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What’s at the top of your DE/CHP/microgrid project wish list?

Senate Democrats and Trump Administration have offered respective plans to rebuild and renew infrastructure to stir job growth. IDEA is developing a list of potential district energy/CHP/microgrid projects for consideration in pending Federal Infrastructure Plan. Please click here to download … Continue reading

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Trump Administration floats list of top 50 infrastructure projects

The Trump Administration has issued a list of top 50 “Emergency and National Security” infrastructure projects. Total cost of the projects is estimated at $137.5B total, of which the administration says 50% will be privately funded.  More…

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Washington Post: Six maps that show the anatomy of America’s vast infrastructure

Tim Meko reported in The Washington Post on Dec. 1, 2016 about then President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to invest about $550 billion in new infrastructure projects across the country was a central theme in his campaign. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, … Continue reading

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A Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

On Jan 24, Senate Democrats unveiled “ A Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure”, which outlines a plan for investing $1 trillion in modernizing and rebuilding US infrastructure over the next decade, generating up to 15 million jobs.  The plan includes … Continue reading

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SSE pledges £6 Billion investment in Scotland

Stan Arnaud reports in The Press and Journal that power giant Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) has pledged to invest £6 billion in Scotland over the next three years, with a “significant proportion” of the money earmarked for large-scale … Continue reading

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Thinking beyond microgrids to build a smarter energy future

Dick Munson writes in the Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog, expanding beyond the usual list of benefits associated with microgrids. Dick is the Environmental Defense Fund’s Director, Midwest Clean Energy, where he works to advance the use of clean … Continue reading

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DOE and City of Pittsburgh sign MOU on 21st Century Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Energy and the City of Pittsburgh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 21st Century Infrastructure. (Also see previous IDEA Industry News item, Pittsburgh embarks on district energy plan.) “Now we have the opportunity to be … Continue reading

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New York utility seeks approval to offer microgrid subscriptions

Elisa Wood reports in Energy Efficiency Markets that Central Hudson Gas & Electric is seeking approval to offer microgrid subscriptions, as part of a $46 million rate hike request filed with state regulators July 25. The New York utility would … Continue reading

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Canada: The Resilience Imperative

With extreme as the new normal, climate change means we must change how we plan, build, and manage Canada’s infrastructure. Adam Auer, the Director of Sustainability of the Cement Association of Canada qualifies the positioning of resilience as an imperative … Continue reading

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Seattle turns to tech’s wasted heat as a neighborhood district heating source

Large data centers consume large amounts of electricity and produce prodigious amounts of heat as a result. Sophisticated cooling systems maintain acceptable operating temperatures for the equipment in these facilities typically by exhausting the heat to the environment. But now, … Continue reading

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