VIDEO: The natural gas-fired CHP facility at the University of Washington is enabling a clean, sustainable energy future "Serving today, preserving tomorrow."
IDEA'S 28th Annual Campus Energy Conference in Denver addressed microgrids, water use, creative & expanded use of combined heat and power (CHP) and more.
IDEA applauds EPA for its systems approach in Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act that would allow & encourage States to include CHP as a compliance measure.
New York Times "Living City" video explores the scale, efficiency and importance to Manhattan of the Con Edison District Steam System. Click to view.
The N.Y. PUC has issued an Order adopting regulatory policy framework & implementation plan for REV to modernize the state's energy grid.
Since Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University's efficient microgrid has become a national example of how to keep the power running when disaster strikes.
The Princeton University microgrid is connected to a 5MW PV array located southeast of campus in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.
"Downtown Montpelier will be spending less on heat then they were before, because this plant is so efficient," said City Manager Bill Fraser.
"Through SE4ALL, the District Energy in Cities Initiative can play a critical role in addressing climate change," said Rob Thornton, IDEA President & CEO.
Contrary to popular belief, utility franchise rights aren't a big obstruction to microgrids in Massachusetts, says Harvard Law School study.
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."
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.
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