Monthly Archives: July 2014

Montpelier, VT district heat project successful, moving to next phase

Bob Nuner reports in The Bridge on the latest progress on the district heating project in Montpelier Vermont. Assistant city manager Jessie Baker says Montpelier’s district heat project is, for now, sold out of energy capacity. The project contracted with … Continue reading

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Empower’s new Command and Control Center enables comprehensive operational view & customer satisfaction

Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has begun construction for a state-of-the-art Command and Control Center (CCC) in Dubai, UAE — a project that integrates all operations for the company. Empower is a member of the International District … Continue reading

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Edmonton waste to energy facility to supply new district heating scheme in London

Ben Messenger, Managing Editor of Waste Management World, reports the launch of a new project to provide low carbon heating from North London Waste Authority’s waste-to-energy facility at Edmonton EcoPark to the ‘Lee Valley Heat Network’. This network is intended … Continue reading

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Illinois announces cash incentives for public sector CHP pilot program

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has announced a program that provides cash incentives for qualifying public sector combined heat and power (CHP) projects. Projects must increase the energy efficiency of local governments, municipal corporations, public school … Continue reading

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California announces $26.5 million in grants for microgrid projects

Jeff St. John reports in greentechgrid.com that California has issued a $26.5 million Program Opportunity Notice to fund projects “demonstrating secure, reliable microgrids and grid-linked electric vehicles to build resilient, low-carbon facilities and communities.” He notes the following: Microgrids — … Continue reading

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ACEEE: Germany most energy-efficient nation of world’s top 16

Germany is the most energy-efficient nation of the top 16 assessed in the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Germany led the pack in the new report, followed by Italy, the … Continue reading

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Belarus ratifies World Bank’s $90 million loan for biomass district heating project

The Republic of Belarus has ratified a loan from the World Bank on July 14, 2014, which was approved by the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors last March in the amount of US$90 million for the “Biomass District … Continue reading

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Princeton University’s microgrid: How to partner, not part from the grid

This article by Elisa Wood is an excerpt from Energy Efficiency Markets’ special report, “Think Microgrids,” downloadable here, free of charge, courtesy of  the report’s underwriters: the International District Energy Association (IDEA), Schneider Electric and Microgrid Knowledge. Princeton University’s microgrid is now … Continue reading

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US could meet 12% of electricity demand from municipal waste

A new study from Columbia University’s Earth Engineering Center estimates that the energy contained in municipal solid waste across the U.S. represents a fuel value that could produce enough electricity to meet 12% of the nation’s electrical demand. The study … Continue reading

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SMIT Group opens new district heating/hot water pipe manufacturing workshop in Mogilev, Belarus

SMIT Group has announced that it has opened a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing workshop to produce SMITFLEX flexible insulated stainless steel pipe at its JSC “Factory of polymeric pipes” in Mogilev, Belarus. SMIT Group is a member of the International District … Continue reading

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