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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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EIA issues updates on Layer Information for Interactive State Maps

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released updates on Layer Information for Interactive State Maps. Layers include the following topics and the underlying data for Overview, Data and Analysis are downloadable: Energy Disruptions Flood Vulnerability Assessment Map Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading

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EIA: U.S. power sector carbon dioxide emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration “Today in Energy” report finds that U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of … Continue reading

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Heat pumps using R1234ze refrigerant to enable efficient heat recovery from data center in Finland to district heating system.

The Cooling Post reports that Climaveneta heat pump chillers using low GWP, HFO refrigerant R1234ze are to reclaim waste heat from a data center for one of Finland’s largest district heating networks. Espoo and Kirkkonummi district heating network is one … Continue reading

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Savo-Solar delivers solar thermal heating systems in Finland

March 24, 2017-Savo-Solar Plc has announced via Nasdaq Global Wire that solar thermal solutions are gaining more interest also in Finland and Savo-Solar has received an increasing number of requests for quotation. The company has recently won several projects for … Continue reading

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