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Best practices in operator training pays off

IDEA member systems explain in detail how investing in operator training pays big dividends in enhanced operating efficiency and employee retention.

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Minn. to cut CO2 by 80% & strengthen its economy

Minnesota's new Climate Action Plan describes how the state can achieve its goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% while strengthening its economy.

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Award-winning German CHP plant 85% efficient

By the numbers: New gas-fired, single-shaft combined-cycle CHP Fortuna Unit of Düsseldorf's Lausward power plant: 603.8 MWe, 300MWth, 85% energy efficient.

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NY Prize – Stage 2 Request for Proposals active

NYSERDA RFP 3044 active: "NY Prize Community Grid Competition - Stage 2: Detailed Engineering Design, Financial and Business Plan Assessment Proposals."

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Electric utilities leveraging district energy systems

Florida Public Utilities Co. partnering with Rayonier Performance Fiber on Eight Flags CHP project... to begin commercial operations later this year.

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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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St. Paul: United Nations “Champion City”

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman accepts UNEP "Champion City" award from UN's Lily Riahi, with IDEA's Rob Thornton looking on, at 107th IDEA Annual Conference.

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IDEA & MRC merge to promote microgrids

Merger integrates MRC's regulatory and policy expertise with the operational expertise of IDEA members to accelerate microgrid deployment in North America.

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Duke Energy CHP plant to cut Duke Univ. emissions

Duke Energy is planning a $55 million CHP plant at Duke University that is projected to cut carbon emissions for the university's operations by 25%.

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Video: What is the Microgrid Resources Coalition?

The MRC is a consortium of leading microgrid owners, operators, developers, suppliers and investors whose purpose is to advance microgrids as energy resources.

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States’ Reactions to EPA GHG Emissions Standards

A comprehensive guide to state activities related to the EPA Clean Power Plan by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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Industry News

Revisions: RFP 3044 NY Prize Community Grid Competition – Stage 2

Massive generator arrives at Univ. of Florida Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Three Minnesota sites plan future net zero neighborhoods

Nashville International Airport cuts cooling energy use in half with geothermal lake plate district cooling system

New report – Provincial action needed to support community energy planning

DOE invests $3 million to train future energy scientists

Survey into social landlords’ views and experience of district heating

IDEA Activity

University of British Columbia wins 2016 IDEA Innovation Award

Richmond BC’s Alexandra District Energy Utility awarded highest honor from IDEA

Empower CEO re-elected to IDEA board

District energy seen as tool in energy transition

St. Paul: United Nations Environment Programme “Champion City”

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