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Supervisor, Central Utility Plant California Institute of Technology Please apply online: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=3374 Job Summary The fulltime regular, benefit based supervisor of the Central Utility Plant plans, coordinates, and supervises the operation and maintenance of the Central/Satellite Utility Plant, and the campus utility distribution systems. Job Duties – Develop/implement plant procedures to maximize reliability and optimize efficiency of plant operations – Ensure compliance with all regulations governing emissions, waste water discharge, equipment operating permits, and ...
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Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary New research performed by MarketStudyReport.com indicates significant growth for global district heating projects, reaching an overall market value of $280bn by 2024. Rising concerns toward greenhouse gas emissions coupled with strong demand for efficient and cost effective systems will drive the  District Heating market  size, according to  the report . Introduction of emissions reduction target by countries including China, UK, Denmark, Germany, and Russia under their climate action plans will complement the business outlook. Denmark, in its National Energy Policy and National Energy Efficiency ...
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The Baltic Course Summary Companies of Fortum Eesti, a holding of the Finnish Fortum Power and Heat OY energy group, were the biggest recipients of renewable energy support and high-efficiency cogeneration support in Estonia in September, receiving altogether 1.5 million euros, writes LETA/BNS. That amount of money was paid out as a subsidy to FortumEesti AS and its subsidiary Anne Soojus AS combined. The next biggest recipients of subsidy were Enefit Taastuvenergia OU and companies of Nelja Energia group, both of which received one million euros, it appears from data available from the transmission system operator Elering. Full Article Continue ...
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Cheshire East Council Summary Cheshire East Council has secured £1m of European funding to help establish a landmark community heating pilot scheme. The European Investment Bank funding will help create the borough’s first district heating schemes and accelerate the development of large-scale energy storage combined with smart grid technology.  The investment will contribute to setting up the heat networks and help fund feasibility studies and development activities to give the pilot programme the best chance of success. It will include market testing and supply chain development.  Full Article Continue Reading #News #UnitedKingdom ...
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Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat, Manila Bulletin Summary With the Philippines’ cost of power among the highest in the region and being one of countries that are most vulnerable to natural disasters, the country is ripe for smart energy solutions. Pierre Cheyron, chief executive officer of ENGIE Services Asia-Pacific, is undertaking a more aggressive ambition in the Philippines with its smart energy systems. ENGIE Services Asia-Pacific is part of the ENGIE Group, one of the largest independent power producers in the world and leader in energy efficiency services worldwide. Full Article Continue Reading #News #2017 #ENGIE #Philippines ...
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Press Release, Markets Insider BOSTON, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RENEW Energy Partners (“RENEW”), a company committed to empowering building owners with cost-saving energy-efficiency technologies, today announced it has successfully closed a $40 million capital pool, the largest in its history. Rollins Capital led the investment and was joined by Proficio Capital Partners and a group of RENEW’s original angel investors. The new capital pool will help drive RENEW’s growing “energy-efficiency-as-a-service” business, which provides building owners and businesses with a single, turnkey solution for the design, construction, financing, and oversight ...
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Power-Technology.com Summary Image: Veolia installs two combined heat and power unitsat University of East Anglia in England. Photo: courtesy of Veolia. Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia CHP UK, has signed a new contract with University of East Anglia (UEA) in England to help the university to reduce its carbon emissions. Veolia has already installed two of its combined heat and power (CHP) units within the 320-acre UEA campus as part of the ten-year deal. The company is also set to provide lifetime monitoring and maintenance for the CHP under the new combined heat and power agreement. UEA representative Richard Bettle said: “These latest ...
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Jamie Hardesty, BDaily Summary Councillor John McElroy with the plastic district heating pipes Gateshead Council has started construction on two more major energy schemes, thanks to securing £5.4m in European grants. The two schemes will see a further 600 homes, and several public buildings connected to district energy networks, to provide low-cost, low-carbon heat and power for residents and buildings alike. The grant funding comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and is specifically for investing in low carbon projects. Full Article Continue Reading #News #UnitedKingdom #NorthandCentralEurope #BusinessModelsandFinancing ...
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Medical Center Company – Cleveland, Ohio Project Engineer – District Energy The Medical Center Company (MCCo) is a not-for-profit district utility company located in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle area.  MCCo provides steam, chilled water and electric distribution to Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center as well as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Severance Hall and other University Circle non-profit institutions.  MCCo owns and operates a central steam and chilled water plant, satellite chilled water plant, 138-kV electric substation and extensive steam, chilled water and electric distribution ...
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Peter Meiszner, UrbanYVR Summary Design work on the redevelopment of Oakridge Centre is well underway, with a 3D architectural model showing sculpted towers across the 28.5-acre site. Owner QuadReal and developer Westbank are working on a new redevelopment scheme for the shopping centre, and we are getting a first look at what will be presented for public consultation this fall. The shopping centre was sold by Ivanhoé Cambridge to QuadReal earlier this year. The shopping centre opened in 1959, and a rezoning of the site was approved in 2014 by Vancouver city council. However, a plan for 11 residential towers was scaled back in 2016 at the request ...
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Press Release, Nationwide Boiler Inc. Fremont, California, October 16, 2017----Nationwide Boiler Inc., a member of IDEA and a leading supplier of temporary and permanent boiler systems, boiler support equipment, and emissions control equipment, has announced the acquisition of Pacific Combustion Engineering / Ponder Burner Company. In their fifty-year history this is Nationwide Boiler’s first ever purchase of another company, led by President and CEO, Larry Day, along with the assistance of Vice President & CFO, Michele Tomas, and Director of Operations, Sean McMenamin. The acquisition of Pacific Combustion Engineering / Ponder Burner Company, with headquarters ...
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Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Kempten University  in Germany has patented an advanced thermal load prediction method, which is set to greatly benefit the effectiveness of district energy systems. For  district heating networks , overall pipeline lengths of several 100 kilometres are typical, making their operation a significant challenge. A more accurate prediction of future heating loads would allow operators to provide loads more efficiently and climate-friendly and a novel method developed by Kempten University of Applied Sciences is able to significantly increase the precision of thermal load predictions. Full Article ...
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Philip Mihlmester, Anne Choate; Greentech Media Summary Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have increased the urgency of acting to make our electricity grids more resilient. While America’s utilities have significantly improved grid reliability overall, extreme weather events, including storm surges, floods, heat storms and droughts continue to increase in intensity and frequency. In this environment, utilities, governments and other stakeholders need to take longer and deeper looks at building resilience to limit and mitigate the risks to customers.   But where to begin? The American power grid comprises over $1 trillion in physical assets; protecting ...
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Eddie Nicholas, TAPinto.net Summary Will Montclair Township get Microgrids? A grant award of $142,480 will explore the possibilities. On Wednesday, Richard S. Mroz, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Joseph Lake. Fiordaliso, BPU Commissioner were joined by Montclair Sustainability Officer Gray Russell, Montclair Councilor-at-Large Robert Russo, and Acting Township Manager Timothy Stafford at the Montclair Fire Station to announce  the award of $142,480 to Montclair Township. The grant is to conduct a feasibility study for a Town Center Distributed Energy Resource Microgrid.  Full Article Continue Reading #News #Montclair ...
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Heating, Ventilation & Plumbing Magazine Summary The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, and many throughout the industry have praised it. This strategy sets out the government’s proposals for decarbonising the UK economy through the 2020s, explaining “how the whole country can benefit from low carbon opportunities, while meeting national and international commitments to tackle climate change”. You can find the full Clean Growth Strategy in PDF form on the   BEIS website . BEAMA released a statement confirming its support for the strategy, saying: “Compared to what ...
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Erin Biba, BBC Summary “The cloud” is a real place. The pictures you post on Instagram, the happy birthday wishes you leave on Facebook pages, and the TV shows you stream on Netflix aren’t living in a nebulous ball of condensation in the sky. They live on a massive series of servers – all connected together in rows and towers in giant warehouses. Few people have ventured into these data centres. But in the Swedish capital Stockholm, I went inside these information labyrinths, and discovered that they’re not just housing data. All the heat they give off is helping to warm homes in the city of over 900,000 people. How does it ...
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Scottish Housing News Summary Plans are in the pipeline for a £17 million housing-led development project to regenerate a key location in Govan. Glasgow City Council is working with the local community to bring forward a masterplan for Water Row which includes plans for more than 100 new homes as well as more cultural and retail attractions. Seen as a very important strategic regeneration area for the city, the proposal is being co-ordinated through the council, local regeneration body Central Govan Action Plan (CGAP) and Govan Housing Association. [...] As well as new housing provision, other uses to be investigated further at the site include ...
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Robert E. Latta, Jerry McNerney; Utility Dive Summary The following viewpoint is from Robert E. Latta (R), Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district, and Jerry McNerney (D), Representative for California's 9th congressional district. They co-chair the Grid Innovation Caucus. One of the most pressing challenges facing lawmakers today is the need to update and modernize an aging American infrastructure, including the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. The American energy grid serves as the backbone of our economy, touching every aspect of our lives. A reliable grid system is also fundamental to our national security ...
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Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary Usually, solar district heating (SDH) plants require large fields for collector installations, which has raised concerns at local level because of competing land uses and a system’s potential visual impact on the surroundings. One way out of this dilemma is to combine heat generation and fruit and vegetable harvest. As part of SDHp2m…From Policy to Market, a Horizon 2020project, some regions are looking to create regulations based on best practice examples of land use or spatial heat planning. This article will present showcases from the Styria region in Austria, Hamburg in Germany and Valle d’Aosta in Italy. ...
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Simon Fraser University, Canadian Biomass Summary Simon Fraser University (SFU) and SFU Community Trust are collaborating with Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc., on a $33-million community-based biomass project called the Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility (BMDEU). The project, approved by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) involves a high-efficiency heating plant using biomass–clean, urban wood waste–as the primary fuel source. “The BMDEU is the fulfillment of a vision for a high-efficiency biomass heating plant that began with UniverCity’s original Neighbourhood Utility Service in 2011 providing reliable, cost-effective, ...
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