Monthly Archives: September 2015

New York REV to increase use of combined heat and power (CHP) by 10%

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that combined heat & Power (CHP) technology — often found in microgrids — is getting a new boost in New York under the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). New York has been a … Continue reading

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International District Energy Association hosts Beijing District Heating Group for discussion of thermal energy and CHP

On September 25, 2015 in Cambridge, MA the International District Energy Association (IDEA) hosted the Beijing District Heating Group (BDHG) during their study tour of North America. Friday’s activities included presentations from Mr. Liu Shui Yang, President of BDHG; Rob … Continue reading

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Empower committed to Dubai Plan 2021

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower ), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has developed a plan that is aligned with Dubai Plan 2021 perspectives. The company is exerting efforts in 6 key themes, including — City of Happy, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Water receives WateReuse Association’s 2015 Innovative Project of the Year award for WaterHub® at Emory University

WaterWorld reports that on September 15 in Seattle, Washington, the WateReuse Association presented its 2015 Innovative Project of the Year award to Sustainable Water for The WaterHub® at Emory University—the first award of its kind ever awarded by this association. … Continue reading

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Qatar Cool and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) sign Memorandum of Understanding

In an effort to enhance the conservational impact and development of district cooling in Qatar, Qatar Cool and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this summer, outlining their plans to work together … Continue reading

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Qatar’s district cooling industry seeks to build on high growth

The Oxford Business Group reports that the district cooling industry in Qatar is looking to build on several years of robust growth with a wave of fresh investment. District cooling entails the production and circulation of chilled water to multiple … Continue reading

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NRG will separate renewable, fossil generation in major reorganization

Gavin Bade reports in UtilityDIVE that NRG Energy has announced plans Sept. 18 for a major corporate restructuring, separating its clean energy business from its traditional generation and electricity retailing subsidiary. NRG Energy is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA): … Continue reading

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Scottish Government launches £2.3m fund for water source heat pumps

The Association for Decentralised Energy reports that a new Challenge Fund is being launched September 18 to encourage the development of large scale water source heat pump schemes in Scotland. Water source heat pump technology extracts heat from water even … Continue reading

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NRG partnership positions Pittsburgh for global energy infrastructure leadership

The Pennsylvania Business Daily Report notes that the Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT) recently signed a three-year contract with NRG Energy to obtain guidance on its local district heating operation plans,m propelling the metropolitan area toward a new municipal energy … Continue reading

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Unlocking the potential for private sector participation in District Heating

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has published a new report describing private sector participation options in district heating utilities. The report analyzes barriers to and opportunities for private sector participation in district heating (DH) in the Western Balkan countries of … Continue reading

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