aggregator headquartered in Aalborg in northern Denmark. Its turnover was 750 million euros (2013) and it has about 200 employees across various geographies.

Click here to read to case study in full.


15 October: CEDEC Annual Conference, Brussels

CEDEC, the European Federation representing more than 1500 local and regional energy companies, is very pleased to invite you to its annual strategic Congress on 15 October 2015, at the Thon Hotel in Brussels.

As in previous congresses, an ambitious program with top-level speakers will be presented to an audience of high-level representatives of the EU institutions, managers and stakeholders of local and regional energy companies, and other energy & climate experts. The evening of 14 October will offer an exceptional networking opportunity, with a walking dinner in a prestigious location in Brussels.

Click here to find out more.

12-14 October: World of Energy Solutions, Stuttgart

World of Energy Solutions is a leading international conference and trade fair for the convergence of energy generation, storage systems and mobility solutions. It addresses all players involved in the manufacturing of battery and energy storage systems for mobile and stationary implementation. All areas are dealt with, from raw materials to turnkey battery systems.Be a part of our network and use our innovative platform to promote your research approaches, products, technologies and applications. Visit the World of Energy Solutions website for more information.

9-10 November 2015: Energy Transitions - Mapping the road ahead in a changing energy industry

How will the energy sector adapt to a future that promises to be transformational?

The energy industry is in the midst of a transition. The traditional business models of hydrocarbon producers and energy utilities are under increasing pressure from a combination of factors, including developments in technology, the emergence of new market actors, changing policy and investment conditions, and the implications of climate change. This conference will look across the energy sector and assess how incumbents are responding to the changes and how smooth the transition is going to be.

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