Monthly Archives: March 2017

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Sustainability Institute releases Campus Carbon Calculator & CarbonMAP

As a nationally recognized leader in sustainability, the University of New Hampshire draws on the Sustainability Institute to act as convener, cultivator and champion of sustainability on campus, in the state and region, and around the world. The University of … Continue reading

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Total U.S. energy production falls in 2016 after six consecutive years of increases

May 31, 2017–Principal contributor Allen McFarland reports for the U.S. Energy Administration in “Today in Energy” that U.S. primary energy production totaled 84.1 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2016, falling 4% from the 2015 level, the first annual decline … Continue reading

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A Cheaper HRSG with Advanced Gas Turbines

In the March 9, 2017 issue of Power Engineering S. Can Gülen, Ilya Yarinovsky, and Dave Ugolini, of Bechtel Infrastructure & Power Inc. walk through the technical exercise of designing “A cheaper HRSG with advanced tas turbines, when and how … Continue reading

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Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) update from NYSERDA: Valuation of DER

An update on REV from NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority): Distributed energy is an essential piece in advancing the State’s REV strategy. When the grid was invented, power generated in one place would usually be produced … Continue reading

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NY Prize announces Stage 2 Microgrid Winners; sweetens the pot by $50M per finalist

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that in a much anticipated move, Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced the microgrid winners for Stage 2 of the NY Prize, as well as significant new financial support for those who go on to win … Continue reading

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NYC housing agency taps three teams to help it reduce its $380M energy bill

Joe Anuta reports in Crains New York Business that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has announced the winners of a design competition Wednesday as part of an effort to cut its $380 million annual energy bill. The three … Continue reading

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UtilityDIVE: 2017 State of the Electric Utility Survey published

Gavin Bade, the Editor of Utility Dive, reported that the publication’s fourth annual State of the Electric Utility Survey has been released today. The report shows that U.S. utilities are steadily moving to a cleaner, more distributed electricity system in … Continue reading

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DCO Energy to develop state-of-the-art microgrid system at Montclair State University

Mays Landing, NJ – March 28, 2017 – DCO Energy and Montclair State University are pleased to announce that they are expanding their existing partnership to create and develop a state-of-the-art “microgrid” on the institution’s campus. DCO Energy is a … Continue reading

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NY Medical Campus gets $1 million to study creation of microgrid

David Robinson reports in the The Buffalo News that a plan to create a more self-contained power grid on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus that would enable it to better maintain operations during blackouts moved forward Thursday when the state … Continue reading

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Illinois Commerce Commission initiates NextGrid Utility of the Future Study

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today launched its consideration of the utility of the future, announcing NextGrid – a statewide collaborative to transform Illinois’ energy landscape and economy. Convened by the Commission and led by an outside, expert facilitator, NextGrid … Continue reading

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