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The International District Energy Association (IDEA) was established in 1909 to serve as a vital communications and information hub for the district energy industry, connecting industry professionals—district energy and combined heat and power (CHP) system owners & operators, designers, specifiers, engineers, consultants and equipment suppliers—and advancing the technology around the world.
IDEA members worldwide are involved in the operation, design, construction and optimization of district heating, district cooling, and CHP systems located in cities, communities and on campuses, owned and operated by public and private utilities, municipalities, hospitals, military bases and airports.
Our mission is to foster their success.
The Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) is a consortium of owners, operators, developers, suppliers and investors formed to advocate for policies and regulations that support microgrid deployment, especially those anchored by district energy/CHP. The MRC is a subsidiary of IDEA.
The MRC promotes widespread implementation of microgrids by advocating for policy reforms-including laws, regulations and tariffs-that recognize and appropriately value these services, while assuring non-discriminatory access to the grid for a wide variety of microgrid configurations and business models.
The mission of the MRC is to help establish a level playing field for microgrids through education and policy advocacy among regulators, government agencies, electric utilities, independent system operators and other industry participants.
If you have any questions about membership in IDEA or the MRC, please contact us:
International District Energy Association
24 Lyman Street--Suite 230
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone (508) 366-9339
Fax (508) 366-0019
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