Mutual aid plans have long been used in the utility industry for organizations to receive and provide needed support in the event of an emergency or disaster situation. Using this model, IDEA has developed the Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE) program among IDEA Member Organizations to provide a voluntary system for sharing trained personnel resources and emergency equipment in the event of disasters and unplanned outages.
Case studies provide an in-depth look at a particular city, system, or project. These reviews provide insight on how specifc district energy technologies and techniques have been sucessfully applied in different applications around the world.
IDEA collaborates with partner organizations to produce in-depth reports on subjects relevant to the district energy industry. We also provide white papers published by other organizations in order to make the best resources available and keep the industry informed.
Webinars are held by IDEA in conjunction with partnering or sponsoring organizations. These live webinars explore district energy technologies and applications and allow participants to interact with the live presenters. Recordings of IDEA webinars as well as the presentation slides are available after the event.
The Industry News Blog features news and articles curated by IDEA from across the district energy industry. Posts on the Industry News Blog provide insights useful to the business and professional growth and development of companies in the industry. The blog also includes posts written by IDEA members.
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