Tag Archives: New Jersey

New Jersey issues Microgrid Report analyzing regulatory, technical and financial aspects of microgrid development

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has released a “Microgrid Report”* with the objective to provide data and technical analysis to the Board and provide Staff’s response for emergency operations (black sky conditions) in response to Superstorm Sandy and … Continue reading

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New Jersey BPU approves recommendations to expand microgrids

David Giambuso reports for Politico that the NJ state Board of Public Utilities voted Wednesday to approve a staff report and recommendations to expand the use of microgrids thoughout the state. Microgrids are small, independent electric grids powered by generators … Continue reading

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New Jersey advances a new energy paradigm

In an article in NJBiz, Robert Thornton, CEO and president of the International District Energy Association and Ted Borer, energy plant manager for Princeton University report that few New Jersians can forget October 29, 2012, when Super Storm Sandy plunged … Continue reading

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Christie Administration continues support of energy efficiency initiatives with $5.3M in clean energy incentives

New Jersey Business reports that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has approved $5.3 million in total incentives that make possible the total investment of $13.4 million in energy efficiency improvements by six separate entities.  The energy efficiency improvements … Continue reading

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Cool Water in Trenton

This week, DCO Energy was named the EPC contractor for a new Chilled Water Plant at Veolia North America’s Trenton District Energy Network facility. This facility, built in 1987, supplies chilled water to downtown Trenton businesses and many institutional customers, … Continue reading

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What is government doing to spur microgrid growth?

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge on what state and federal policies are doing to spur microgrid growth in the United States. She offers the following inventory from the latest Think Microgrid report, The Energy Efficient Microgrid, which examines grid-connected … Continue reading

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NJ Energy Resilience Bank is open for business

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has announced that the NJ Energy Resilience Bank (ERB) is now accepting applications and that critical facilities can begin the process to secure resilience grant funds. As part of the Christie Administration’s continuing … Continue reading

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Two years after Hurricane Sandy, recognition of Princeton University’s microgrid still surges

Morgan Kelly reports in News at Princeton, a publication of Princeton University on growing interest in Princeton’s microgrid as an exemplar of design and performance.  Princeton is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). In the nearly two … Continue reading

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Energy-efficient buildings to save est. $1 million annually for Hillsborough, N.J., School District

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it is leading an energy savings improvement program for New Jersey-based Hillsborough Township Public Schools to help boost energy efficiency, reliability and comfort in the district’s facilities. When complete, the upgrades are expected to reduce the … Continue reading

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Princeton University’s microgrid: How to partner, not part from the grid

This article by Elisa Wood is an excerpt from Energy Efficiency Markets’ special report, “Think Microgrids,” downloadable here, free of charge, courtesy of  the report’s underwriters: the International District Energy Association (IDEA), Schneider Electric and Microgrid Knowledge. Princeton University’s microgrid is now … Continue reading

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