Tag Archives: International District Energy Association

Want a resilient city? Ask for microgrids with these 7 features

Jesse Berst founder and chairman of the Smart Cities Council North America suggests a short but demanding list of requirements for microgrids. Do you want your city to be resilient in the face of natural and man-made disturbances? Do you … Continue reading

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Manchester City FC’s new partnership secures the club’s clean energy future

ClimateAction in partnership with the United Nations’ UN Environment group reports that the premiere league club has recently partnered with power technology firm Eaton, as the club sets its sights on a “wholly sustainable approach to energy and utility use.”  … Continue reading

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Program to foster community microgrids in Mass.

Maxine Joselow reports in E&E News that Massachusetts may soon be home to several new community microgrid projects.* The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center launched a program earlier this month aimed at catalyzing the development of community microgrids throughout the state. … Continue reading

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Schneider Electric kicks off $7 million energy ESPC project with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to improve efficiency and sustainability of VA Medical Center in San Juan, P.R.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it will implement more than $7 million in infrastructure upgrades at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, part of the … Continue reading

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Hurdle cleared for Duke Energy’s Clemson plant as environmental objections are withdrawn

John Downey, Senior Staff Writer for The Charlotte Business Journal, reports that the Clemson City Council has withdrawn its regulatory challenge to Duke Energy’s contract to sell steam to Clemson University now that the university has moved the proposed power … Continue reading

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Siemens to build cogeneration plant in Berlin

Siemens has announced that it has received an order to build a new cogeneration plant in the Marzahn district of Berlin. Siemens is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA).   Project Highlights: Heat and power for the … Continue reading

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Enwave grows into thermal energy powerhouse

Paul Brent writes in Property Biz Canada that residents of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) likely immediately think of Enwave Energy Corporation as a provider of green, chilled water to Toronto’s skyscrapers drawn from the depths of Lake Ontario. Enwave … Continue reading

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£18m Gateshead Energy Centre is officially opened

SME (Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) reports on April 27, 2016 that the £18 million Gateshead District Energy Centre, the first district energy centre of its kind in the North East has been opened by Energy Minister Jesse Norman. The center … Continue reading

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Lower cost and lower emissions of biodiesel on the move

Troy Shoen of Renewable Energy Group reports exclusively to the International District Energy Association (IDEA) that Rochester (MN) Public Transit saves money and reduces air pollution by using biodiesel in its fleet. What does that have to do with district … Continue reading

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Vacuum steam heating: Time for a comeback?

Igor Zhadanovsky writes in Facilities.net about the benefits of modern vacuum-assisted steam heating systems. He is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). Near the end of the 19th century, an unknown engineer stood up before a trade … Continue reading

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