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Will America’s Steel City build the first grid of microgrids?

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge about the vision of Pittsburgh’s Mayor William Peduto to implement a complement of microgrids that could each independently provide power to a dedicated customer base by islanding—isolating themselves—from the public grid during grid failures, … Continue reading

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NRG Yield breaks ground on Uptown Energy Center Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH–Mar. 7, 2017– Recognizing its many environmental and economic benefits, today NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE: NYLD/YNLD.A) broke ground on a new District Energy Center in Pittsburgh’s Uptown District. UPMC Mercy will be the Center’s first and anchor customer, and provides … Continue reading

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Duquesne University eastern campus boundary Stevenson Street to face closures in coming months due to district energy plant construction

Brandon Addeo reports in the Duquesne Duke on construction by NRG Energy that will affect Stevenson Street on the eastern boundary of Duquesne University Campus that will begin around March. Both Duquesne University and NRG Energy are members of the … Continue reading

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Mayors of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia co-author op-ed piece to support Clean Energy Plan for PA

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently joined forces with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny to author an Op-Ed piece that recently appeared in The Hill. In the commentary, they pledged support for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and the US Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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NRG to build $61M Uptown District Energy Center in Pittsburgh

David Conti reports in the Tribune-Review that NRG Energy last week received preliminary approval from City Council to build a $61 million Uptown District Energy Center in Pittsburgh. NRG Energy is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). … Continue reading

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Cities will help lead in putting Paris climate agreement into action

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James (I) and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D) report in The Hill that world leaders came together in Paris this month and reached an historic agreement to combat climate change with a major focus on … Continue reading

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Duquesne Light, University of Pittsburgh working on new grid technology

Daniel Moore reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on a cooperative effort by Duquesne Light Co. and the University of Pittsburgh to enhance the resilience of the local grid with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art microgrid. For more than a … Continue reading

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NRG to build, market combined heat and power system in Pittsburgh

Carl Weinschenk reports in Energy Manager Today an update on the NRG plan to build CHP system in Pittsburgh. (see Related items_ NRG Energy is adding a combined heat and power (CHP) element to the northside district energy system it … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto, other leaders join in Resilience Pledge bringing $5 million in support to city

The Pittsburgh Courier reports that Mayor William Peduto is committing at least 10% of the city’s operating and capital budget spending to flood control, street and facility improvements, and other projects that will improve the City’s resilience against challenges it … Continue reading

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Energy districts turn the city that steel built into the smart city of the future

Graham Richard, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy, a national business association, reports in SmartGrid News that the city of Pittsburgh is planning to establish seven highly resilient energy districts as an incentive to commercial and residential development. Something remarkable is … Continue reading

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