Think Microgrid publishes new report, “The Energy Efficient Microgrid: What Combined Heat & Power and District Energy Bring to the Microgrid Revolution.”
Ontario Power Authority CHPSOP 2.0 program will support gas-fired CHP facilities up to 20 MW that qualify as District Energy or Agricultural Industry Projects.
The Princeton University microgrid is connected to a 5MW PV array located southeast of campus in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.
Since Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University's efficient microgrid has become a national example of how to keep the power running when disaster strikes.
"Through SE4ALL, the District Energy in Cities Initiative can play a critical role in addressing climate change," said Rob Thornton, IDEA President & CEO.
Penn State Univ. removing 3 coal boilers & old nat gas boiler; installing 2 new nat gas boilers & 2.6 miles of new distribution pipe; GHGs to drop 50%.
"Downtown Montpelier will be spending less on heat then they were before, because this plant is so efficient," said City Manager Bill Fraser.
Contrary to popular belief, utility franchise rights aren't a big obstruction to microgrids in Massachusetts, says Harvard Law School study.
District Energy St. Paul was recognized as an industry leader in a recent report on the potential of "District Energy in Cities" by the U.N. Environment Program.
Jasim Thabet: "It's not only about having strong contracts...it's also about having the moral obligation to support District Cooling and to apply it wherever it makes sense."
FREE download: New IDEA pubs provide guidance on local district energy project development process in U.S. & Canada, in a form accessible to lay readers.
District energy soon could spread from colleges & downtowns to a corporate campus near you. In Guelph, Ontario, it's already happening.
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