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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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Boston Medical Center unveils $15M cogeneration plant to increase energy efficiency & resiliency

highprofile reports that Boston Medical Center is now generating much of its own electricity and heat through a natural gas-fired, 2 megawatt combined heat and power plant (CHP, or cogen), further enhancing BMC’s standing as the most resilient and greenest … Continue reading

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Jacobs selected for first-ever rail microgrid project

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announces that it has been selected by NJ TRANSIT to provide design and general engineering services for the NJ TRANSIT Microgrid (NJ TRANSITGRID) project. The objective of the $577 million NJ TRANSITGRID project, the first … Continue reading

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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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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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MicrogridKnowledge.com releases “Community Microgrids: A Guide for Mayors and City Leaders”

MicrogridKnowledge.com has released a guide to assist mayors and other city leaders who are exploring development of community microgrids as a way to gain more local control over their energy supply. The 18-page publication, “Community Microgrids: A Guide for Mayors … Continue reading

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Energy industry potential for “Joining Forces”

Mike Baskin, a Fellow in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), reports on the promise of “Joining Forces,” an ongoing effort launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, from the perspective of DOE. The program calls on … Continue reading

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NY Prize competition promotes building of community-based microgrids

Danielle Sanzone reports in Troy/The Record that New York state is encouraging community-based microgrids through NY Prize, a $40 million first-of-its-kind competition announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The competition was discussed at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at … Continue reading

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New Jersey proposes $210 million fund to support energy resiliency projects

Tom Johnson reports in NJSpotlight that the Christie administration is proposing to create a new $210 million pot of money, bankrolled by federal funds, to help pay for projects aimed at curtailing electrical outages during extreme storms. The recommendation is … Continue reading

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