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Dr. Zachary Kuznar: Duke University power plant would be efficient, cost-effective

In a Letter to the Editor of The News & Observer, Dr. Zachary Kuznar, Director, CHP microgrids and energy storage development, at Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC wrote that “William H. Schlesinger’s Nov. 23 Point of View ‘Duke University plant … 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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Resilient design provides sustainability for universities, lifeboat for communities

Nadja Turek reports in ENR magazine on the value of microgrids to both campus and community resilience. In these times of uncertainty and change, the need for universities—as enclaves of students, staff, researchers and teachers—to plan for natural or man-made … Continue reading

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How to avoid storm blackouts? Colleges go big with microgrids

Wendy Koch reports in National Geographic on how tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent. In Cambridge, Mass., the odor of oil permeates part of a decades-old power plant, located a couple … 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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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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Princeton University on track to achieve its 2020 emissions target

Brendan McGrath, Staff Writer, reports in The Times of Trenton via www.nj.com that Princeton University has made substantial progress on an ambitious plan it launched five years ago to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by the year … Continue reading

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Princeton University installs direct-contact heat recovery system and PV

Power Engineering magazine reports that the facilities engineering team at Princeton University is now well into the second decade of a capital investment program aimed at reducing CO2 emissions by 2020 to below 1990 levels. What began as an effort … Continue reading

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Princeton University receives state environmental award

Princeton University has been recognized by the state of New Jersey for the University’s ongoing sustainability efforts, in particular its work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy across campus. The annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which were announced … Continue reading

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Christian Science Monitor: how robust microgrids overpowered Sandy

Lessons from Sandy: how one community in storm’s path kept lights on The Christian Science Monitor reported that President Obama toured Sandy-hit areas Thursday, Nov. 15, even as some communities still wait for power. In New Jersey, Princeton University and … Continue reading

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