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Combustion Turbine Selection and Optimization: Harvard Blackstone CHP Expansion

Summary Harvard is expanding CHP capability at its Blackstone facility by adding a new 7.5 MW combustion turbine and HRSG to improve environmental performance and campus energy supply reliability. A study will be described that established feasibility, screened multiple options, and selected...

1A.2_Schmidt, Parker.pdf

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MIT- Threading a Needle - CUP Expansion and Boiler and Deaerator Upgrade

Summary MIT needed to expand its district energy plant by installing a new 100,000 pound per hour boiler, new 500,000 PPH Deaerator as well as a 5,000 SF addition to house the new equipment. This expansion allowed MIT to deliver a more reliable energy source for the campus of today and...

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Air Permitting Case Study: Harvard’s CHP Expansion

Summary As part of its ongoing commitment to improve sustainability and reliability, Harvard University is expanding its CHP capability with a new 7.5 MW combustion turbine and fired HRSG. The project is the largest to-date to utilize special Massachusetts air permitting regulations designed to...

5C.2_Jablonowski, Macrae.pdf

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Hydraulic Modeling Driving the Business Case of the Boston-Cambridge system CHP

Summary Veolia’s continued effort to expand cogenerated steam within the Boston and Cambridge steam systems has resulted in a very competitive, yet very complicated combined-city network. Hydraulic modeling played a key role in connecting a strategically located cogeneration resource and...

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Harvard University: A Valedictorian of Microgrids and Distributed Energy

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As an early adopter of microgrids and distributed energy, Harvard University continues to lead the way in demonstrating energy security, reliability, sustainability and resilience for higher education. Harvard’s history of producing and distributing...

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Shaun Donovan Joins Allston Staff

John S. Rosenberg, Harvard Magazine Summary HARVARD ANNOUNCED today that Shaun Donovan ’87, M.Arch.-M.P.A. ’95, will serve as part-time “senior strategist and advisor to the president on Allston and campus development.” Donovan was director of the White House Office of...

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MIT is set to upgrade its cogeneration plant, improving campus resiliency

Kristin Lund, MIT Facilities August 8, 2017 Summary After months of preparation, MIT is planning to break ground this month on an upgrade project that will revitalize its Central Utilities Plant (CUP), a distributed energy resource (DER) that powers the campus microgrid with thermal and...

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Learning From Successful Real World Healthcare Microgrids

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge July 28, 2017 Summary This is the sixth and final article in a series that looks at how healthcare microgrids open the door to more reliable, clean, lower cost energy in hospitals, and more resilient communities. When a storm knocks out your neighborhood...

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Educating the Next Generation of Energy Professionals at Kendall Cogeneration Station

Paige Davis, IDEA July 13, 2017 IDEA member Veolia is teaming up with the Boston chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) to host an event at their Kendall Cogeneration Station in Cambridge, MA on July 25 th . This is the latest event in YPE’s Industry Insights series and it...

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City of Somerville Public-Private Partnership Showcase

The City of Somerville, Massachusetts, will host a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Showcase to present its citywide capital infrastructure program and economic development objectives. Somerville has experienced a recent surge in economic development and looks to advance several capital program...