Monthly Archives: July 2012

GE cogeneration units power, heat, and cool London Olympic Games

Two new energy centers in London’s Stratford City and Kings Yard areas supply up to 10 MW of efficient power, as well as district heating and district cooling for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. They will continue … Continue reading

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Purdue University’s $33M shift from coal to natural gas near final approval

The Lafayette, Indiana Journal & Courier reports that Purdue University’s $33 million plan to shift to natural gas for its future power needs is nearing final state approval, a year and a half after the school canceled plans for a … Continue reading

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Biomass biogasification system at U.S. DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory to save over $10M a year in energy costs

The U.S. Department of Energy announced it expects to save more than $264 million and reduce fossil fuel use by 72 percent at its Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) through energy and operational efficiency measures over a 25-year performance period. … Continue reading

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University of Southern Mississippi expands chilled water distribution system without trenching

The University of Southern Mississippi broke new engineering ground when it tied its new $10 million Science Building and a new Nursing Building into the existing district heating and cooling system on its Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, Mississippi. … Continue reading

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Green Steam: The energy-efficient urban solution

Rowan Sanders of Veolia Energy North America reports that Boston and Cambridge are now utilizing the waste heat that was formerly discharged into the Charles River to heat hundreds of buildings in Boston. Approximately 50% of the steam used by … Continue reading

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The International District Energy Association and Canadian District Energy Association Announce Integration

For Immediate Release Associations integrate to promote enhanced cross-border advocacy and broader visibility for district energy industry Boston, MA–The International District Energy Association (IDEA), a non-profit industry association formed in 1909, with approximately 1600 members from 26 countries, announced an … Continue reading

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Some U.S. Hospitals Are Saving Millions of Dollars in Energy Costs

Some U.S. hospital energy managers are controlling runaway energy costs with smart, low/no-cost central plant modifications The cost of heating and cooling hospitals and research facilities can be over $10 million annually. Some healthcare providers are now saving millions of … Continue reading

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IDEA Announces New Publication to Support Community Energy Planning Initiatives

Boston, MA – The International District Energy Association (IDEA) announced the release of its newest publication, Community Energy: Planning, Development and Delivery, which aims to support mayors, planners, community leaders, real estate developers and economic development officials who are interested … Continue reading

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Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, Calif. to install cogeneration system

Healthcare Design reports that the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors unanimously approved financing and a purchase agreement for an $18M cogeneration system to be installed in a new central energy plant (CEP) now under construction at Grossmont Hospital … Continue reading

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NRG and GenOn to merge; creating largest competitive power generation company in U.S.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and GenOn Energy, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) today announced they have signed a definitive agreement to combine the two companies in a stock-for-stock tax-free transaction, creating the largest competitive generator in the United States with a … Continue reading

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