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Boston Medical Center unveils $15M cogen plant

Boston Medical Center is now generating much of its own electricity and heat through a natural gas-fired, 2 MW combined heat & power (CHP) plant.

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New International Review of District Heating & Cooling

NEW: Comprehensive "International Review of district heating and cooling," in Elsevier's Energy by Halmstad University Prof. Sven Werner.

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EOI: MassCEC Community Microgrids Program

MassCEC soliciting EOIs from groups interested in participating in feasibility assessments for community microgrid projects across the Commonwealth.

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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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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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Update: District Heating and Cooling in Sweden

Evaluating 50 years of district energy growth & benefits in Sweden by Prof Sven Werner of Halmstad University in Elsevier's journal Energy.

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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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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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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 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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