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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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Cogeneration and Arbitrage with Amherst College and Competitive Energy Services

Summary Amherst College and Competitive Energy Services will present two case studies involving cogeneration, and make/buy strategy and arbitrage. For the past three winters, CES has assisted the College by using its dual fuel and cogeneration to remain flexible and reduce costs while...

2A.2_Hayden, Price, Sampson.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...

1A.3_Kinderman, Conklin, Fogg, Smith.pdf


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UMass Amherst Energy Master Plan

Summary UMass Amherst (UMA), CES and RMF teamed together to create an Energy Master Plan for the UMA campus. UMA has had a surge in growth over the last decade and needed to create an energy master plan to examine their current and future energy demands and what infrastructure will be needed...

1A.1_Jackson, Jones, Price.pdf

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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...

3C.1_Lund-Hansen, Hagerty.pdf

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Using the Microgrid Model to help meet a Medical School Campus’ Needs

Summary A metropolitan campus implements an electrical Microgrid concept to meet its medical campus needs. The campus upgraded its generation and distributed electrical power system to achieve this resilient solution while concurrently meeting the requirements of NFPA 99. Also presented is...

4A.3_Stelmach, Roland, Colduc, Lambert.pdf


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Central Plant Retro-commissioning at Boston Logan International Airport

Summary Sebesta has worked with Massport for the past three years planning, designing, and implementing a retro-commissioning project at Massport’s central plant, reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions by 30%. This Case Study will provide an overview of the Retro-commissioning process...

3C.2_Bjorklund.pdf


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DCO Energy Acquires Three More Combined Heat and Power Plants

Press Release, DCO Energy Plants Provide Electricity, and Process Steam to Industries in California, Massachusetts and New Jersey Mays Landing, NJ - Atlantic County based DCO Energy, LLC, a member of IDEA, announced that it has acquired three combined heat and power (CHP) plants from...


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“Pax et Lux” – Tufts Lives Up to Its Motto as New Microgrid, Central Energy Plant Nears Completion

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Tufts University is among the growing number of Massachusetts-based institutions of higher education contributing to the state’s emergence as a hub and magnet for microgrid development and deployment. Tufts’ motto – Pax et Lux (Peace and...