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The Peninsula Summary Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) announced yesterday that Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) cooling plant is a leading model for cooling stadiums due to district cooling system technology’s ability to cool stadium innovatively and in environmentally friendly way. Kahramaa added that the system is the most efficient and energy saving system which provides an ideal atmosphere in the stadium by reducing the temperature by 10 degrees Celsius through intelligent air handling and control units. Kahramaa said the Department of District Cooling Services conducted a field tour of the district cooling station, which is ...
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Aziza Jackson, School Construction News Summary ALBANY, N.Y. – New York University (NYU) is moving forward with plans to advance sustainable construction and renovation projects throughout its university system. Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., president & CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), recently announced that NYU issued $862.8 million in bonds through DASNY. The financing will be used in conjunction with previous financings to advance construction and renovation projects throughout the university system. The $862.8 million issued by DASNY on behalf of NYU was offered as $603.5 million in tax-exempt bonds and $259.3 million ...
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William Neuman, The New York Times Summary To fight climate change, the city is forcing the buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. New York City is about to embark on an ambitious plan to fight climate change that would force thousands of large buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation, expected to be passed by the City Council on Thursday, would set emission caps for many different types of buildings, with the goal of achieving a 40 percent overall reduction of emissions by 2030. Buildings that do not meet the ...
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Siveco China, openPR Summary Shirui Energy Engineering and Technology (Chongqing), a member of SP Group ( www.spgroup.com.sg ), selected Siveco China to implement its Smart O&M solution bluebee®. Shirui Energy designs, builds, owns and operates the advanced energy-efficient cooling system of Raffles City Chongqing, an iconic development in one of China's largest and most important modern cities, set for opening in 2019. The district cooling system will deliver high-quality air conditioning services to consumers through an integrated underground pipe network. The bluebee® solution will support the district cooling system's asset lifecycle, ...
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Thomson Reuters Projects News, ZAWYA Summary Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning (MWMU) has completed the draft of district cooling regulations with the aim to increase adoption of district cooling in the country. The Central Planning Office (CPO), a unit within the Ministry has completed the draft and has amended it after final round of stakeholder consultations, the Ministry said in its recently-released annual report for 2018. The report said the CPO has also secured an agreement to develop a district cooling concession agreement for the Town Centre of Salman City. Full Article Continue Reading #News ...
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Edie Newsroom Summary The developers of a new virtual power plant (VPP) system set to come online across West Sussex in stages from autumn have claimed that the model could cut the UK's energy costs by 10% if it is rolled out nationally. The project, led by energy solutions firm Moixa, was first announced   earlier this month   after it received £13m of funding through the UK Government’s   Industrial Strategy   Challenge Fund. Hosted across the Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea areas, the VPP system will incorporate solar panels, batteries and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure to deliver low-carbon power and improved energy security for local council ...
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Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary With two new permits for exploration and extraction of geothermal energy, A.P. Møller Holding Invest IV is now launching underground studies in Aalborg and Aarhus. The green potential of using geothermal energy in district heating can be great, says energy, supply and climate minister Lars Chr. Lilleholt (V). With two new permits from the Danish Energy Agency in hand, A.P. Møller Holding Invest IV now proceed to investigate the potential for geothermal energy in two selected areas in Aalborg and Aarhus. There must drilling exploration wells to uncover the possibilities of commercializing geothermal energy for ...
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MEP Middle East Summary UAE-based district cooling provider National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) appointed Bader Saeed Al Lamki as the company’s new CEO, effective 21 April 2019. Khaled Al Qubaisi, chairman of Tabreed, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Bader Al Lamki to Tabreed. His vast expertise makes him the ideal successor to steer the company during the next stage of its growth strategy and further drive its operating and financial performance. His considerable industry knowledge will be invaluable to us as we continue our expansion and seek to further efficiency gains and achieve our full growth potential.” Al Lamki succeeds Jasim ...
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The Chair's Update was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of  District Energy Magazine I hope you were able to attend the most recent IDEA campus conference held in New Orleans. We set a new record, with nearly 1,100 attendees. The campus conference has continued to grow since the inaugural event held in 1988 at Princeton University, which was attended by 33 people. In fact, attendance has more than doubled in just 10 years, a demonstration of the value that our members see in the conferences. And while quality content is always critical for a successful event, so is the host. Enwave did a superb job of rolling out the red carpet for our attendees. ...
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The President's Message was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of  District Energy Magazine In 1952, a magazine reporter asked notorious criminal Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, to which Sutton famously replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” Today, if you were to ask me why IDEA focuses on district energy in cities, the answer would be, “Because that’s where the emissions are.” Over 73 percent of global carbon emissions occur in cities. Currently, over 55 percent of the global population resides in cities, with that number expected to grow to 70 percent by 2050. Cities are the primary economic and cultural engines in most countries, and ...
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Baset Asaba, Utilites Middle East  The president of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) recently spoke to Utilities Middle East about the state of the district cooling industry in the Middle East and the prospects that lie ahead Watch the Video on Utilities Middle East #News #DistrictCooling #IDEAStaff #MarketTrends #MiddleEast #Duba
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Press Release Ahmad Bin Shafar: "Empower is the first organisation in the world to sponsor the launch of the updated edition of the ‘District Cooling Guide’ and the ’Owner’s Guide for buildings served by District Cooling’. This comes in line with Empower’s ongoing development strategy” Dubai, UAE, 17 April 2019: Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, stressed that Empower will continue its pioneering role in the district cooling sector and its efforts to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy. Dubai has been named as the ‘Champion ...
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Charlotte McLaughlin, AMMONIA21 Summary Hengelo, a Dutch city in the east, has nearly completed a new district-heating network using ammonia heat pump technology. “We have delivered our second decentralised energy centre: ‘DEC Noord’,” Rolf Broekman, a consultant at Qirion, told ammonia21.com. “This currently has two heat pumps and is prepared for five heat pumps. One-and-a-half years ago, we installed ‘DEC Zuid’, which has one heat pump but can be extended to three HPs."  Network company Firan, heating company Ennatuurlijk and the municipality Hengelo are conducting the district-heating project collaboratively. Qirion was responsible for designing and ...
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Gillian Tan, Francois De Beaupuy, and Scott Deveau; Bloomberg Summary French water and waste-treatment company   Veolia Environnement SA   is seeking more than $1 billion for its North American heating and cooling business in first-round bids due next month, people familiar with the matter said. A portfolio that includes the firm’s District Energy Networks business is expected to draw interest from bidders including   Brookfield Asset Management Inc. ’s Enwave Energy Corp., said the people, who asked not to be identified because the process is private. Veolia may also gauge interest from companies such as Engie SA, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ...
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Johan Desmedt, Vito Summary A consortium including a research centre, small and medium enterprises, industrial companies, a university and the European District Energy Association announces the award-winning final results of the research and innovation H2020 STORM project. The STORM project has successfully developed an innovative district heating and cooling network controller based on self-learning algorithms and artificial intelligence, which was deployed and tested in two demonstration sites: one highly innovative low temperature district heating and cooling (DHC) network in the Netherlands and a more common medium-temperature district heating grid ...
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This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of  District Energy Magazine. Maybe it was the allure of the four-track technical session with over 100 presenters. Maybe it was the 70-degree weather. Or maybe it was the enticement of experiencing Carnival in the city that embodies the spirit of Mardi Gras. Whatever the reasons, they were sufficiently strong to attract 1,080 people to New Orleans for CampusEnergy2019, another new conference record for this event, now in its 32nd year. Full Article Continue Reading on  District Energy Magazine #News #DistrictEnergyMagazine #2019 #Spring/SummerIssue #Article #CampusEnergy ...
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This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of  District Energy Magazine. Krishnan Iyer outlines plans to incorporate low-carbon solutions into the company's thermal networks. In July 2018, Krishnan Iyer was appointed president and CEO of Vancouver, B.C.-based Creative Energy, owner-operator of one of Canada’s largest thermal energy networks. Iyer was most recently executive vice president, lending and chief financial officer at Infrastructure Ontario. He previously served as interim chief financial officer of Borealis Infrastructure, which owns and manages major infrastructure assets in North America and Europe. From 1998 to 2013, ...
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This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of  District Energy Magazine. Plants weighing a simple version update versus new system have several factors to consider.  District energy plant owners face growing demands to modernize their plant controls and electrical systems. When deciding whether and how to modernize, owners will usually look at a simple “stay-the-course” upgrade to the existing system. The other option is to do a more exhaustive search of the technology and the benefits that new solutions can or cannot provide. In many cases owners can preserve some of their existing capital base and still upgrade a portion of the system ...
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This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of  District Energy Magazine. With climate change impacts increasing, systems are helping cities and campuses prepare.  The cities most prepared for the future are those with plans in place for resilient energy infrastructure. Strengthening infrastructure that already exists and weaving resilience into new plans and designs can help communities proactively address environmental changes and cost-effectively protect citizens and current energy networks. Carefully considering our interdependent energy systems that support businesses, institutions, residences and transportation, and the threats posed ...
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This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of  District Energy Magazine. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey turned its eye toward Houston, but Thermal Energy Corp. was ready.  The weather forecasts in late August 2017 were dire. Meteorologists warned that coastal areas in Texas could experience unprecedented flooding from a powerful storm that was headed their way. They were right. For nearly a week, Hurricane Harvey formed and strengthened, hitting Houston with a record-setting 51 inches of rain falling over a five-day period, Aug. 25-30. Yet even before Harvey had a name, it was on Thermal Energy Corp.’s (TECO’s) radar screen as a storm ...
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