Monthly Archives: June 2016

Update: In Seattle waste heat is being recovered to heat buildings

David Ferris reports in EnergyWire on creative waste heat recovery in Seattle Wash.. First he updates the progress of Amazon’s new campus in the Denny Triangle, which will be heated by otherwise wasted heat generated by a data center in … Continue reading

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Is this the ‘Non-Weird’ Future of Microgrids?

Elisa Wood writes in Microgrid Knowledge about the growing relationship that is developing between CHP-enabled district energy systems and the electric utilities. Elon Musk, CEO of California-based Tesla, recently told analysts that he wants to get the energy world to … Continue reading

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DCO Energy acquires Midtown Thermal Plant assets in Atlantic City

DCO Energy, a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), has acquired thermal plant assets that provide heating, cooling and electricity to casinos along the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk. DCO Energy affiliate, ACM Energy Partners, LLC, announced that it … Continue reading

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Electric utilities leveraging district energy systems to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions

Aaron Larson, associate editor (@AaronL_Power, @POWERmagazine), reports in Power magazine on developing business opportunities for electric utilities in district energy, drawing from presentations given at the 107th Annual Conference of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). It may seem contrary … Continue reading

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Veolia North America moving headquarters to Boston

Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management, has announced that it is moving its headquarters to Boston. The company stated that the Boston “region’s innovation and sustainability culture is a perfect fit for the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Q&A: The world’s eyes turn to Minnesota on district energy

Frank Jossi reports in Midwest Energy News that for the second time in a little more than a decade St. Paul is hosting an international conference on district energy. The International District Energy Association’s 107th Annual Conference will be held … Continue reading

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White House to promote energy storage and microgrids

The White House Thursday said it would act to promote energy storage and microgrids throughout the power grid. Energy storage has long been touted as the next step in allowing variable generation like wind and solar to provide steady power … Continue reading

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VIDEO: World’s first large-scale carbon-neutral brewery now in operation

Thank you EcoWatch for reporting on Heinekens that are now brewed with clean energy. The global beer company’s Göss Brewery in Austria is the first carbon-neutral brewery of its scale in the world. The video pretty much says it all:

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Three ancient oaks saved on site as Fortum Värme builds world’s largest 100% biofuel CHP plant

The Nordic Investment Bank reports that Fortum Värme’s new combined heat and power plant in Sweden is designed with inward curves to precisely fit in between three elderly, majestic oaks. That might sound peculiar at first, especially considering the plant … Continue reading

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Want to learn about the future of energy? Ask those already living it

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that a lot of people are wondering where the fast-changing energy industry is heading. But some already are living the future of energy, and they will gather in St. Paul, Minnesota next week to share … Continue reading

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