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Utilities need to latch on to the local, low carbon energy train

Andrew Burger reports in Energy Central that power generation capacity is going small and local amidst a shift to distributed, low-carbon power and energy assets, growing use of the latest solid state, digital power electronics and information and communications technology (ICT). … Continue reading

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Dr. Zachary Kuznar: Duke University power plant would be efficient, cost-effective

In a Letter to the Editor of The News & Observer, Dr. Zachary Kuznar, Director, CHP microgrids and energy storage development, at Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC wrote that “William H. Schlesinger’s Nov. 23 Point of View ‘Duke University plant … Continue reading

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How a $55M Duke Energy CHP plant could cut Duke University’s carbon emissions

John Downey reports in the Charlotte Business Journal that Duke Energy plans to build a $55 million combined heat and power plant at Duke University that is projected to cut carbon emissions for the university’s operations by 25%. Both Duke … Continue reading

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Navigant Consulting: Partnership and collaboration are essential to successful microgrid development

“The North American microgrid market is small, rapidly growing, highly fragmented, and driven by different factors in different regions and jurisdictions,” according to “Microgrid Multi-Client Study,” a recent public report prepared by Navigant Consulting, Inc. (Navigant). In recent years, microgrids … Continue reading

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NRDC Report reveals tectonic shift in U.S. energy use — renewables surging; coal, oil, and electricity down

Energy Efficiency Markets reports that electricity consumption grew at only half the rate of population growth from 2000 to 2014. And that’s only the start of the tectonic shift in U.S. energy use that the Natural Resources Defense Council uncovered … Continue reading

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Duke Energy planning Disney-inspired 5MW solar farm

Jaclyn Brandt reports for Fierce Energy that Duke Energy has plans to build another solar facility in Florida, this time in the Reedy Creek Improvement District in Orlando. The new 5 megawatt (MW) facility is separate from 500 MW of … Continue reading

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News Flash: Most utilities like microgrids

Elisa Wood Elisa Wood reports in Energy Efficiency Markets that it turns out that the overwhelming majority of utilities like microgrids, contrary to the notion – almost lore – that they dread them as economic disruptors or technical headaches. In fact, she … Continue reading

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