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Renewables Now Summary Global power management solutions provider Eaton Corporation Plc (NYSE:ETN) plans to install a solar-plus-storage micro-grid at its circuit breakers factory in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, in an effort to relieve the grid and ensure that its operations are powered with renewable and resilient energy systems. The company has partnered with Enel X, the advanced energy services business of Italian electric utility Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL), on the project to integrate close to 5 MW (AC) of solar PV and around 1.1 MW/2.2 MWh of battery storage into the factory’s on-site power generation systems. Enel X said that it has signed an agreement with ...
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MENAFN Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that the company has started supplying the '1 Residences' towers its district cooling services with a capacity of 3,351 refrigeration tons (RT), from company's district cooling plant located at the Dubai International Financial Center. The '1 Residences towers' comes is part of the huge 'wasl1' project which incorporates around 13 residential towers developed by wasl properties, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group. As per the agreement signed by Empower and wasl Asset Management Group, the district cooling capacity ...
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Director of Utilities and Energy Management   The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director of Utilities and Energy Management.   Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) is part of the  Financial and Administrative Services  (FAS) portfolio at UT Austin and has a budget of $60 million and approximately 200 employees in five divisions: Electrical Distribution and Elevator Services, Energy Management and Optimization, Mechanical Distribution, Power Plant and Chilling Stations, and Support Services. UEM is an integral part of the organization and provides reliable and cost-effective electricity, ...
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Eastern Controls, Inc., premier process measurement and control equipment provider, announced the grand re-opening of its Ashland, VA production and service facility, and plans to host a day-long event, open to the public on November 4, 2021. This inaugural event will include some of our top manufacturing partners exhibiting and demonstrating their technologies and products and will be available for networking and Q&A throughout the day. Exhibitor list includes: Masoneilan , REXA, Inc ., MSA Safety , O’Brien and their demo trailer, and Flo-Tite . General Manager, Kyle Dougherty added, “Eastern Controls consistently reinvests in itself and this investment ...
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As Thermo Systems continues to expand globally, our leadership team is also growing. Serving our clients remains our topmost priority, and to optimally support our growing global customer base, Thermo Systems has enhanced our executive leadership structure with the elevation of 3 long time Thermo leaders to vice president roles and the addition of a seasoned human resource leader to our team. “The range of global experience, the leadership qualities, and the values of this team giv e s me great confidence in their ability to lead   Thermo Systems into the next phase of our strategic journey as we remain committed to our customers’ success,” says David Musto, ...
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PR Web Summary The groundbreaking district heating system was commissioned by West Dunbartonshire Council in 2019, in conjunction with Star Renewable Energy (Star Refrigeration’s renewable heating business) and developers Vital Energi. The renewable energy system will provide affordable low carbon heating and hot water to around 1,200 homes and businesses across an entire district. The Queen’s Quay district heating system uses pioneering heat pump technology to extract cold water from the River Clyde at a rate of 125 litres per second. Two large-scale industrial heat pumps use ammonia as a refrigerant to increase the temperature of the river water from ...
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Think GeoEnergy Summary What is the most efficient conversion of the heating sector in Denmark, environmentally and economically? Researchers at Aalborg University have studied this and described this in the comprehensive Heat Plan Denmark 2021, which was released last week. The “Heating plan Denmark 2021” has four key takeaways: Energy savings in the building stock are important. We need to find the right balance between energy savings, energy efficiencies and renewable energy. This means that we must continue to focus on energy renovation. District heating should be expanded as we shut down natural gas and oil-fired boilers and as new urban areas ...
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Property Wire Summary King ’s  Cross , London’s 67-acre neighbourhood, is today, 8 October 2021, celebrating a  10-year   anniversary .  The  milestone marks a decade since  the  opening of  The  Granary Building in Granary Square, home to Central Saint Martins, and  the  official reopening of  the   King ’s  Cross  district to  the  local community and to London. The   anniversary  also marks 20 years since  the  publication of  the   Principles of a Human City.  Published in 2001, this pioneering document set out  the  10 principles which have underpinned  the  design and development of  King ’s  Cross , with a focus on creating ...
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Middle East Utilities Summary His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum visited the pavilion of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling service provider, at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2021), which is being held in the Dubai Exhibition Centre at the site of the global event Expo 2020 in Dubai. During the visit, His Highness was briefed on the qualitative developments of Empower’s various projects and its adoption of innovative technologies in consolidating company’s global leadership in the district cooling industry as the world’s largest service provider. His ...
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Cooling Post Summary UK: An award-winning district heating system, employing the UK’s first large-scale, high temperature water source heat pump, has been officially opened in Glasgow. Part of a £250m regeneration project, the ground-breaking district heating system was commissioned by West Dunbartonshire Council in 2019, in conjunction with Star Renewable Energy (Star Refrigeration’s renewable heating business) and developers Vital Energi. The renewable energy system will provide affordable low carbon heating and hot water to around 1,200 homes and businesses across an entire district. The Queen’s Quay district heating system uses pioneering heat pump ...
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The Herald-Dispatch.com Summary West Virginians work hard and care deeply about our communities. Like any American we just expect to be paid fairly for the hours we put in and to be protected and respected on the job. It’s called The American Dream. For too long multi-national corporations have held wages down and cut corners that put our working people at risk. With federal support, we can create good jobs in 21st century industries for all Appalachians — of every color, creed and background. Right now, multi-national business interests and the politicians they support are trying to undermine the bills in Congress that are urgently needed to realize ...
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Fox47 News Summary Michigan State University opened the new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility this summer and, while it might be new, some pieces of it date back to 75 years ago. “We know that this was a power plant. How do we celebrate that?" said Project Coordinator Nestor DeOcampo. If you look at the outside you might think it's just another MSU building, but the second you walk through the door you're reminded of the history. “We’re standing in a larger complex that’s bookending, as we call it, the original Shaw Lane Power Plant,” DeOcampo said. “The Shaw Lane Power Plant was constructed in 1946 and decommissioned in 1976 for when we brought ...
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The Dartmouth Summary The College’s endowment will no longer be directly invested in fossil fuels and the Dartmouth Investment Office intends to allow its remaining public holdings in the sector to expire, according to an Oct. 8 announcement. Although this release marks the College’s first formal announcement of its divestment plan, the DIO banned fossil fuel holdings in 2020.  The College’s divestment approach results from two decisions made over a four-year span: a 2017 decision that barred the endowment from making any “new investments in private fossil fuel extraction, exploration and production funds” and a decision in early 2020 “for [the College’s] ...
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Summary Pittsburgh’s Downtown district energy network, which delivers steam to about 45 buildings in the Golden Triangle, is one step closer to becoming part of Clearway Community Energy’s expansion plans for the city. On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved the company’s request to widen its utility territory to service Downtown and to buy a series or pipelines, valves, tunnels and other assets from Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal, a nonprofit cooperative headed for dissolution in 2023. A district energy system — an old concept that has recently gained steam as cities try to mitigate their carbon footprints ...
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Since 1990, IDEA has been collecting and aggregating data from our member systems to show the viability and value of district energy to the world. On Tuesday, September 28 at IDEA2021 in Austin, Texas, IDEA was pleased to honor the 2020 District Energy Space Award winners in the categories of Most Total Buildings Added and Most Total Square Footage Added. IDEA recognizes winners in the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories for both North America and Beyond North America in each category. Overall, more than 950 buildings at nearly 127 million square feet were added to district energy systems that reported their results to IDEA. Since we began this endeavor 20 years ...
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During the Welcome Dinner and Chair’s Banquet Reception, the kick-off event of the IDEA2021 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, IDEA was honored to present the 2020 IDEA System of the Year Award after a delay of a year due to COVID-19 cancelling last year’s in-person event. The winner, Tabreed National Central Cooling Company in Abu Dhabi’s UAE system has been in continuous service for over 22 years. It is among the largest cooling providers in the world with 83 plants spread out across the UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council. In a region where reliability is absolutely essential, it has posted an impressive 99.999% availability statistic and over 99.5% reliability. ...
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During the Welcome Dinner and Chair’s Banquet Reception, the kick-off event of the IDEA2021 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, IDEA was honored to present the prestigious and much-anticipated 2021 IDEA System of the Year Award to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Thermal and their energy service partner Ever-Green Energy. During these challenging times, when our nation has been critically dependent on our health care systems, it is now more important than ever that patients can rely on health care systems like the MRMC to power their communities. MRMC Thermal has been in operation for nearly 70 years and recently completed a six-year technological transformation ...
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The University of Texas at Austin Summary Dear FAS colleagues, Please join me in thanking Associate Vice President for Utilities and Energy Management Juan Ontiveros as he retires from the university after more than two decades of service. Juan’s last day with the university will be December 15. He has led the   Utilities and Energy Management   (UEM) department in various roles since 1997, and has served as AVP since 2014. Juan currently directs 170 employees and manages a $60 million budget. He is responsible for overseeing maintenance, operation, and improvement of energy production and distribution, as well as managing purchased utilities on the ...
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RMOTODAY.COM Summary The Town of Banff is on target to reach or surpass its climate change targets for municipal buildings in the next decade. Banff’s annual facilities’ energy and emissions report, which was presented to the governance and finance committee on Sept. 13, outlined energy consumption, costs and greenhouse gas emissions from municipal facilities in 2020, including five-year trends. Based on the current rate of completing energy efficient projects in the 10-year capital plan, Town of Banff officials say the municipality will likely meet and exceed its goal of reducing corporate emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. Energy efficient projects ...
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WSILTV Summary Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce today that its subsidiary Perma-Pipe Egypt has recently been awarded approximately $5.0 million in contracts for the provision of thermally insulated pipes, field joints, and leak detection systems for district cooling networks by Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) Group S.A.L. and Gascool Company in Old City Al Alamein and the Embassies District of the New Administrative Capital of Egypt. The project will utilize Perma-Pipe’s XTRU-THERM® insulation system, a spray-applied polyurethane foam jacketed with a high-density polyethylene casing. Perma-Pipe will also be responsible ...
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