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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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Going digital: Con Edison modernizes substation serving NYC: Upgrades at a critical substation following Superstorm Sandy

In a recent feature article published in Transmission & Distribution World, Manuel Pimenta* of Consolidated Edison describes how the utility upgraded a critical downtown substation serving Manhattan. Click the link at the end of this excerpt to access the full … 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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Microgrids should be a strong component of resilient, smart cities

Jason Abiecunas and Dave O’Connor report in intelligentutility® on the increasing deployment of local, renewable energy-driven microgrids across cities and metropolitan areas across the U.S. Jason Abiecunas is a Microgrid Technology Manager and Dave O’Connor is a Grid Edge Solution … Continue reading

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Thinking beyond microgrids to build a smarter energy future

Dick Munson writes in the Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog, expanding beyond the usual list of benefits associated with microgrids. Dick is the Environmental Defense Fund’s Director, Midwest Clean Energy, where he works to advance the use of clean … Continue reading

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A shift in power: Small generation plants and microgrids providing power to Connecticut towns, hospitals

Gregory B. Hladky reports in the Hartford Courant about Connecticut’s new funding program to help support the creation of a fleet of resilient microgrids across the state. Fear is the driving force behind a $23 million state program to create … 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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Power outages and savings drive towns to microgrid

George M. Walsh reports in the Associated Press that an upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the … Continue reading

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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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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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