Contrary to popular belief, utility franchise rights aren't a big obstruction to microgrids in Massachusetts, says Harvard Law School study.
"Through SE4ALL, the District Energy in Cities Initiative can play a critical role in addressing climate change," said Rob Thornton, IDEA President & CEO.
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."
Amazon is moving ahead with a unique plan to use heat generated from data centers in the nearby Westin Building to warm some of its new buildings downtown.
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.
Jasim Thabet explains the critical role of district cooling in the Middle East during a tour of Tabreed's state-of-the-art 35,000TR Yas Island facility.
CCAP Study: How Combined Heat & Power (CHP) can support state compliance with EPA guidance on regulating existing power plants under CAA section 111(d).
IDEA Pres./CEO Rob Thornton: "More than diesel generators with an extension cord...robust, 24/7/365 asset that provides primary energy services."
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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