Case history: TRIGENeration plant in Continental

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The TRIGENeration system (CCHP – Combined Cooling, Heat and Power) is a local generator producing electric power, heating power and cooling power which creates significant benefits in terms of cost saving, power continuity and quality, energy independence and emissions reduction.

 

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Technical features:

  • Electric Power: 1.189 kWe
  • Thermal Power: 1.312 kWt (hot water at 90°C)
  • Cooling Power: 879 kWf (cold water at 7° C)
  • 7.800 operating hours per year

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Demand Response in Europe: a regulatory analysis

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The EU has set ambitious targets for both the short and long term with the 2020 climate and Energy package as well as a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 80-95% by 2050. UE has set ambitious target by 2030 as well both on renewable energy production and greenhouse gas reduction.

DSR could be a crucial solution in order to get the mentioned targets because of its benefits. In fact DSR creates value for the consumers by allowing them to be rewarded for changing their consumption behaviour and therefore providing flexibility to the system operators and helping them to maintain the grid balanced. In addition DSR will also play a key role in the reduction of additional generation and proportionally enhance the role of renewables in the energy supply, thus making it more secure and reducing the risk of price spikes due to political instability in the supplier countries.
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Merry Christmas from Loccioni Group!

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We wish you 2 kilometers of joy for a very special Christmas.

A new year rich of challenges and milestones.

A river of courage to realize your projects.

Because any of us is here to seed beauty.

“The man who moves the mountains, starts by taking away the smallest stones” (Chinese adage)

The new italian legislation on SEU (Efficient consumption systems)

(by Giacomo Mantero)

When talking about SEU (Efficient Consumption Systems) it often seems like a futuristic model that will have great spread. This statement is certainly acceptable but limiting because SEU not only will develop in the near future but they also did in the past!impianto fotovoltaico Loccioni

Let me explain better. By definition, SEU are: “systems in which a electricity production source [...], powered by renewable sources or by high efficient cogeneration [...], is directly connected, by means of a private link [...], to the system for the consumption of a single end user, also corresponding to the producer [...]”. Thus, everyone who produced energy from a photovoltaic system in the last 10 years can be considered a SEU!

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Smart Carbon, the sustainable idea of Loccioni Environment.

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(di Stefano Collura, R&D Manager, Loccioni Environment)

Let’s try to image a world without coal fired power plants, incinerators, steelworks, cement plants, refineries, chemical plants and all those plants commonly agreed as polluting ones.

Of course we would live in cleaner and nicer world, but most probably we would also be compelled to give away most of the comforts we get used to and upon which is based our present idea of wellbeing: we would not be able to produce enough energy to meet our needs, we would live in wood made houses or caves, we would need fire to heat e we would move on foot or by horse; we would not even go by bicycle because we would need to melt metals and synthesize tires from hydrocarbons…

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Case history: GRID4EU

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The European project GRID4EU aims at making demonstration on Smart Grid advance solutions for the European Union: in collaboration with Enel, Loccioni Group realized a Lithium-Ion battery Energy Storage System of 1MW/1MWh.

The Italian demonstration, addressing to Medium Voltage Network, aims at realizing an advanced control system communicating with all the network relevant nodes: MV generators, HV/MV and MV/LV substations and a storage facility.

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Datacenter monitoring: data security and energy efficiency

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Global demand for Data Centre (DC) capacity and Data Centre services continues to rise steadily, despite macroeconomic conditions. The DC role is expanding thanks the rapid increase in Virtualization, Cloud computing, High-Powered Computing, and the vast growth in Internet use, with the consequent increase of power consumption.

Power consumption of DCs becoming a serious concern in the design and operation, given by the need to save energy and use green energy to reduce environmental impact and energy costs. The effects of high power consumption manifest not only in the cost of electricity consumption, but also in the costs spent in designing effective cooling systems to ward off the generated heat.

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