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

Approximately 120 people attended and 375 watched via streaming video an informational Senate Briefing: “District Energy, CHP, Microgrids: Resilient, Efficient Energy Infrastructure,” presented Tuesday morning, December 6 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building by the International District Energy Association (IDEA), … 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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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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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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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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Sen. Al Franken and IDEA leaders give briefing on District Energy, CHP and Microgrids in Washington D.C.

On May 8, 2013, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a Congressional briefing in Washington D.C., “Energy Efficient Infrastructure for More Resilient Local Economies: The Role of District Energy, CHP, and Microgrids.” Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) and members … 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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Princeton University powers on through Hurricane Sandy

While many in New Jersey and New York are still suffering the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, including electrical outages over a week later, that is not the case for Princeton University. The Princeton campus is located about 36 miles southwest … Continue reading

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