Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ontario Power Authority announces CHP Standard Offer Program 2.0

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has announced the Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer Program 2.0 (CHPSOP 2.0) to support the efficient use of gas-fired electricity generating facilities that use combined heat and power (CHP) technology. The final versions of … Continue reading

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Think Microgrid: The local energy revolution

Elisa Wood reports that Think Microgrid has published a new report, “The Energy Efficient Microgrid: What Combined Heat & Power and District Energy Bring to the Microgrid Revolution”: * Two years ago today, New York City was battered by  record … Continue reading

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2-Year Update: Con Edison Storm Defense System protects New Yorkers from future “Sandys”

Con Edison has announced that it has successfully passed the half-way point in its four-year plan to provide a comprehensive storm defense system to protect New Yorkers from the kinds of widespread infrastructure damage that ravaged the area in 2012 … Continue reading

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IDEA districtCOOLING 2014 conference to be held in Dubai, Dec. 14-16

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) will be conducting the District Cooling 2014 conference “districtCOOLING 2014″ on December 14-16 in Dubai, hosted by Empower. The conference will mark the return of IDEA to the region after four years. B. Surendar, … Continue reading

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USGBC: How green is your microgrid?

Rachel Kaufman reports  for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on lessons learned from the performance of Princeton University’s district energy system during Superstorm Sandy. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 knocked out power to more than six million people in the … Continue reading

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Two years after Hurricane Sandy, recognition of Princeton University’s microgrid still surges

Morgan Kelly reports in News at Princeton, a publication of Princeton University on growing interest in Princeton’s microgrid as an exemplar of design and performance.  Princeton is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). In the nearly two … Continue reading

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IEA: Energy efficiency worth more than renewables at $310 billion

The global energy efficiency market is worth at least USD 310 billion a year and growing, according to a new report released on October 8 by the International Energy Agency that confirms the position of energy efficiency as the world’s … Continue reading

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ACEEE: MA tops CA as most energy-efficient state; AK, DC, KY and WI most improved

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The organization reports that governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy … Continue reading

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WWF calls for warm homes, not just warm words to tackle climate change

WWF’s latest energy report “Warm homes, not warm words” highlights how the opportunity to create warm, affordable low-carbon homes and workplaces is at risk unless the Government takes action to tackle the carbon emissions from heating our homes and businesses. … Continue reading

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International support for district energy

Steve Hodgson reports in Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production (COSPP) on the strong global support for district energy apparent in a recent meeting of the United Nations: One of the least-cost and most efficient solutions in reducing emissions and primary … Continue reading

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