Tag Archives: Superstorm Sandy

New Jersey issues Microgrid Report analyzing regulatory, technical and financial aspects of microgrid development

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has released a “Microgrid Report”* with the objective to provide data and technical analysis to the Board and provide Staff’s response for emergency operations (black sky conditions) in response to Superstorm Sandy and … Continue reading

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Amtrak arrives in microgrid era ahead of schedule

Microgrid Knowledge reports that Amtrak is running ahead of schedule. The Washington, D.C.-based national train giant is one of the first transit systems to plan a community microgrid so that it can keep its operations running during power outages. In … Continue reading

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New York REV to increase use of combined heat and power (CHP) by 10%

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that combined heat & Power (CHP) technology — often found in microgrids — is getting a new boost in New York under the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). New York has been a … 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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Over 600 campus energy professionals registered for IDEA 27th Annual Campus Energy Conference Feb. 18-21 in Atlanta

Over 600 campus energy professionals have registered for IDEA’s 27th Annual Campus Energy Conference Feb. 18-21 in Atlanta, Georgia. Technical sessions at the landmark event, titled, “Clean, Efficient & Resilient Energy,” will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown … Continue reading

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IDEA to host hundreds of clean energy campus leaders at its February 18-21 Conference in Atlanta

For many in the energy industry, the term “microgrid” is the next, new thing. For members of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), it’s a new term for a familiar approach the organization has fostered for over 105 years: district … Continue reading

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Huffington Post: One year after Sandy, many coastlines are still vulnerable to storm surges–INFOGRAPHIC

The Huffington Post points to a new report from Risk Management Solutions that outlines the threats faced by low-lying coastal cities in an age where superstorms may become the new normal. The group analyzed 100-year surge loss for 12 different … Continue reading

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New York adds 600,000 residents to storm evacuation zones

Michael Muskal reports in The Los Angeles Times that In the wake of deadly Superstorm Sandy, New York officials have added 600,000 residents to the city’s storm evacuation zones, according to maps released Tuesday. The new designation divides the most … Continue reading

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Bayonne Medical Center receives $950K rebate for CHP energy efficiency project

John Ambrosio reports in The Jersey Journal that the Bayonne Medical Center (BMC) in Bayonne, New Jersey, has received a $950,000 rebate from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to help fund its combined heat and power (CHP) … Continue reading

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Sandy meets the Orange Bubble

In the IDEA news blog item published Nov. 5, 2012, “Princeton University powers on through Hurricane Sandy,” we reported on the perspective of Edward T. Borer Jr., Princeton University’s  Manager of the Energy Plant regarding the resilience of the Princeton … Continue reading

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