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What's at the top of your CHP/microgrid project list?

IDEA is developing a list of potential DE/CHP/microgrid projects for consideration in pending Federal Infrastructure Plan. Click here to download the submission form.

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Empower reports AED 641 million net profit in 2016

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, recorded a net profit of AED 641 million for 2016. 

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A Blueprint to Rebuild America's Infrastructure

Sen. Maria Cantwell joins Senate Democrats in a plan to invest $1 trillion in urban and rural infrastructure and create over 15 million jobs in the next 10 years.

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ENMAX & Ensyn integrating Solar and Storage with CHP

EnSync and ENMAX to integrate Solar and Energy Storage with the combined heat and power (CHP) system at the District Energy Centre site in Calgary, Alberta.

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IDEA, MRC & EESI Senate Briefing on Microgrids

Speakers provided policy guidance and described proven technologies and cases illustrating robust potential for U.S. investment in district energy microgrids.

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Trump Administration: Top 50 Infrastructure Projects

Trump Administration's list of top 50 infrastructure projects critical for Emergency & National Security are estimated at $137.5B total, of which 50% is to be privately funded.

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Denmark's largest coal plant converts to biomass

The Avedøre combined heat & power plant in Copenhagen, once the Denmark's largest coal-fired station, has been upgraded to be fueled by wood pellets.

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Halifax to harness waste water heat for Cogswell

Halifax would harness heat from the nearby sewage treatment plant to create enough energy to heat and cool new buildings in Cogswell Interchange redevelopment.

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New Duke Univ. CHP plant will save $ and GHG

Duke's 21-megawatt CHP project will meet the university's thermal needs, provide back-up generation to meet critical loads and save $2 million in annual fuel costs. 

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New Jersey issues forward-looking Microgrid Report

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has released a "Microgrid Report" to provide regulatory, technical and financial data in response to major grid outages.

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How do colleges avoid grid blackouts? Microgrids.

Wendy Koch reports in National Geographic on how tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent.

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Video explains: "What Is a Microgrid?"

Members of the Microgrid Resources Coalition explain the key functions of a microgrid and how it can operate in parallel with the main power grid or in isolation.

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Empower achieves a net profit of AED 641 million in 2016

NARUC panelists debate PURPA treatment of renewables

Scottish Water reaches renewable power milestone

Master-planning and future-proofing: making the transition to a low carbon city

How to assure grid stability while tapping third-party energy sources

ESG implements energy & water conservation improvements at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, largest Naval installation in SE

Going digital: Con Edison modernizes substation serving NYC: Upgrades at a critical substation following Superstorm Sandy

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The Defining Microgrid Event of 2017

What’s at the top of your DE/CHP/microgrid project wish list?

Microgrid 2017 Conference issues Call for Presentations

Briefing Notice: “District Energy, CHP, Microgrids: Resilient, Efficient Energy Infrastructure”

District Cooling Conference concludes on a high note

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