Energy Revolution

InterCogen informed within the framework of the RENEXPO around the power heat coupling will boom in the area of combined heat power (CHP) in 2012. Inspired by the current debate over the energy transition and the search for alternative energy sources undreamed market potentials for the area. So, the Federal Government wants to expand its share of the co-generation of German electricity production up to 25 per cent by 2020. The optimal platform for the presentation of new innovative technologies for the co-generation offers the 13 RENEXPO, which will take place from 27 to 30 September 2012 at the Messezentrum Augsburg. The trade fair has established itself as one of the leading platforms in the South German area in recent years. According to coalition sources, the Coalition factions in Parliament want to rework the promotion for the combined heat and power. The Coalition wants to increase from 2013 as initially planned the CHP contract for new equipment 0.2 cents per kilowatt hour, but climbed 0.3 cents / kWh. In addition to the better promotion of new installations existing power plants with the law should be more easily retrofitted and modernized.

In addition, heat and cooling networks as well as heat and cold storage should be encouraged. Homeowners facing a mini CHP plant in the basement, could withdraw advance promotion for several years. This, the Coalition hopes a boost for small and micro of up to two kilowatts capacity and thus an incentive for the development of a decentralised energy supply. Manufacturers and suppliers, service companies and representatives from the research and development will present their latest technologies and research results on the RENEXPO. The entire range of topics combined heat and power will be presented: innovations in the fields of micro -, mini -, medium-sized or large, oil – or gas-fired cogeneration plant, local and district heating, and changing requirements, such as a modular operation mode or virtual power plant concepts become tangible.