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Calendar of Events

CEPSI 2002 (14th Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry)
05 - 08 November 2002; Sea Hawk Hotel and Resort, Fukuoka, Japan

2002 APEC Exhibition on New & Renewable Energy Technology
07 - 09 November 2002; Seoul, South Korea

Offshore Wind Energy - The Technical Challenge
19 November 2002; 1 Birdcage Walk Westminster, London

Hydropower Developments: New Projects, Rehabilitation and Power Recovery
21 November 2002; 1 Birdcage Walk Westminster, London

Powercon 2002: The Second Annual Asian Power Executives Summit
26 - 27 November 2002; Conrad, Hong Kong

Oil, Gas and Power Development in the Mekong Region
26 - 27 November 2002; Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Pollutec 2002: 18th international Exhibition of Environmental equipment, Technology and Services for Industry & Local Authorities
26 - 29 November 2002; Lyon, France

Third Meeting of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy
27 - 29 November 2002; Graz, Austria
Contact: Irene Freudenschuss-Reichl:

Bioenergy 2002: Sustainable Energy for Society, the Economy and the Environment
02 - 03 December 2002; Manly Pacific Parkroyal, 55 North Steyne, Manly, Sydney, Australia

2002 Guangzhou International Green Energy Products,Equipments and Application Technologies Expo
16 - 18 December 2002; China Export Commodities Fair, Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China

Power-Gen India & Central Asia
14 - 16 January 2003; Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

The Second Regional Conference on Energy Technology Towards a Clean Environment (RCETCE)
12-14 February 2003, Phuket, Thailand

CLEAN 2003 - India International Clean Energy Expo 2003
20 - 23 February 2003; Bangalore, India

COGEN Europe Annual Conference 2003 "Cogeneration - the Path towards Growth"
03 - 04 April 2003; Brussels


In the News

  • EUROPE: EU Drafts Law on Combined Heat/Power Generation

The European Commission said it had drawn up a proposal for a law to promote the combined generation of heat and power, cogeneration, which it says saves energy and combats climate change.

The Commission said in a statement that the directive would encourage EU states to promote cogeneration through a systematic identification and progressive realisation of the national potential for high-efficiency cogeneration.

EU states would have to report on the progress achieved towards meeting this potential and measures taken.

To remove barriers to cogeneration, EU states would have to guarantee that power from cogeneration would be transmitted through the national grid without discrimination.

It would also facilitate access to the grid for electricity produced from cogeneration units using renewable energy sources and from units with a capacity of less than one megawatt.

It would also ensure that guarantees of origin of electricity from cogeneration could be issued on request.

Source: Reuters via Planet Ark, 25 July 2002

  • INDONESIA: PT Indonesia Power to Build 40-MW Geothermal Plant in Central Java PT

Indonesia Power said it plans to build a new 40-MW geothermal power plant in Kamojang, Central Java.

A company executive Herman Darnel Ibrahim said the subsidiary of the state-owned electricity company PLN is looking for financiers for the US$80-million project.

Geothermal will be a major source of energy to generate power in the future, Herman said.

He said construction of the new plant will take two to three years after fund is available.

He said the project will be built in cooperation with the state-owned oil and gas company.

Source: ANTARA via Asia Pulse, 19 September 2002

  •  MALAYSIA: 20 Small Renewable Energy Plants to Sell Electricity to Tenaga

The Energy Commission has allowed 20 small power generation plant operators to sell electricity produced from renewable energy resources to Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Energy, Communications and Multimedia Minister Leo Moggie said. He said the operators are now working out the commercial arrangements to sell the electricity through Tenaga�s distribution grid system. The commission received 37 applications with a combined capacity of 150 MW under its small renewable energy power programme (SREP), which was launched last year. This move is in line with the government�s plans to use renewable energy to produce 5% of the country�s power generating capacity by 2005. Of the 20 operators, two companies�Bumibiopower Sdn Bhd and Jana Landfill Sdn Bhd�have already signed agreements with Tenaga. Tenaga has also agreed in principle to buy electricity generated by Felda using bio-mass technology. As part of its downstream activities, Felda will construct four 20-MW power stations that will use oil palm husks as fuel.

Source: Bernama, 02 October 2002; AFX-ASIA via PR Newswire, 30 July 2002

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