Tag Archives: Princeton University

Briefing Notice: “District Energy, CHP, Microgrids: Resilient, Efficient Energy Infrastructure”

Date: Tuesday, December 6 Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am Location: Room G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE, Washington D.C. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to expedite check-in The … Continue reading

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IDEA members share best practices in district energy system operator training

With every issue of IDEA’s flagship publication, District Energy magazine, readers learn about multimillion-dollar investments in campus and municipal district energy systems around the globe. New combined heat and power plants, distribution systems, solar thermal installations, biofuel conversions and microgrids … Continue reading

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International District Energy Association and Microgrid Resources Coalition announce merger

TheNEWS reports as breaking news that the International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) announced a merger agreement to integrate the resources and technical and regulatory expertise of the MRC into IDEA as part of a … Continue reading

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Microgrid advocates IDEA and Microgrid Resources Coalition join forces

Robert Walton reports in Utility Dive: Dive Brief: The International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC), both advocates for grid edge technologies and policies, announced they will join forces to integrate resources alongside technical and regulatory expertise. The … Continue reading

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International District Energy Association and Microgrid Resources Coalition announce merger to promote wider adoption of microgrids

WESTBOROUGH, MA – May 18, 2016 – The International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) today announced a merger agreement to integrate the resources and technical and regulatory expertise of the MRC into IDEA as part … Continue reading

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Video: What is a microgrid?

Members of the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) explain the key functions of a microgrid and how it can operate in parallel with the main power grid or in isolation mode when necessary. Watch the video:

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How hidden labyrinths under cities are becoming clean energy powerhouses

The story is part of a National Geographic  special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge. Cities around the world have a secret weapon in the quest to reduce emissions and boost energy efficiency. They … Continue reading

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IDEA request for modification of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015 (Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings)

IDEA filed a request on April 6, 2015 for modification of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015 (Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings) under the Continuous Maintenance Process. In the request from IDEA President & CEO Robert Thornton, an example is provided illustrating the … Continue reading

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USGBC: How green is your microgrid?

Rachel Kaufman reports  for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on lessons learned from the performance of Princeton University’s district energy system during Superstorm Sandy. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 knocked out power to more than six million people in the … 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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