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GREEN TECHNOLOGY IS NOW AT A TIPPING POINT IN TERMS OF GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE

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Green tech is at a tipping point where it could take off explosively ahead of radical decarbonisation. Hopefully, it will could bring a revolution in how create energy. The world’s best solar power schemes are now considered the “cheapest source of electricity in history”, the International Energy Agency (IEA), which analyses energy markets, has said. But are the world powers really serious about cutting carbon levels? The European Union has already signed up to a €500 billion green stimulus plan which China says it will also follow. Japan and South Korea both announced a 2050 net zero pledge and newly-appointed President Biden has offered a similarly ambitious carbon cutting plans. Both Biden and the EU have warned they will introduce carbon tariffs to penalise countries which haven’t cut carbon emissions-producing equipment in their markets. In July 2020 European THE EUROPEAN UNION governments approved the most HAS ALREADY SIGNED ambitious climate change plan to date, agreeing to pour more than UP TO A €500 BILLION €500 billion (US$572 billion) into everything from electric cars to GREEN STIMULUS PLAN.” renewable energy. “Never before, has so much of an EU budget been allocated to combating climate change,” said German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. “The commitments to climate action and environmental protection are important and necessary, but the distribution of funds must reflect that.” The plan is part of Europe’s bid to become the world’s first climateneutral continent by 2050, putting it ahead of other major emitters such as the US, China, and India in the global fight against unstoppable temperature rise. The proportion of the European package earmarked for climate projects dramatically illustrates this contrast. Only US$54 billion of the trillions of dollars pledged globally will be channelled into green policies, while US$697 billion has been allocated for carbon-intensive sectors such as air travel and fossil fuel extraction, according to a Bloomberg NEF report. As part of this decarbonisation approach it seems likely that new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030 under UK Government green initiatives to accelerate the switch to electric cars. Environmentalist have welcomed the plan, which comes after research released by Greenpeace found that 32,000 more jobs in the UK would be created by a 2030 ban instead of one five years later, as initially proposed. Despite this, it will probably take more than a decade for there to be more electric than petrol or diesel cars on UK roads.

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p. 20 | GENSETS MID-AMERICA ENGINE TO DISTRIBUTE ATLAS COPCO’S QAS MOBILE GENSETS The QAS generator range currently incorporates nine models covering power rating from 25 to 625 kVA. All QAS generators include the latest Tier 4 Final engine and have a footprint that is up to 20% smaller than the previous generation. The advanced starting mechanism ensures that stable power is achieved in less than six seconds. ‘The range is all about the user experience and maintaining the value of the asset’ and QAS models make operating, transporting and maintenance as easy as possible, says the company.

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p. 22 | CHP CHP IS HELPING MRS TEMPLE’S CHEESES Mrs Temple’s Cheeses a renowned producer decided to invest in an onsite anaerobic digestion facility, which would turn waste into methane via the natural degradation of organic waste. Using a CHP engine, this gas was turned into renewable energy and used to power the farm. To make this concept a reality they used CooperÖstlund – a leading gas engine specification & maintenance expert.

p. 24 | GAS GENSETS NATURAL GAS GENERATORS NOW PROVIDE KEY POWER FOR MYAMAR Cummins QSV91G lean-burn gas generators have been installed at a new 16MW power plant to provide continuous, reliable power. A Cummins local distributor partner was available to provide support with the development and execution of the project. Despite the tight project schedules, CDM supplied eight Cummins 2000kW QSV91G lean burn gas generators, as well as providing ongoing assistance throughout the duration of the project - from the equipment deployment right up to installation.

p. 26| GENERATORS INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IN GENERATOR SETS

Genesal Energy has managed to integrate a number of advanced protocols into its generator sets, including the customisation of data tables, all according to clients’ requirements. These technical developments allow for all kinds of genset monitoring and control tasks in real time, ensuring the generator set reports any issues it detects.

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p. 28 | GAS ENGINES MWM TCG 3016 BIOGAS ENGINES

After about 70,000 operating hours, the oldest cogeneration power plant in Langenau, Germany, was to refitted with a new genset. In the fall of 2018, the container was upsized, and the first new MWM TCG 3016 V16 genset was installed. This was subsequently followed by the further installation of a MWM TCG 3016 which now consumes far less lubricant. As a result the plant has managed to save about €5,000 to €6,000 a year for each engine, reports the company.

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p. 30 | LOAD BANKS

p. 32 | POWER PLANTS

In a recent contract UK-based Optimum Power Services provided a 2.2MW resistive load bank package laong with 60 metres of cable at 400v for a project in the Docklands area of London. Despite issues involving severely restricted site access and weight issues, OPS was able to pick from its extensive range of load banks to provide a perfect solution for the site requirements, this Case Study reveals.

US firm Ecolab has successfully used mixed reality technology to improve the cooling systems of what it calls “one of the largest independent midstream energy infrastructure companies in the US”. This technical solution consists of a headset providing a mixed reality overlay to the user, who can transmit visual images to a team of engineers working remotely, enabling a single employee to benefit from the expertise and input from others.

p. 34 | MICROTURBINES E-QUAD POWER SYSTEMS WINS ORDERS Capstone Turbine Corporation was won an order for nine C65 microturbines for a global manufacturer of retail and industrial batteries and an automotive paint supplier. E-quad Power Systems, Capstone’s exclusive distributor in Germany and Luxembourg secured the orders, which are expected to be commissioned in early 2021. The first order for eight C65 microturbines will be installed at a battery power manufacturing plant specialising in a wide range of consumer and industrial products.

p.36 | LOADBANKS RENEWABLE ENERGY & THE CONTINUITY CONUNDRUM Paul Brickman from Crestchic Loadbanks explores the vital role of backup power in ensuring continuity in supply as the world transitions to greener forms of energy. The increase in renewable energy generation brings with it a risk of fluctuations, which has undoubtedly led to more sites wanting generators, he explains.

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NOVEMBER 2020

IN BRIEF CATERPILLAR SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE WEIR OIL & GAS Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps and pressure control products which are serviced via an extensive global network of service centres located near customer operations. “Combining Weir Oil & Gas’s established pressure pumping and pressure control portfolio with Cat’s engines and transmissions enables us to create additional value for customers,” said Joe Creed, Vice President of Caterpillar’s Oil & Gas and Marine Division.

JASTRZĘBSKA SPÓŁKA WĘGLOWA S.A. INVESTS IN COGENERATION AT THE KNURÓW-SZCZYGŁOWICE MINE Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A., the European Union’s largest producer of high-quality hard coking coal for use in the of iron and steel making industries, has selected Eneria Poland to supply an integrated cogeneration system at its Knurów-Szczygłowice mine in southern Poland. Commissioned in June, the system uses coal mine methane (CMM) to produce up to 12 MW of power and 12 MW of thermal energy. The electricity is used to supply power for conveyors, compressors, coal processing, mine ventilation systems, and other operations. The thermal energy captured is processed through heat exchangers to maintain the proper temperature in the mining workspace. Designed, installed and commissioned by Eneria Poland, the system is anchored by three Cat® CG260-16 generator sets capable of operating on gas from the mine with methane content ranging from 40% to 70%. Eneria Poland will also provide ongoing support for the system through a three-year customer value agreement (CVA). The cogeneration system at the Knurów-Szczygłowice mine is the latest in a series of initiatives by Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa to improve its environmental footprint. Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa is currently building a facility to convert by-products of the coking process into critical industrial materials, including lightweight, durable carbon fibers, carbon adsorbents for purifying liquids and gases, and carbon nanostructures used in lithium-ion batteries and numerous other applications. “Safeguarding the health of our employees and minimising the environmental impact of our operations on neighboring communities are key pillars of our corporate social responsibility strategy,” said Andrzej Szymała, chief investment engineer at the Knurów-Szczygłowice mine. “The cogeneration system designed by Eneria Poland for the Knurów-Szczygłowice mine will reduce methane emissions and improve the safety and comfort of our employees’ working environment.”

DAIMLER& VOLVO AGREE JOINT VENTURE ON FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have a signed binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialise fuel cell systems for use in a variety of power applications. The ambition of both partners is to make the new company a leading global manufacturer of fuel cells. The Volvo Group will acquire 50% of the partnership interests in Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG for approximately €0.6 billion on a cash and debt-free basis. Closing of the transaction is expected during the first half of 2021. The transaction is still subject to merger control review by relevant authorities, as well as other approvals. “For us at Daimler Truck AG and our intended partner, the Volvo Group, the hydrogen-based fuel-cell is a key technology for enabling CO2-neutral transportation in the future,” said Martin Daum, chairman of the board of management of Daimler Truck AG and member of the board of Daimler AG. “We are both fully committed to the Paris Climate Agreement for decarbonising road transport and other areas, and to building a prosperous jointly held company that will deliver large volumes of fuel cell systems.” Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO of the Volvo Group, commented: “The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG will own equal interests in the joint venture but continue to be competitors in all other areas such as vehicle technology and fuel-cell integration in trucks. In the future, the world will be powered by a combination of battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles, along with other renewable fuels to some extent.”

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STEAM POWER TECHNOLOGY FOR A NEW WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT GE Steam Power will supply its renewable steam power technology for a new waste-to-energy plant located in East Rockingham, Western Australia. In a deal signed with ACCIONA, who, together with Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) have formed the EPC Consortium to engineer, procure and construct the plant, GE will design, manufacture and supply its geared reaction steam turbine (GRT) for the project. This technology will enable the waste-to-energy plant to generate electricity from a mix of non-recyclable municipal, commercial and industrial waste. As Australia’s second large-scale WtE plant, East Rockingham will help meet the country’s renewable power generation and local waste management objectives. The plant will supply 29 MWe to the grid. At least 50% of this electricity will be fuelled from renewable biogenic material with a minimal overall carbon dioxide footprint. It will also contribute to a significant overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as compared to landfilling the waste which produces methane emissions that are far more potent than carbon-dioxide.

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NOVEMBER 2020

IN BRIEF ELECNOR HAS WON ITS FIRST CONTRACT IN BELGIUM Elecnor will build a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant in the city of Ghent after signing a €86 million contract with Gentse Warmte Centrale (GWC), a joint venture between Belgian Eco Energy (BEE) and Equitix. The 19.9 MWe plant will burn locally-sourced non-recyclable demolition wood and will be located in a former coal terminal in the port of Ghent. It will generate electricity and will also supply steam for nearby industries. Elecnor’s contract includes geotechnical and topographical studies, engineering work, construction, and electrical and mechanical assembly. Construction will be complete by 2023.

INNIO ACQUIRES ECI-DISTRIBUTION GMBH AND POWERUP GMBH - THIS MOVE EXPANDS ITS KEY GAS ENGINE AND COGENERATION PLANT CAPABILITIES INNIO has acquired ECI-Distribution GmbH and PowerUp GmbH as the engine manufacturer moves to expand its capabilities in service and components for gas engine and cogeneration plants. ECI-Distribution GmbH covers numerous parts of the gas engine value chain. The company produces state-of-the-art components for reducing emissions and increasing the output of gas engines, including cylinder heads, connecting rods, steel pistons and spark plugs. The company also maintains a worldwide network of distributors. According to the company, the acquisition of PowerUp GmbH will allow the expansion and extension of customer-specific overhauls and upgrades of gas engines and cogeneration plants at the brand new production site in Stans, says INNIO. The focus is on maximising efficiency, performance and reliability of the assets. Moreover, PowerUp also offers inspections, maintenance and commissioning of plants ijn its purview. The sellers are the managing directors of ECI-Distribution and PowerUp, Eugen Laner, Thomas Achrainer and Norbert Rupprechter in addition to their silent partners ECIManufacturing and PGES GmbH. The acquired companies will continue to be led by the managing partners as an independent company. As of December 1st, 2020, the gas-engine expert Dr. Günther Herdin, currently leaving PGES GmbH, will support the INNIO Group as a technology consultant. “The integration of these two highly successful Tyrolean companies with international presence fits perfectly into our strategy, not least when it comes to our desired increase in customer satisfaction,” said Carlos Lange, president and CEO of INNIO. “INNIO is now even better positioned to offer tailored concepts to maximize the efficiency, performance and reliability of our engines and cogeneration plants.”

A WORLD RECORD POWER GENERATION EFFICIENCY FOR KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES’ NEW KG-18-T GAS ENGINE THANKS TO TWO-STAGE-TURBOCHARGING Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ new KG-18-T gas engine, fitted with PBST’s two-stage-turbocharging ‘Ecocharge’ system, has achieved a world record power generation efficiency burning Japanese standard city gas. Designed for power generation applications, the Ecocharge solution consists of a PBST TCX23 and a PBST TCA66 turbocharger which have apparently jointly improved its power-generation efficiency by 1.5% compared to the previous generation of the engine, delivering a world-best 51.0% in its output class. KHI reports that the engine and turbochargers have passed a durability test and are now ready for serial production. The Ecocharge principle combines a low-pressure turbocharger – usually a TCT, TCA or TCR – with a high-pressure stage for which the newly developed TCX series was designed. Ecocharge is claimed to offer increased turbocharging efficiencies in comparison to single-stage turbochargers. This is mainly owing to the intercooler positioned between the low-pressure-stage and high-pressure-stage turbochargers that significantly reduces the energy required to compress the intake air to high pressure. The higher efficiencies have increased the air pressure in the engine during operation. Greater charging pressure via two-stage turbochargers improves NOx emission reduction. through the Miller cycle, while the improved scavenging efficiencies provided by the Ecocharge system make the engine more fuel efficient. The higher power-density generated by fitting the Ecocharge technology presents the opportunity to choose between significantly boosting an engine’s power output or reducing engine size, while maintaining engine performance.

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TRITON KNOLL MARKS PROJECT FIRSTS AS BLADES ARRIVE IN PORT Triton Knoll is marking a series of project ‘firsts’ as turbine blades destined to be installed at the 857MW offshore wind farm, arrive at its chosen construction port in Teesside, UK. Able Seaton Port, near Hartlepool, is receiving offshore wind turbine components for the first time in its history, after a combined multi-million pound investment has helped transform the port into a specialist assembly and construction facility for use on the project by turbine supplier MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. Triton Knoll, which is being constructed by RWE(1), will install and operate 90 MHI Vestas state-of-the-art V164-9.5 MW turbines, each stretching 164 metres tip to tip, and capable of powering a typical home for up to 29 hrs with a single rotation of its 80 metre long blades. The first 15 turbine blades to arrive at the port were manufactured by MHI Vestas at its Isle of Wight UK facility and finished at its Fawley

plant across the Solent. Julian Garnsey, Project Director for Triton Knoll and RWE Renewables, said: “Triton Knoll has made a significant investment into Able Seaton Port to establish wind turbine handling facilities there for the first time. It’s an investment that secures the North East of England at the very heart of the delivery of Triton Knoll, and which leaves a lasting legacy for future offshore wind farm projects to be constructed from the region. “At Triton Knoll we remain committed to ensuring that our investments from this flagship project benefit local coastal communities, and the UK’s expanding offshore supply chain.”

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NOVEMBER 2020

IN BRIEF MITSUBISHI BEHIND 1400 MW GTCC PP IN THAILAND Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has signed a full turnkey contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a 1400 MW power plant with Hin Kong Power Company Ltd, an independent power producer (IPP) in Thailand. Mitsubishi Power will provide two M701JAC gas turbines for the natural gas-fired turbine combined cycle (GTCC) facility. The contract includes a 25-year Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA) for the project. Under this agreement, Mitsubishi Power will provide maintenance on the power plant’s gas turbines to help ensure reliable operations.

UK’S LARGEST BATTERY GOES ONLINE UK: Gresham House Energy Storage Fund and flexible energy specialist Flexitricity have announced that the UK’s largest battery is now live and helping National Grid ESO balance supply and demand. Flexitricity is currently optimising the Gresham House 50MW/75MWh battery at its site in Thurcroft, South Yorkshire. The asset went live in the balancing mechanism (BM) Reserve from Storage Trial and went live immediately afterwards. Flexitricity monitors the BM round the clock from its 24/7 control room, and remotely alters the charge and discharge profile of the Thurcroft battery.

SAFT’S ENERGY STORAGE HUB Saft has opened a manufacturing hub for energy storage solutions in Zhuhai, China. The new plant will enable Saft to provide an integrated approach to energy storage worldwide. This includes every step from initial concept and sizing to system engineering, delivery and grid connection. As a result, says saft, operators will be able to keep their total cost of ownership (TCO) to a minimum, while maximising performance.

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NEW ‘STREAMLINE’ GENSET SERIES FOR CUSTOMERS SEEKING A MORE EFFICIENT & REFINED GENERATOR Taylor Power Systems has released its new Streamline Series of standby generators. The Streamline Series is a new line specifically built to reach those customers who are seeking a more efficient and refined generator option. These units are “streamlined” in that they offer specialised options and customercentric features, reports the company. Intuitive design reduces manufacturing time throughout the process without compromising stringent standards for durability and reliability, reports Taylor Power Systems. As a result, the cost to the customer is drastically lowered and manufacturing lead time is substantially reduced, it says. “The word streamline is synonymous with sleek, efficient, and often simplified design. As consumers we have a fundamental desire to simplify our lives. Now more than ever we are seeking to streamline our lives with smart lighting, smart thermostats, and efficient appliances while remaining conscious of our time and resources,” explains Thomas Culpepper, Manager of Product Design and Development for Taylor Power Systems. “The Streamline Series embodies efficient design and elegant simplicity. We eliminated extra processes and materials to provide consumers with a generator that delivers quality, efficiency, and simplified integration,” he concludes. Features of the Streamline Series generator include unique colour options, Taylor Power logo, and lift-off doors. The Streamline enclosures are available in two colours, jet black with a laser cut logo embossed onto a red background or neutral clay with a black background. Lift-off doors are provided to facilitate installation in congested areas while maintaining serviceability. The Streamline concept does not stop at the factory. Options are available for the installing contractor to easily access tie points to secure to a slab, and provisions are made to supply customer connections for remote start, remote annunciator, generator running and common alarm.

VALMET WINS POLISH BIOMASS CONVERSION CONTRACT - LIGNITE-BOILER BEING REPLACED Valmet has received an order from Zespól Elektrowni Patnów-Adamów Konin SA (ZE PAK) to convert a lignite-fired boiler into a biomass-fired boiler at its power plant in Konin, Poland. Under the €20 million order, Valmet will convert the existing boiler boiler to biomass-firing using bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology. Additionally, Valmet will supply a selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) solution to lower NOx emissions as well as modernize the plant’s instrumentation and electrification systems. “The reconstruction of the K-7 boiler is the main element of our transition project from fossil-based energy to renewable energy production,” said Zygmunt Artwik, Vice President, ZE PAK. “Converting the existing boiler from coal into biomass combustion is a very cost-effective way for

us to carry out this energy transition. The investment will enable Konin to be the first Polish city that is heated with energy originating exclusively from renewable sources.” The converted boiler plant will be handed over to the customer in the autumn of 2021, says the company. Valmet also won a contract to deliver a biomass boiler plant to Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy’s Naistenlahti power plant in the city of Tampere, Finland, by 2022. The new plant will replace an existing boiler at the site that has reached the end of its lifetime. It will have a capacity of 191 MWth and will be used as a baseload plant for district heat production in the winter months. Delivery of the €70 million unit will take place in late 2022. It will be fuelled mainly by renewable biomass, with milled peat being used as a secondary fuel.

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NOVEMBER 2020

ANSALDO ENERGIA UNVEILS ITS NEW GT36 GAS TURBINE

IN BRIEF 50HERTZ & ENERGINET SWITCH ON WORLD’S FIRST HYBRID INTERCONNECTOR 50Hertz and Energinet have jointly inaugurated the world’s first hybrid offshore interconnector, integrating the German Baltic 1 and Baltic 2 offshore wind farm sites, operated by 50Hertz, with the Danish Kriegers Flak in the Baltic sea. This combined grid solution (CGS) connects the two offshore wind farm substations to each other and to the existing onshore connections. As a result, the CGS can bring offshore wind power to Denmark or to Germany and can also be used for cross-border energy trading. The project reflects the high significance of the European Baltic area for the energy sector.

The Ansaldo Energia Group has unveiled the first GT36 made entirely in the Ansaldo Energia Genoa plant. The GT36 is said to be the most powerful turbine in the company’s product portfolio and the most powerful and best-performing turbine ever built in Italy. The GT36 turbine has been built for Edison and will power the Porto Marghera combined cycle plant. The addition of the turbine means the plant will be able to achieve a total electrical power of 780 MW and an energy efficiency of 63%, the highest yet available. It also offers a reduction in CO2 emissions of 40% compared to the average Italian thermoelectric park. It also means a reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOX) by over 70%. When fully operational, the site will be the most efficient thermoelectric plant in Europe. The project, including the Research and Development process, unfolded over seven years, with a commitment of more than 3.7 million hours worked. Nicknamed “Monte Bianco” as the European pinnacle of power, this turbine, in its current 50Hz version, achieves 538 MW (ISO conditions). This means it is able to meet electricity needs of almost 500,000 households. Ansaldo Energia Group, with over 250,000 MW installed in more than 90 countries and 4000 employees, is an international player in the field of electricity generation, capable of providing industry with an integrated model, from turnkey plants, components (gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, microturbines) and support service, as well as activities in the nuclear energy sector. Ansaldo Energia is 88% owned by CDP Equity of the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Group, a national promotion institution that has supported the Italian economy since 1850, and 12% by Shanghai Electric, world leader in the production of power generation machinery and mechanical equipment.

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HIGHVIEW POWER TO DEVELOP GIGA-SCALE CRYOGENIC ENERGY STORAGE

UK: Exchange Plaza is a prestigious landmark office building located on Lothian Road in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial district. Thanks to Danfoss it has managed to make over 30% in energy savings. This 100,000 sq ft modern six-storey building is home to large companies which include oil and gas explorer Cairn Energy, law firm Burness Paull, the All Bar One restaurant and bar group, and award-winning craft beer producer BrewDog. Recently, ECG, the company responsible for managing Exchange Plaza, decided to look for ways to reduce the energy used by 16 pumps in the building’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Having approached Pump Action to carry out the pump assessment, Pump Action contacted Greenville, a Premium Danfoss Drives Partner. Steven Brown, Business Development Manager at

Highview Power, a leading long duration energy storage solutions company, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Energía Latina S.A.-Enlasa, the largest backup power generation provider in Chile, to co-develop giga-scale cryogenic energy storage projects in Chile and other Latin American markets. Javier Cavada, CEO and president of Highview Power said: “Together, our two companies can harness the growing deployment of renewables in Chile and across Latin America and bring renewable baseload power to the region, all without the geographic constraints associated with other energy storage technologies.” The joint venture, named Highview Enlasa, is expected to help to open Latin American energy markets to baseload renewable energy potential. Highview Power’s long duration energy storage system, paired with renewable energy sources, are said to be equivalent in performance to thermal and nuclear power. Chile has one of the highest solar irradiation levels in the world and the deployment of solar power together with the national decarbonisation strategy require long duration energy storage to provide the needed energy balance to achieve a sustainable grid.

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Greenville, working in conjunction with Pump Action, said: “We felt the building would be much better served by the installation of new pumps and new AC Drives,” said Steven. “The existing installation had old, inefficient pumps with either DOL or star/delta starters and so they could only run at full speed. Our proposal was to install new efficient pumps along with variable speed drives (VSDs) so that the pump speed could be regulated to match demand.” The VSDs now installed at Exchange Plaza HVAC system are Danfoss VLT® FC102 HVAC types. These drives provide optimised process control in HVAC applications. and are easy to use and to install.

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NOVEMBER 2020

IN BRIEF PINNACLE POWER TO OPERATE BRIDGWATER ENERGY PROJECT Pinnacle Power has been appointed as Operations and Maintenance contractor on a 20- year contract for a 7.75MW Resource Recovery facility in Bridgwater, Somerset, UK. The appointment follows Equitix, a leading UK infrastructure investor, and Iona Capital, the specialist environmental investment and fund management firm, announcing the acquisition of the £72 million Energy from Waste (EfW) facility. Pinnacle Power will directly employ up to 25 full-time operational staff and process approximately 100,000 tonnes of commercial & municipal refuse derived fuel per annum.

WHISKY MANUFACTURER IS LOOKING TO AD PLANT TO GENERATE INDEPENDENT POWER SOURCE ONSITE Established in 1885, North British Distillery is one of the largest Scotch Grain Whisky producers in Scotland, using up to 150,000 tonnes of cereal per year, with a capacity to produce approximately 10 bottles of whisky per second. Almost the entire production of whisky spirit is sold to customers for blending purposes, with significant quantities included in brands such as J&B and The Famous Grouse. In a new energy initiative, North British Distillery is hoping to generate a significant amount of the site’s electricity consumption with a new anearobib digestion (AD) system. The AD unit uses byproducts from the distillation

process being converted into biogas, which will then be used to generate electricity using Ylem Energy’s CHP technology. The majority of energy will be used within the distillery’s manufacturing processes, displacing existing natural gas supplies to the steam boiler system. The remainder will be sold into the National Grid. Ylem Energy’s 500kWe CHP system will be capable of generating 4000MWh of electricity from post-distillation liquor and evaporator condensate. This dramatically reduces the distillery’s reliance on natural gas and electricity from the National Grid. The C02 displaced bu using the 500kWe biogas generator will reduce carbon emissions by 2,100 tonnes+ per annum.

EXXONMOBIL INTRODUCES JENBACHER N OIL 40 LUBRICANT FOR JENBACHER UNITS ExxonMobil and INNIO are delighted to announce the release of Jenbacher N Oil 40 lubricant for all INNIO’s Jenbacher* Type 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9 natural gas engines. This follows the collaboration agreement between the two companies that was announced earlier. Jenbacher N Oil 40 has been developed to meet the evolving needs of natural gas engine lubrication, providing increased engine uptime and enhanced engine reliability, leading to more power generation and revenue potential. Benefits of the new technology include extended and unique condemning limits for longer drain intervals without compromising protection of critical engine parts and components. INNIO’s myPlant Asset Performance Management solution can be used to monitor oil consumption, exhaust gas temperature and oil change intervals along with the full offer of oil analyses, technical expertise and borescopic inspections of Mobil ServSM. These analytics will help predict oil lifetime and ensure the performance and protection of the gas engine, to provide a life cycle cost reduction of up to 30%, reports the company

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JS POWER PROVIDES GENSETS FOR UK COASTGUARD SEARCH & RESCUE JS Power played a key role in providing vital power equipment for a brandnew, state-of-the-art search & rescue centre commissioned by the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency. The site, located in Hampshire’s Solent Airport Daedalus, features six Medium Earth Orbit Local User Terminal (MEOLUT) domes. The Installation itself is one of only seven in the world and provides the Maritime & Coastguard Agency with near instantaneous detection of distress beacons, as well as rapidly-resolved location of the beacons using ‘single burst’ processing.

JS Power provided the necessary equipment from a design brief provided by a client. The company supplied: two 45kVA Diesel Generators configured as an N+1 along with DEFRA-compliant bunded fuel tanks. Other equipment included DEFRA compliant Bund Alarms, salt-resistant galvanised powder coated canopies for the gensets, BMS Integration N+1 Battery Chargers and engine heaters The new system has been designed to provide unparalleled precision and timing. Altogether, the package will enable the Maritime & Coastguard Agency to respond promptly to any emergency situations.

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NOVEMBER 2020

CUMMINS TO SUPPLY 5MW HYDROGEN ELECTROLYZER

IN BRIEF HONDA IS CONTINUING ROLLOUT OF ITS DETECTION TECH Honda Power Equipment, a business unit of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is continuing the rollout of its CO-Minder carbon monoxide detection technology across its full line of portable generators. The company is adding three models — the EG2800i Economy Series unit, along with the EB2800i and EB6500 Industrial Series models — to the lineup of CO-Minder equipped gen-sets it launched in early 2020. The Honda CO-Minder system is designed to continuously measure carbon-monoxide levels in the air near the generator and automatically shuts down the unit before detected CO reaches a dangerous level for users.

A new 5 MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer designed to provide renewable hydrogen for the Douglas County Public Utility District (Douglas County PUD) in Washington, US, will be supplied by Cummins. Once completed, it will be the largest and first of its kind in use by a public utility in the United States, according to the company. Projected to be operational by late 2021, the new renewable hydrogen facility will allow the Douglas County PUD to manufacture commercial hydrogen using electrolysis to harvest hydrogen from water from Wells Dam on the Columbia River. The PEM electrolyzer system takes the excess renewable energy and through a chemical reaction splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen acts as an energy carrier and the oxygen is released into the air. The hydrogen can then be stored in a gas or liquid state to be used in a multitude of applications, including fuel cell electric mobility. The electrolyzer is powered by clean hydroelectricity, so the production of hydrogen does not generate any carbon emissions. “At Cummins, we believe that scaling hydrogen technologies will continue to grow low-carbon solutions,” comments Amy Davis, Cummins vice president and president of New Power, the company’s alternative power business. “It takes enterprises, governments and utilities working together, like what we have done with Douglas County PUD, to make alternative power a reality and promote a more sustainable world. Douglas County PUD is just one example of how Cummins is expanding the energy market and driving new power solutions for our customers.” Cummins said the electrolyzer technology provides a means to address one of the largest dilemmas in the renewable energy industry how to store the energy when it’s not in demand. Cummins’ PEM electrolyzers, like Douglas County PUD’s electrolyzer plant, enables utilities to store this excess energy.

NEW RANGE OF GAS-POWERED GENERATORS FROM KOHLER

Kohler Co. has launched three entirely new 60Hz and 50Hz gaseous-fuel generator sets providing emergency standby power for industrial, light commercial, and residential applications. The new 150-, 180- and 200-kW generators provide maximum performance in a compact package, a differentiating feature that is frequently requested by specifiers. The KG150, KG180 and KG200 units are EPA-certified and powered by a newly designed 10.3 litre, V-8 KOHLER engine with the ability to run on natural gas, propane, and dual fuel. Designed to be a much smaller and lighter engine

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package, upgrades to the engine include a KOHLERdesigned intake manifold, exhaust system and oil thermostat assembly; front end accessory drive with a decoupled fan allowing for different speeds of the fan and water pump; and a onepiece flywheel. “This project supports the strategic objective to have the same KOHLER-branded engines in all KOHLER generators making it easier for the customer and KOHLER in terms of common parts and efficiency,” comments Amy Haese, associate product manager for KOHLER industrial generators. “We also designed a much smaller engine than previous models.”

TRANSALTA BUILDING 40-MW COGEN PLANT FOR CANADIAN GAS PROCESSOR Canadian power generation developer TransAlta Corp. will build a new cogeneration power plant in Alberta, Canada, for a natural gas processing compan, SemCAMS. TransAlta will initially take on all capital costs during construction of the $105 million cogeneration plant. The 40-MW facility will provide power and steam to SemCAMS’ Kaybob South No. 3 sour gas processing plant. Kaybob South No. 3 is located in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and takes in natural gas production out of the Montney and Duvernay formations. SemCAMS will acquire a 50% stake in the new plant when it becomes commercially operational sometime around late 2021, according to reports. “We are very pleased to collaborate with SemCAMS on this project which will enhance their operational and energy efficiency through on-site cogeneration,” said Dawn Farrell, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAlta. “This project represents an important addition to our on-site cogeneration business and we welcome SemCAMS as a valued new customer and partner.” All of the steam and half of the electricity generated by the plant will be contracted to SemCAMS under a 13-year fixed-price contract.

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IN BRIEF VOVLO PENTA’S D8 IS LATEST ADDITION TO ITS EPA TIER 3 GENERATOR DRIVE DIESEL LINE Volvo Penta’s latest addition to its gen-set product portfolio is the D8 Stage 2 and Stage 3A/Tier 3 diesel engine. Based on an engine which has been used globally across the Volvo Group, Volvo Penta engineers said they optimised the design for the power generation market. The company said its new 8 L diesel engine offers a high power density combined with low fuel consumption and low noise levels. “The proven D8 design is based on mature technology concepts which have undergone hundreds of thousands of testing hours and real-world use,” said Kristian Vekas, product manager for generator engines at Volvo Penta. “With the D8, our customers will benefit from 100% proven, reliable components. We have ensured our solution will function with the required performance and reliability levels in all applications.”

WORLD HEROIN SUPPLY INCREASES DUE TO RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - AND SOLAR PANELS ARE THE KEY Afghanistan: Helmand province is at the heart of by far the most productive opium-growing region on the planet and it’s here that solar power has been truly transformative. According to the UN body responsible for tracking and tackling illegal drug production, the UNODC, almost 80% of all Afghan opium now comes from the south-west of the country, including Helmand. It’s official - according to the UN body responsible for tracking and tackling illegal drug production, the UNODC, almost 80% of all Afghanistan opium comes from the south-west of the country, including Helmand. But in the last 4 years Afghan opium growers there have all switched to using solar panels, and have effectively increased the world supply of heroin. Buying diesel to power their groundwater pumps used to be the farmers’ biggest expense. For an upfront payment of US $5,000 they can buy an array of solar panels and an electric pump. Once it is installed, there are virtually no running costs. Many farms now get two harvests a year - some even get three. As a result, in 2019 opium production in the Helmand region reached a record 5,000 tonnes. If you look at the region from space a zoomed-in satellite image typically might show banks of innocent-looking solar panels in a farm in the Helmand river valley “It’s just how opium poppy is farmed now,” Richard Brittan, a satellite image analysts told Justin Rowlatt of the BBC. “They drill down 100m (325ft) or so to the ground water, put in an electric pump and wire it up to a few panels and bingo, the water starts flowing.” According to the latest 2020 CIA Report, currently online, worldwide opium production has doubled since the mid-1980s, resulting in greater heroin availability, rising purity, and lower prices. The UN Drug Control Program estimates that there are some 8 million heroin abusers worldwide. Although heroin use remains less prevalent than cannabis, it accounts for a greater percentage of drug-related health problems, deaths and criminal activity. An estimated 2 million heroin users are in the US alone, with some 600,000 to 800,000 considered hardcore addicts.

NETHERLANDS HYBRID ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT IS FULLY OPERATIONAL An innovative hybrid energy storage project for energy management provider S4 Ancillary Services in Almelo, The Netherlands, has been certified as fully operational. The two main contractors - Leclanché SA, one of the world’s leading energy storage companies, together with S4 Energy, had been working on the project for a number of years. The project is an extension of an earlier pilot system created by Leclanché and S4 Energy. The overall system, now in operation, is a combination of Leclanché lithium-ion battery storage technology coupled with S4 Energy‘s flywheel storage to provide primary control power for frequency stabilization to TenneT, the local transmission grid operator. The combination with the fast-responsive flywheels reduces the energy throughput and amount of cycles of the Li-ion batteries and ensures an improved usage profile and longer system lifetime. Leclanché’s scope of supply and services in this project was the turnkey delivery of the battery energy storage system (BESS), the battery inverters and the energy management system (EMS) for monitoring and control of the battery system. The 8.8 MW capacity battery system provides 7.12 MWh of stored renewable energy and is coupled with six of S4 Energy’s proprietary KINEXT flywheels.

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NOVEMBER 2020

GREATEST GLOBAL ENERGY SHOCK IN 70 YEARS INITIATED BY CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

RENEWABLE ENERGY IS THE ONLY THING RESIILENT ENOUGH TO RESIST THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 Renewable electricity is the single energy source to remain largely unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. This is the opinion of the world’s energy watchdog, The International Energy Agency (IEA). The(IEA is an international intergovernmental organization established in 1974. Its stated mandate is to maintain the stability of the international oil supply, although its mission has expanded in recent years to emphasise the promotion of renewable energy sources. In a recent report, The International Energy Agency said the outbreak of Covid-19 would ultimately eliminate demand for fossil fuels by triggering a drop in energy demand which is seven times greater than the slump caused by the global financial crisis. In the last few years, the IEA has been criticised for failing to accu-

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“THE STEADY RISE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY COMBINED WITH THE COLLAPSE IN DEMAND FOR FOSSIL FUELS MEANS CLEAN ELECTRICITY WILL PLAY ITS LARGEST EVER ROLE IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY SYSTEM THIS YEAR.” rately forecast the speed at which renewable energy sources have proliferated throughout the world. All that has changed now. Solar energy production, for example, has increased at a rate much greater than that projected by the IEA. In the event of a sudden disruption to supply, the IEA can help co-ordinate among its member nations, who could increase supply by releasing some of their oil reserves. Other measures that the IEA can take to help restore supply include advising on interventions such as fuel rationing, public relations, and reach out to encourage lighter fuel use, driving restrictions, and the important co-ordination of efforts to bring additional fuel production facilities online. The IEA has said, however, that it fears

serious drop in energy demand since World war II would trigger multi-decade lows for the world’s consumption of oil, gas and coal - while renewable energy continued to grow. Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director, commented: “The plunge in demand for nearly all major fuels is staggering, especially for coal, oil and gas. Only renewables are holding up during the previously unheard of slump in electricity use.” In 2020 the use of use of renewable energy is expected to grow by 5%, to make up almost 30% of the world’s slowing demand for electricity. The growth of renewables despite a global crisis could spur fossil fuel companies towards their goals to generate more clean energy, according to Birol, but governments should also include clean energy at the heart of economic stimulus packages to ensure a green recovery. “It is still too early to determine the longer-term impacts,” explains Birol. “But the energy industry that emerges from this crisis will be significantly different from the one that came before.” The impact of the coronavirus has triggered a crisis for fossil fuel commodities, including the collapse of oil market prices, which turned negative for the first time in the US. * Global efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 have led to severe restrictions on travel and the global economy. These, in turn, will cause the biggest drop in global oil demand in 25 years. * Demand for gas is expected to fall by 5%, after a decade of uninterrupted growth. It is the steepest drop since gas became widely used as an energy source in the second half of the previous century. * Coal demand is forecast to fall by 8% compared with 2019, its largest decline since the end of the second world war. The power sector is one of areas most affected due to the nationwide lockdown announced in many countries. Coalbased generation holds a higher than 40% share in the global electricity generation. With the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the decrease in electricity demand has forced several coal plants to operate at lower capacity, reducing the overall generation mix. “It is still too early to determine the longer-term impacts,” concludes Birol. “But the energy industry which emerges from this crisis will be significantly different from the one that came before.”

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GENERATORS

NOVEMBER 2020

NEW DISTRIBUTOR FOR GENSETS

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id-America Engine, the US-based distributor of diesel and natural gas power generation systems and accessories, has announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Atlas Copco for its complete line of power generation and light tower products. Mid-America’s territories include Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle, including parts of the Gulf Coast Region in the US. The new agreement gives Mid-America sales, service and distribution responsibility for prime power diesel generator sets from 20 kW to 1 MW, as well as Atlas Copco’s QAS mobile gensets, which incorporate Tier 4 Final diesel engines and offer a footprint designed to be as much as 20% more compact than the previous generation. In addition, as many as 32 of the QAS 625 units can be paralleled for specialised applications, providing up to 20 MVA of stable and reliable power, Mid-America said. The QAS generator range currently incorporates nine models covering power rating from 25 to 625 kVA. All QAS generators include the latest Tier 4 Final engine and have a footprint that is up to 20% smaller than the previous generation. The advanced starting mechanism ensures that stable power is achieved in less than six seconds. According to Atlas Copco, ‘the range is all about the user experience and maintaining the value of the asset’. QAS generators have features which make operating, transporting and maintenance as easy as possible. If you need prime power for long term projects on a remote site - or require a semi-permanent installation which can be upgraded or downgraded, Atlas Copco suggests a Modular Power Plant (or paralleling multiple Atlas Copco generators) as an the efficient solution. A company spokesman comments: “We have developed a unique Power Management System (PMS). The PMS system enables the optimisation of fuel consumption and expands the generator’s lifetime. “PMS manages the quantity of generators running in parallel with load demand, starting and stopping units in line with increases or decreases in load. In this way, the load on each generator remains at a level which optimizes fuel consumption. It also

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eliminates the need for generators to run with low load levels, which can cause engine damage and shorten the life expectancy of the equipment.” The QAS generators incorporate Atlas Copco’s Power Management System (PMS) which manages the quantity of generators running in parallel with load demand, starting and stopping units in line with increases or decreases in load. In this way, the load on each generator remains at a level which optimizes fuel consumption and eliminates the need to run with low load levels, which can cause engine damage and shorten the life expectancy of the equipment. Available in either a skid mount (except for QAS 95 and QAS125) or trailer-mounted configuration, they are designed for safe and easy movement and adaptable to whatever the job site demands. Compact for better manoeuverability, they offer efficient transportation with more units per truckload resulting in lower transportation and storage costs, says the company. The units are fully protected by heavy-duty weatherproof enclosures which feature an integrated door sealing system, comprising a unique foam and seal layering structure to ensure water-tightness and improved sound attenuation. The QAS anti-rust canopy has a unique “no weld” corner design to

eliminate traditional rusting spots. Furthermore, the spillage-free frame, which is standard across all models helps to minimize environmental impact. Intuitive but simple controls, with easy-to-read display and customizable menus, put the operator in complete control of functions, QAS controllers feature the latest technology including advanced warning and alert parameters. Overall, the new plug-and-play QAS generators offer a combination of reliable engine power, compact design, 500-hour minimum maintenance intervals, simple paralleling and long service life. www.atlascopco.com

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CHP

NOVEMBER 2020

HOW USING A CHP ENGINE HELPED MRS TEMPLE’S CHEESES

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s part of a diversification venture for their 230 ha dairy farm, Dr Stephen Temple and his wife Catherine made the decision to launch a luxury cheese brand based in the UK. From Bingham Blue and Walshingham, to Mozzarella and Wighton, Mrs Temple’s Cheeses is now renowned as one of the UK’s finest artisan producers. With sales increasing every year, cheese production has quickly become a key source of revenue. However, with a large volume of whey generated, combined with cow slurry, fodder beet and maize silage from the farm’s wider operations, waste volumes and disposal costs have also continued to escalate. Dr Temple therefore decided to invest in an onsite anaerobic digestion (AD) facility, which would turn this waste into methane gas via the natural degradation of organic waste. Using a CHP engine, this gas could be turned into renewable energy and used to power the farm – driving down both energy and waste management costs. Getting it right from the outset was important, but the project didn’t run as smoothly as expected. The AD plant wasn’t operating effectively, which saw energy production and return on investment figures drop. After researching specialist CHP advisors, Dr Temple came across CooperÖstlund – one of the UK’s leading gas engine specification and maintenance experts. Its team was invited to reviewe the site and advised a more effective solution. By taking waste volumes, feedstock type and energy requirements into consideration, CooperÖstlund recommended removing the existing biogas engine and replacing it with a more efficient alternative.

An award-winning gas specialist, CooperÖstlund Ltd was established in 2006 by Stuart Cooper and Johan Östlund, to provide a dynamic and cost effective alternative for clients operating in the green energy sector. CooperÖstlund has seen consistent annual growth reflecting the everincreasing demand for its services. Biogas, or renewable natural gas is the name given to the mixture of methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) gases that is formed whenever organic materials decompose in the absence of air. This process is known as anaerobic digestion (AD) Biogas CHP utilises the biogas to produce electricity and heat. CooperOstlund works with some of the world’s leading engine manufacturers providing a completely impartial solution to respond to the exacting requirements of each project brief. Regardless of project scope, CooperOstlund says it can provide the

consultancy and advisory services to deliver the perfect project, providing CHP solutions from Dairy farming through to waste water treatment plants. With more than a decade’s experience in the planning, assessment, specification and installation of CHP equipment, CooperÖstlund works in close partnership with each of its clients to advise on the best solution. Undertaking a comprehensive site analysis programme, engineers firstly scrutinise the required energy outputs, feedstock regularity and onsite applications, before advising a precise engine size, type and manufacturer. Rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution, this bespoke approach means that each site will operate at optimum efficiency – delivering the maximum possible value. https://cooperostlund.com

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GAS GENSETS

NOVEMBER 2020

MYANMAR CHOOSES GAS GENSETS FOR CONTINUOUS POWER

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ummins Inc. has installed Cummins QSV91G lean-burn gas generators at a new 16MW power plant to provide continuous, reliable power to the city and region of Dawei in Myanmar. After the growing trade hub and tourism destination in the south of the country was increasingly challenged by inadequate grid infrastructure, the Myanmar government awarded energy provider, Petro & Trans Co, the project to install a 16MW gas-powered power plant. To make the project a reality, Petro & Trans Co selected Cummins DKSH Myanmar (CDM), a Cummins local distributor partner, to support with the development and execution of the project. Despite the tight project schedules, CDM supplied eight Cummins 2000kW QSV91G lean burn gas generators, as well as providing ongoing support throughout the duration of the project - from the equipment deployment right up to the installation phase.

To complete the generators’ installation, standard controls were embedded within each generator model to support with monitoring the generators’ performance. Additionally, CDM provided support for the design, installation and commissioning of all Balance of Plant (BoP) items, such as radiators, gas trains and exhaust silencers, to ensure the gas generators maintain a reliable performance no matter the site’s weather conditions. Sanjay Wele, Cummins Business Manager-Gas, said: “Our Cummins QSV91G gas generators will ensure that Dawei City and the wider region has access to continuous and reliable power

- despite the challenge of high ambient altitude. We’re proud to have worked so closely with P&T on this landmark project and we look forward to seeing the power plant deliver reliable electricity to this thriving region.” The 16MW power plant was built in two phases with the plant build and installation phase starting in January 2020 and the first 8MW being installed within five months. The additional 8MW are scheduled for commissioning in 2020. For more information about our full range of lean-burn gas generators, visit: https://www.cummins.com/generators/ prime-power

OUR CUMMINS QSV91G GAS GENERATORS WILL ENSURE THAT DAWEI CITY AND THE WIDER REGION HAS ACCESS TO CONTINUOUS AND RELIABLE POWER - DESPITE THE CHALLENGE OF HIGH AMBIENT ALTITUDE. WE’RE PROUD TO HAVE WORKED SO CLOSELY WITH P&T ON THIS LANDMARK PROJECT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE POWER PLANT DELIVER RELIABLE ELECTRICITY TO THIS THRIVING REGION.” - SANJAY WELE, CUMMINS BUSINESS MANAGER-GAS

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NOVEMBER 2020

INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IN GENERATOR SETS: LATEST UPDATES AND PROTOCOLS IN THE 4.0 UNIVERSE

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ntil a few years ago generator sets were considered autonomous systems with no need to be monitored. They were merely supposed to start up when the usual power supply failed - their designated purpose. But what about when they didn’t start up? With the rise of critical applications, along with the computerisation of all industrial areas, both productive as well as administrative, the landscape today could not be more different. The generator set industry has vastly changed and the applications are extremely varied. Nowadays, a permanent power supply is necessary in data centres and telecommunications, in the cooling systems of cogeneration or biomass plants, in anti-hurricane systems in wind farms and in hospitals. These and other applications require highly reliable generator sets. When a genset has any issue at all, this must be detected proactively, so reporting the problem in the most precise manner possible is also an essential factor. This is precisely here where industrial communication systems come into play. We have gone from gensets whose communication was based on wired signals, with a very limited number of signals at that, many of which merged information (mechanical and electrical failures, warnings, etc.), to gensets which must report on their status in detail. The most common protocols Of all the industrial communication protocols most used in the generator set industry, the following stand out: 1.Modbus (RTU or TCP): It’s the most common protocol, used to integrate a generator set in the facility’s supervision system. Amongst its advantages is the simplicity in which the protocol is implemented - which allows any system to adapt to it . On the other hand its main disadvantage is found in the signals it emits, as they are not identified by the protocol. This means the system must be programmed and configured according to the registry tables sent by the generator set manufacturer in order for the genset and supervision equipment to understand each other. Likewise, the supervision system must send queries to the generator set every now and again to receive its data. 2. SNMP (Simple Network Messaging Protocol): This protocol is widely employed for Data Centres as it was initially designed for the monitoring of computer systems. A couple of its most notable advantages over

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Modbus are as follows: - The data it transmits already has identifying names. - It’s possible for the generator set to send a notification to the supervision system when an alarm or event is set off. 3. DNP3 (Distributed Network Protocol): Used more in America than in Europe for communication with industrial SCADA systems, especially in the electrical industry (substations). This protocol was designed in a robust manner and has an object model at its disposal which allows the definition of the type of data sent out. It also has up to three different levels which allows it to prioritize the carried out requests. 4. IEC61870-5-101/104: It’s a protocol used mostly in Europe for the monitoring of power systems (electrical substations). It’s a robust protocol which allows the consultation of data as well as the sending out of events or control of the equipment. This protocol’s systems are practically identical to those of the DNP3 protocol. 5. IEC61850: A collection of protocols for power systems towards which many systems with electrical control are migrating. This set of protocols is more robust than the previous ones,

and has a greater range of application. It includes: - SMV: Transmission of measurement, protection and control values. - GOOSE: Transmission of critical values in real time. - SNTP: Time synchronization. - MMS: Protocol for exchange of application data, device configuration data or monitoring data between equipment. A spokesman for Genesal Energy commented: “We’ve managed to integrate each of these protocols in our Genesal generator sets, including the customisation of the data tables. This is all according to our clients’ requirements and in such a way that the integration with their systems is done in the smoothest possible manner. “The obtained result is optimal: it allows for all kinds of genset monitoring and control tasks in real time, ensuring the generator set reports any detected issue in the least time possible and with the most available information in order to achieve maximum precision, reliability and effectiveness. Without a doubt these are three key factors found in high quality units.” . www.genesalenergy.com

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he German city of Langenau to the northeast of Ulm in the South of Germany is famous for its many springs. In this water reserve, biogas facilities are required to meet high standards. For example, they are not permitted to use liquid manure. In fact, the digestion of energy plants is the only way to produce biogas in this region. In the Alb-Danube district, many biogas facilities are run by local agricultural businesses under a participation model. For example, BG Biogas Service GmbH runs two plants, each of which has a satellite cogeneration power plant, in a radius of 15 km around Langenau in the form of a participation model for local farmers. The cogeneration power plants in Langenau, Seligweiler, and Öllingen had previously been equipped with MWM TCG 2016 gensets. After about 70,000 operating hours, the oldest cogeneration power plant in Langenau was to be re-fitted with a new genset. In the fall of 2018, the container was upsized, and the first new MWM TCG 3016 V16 genset was installed. “In view of the excellent experiences we had made with the TCG 2016, it was only natural that we opted for the successor model TCG 3016,” explains Hans Michael Keck, Managing Director of BG Biogas Service GmbH. The high efficiency of the engine, the reliability, and, last but not least, the high availability were key arguments for the investment in a new genset when the engine at the Seligweiler location also had to be replaced about a year later. Keck explains: “Since we did not experience any problems with the engine in the Langenau cogeneration power plant, our Advisory Board agreed to the new investment.”

He feels that the MWM TCG 3016 V16 engines are very economical compared to similar engines of other providers. “Thanks to the transition to the new engine generation, we earn about €90,000 to €100,000 more every year”, says Michael Keck. Meanwhile, the TCG 3016 V16 in Langenau has completed some 16,500 operating hours, and the one in Seligweiler has reached 8,760 hours. According to Keck, both engines run very smoothly and reliably, and the vibration is very low. In late October 2020, the engine in Öllingen was replaced as well; this will be the third new TCG 3016 engine to go live. Less Than 3%Downtime/Year The new TCG 3016 gensets were installed by VG Diesel- und Gasmotoren-Service GmbH. This company is also responsible for the regular maintenance of the three biogas cogeneration power plants. Managing Director Vinzenz Guggemos is convinced of the

reliability of the gensets and emphasizes: “Usually, biogas cogeneration power plants do not have any backup gensets. “Therefore, the operators depend on the hassle-free operation of the engines. The downtimes of the cogeneration power plants of BG Biogas Service amount to less than 3%, i.e. about 11 days a year. This already includes the maintenance work that is done after 2,000 operating hours.” There is a good reason why the biogas plants are based at two different locations and have not been consolidated to one large plant:. At the two locations in Langenau and Seligweiler, the facilities are located in close proximity to the areas where the energy plants are grown and are each connected to agricultural businesses. In this way, the energy resources do not have to travel a long distance to the substrate plants. For more information please visit mwm.net

THE MWM TCG 3016 CONSUMES FAR LESS LUBRICANT. IN THIS WAY, WE SAVE ABOUT €5,000 TO €6,000 A YEAR FOR EACH ENGINE.” - HANS MICHAEL KECK, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BG BIOGAS SERVICE GMBH 28

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LOAD BANKS

NOVEMBER 2020

CRITICAL POWER SERVICES - PROVIDING A RESISTIVE LOAD BANK PACKAGE FOR A PROJECT IN THE DOCKLANDS AREA OF LONDON

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ptimum Power Services has provided critical power services across a variety of market sectors throughout 2020 and - says the company - has been in demand more this year than ever before. Although known for its generators, UPS and cable and distribution services, it was the company’s extensive fleet of load banks which proved most popular. From being able to provide 80kw load banks which can be roof-mounted in confined spaces to larger 2.5mva units in secure containers, OPS is able to provide solutions for all load bank rental requirements. The start of 2020 saw OPS providing a 2.2mw resistive load bank package with 60 metres of cable at 400v for a project in the Docklands area of London. With severely restricted site-access and weight issues, the OPS team was able to pick from their extensive range of load banks to provide a perfect solution for the site requirements. Additional planning was needed to take into account the heat dissipation and the safe installation of the cabling. This necessitated a temporary trench being dug and the cables supplied by OPS had to change from 8 per phase 240mm to 7 per phase 300mm to match the powerlock connections available. OPS also provided the necessary new 4000amp junction box next to the generator room. As Britain entered lockdown OPS continued to be called upon to supply its critical building support to clients across the UK and throughout Europe. Being called upon to support the NHS over the years, OPS was particularly proud to have been part of the team which helped to convert the Excel Centre in London into one of the Nightingale Hospitals.

Further afield, the OPS engineers spent several weeks supporting a longstanding global company in Holland with planned maintenance works. Requiring a comprehensive heat load test, OPS utilised its latest 200kw LT Heat load banks which are capable of being operated from a single handheld load controller and being linked together. Providing the functionality of applying 1kw heat load steps, OPS delivered the necessary control and flexibility to fully function test the cooling system in the Data Centre. In August OPS was again called upon to provide its expertise for the positioning of a load bank in a difficult situation. In this instance, the load bank needed to be located on a roof terrace and the OPS engineers worked in a team of three at ground level, easing the cable up to the generator, on the roof hitching the cable up and finally running the cable into the generator room. The company was ble to draw on its extensive fleet for 2x 80kw and 1x 230kw of OPS’ resistive load banks - the ideal solution for this project. Placing the 230kw load bank within the doorway and the 2x 80kw load banks on the terrace area, circumvented both the heat dissipation and space issues. During October 2020 OPS was able

able to supply its clients with the ideal load bank to meet the exacting requirements of each individual commission. Some recent projects where OPS has been asked to provide expertise and equipment include: - 2 x 400kw and a 2.5mva load bank for a London Data Centre - 1 x 230kw and a 990kw load bank for a London client - 2 x 600kw and a 2mw load bank for a client in Hampshire - 2 x 1000 kw load banks, back up onto roof tops in Manchester. - 1 x mw load bank in Mayfair and a 400kw load bank in a very restrictive space in the Barbican, London - A 2.5 load bank package for clients in Norway - and, finally, a 600kw resistive load bank package for an NHS hospital in Warwickshire. The considerable range of equipment which OPS has invested in reflects its ongoing dedication to providing clients ‘with the perfect solution to any critical power need’, reports the company. To help data centres meet legislative objectives OPS also offers emission testing within its load bank hire package. More information, visit: www.optimumpowerservices. com

OPS IS DEDICATED TO BECOMING ONE OF THE UK’S MOST SUSTAINABLE CRITICAL POWER HIRE AND RENTAL COMPANIES, PROVIDING WORKABLE SOLUTIONS TO HELP DATA CENTRES MEET LEGISLATIVE OBJECTIVES.”

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ENERGY TECH

NOVEMBER 2020

USING MIXED REALITY TO IMPROVE POWER PLANT COOLING SYSTEMS

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S-based Ecolab has successfully used mixed reality to improve the cooling systems of “one of the largest independent midstream energy infrastructure companies in the US”. With COVID-19 causing restricted access to facilities, Ecolab used mixed reality to safely install a PURATE™ chlorine dioxide generator at a leading midstream company’s facility. Mixed reality enabled Ecolab engineers to remotely “see” inside the plant and guide a single onsite field representative through installation, testing and implementation. By using PURATE, this midstream company safely reduced costs, improved efficiency and simplified logistics for natural gas processing operations while improving sustainability, reports Ecolab. With COVID-19 reducing in-person access to energy plants around the world, Ecolab is using new digital solutions to deliver its water, energy and sanitization solutions. Ecolab used mixed reality technology to guide the installation of PURATE chlorine-dioxide generators at multiple facilities for a US energy plant These installations mark Ecolab’s first use of mixed reality to install, test and deliver a chlorine-dioxide generator solution for cooling tower operations at an energy facility anywhere. Mixed reality combines elements of virtual reality and augmented reality to create a blend of the physical and digital world that users experience through mixed reality headsets. Ecolab says its installtion of three PURATE generators offer real benefits. They can generate ClO2 and can be more effective than bleach or bromide solutions in controlling the fouling and microbial problems which - in turn - can reduce the efficiency of heat exchangers in cooling towers (EPA Reg. No. 1706-242). “Due to the travel, social distancing and plant access restrictions in effect

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for COVID-19, a typical installation process that involves several on-site engineers was not possible for this company,” said Steve Kramarczyk, a corporate account manager for the Global Heavy division of Ecolab. “Still, the company wanted to realize the cost and logistics savings PURATE offers, so we were able to use mixed reality to safely oversee its installation.” By wearing a mixed reality headset, a single Ecolab field representative was able to transmit onsite visuals and critical data to a team of Ecolab engineers working remotely. Similar to a guided space mission, the engineers, whose combined experience totalled more than 50 years, were then able to guide the representative through a variety of operations at the plant which included: * Inspection and planning * An installation process in the cooling towers that involved lifting the PURATE

generator into place with a crane. “Digital technologies like mixed reality will have a transformative effect in the energy sector,” Steve Kramarczyk said. “Not only will companies which embrace them be able to perform major equipment installations, they will be able to better assess risk, monitor their operations and improve their efficiency. He concludes: “Ecolab has spent decades building relationships with our customers and learning about the innerworkings of their operations. “It’s this intimate knowledge which enables us to leverage our digital solutions effectively for our customers.”

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MICROTURBINES

NOVEMBER 2020

NINE MICROTURBINES FOR EUROPEAN MANUFACTURERS

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apstone Turbine Corp. has announced an order for nine C65 microturbines for a European manufacturer of retail and industrial batteries and an automotive paint supplier. E-quad Power Systems, Capstone’s exclusive distributor in Germany and Luxembourg, secured the orders, which are expected to be commissioned in early 2021. The order marks the 32nd C65 microturbine order for Germany in the last six months, Capstone said. Darren Jamison, president and chief executive officer of Capstone Turbine, commented: “It’s great to continue to get significant product orders despite the recent surge in COVID-19 cases globally, on top of our recent preliminary financial results indicating that Capstone generated positive cash from operations in the most recent quarter. He said: “These 32 orders in the last six months have propelled E-quad to become our third largest distributor over the last twelve months.” Destined for a manufacturing facility in Ellwangen, Germany, the first order for eight C65 microturbines will be installed at a battery power manufacturing plant specializing in a wide range of consumer and industrial products and applications automotive, medical, and electrochemical storage. Together, the microturbine array will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application which provides 520 kW of electricity and allows for the capture of exhaust energy for heating and cooling. The second order for a C65 microturbine will be installed at an industrial paint manufacturing plant located in Velbert, Germany. The high-pressure natural gas-fueled microturbine will be used to reduce energy costs and help lower plant CO2 emissions.

The C65 is part of the Capstone range of clean and green turbines, which are scalable from 30kW to 30MW and can operate on a variety of gaseous or liquid fuels. C65 SPECIFICATIONS: Rating: 65 kW Electrical Efficiency LHV: 29% Combined Heat And Power Efficiency: Up to 90% Voltage: 400-480 VAC Frequency: 50/60 Hz Electrical Service: 3-Phase, 4-Wire Wye Width: 0.76 m (30 in) Depth: 1.95 m (77 in) Height: 1.91 m (75 in) Weight: Grid Connect - 758 kg (1,671 lb); Dual Mode - 1,121 kg (2,471 lb) Net Heat Rate LHV: 12.4 MJ/kWh (11,800 BTU/kWh)

Exhaust Temperature: 309ºC (588ºF) Exhaust Gas Flow: 0.49 kg/s (1.08 lbm/s) Compatible Fuels: Natural Gas, Liquid Fuels (Kerosene, Aviation Fuels, Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel #2), Biogas, Associated Gas, Sour Gas, Propane Gas Nominal full power performance at ISO conditions: 59˚F, 14.696 psia, 60% RH Ultra-low emissions and reliable generation from natural gas: - One moving part – minimal maintenance and downtime - Patented air bearings – no lubricating oil or coolant - Integrated utility synchronisation – no external switchgear - Compact modular design allows for easy, low-cost installation. www.microturbine.de www.capstoneturbine.com

IT’S GREAT TO CONTINUE TO GET SIGNIFICANT PRODUCT ORDERS DESPITE THE RECENT SURGE IN COVID-19 CASES GLOBALLY.” - DARREN JAMISON, CAPSTONE CEO

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LOAD BANKS

NOVEMBER 2020

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND THE CONTINUITY CONUNDRUM

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aul Brickman from Crestchic Loadbanks explores the vital role of back-up power in ensuring continuity in supply as the world transitions to greener forms of energy. This summer, writes Paul, California’s challenges with power continuity were thrust into the media, when a prolonged heatwave and high demand for air conditioning left the grid struggling to maintain a constant supply of electricity across the state. With a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045, the ensuing rolling blackouts have forced the state to confront difficult questions about how to maintain energy continuity while delivering on its commitment to an all-green electricity future. On August 14th, at the peak of the heatwave, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a state-wide Stage 2 Emergency, announcing that excessive heat had driven up electricity use and put a strain on the grid. After a natural gas unit tripped offline, the ISO issued a Stage 3 Electrical Emergency, implementing rolling blackouts in order to achieve overall grid reliability - a strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of uncontrolled blackouts. As well as causing a strain on demand, the extreme heat and increased reliance on air conditioning put additional stress on generators. An article in Bloomberg Green stated that California grid operators cited the failure of a 500-megawatt generator, which tripped offline unexpectedly during peak demand hours Friday, as well as a 750-megawatt unit that was out of service and didn’t return until after the peak hit. If both had been in service, a spokesperson was quoted as saying, then the grid operators wouldn’t have had to call for outages. For Paul, the situation in California highlights the fact that renewables bring with them a certain level of risk. Paul explains, “For many years now, California, like many other states, cities and countries, has been committed to moving towards a greener future. It currently gets around 1/3 of its power from solar, wind and other renewable sources, with a push to increase this percentage hugely in the coming years. While the aim is commendable, the reality is that the transition could mean a fragile and less reliable electricity supply for years to come.” As experts in the manufacture and supply of load bank technology - which is used to test and maintain backup generators - the company has seen an uptick in

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demand for backup generators, which are vital standby power sources for applications that use renewables. However, explains Paul, citing the recent generator failure which contributed to blackouts across the state of California, generators need to be 100% reliable, or they’re not worth having. “The real issue here is reliability” Paul explains. “When the sun sets, solar output plummets and the warm evenings mean demand remains high, there is a discrepancy between supply and demand. The fragility and fluctuating supply of renewables creates a dependence on reliable backup.” Balancing supply and demand for variable sources of power is a known issue. Wind farms, solar plants and renewable energy facilities all use generators as a reliable source of backup power - for when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine. Paul continues, “It’s widely established that having backup power is critical. Wherever there is standby power, there is also a need for a load. By testing and maintaining the system using a resistive reactive

load bank, users can get a clear picture of how well an entire system will withstand changes in load patterns while experiencing the level of power that would typically be encountered.” Yet the issue in California isn’t confined to their use of renewables. The investment in green power has inevitably resulted in an underinvestment in traditional power sources, leading to aging infrastructure. While the deadly combination of ageing wooden poles, high winds and dry vegetation is a risk that the state is only too aware of, ageing power infrastructure also brings with it a risk of increased downtime, making access to reliable backup generation and testing of equipment even more important. Paul concludes “The increase in renewable energy generation brings with it a risk of fluctuations, which has undoubtedly led to more sites wanting generators. However, simply having them on site isn’t enough. The only way to guarantee the reliability of backup gensets is to test them often. Test them properly. Test them with a load bank. Failing to do so is a sure route to unplanned downtime.” www.crestchicloadbanks.com

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AMPS

NOVEMBER 2020

WHY JOIN AMPS - HERE ARE SOME GOOD REASONS FOR COMPANIES TO TAKE NOTICE As a company why do you join trade associations? Is it the badge? Is it for networking? Perhaps for technical advice? We think it’s all of these, and have listed below the main benefits which AMPS can offer you as a member.

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HAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN AMPS MEMBER? AMPS is a widely recognised professional trade body for the UK genset and associated products. AMPS members can display the industry badge demonstrating they are members of the UK trade association. AMPS represent our industry with major regulatory bodies such as Ofgem, BEIS, DEFRA, EA etc. AMPS facilitate Lobbying for the industry at Government level. AMPS being a founder member of Europgen, facilitates lobbying at EU Parliament and Commission level. AMPS engages with other associated trade bodies such as BEIS, DTI, ACE, ade, i-Power e, ECA, EIA, EIC, CEA, CPA, UKTi etc. AMPS facilitates the sharing of best practice. The AMPS Council guides and makes key decisions on behalf of the Association’s membership. The AMPS Technical Committee (TC) is at the forefront of industry knowledge-sharing technical expertise with our members. The TC offers guidance / advice to AMPS members on technical matters. The TC provides regular updates and monthly newsletters. The TC Leads on regulation and legislation to change policy and provides guidance on issues such as Emissions (Noise, Exhaust, Radio interference etc), Changes to fuel composition (Diesel or Gas blending etc) Grid Codes, Compliance, through its reputation and influence at Government level. The TC offers technical visits to member (and non-member) companies by arrangement. AMPS MEMBERSHIP OFFERS: • Invitations to national networking events (resuming in 2021) • Invitation to Parliamentary day (July 2021) • Access into other market sectors • Free entry to nomination in the Annual awards • Networking opportunities to make, create and build business relationships • Charity fund raising events including annual Golf Day, Race days etc. • Access to discounted Power Gen statistics • Attendance at UK, European and International Trade shows and Conferences (utilising our AMPS Association stands as a base ie.Executive Hire Show, Data Centre World, Middle East Electricity, Power-Gen International etc.) • CPD Accreditation conferences • Representing all associated technologies and markets, Construction, Rental, Telecoms, Data Centres, Water, Hydrogen, Batteries, Utilities, Combined Heat Power and Cooling. • Insight to emerging technologies thereby offering members potential opportunities rather than threats from potentially disruptive and/or destructive technologies • Training opportunities through referral and assisting members to connect

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• At least one free extensive focus and editorial profile for the member business within the magazine and social media, shared with all member companies and other associates • Liaison with universities and focus on aligning with new and developing technologies • Assistance in inward investment applications, referral for business support • An ear and support for impending BREXIT implications and a steer on what net effects it may have on our sector • UKTI liaison. Trade missions and similar • Support and liaison with environmental studies and impacts • Involvement in diversity programmes • STEM programs working with schools and colleges • Volunteering groups and program • Forum for benchmarking and sharing best practice • Forum for advice and discussion on all business-related subjects (HR, insurance, training, etc.) • Championing UK manufacturing and services. Now with an experienced and dedicated Secretariat and Marketing team under the guidance of the AMPS council looking after the day-to- day needs of the Association including: • Personal service and access to daily contact • Large database of contacts,

engineers, consultants, and companies – which is continually expanding in the interests of the Association/membership •Government links • Company listing and logo with detailed profile on AMPS website • AMPS Power Magazine • Magazine links with UK Power News, WiP, Middle East, Asia, Africa, USA • All members receive annual diary/ directory with the opportunity for advertising or sponsorship. For more information, please visit: www.amps.org.uk

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ASSOCIATIONS

NOVEMBER 2020

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT STUFF: GOV TO PUT LOCAL AREAS IN CHARGE WITH ZONING CONSULTATION The Association for Decentralised Energy welcomes the decision announced on Octpber 21st by the Department for Business: Energy and Industrial Strategy to consult on a framework for heat network zoning. This comes after the publication of the ADE’s recent report “Heat and Energy Efficiency Zoning: A framework for net zero for new and existing buildings”, which laid out a vision and policy proposals for a wider zoning framework. The announcement included the following: - BEIS will consult on heat network zoning starting in Spring 2021 - The consultation will explore how a zoning framework could encourage both new and existing developments to connect in designated heat network zones. The consultation will then inform further policy developments to roll out heat network zones across the country, and explore the role local authorities and stakeholders will play - Heat networks will play a key role in a net zero energy system, and will need to be rolled out at scale if we are to meet our 2050 climate targets (CCC). To make this happen, we need policy that makes low carbon heat an attractive, long-term investment. Introducing zoning for heat networks not only attracts investors, but will help ensure consumers get the most cost-effective low carbon heat for their area. Caroline Bragg, Head of Policy at the ADE, issued the following comment: “Zoning is a hallmark policy for the ADE and the announcement to consult on zoning for heat networks aligns really well with our vision of a local, efficient energy system that works for the consumer. “This framework, if implemented correctly, will go a step further towards streamlining policy for heat decarbonisation and acknowledging that different solutions will be best suited towards different areas. It will, when considered alongside broader policy, create a positive landscape for investment in the heat networks sector, resulting in the creation of green jobs and the bolstering of supply chains.”

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73RD ANNUAL LUNCHEON 2021 & TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR INDUSTRY HAS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAL TO EMERGING GENERATIONS Industry has a huge opportunity to attract the emerging generation, according to new research released by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). The Future of the Workplace report, produced by ACE’s group for emerging professionals as part of their contribution to the Future of Consultancy campaign, urges our industry to make the most of its pivotal role in building society’s future, arguing that it has a unique appeal which can meet the emerging generation’s strong sense of purpose and values. Through a series of in-depth interviews with emerging professionals, business leaders and clients, the report has gathered insights on changing attitudes and aspirations, as well as workplace cultures and internal business structures in the built and natural environment. The timing of the project has also provided a snapshot of how the sector has been adapting – in real time – to the impact of COVID-19. To help achieve the necessary shift in workplace culture that will ensure the industry can successfully attract and retain emerging professionals, the report proposes a Workplace Promise to clearly establish a baseline for a new relationship which will outline what can be expected from employers. In return, it will also outline what is expected of employees.

Date: Friday 12th, March 2021 Location: Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge, London E1 8GP (Formerly Grange Tower Bridge Hotel) IPowerE’s 2021 Technology Seminar and Luncheon will be held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge. The day will commence at 10.00am with a technology seminar, followed by a 3-course luncheon and guest speakers in the afternoon. The morning seminar will comprise a multistream programme covering a range of technical issues and subject matter, so there will be something which is relevant to everyone’s business. The annual seminar and luncheon is well established as a key event in the calendar of the power and prime mover industries and is an occasion not to be missed. Book your place now and take the opportunity to catch up on the latest technology developments and to hear and engage with internationally renowned speakers, plus the chance to network with other members, clients, colleagues and friends, old and new. See: https://ipowere.org/2021annual-luncheon.html

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DuPont Interconnect Solutions, a unit of DuPont Electronics & Imaging, has announced the results of a recent research study that show Kapton® ECRC polyimide film provides an eight-fold improvement over standard polyimide films for insulating the conductors found in high-performance motors. The new Kapton® product is part of the new coronaresistant wire insulation offerings from DuPont. The recent research project was funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and led by ABB Sweden, a global leader in the design and production of electrical drives, generators, and integrated digital powertrain solutions. Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden also participated in the research and evaluation project. The study evaluated the impact of increased electrical stresses caused by high switching frequency converters providing signals with a faster rise of voltage with respect to time (dv/ dt) on the conductor insulation materials used in today’s advanced traction motors. www.dupont.com

NEW SENSOR FROM CURTISS WRIGHT Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial Division has launched the SRH76x to join the range of Penny & Giles Hall-effect rotary sensors. The SRH76x rotary sensor is designed with non-contacting, Hall-effect technology, offering long-life, and high performance measurement with two independent and electrically-isolated outputs, the company said. The sensors are contained in a zinc-aluminum alloy body with engineered polymer bearings and fully sealed electronics. The SRH76x range has been developed to meet the requirements of heavy-duty, industrial position-sensing with, the company said, a robust, mechanical design offering good levels of performance and suitable for use in hostile environments. The sensor shaft assembly is mechanically isolated from the fully sealed electronics via a solid metal bulkhead. This offers the advantage of a >20 million operations shaft seal and bearing life together with IP68(2M) and IP69K sealing. This design results in improved sensor integrity, good reliability and optimised cost of ownership. The SRH76x range of sensors provide a choice of working angle from 20° to 360°.www.curtisswright.com 40

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The hallmark of the KDI 3404TCR SCR is its high torque density, which makes it possible to guarantee performance typical of engines with larger displacement. In the US-T4F version the maximum torque is 500 Nm, while in the EU-Stage V version it is 650 Nm. The big advantage of the KDI 3404TCR SCR is its ability to provide outstanding performance with much more compact dimensions compared to higher displacement engines. In addition, as for all the engines of the KDI family in Stage V version, the management of the exhaust gas after-treatment system is extremely effective and intelligent, as it is characterised by very long average regeneration intervals and by the ability to regenerate the DPF, mainly in passive mode and in any case without any impact on engine performance of the machine. The extreme effectiveness of the after-treatment systems of KDI engines is also due to the fundamental idea on which this platform was developed; i.e. engines designed to have high performance features with extremely efficient combustion, which makes it possible to fully comply with the limits of the strictest emissions regulations. The exhaust gas after-treatment system of the EU-Stage V versions is housed in a single compact and easy to install module, with flexibility guaranteed by the possibility to customise nthe layout according to the installation on the machine. The performance in the EU-Stage V version is even higher, to the point that the KDI 3404TCR SCR engine can reach 112 kW already at 1800 rpm, thus allowing it to work at low rpm with significant advantages in terms of noise and consumption. The KDI 3404TCR-SCR not only offers advantages in terms of performance, size and emissions. It also stands out for its architecture, such as the side power take-offs that flank the main and secondary power take-offs and are designed make the KDI 3404 the ideal solution for manufacturers who want the maximum installation flexibility. Other unique feature of the KDI 3404TCR SCR are the counterrotating shafts contained in the bedplate architecture, which provide an excellent reduction in vibrations, thus guaranteeing operator comfort and the silent operation of the engine. Thanks to its characteristics, the KDI 3404TCR SCR engine is suitable for most applications, offering the maximum flexibility of installation and superior performance. Kohler has continually enhanced its product lineup in an effort to help make life easier and more profitable for end users around the globe. Today, the company offers a full array of diesel, gasoline and gaseous-fuelled engines – up to 140 hp. – which are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide. For additional i nformation, visit: KohlerPower.com

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Ratings natural gas standard, NOx ≤ 500 mg/ m3N. Dry exhaust gas; based on 5% O2. For engines with 1,200 rpm please contact GE Energy’s Jenbacher product team.

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M06-G/B T0D41 g 50 M06-G/B TID41 g 50 M06-G/B T2D41 g 50 M08-G/B TID41 g 50 M08-G/B T2D41 g 50 M12-G/B TID41 g 50 M12-G/B T2D41 g 50 M06-G/B T0D41 g 60 M06-G/B TID41 g 60 M06-G/B T2D41 g 60 M08-G/B TID41 g 60 M08-G/B T2D41 g 60 M12-G/B TID41 g 60 M12-G/B T2D41 g 60 RSE engines for LPG M06-PT0D41 g 50 M06-PTID41 g 50 M06-PT2D41 g 50 M08-PTID41 g 50 M08-PT2D41 g 50 M12-PTID41 g 50 M12-PT2D41 g 50 M06-PT0D41 g 60 M06-PTID41 g 60 M06-PT2D41 g 60 M08-PTID41 g 60 M08-PT2D41 g 60 M12-PTID41 g 60 M12-PT2D41 g 60 RSE engines for Woodgas M06-HT2D41 g 50 M08-HT2D41 g 50 M12-HT2D41 g 50 M06-HT2D41 g 60 M08-HT2D41 g 60 M12-HT2D41 g 60

Electric output 140 kW 200 kW 250 kW 260 kW 333 kW 400 kW 500 kW 150 kW 210 kW 250 kW 280 kW 333 kW 420 kW 500 kW 115 kW 173 kW 205 kW 233 kW 260 kW 350 kW 450 kW 130 kW 173 kW 205 kW 233 kW 260 kW 350kW 450 kW 122 kW 166 kW 250 kW 140 kW 180 kW 275 kW

405 08 Gothenburg, Sweden Tel +46 31 235460 SE-151 87 Sodertalje Sweden Tel +468553 81000 Fax +468553 898 12 E-mail engines@scania.com Web www.scania.com UK Contact – Mark Swindell Scania GB Ltd Tel +44 1908 329386 E-mail mark.swindell@scania.com Diesel & Gas engines for power generation Prime power 250kVA to 700kVA Stand by power 250kVA to 770kVA Engine range prime power 50hz & 60hz at (70% mean load factor)

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Scania produce diesel and gas powered engines for various Industrial and Marine applications, superior quality and reliability, offering exceptionally low fuel consumption. All models are available to meet current emissions requirements, Scania engines are now available to meet both Tier 4F and EU Stage V. Alternative fuels Many of our engines can also operate on Bio-diesel conforming to EN14214 and HVO conforming to EN159540

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