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The 4 Main Pillars of Enhancing Utility Grid Resilience

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...


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Montclair Township Receives $142K for Microgrid Exploration

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...


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Industry reacts to Clean Growth Strategy

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...


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Mapped: How the US generates electricity

Summary The US electricity system is often described as the world’s largest machine . It is also incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs and available natural resources of each state. Carbon Brief has plotted the nation’s power stations in an interactive map to show how...


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A bipartisan view on modernizing the US electric grid

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. ...


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Combined Heat and Power: Reaping the Benefits of Changed Market Conditions

Summary Conventional wisdom has long held that the most cost-effective and reliable source of energy is the utility grid — arguably humanity’s largest and most complex machine. Although many hospitals and other critical facilities would prefer to control their destinies by generating their own...

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Hungarian geothermal CHP project enters commissioning phase

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A geothermal combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Hungary is now in the commissioning phase, its developer has announced. Singaporean firm KS Orka’s 3 MW/7 MWth Turawell plant, located near Budapest, is planned to come online in...


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Solar District Heating: How to Tackle Land Use Issues

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...


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ExxonMobil opens third cogeneration power plant in Singapore

Jessica Jaganathan, Reuters Summary U.S. oil major ExxonMobil officially opened its third cogeneration power plant in Singapore on Thursday on the site of its Jurong refinery, increasing its total cogeneration capacity in the city-state by nearly a quarter. The new 84 megawatt cogeneration...


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CHP included in UK government funding announcement

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The UK’s energy minister Richard Harrington has confirmed that up to £557m will be made available for electricity projects in a Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction in Spring 2019, with combined heat and power set to benefit. “We’ve shown...