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Summary The Air Force Office of Energy Assurance, in coordination with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), will be issuing a solicitation for geothermal prototype projects for electric power generation toward the end of August. The solicitation will be found on DIU’s website at www.diu.mil . Please also note that the Air Force Office of Energy Assurance will be participating in a Department of Defense Roundtable at the upcoming Geothermal Rising Conference in Reno, NV on August 30, 2022. Additional information on the panel and conference can be found at: https://grc2022.mygeoenergynow.org/program/sessions/dod-geothermal-roundtable #BusinessOpportunity ...
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Think GeoEnergy Summary The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a EUR 2.98 billion German scheme to promote green district heating based on renewable energy and waste heat. The measure will contribute to the implementation of Germany‘s National Energy and Climate Plan and to the EU’s strategic objectives relating to the EU Green Deal , in particular the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality target. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This EUR2.98 billion scheme will contribute to greening the district heating sector in Germany, by supporting the construction of more efficient district heating ...
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Balkan Green Energy News Summary District heating company Beogradske Elektrane has invited bids for producing a study of the geothermal potential of groundwater resources on the sites of its heating plants and boiler rooms. The aim of the study is to explore the potential for using geothermal energy in district heating in the Serbian capital, in what would help decarbonize the system. Beogradske Elektrane plans to explore the geothermal potential of groundwater in order to reduce the use of its key energy sources – natural gas, liquid fuels, and electricity – in line with the European goal to develop emissions-free district heating systems, according to ...
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Zawya Summary The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on Thursday said it is reviewing the possibility of launching the initial public offering (IPO) of its majority-owned subsidiary Emirates Central Cooling Systems (Empower). The utility services provider on Thursday said Empower recorded Dh1.154 billion revenues and Dh432 million net profit in H1 2022, representing a 16 per cent and 11 per cent increase, respectively, versus the same period in the last year. While Dewa reported Dh3.3 billion net profit for the first half of 2022, an increase of 33 per cent, revenues jumped 15 per cent to Dh12.08 billion during the January-June period. ...
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Bloomberg Summary Nuclear energy is having a moment. Europe recently moved to issue green bonds for the power source, and Germany signaled that it may scrap plans to shut nuclear facilities given the country’s energy crunch. Silicon Valley is also embracing nuclear fusion, an unproven technology that promises abundant, cheap and clean energy in the not-too-distant future. The new US Senate climate pact includes federal funding and incentives for fusion, building on last year’s surge of financing. Now, companies are getting in on the sector, plowing even more money into ventures that are taking the most difficult paths to make fusion’s promise ...
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BusinessWire Summary Vicinity Energy , a decarbonization leader with the nation’s largest portfolio of district energy systems, has recently incorporated Green Loan Principles into its existing credit facilities. Vicinity will use funds from new Green Loan borrowings to support investments into eligible green projects across its district energy systems using renewable energy, waste heat, cogenerated heat, or a combination. The Green Loan Principles, initially introduced by the LSTA, APLMA, and LMA, provide a general framework of market standards and guidelines to promote the development and integrity of the Green Loan product. Vicinity intends to use the ...
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Zawya Summary Armstrong Fluid Technology welcomes Neil Parry as the new Global Head of District Energy. Armstrong Fluid Technology is a leading manufacturer of intelligent flow equipment, including pumps, valves, heat exchangers and control solutions. Parry will be responsible for defining, developing and delivering Armstrong’s suite of solutions for distributed energy networks (Heating and Cooling). This will involve working in close collaboration with stakeholders around the world in developing district energy solutions and the supply chains involved in their design, creation and expansion. Continue Reading #MemberNewsIDEA #News #armstronginternational ...
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Clearway Community Energy Press Release Clearway Community Energy (Clearway), a comprehensive energy solutions provider, has announced the selection of Earl Collins as its new CEO. Collins comes with over 32 years of experience as a successful executive leader in engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance for the power, industrial, and renewable energy market sectors. “Collins’s strategic expertise and experience in the industry bring new and valuable insight to our team. With a passion for safety, commitment to culture, and a great track record for growth he is a great fit to lead us into the energy transition,” said Clearway Director of ...
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The Green Reality Summary A 2G avus 600kW CHP was commissioned in Greensburg, Indiana, located at Kroger company's K.B. Specialty Foods to support their Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan. This system is allowing them to reach their goal of ending hunger in their surrounding communities and eliminating waste by 2025. Continue Reading #News #MemberNewsIDEA #2GEnergy
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IEA DHC Summary CASCADE: A comprehensive toolbox for integrating low-temperature sub-networks in existing district heating networks Low temperature district heating networks (LTDHN) operating at supply temperatures of 50-70°C can very effectively utilize renewable heat sources such as solar or geothermal energy, ambient heat or low temperature waste heat, as described in Lund et al. . However, the vast majority of urban district heating networks (DHN) operate on relatively high temperatures, typically 90-110°C supply and 50-70°C return. The high-temperature mode of operation has a certain robustness and hightemperature DHNs cannot be easily transformed ...
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Daily Energy Insider Summary The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $165 million in funding to expand U.S. geothermal energy deployment through the Geothermal Energy from Oil and Gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE) initiative. Some $10 million of that total will be used to form a consortium of experts to develop a roadmap for addressing technology and knowledge gaps in geothermal energy. The DOE will then use that roadmap to fund up to an additional $155 million in research to address those gaps. Continue Reading #News #Geothermal #Funding
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Think GeoEnergy Summary The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOSiGW) will transfer up to PLN 6 million in subsidies two resorts in the Lesser Poland Province – Krynica-Zdrój and Rabka-Zdrój – to use geothermal energy for heating purposes. The research work will be financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management from the second, pilot part of the priority program “Polska Geotermia Plus”, the launch of which was announced July 25, 2022 by the Chief National Geologist of Poland. Continue Reading #News #Poland #Geothermal
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Eastern controls.com Summary Eastern Controls, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Andrews Industrial Controls , hereby expanding their products, solutions, and services throughout Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. This comes shortly after Eastern Controls expanded into Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia with partners Baker Hughes Masoneilan and REXA, Inc. For 45 years, Andrews Industrial Controls has provided instrumentation, gas and flame detection, valves, actuators , and services to a broad range of industries from Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Chemical/Petrochemical, Water/Wastewater, Food and Beverage, ...
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Reuters Summary The European Commission said on Tuesday it had approved the German government's 3-billion-euro scheme to support renewable energy and waste heat-based district heating programmes, which it said would help Germany and the EU achieve their climate change targets. The 2.98-billion-euro scheme would promote green energy by offering government grants until 2028 to new district heating networks run on at least 75% renewable energy and waste heat, or to projects decarbonising existing networks. Continue Reading #News #DistrictHeating #Germany #RenewableEnergy
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KTTC Summary The city of Rochester is expected to receive $2 million in federal dollars to build up geothermal and solar energy in the city. It’s part of the city’s District Energy Project for downtown Rochester. The goal of the project is it create a entire district of buildings with renewable energy, starting in downtown Rochester with buildings like city hall and expanding outwards. That’s going to look like installing solar panels and systems to use heat from the earth’s crust to heat buildings. City leaders were planning to get some money from the state for the project, but after the legislature didn’t pass a bonding bill, they had to look for ...
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Thinkgeoenergy.com Summary The town of Whitby in Ontario, Canada is earmarking a $44,250 investment through the Green Municipal Fund to conduct a feasibility study for a large-scale geothermal district heating project. This was announced by Parliament Member for Whitby Ryan Turnbull. Also joining the Government of Canada in this effort is the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The announcement was made in behalf of Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson and FCM President Taneen Rudyk. Continue Reading #News #Geothermal #Canada #DistrictHeating
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CNN Summary Switzerland has unveiled its latest renewable energy innovation: a giant water battery. Beginning operations last month, the water battery, called Nant de Drance, is a pumped storage hydropower plant that provides the same energy storage capacity as 400,000 electric car batteries . Located high in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Valais, the plant is equipped with agile, reversible turbines that offer new levels of flexibility, says Robert Gleitz, a delegate of the board of directors of Nant de Drance: with the flick of a switch, the plant can go from storing energy to providing electricity. Continue Reading #News #Switzerland ...
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Stars and Stripes Summary PARIS — The Mona Lisa may maintain her famously enigmatic smile because she benefits from one of Paris' best-kept secrets: An underground cooling system that's helped the Louvre cope with the sweltering heat that has broken temperature records across Europe. The little-known "urban cold" network snakes unsuspecting beneath Parisians' feet at a depth of up to 98 feet, pumping out icy water through 55 miles of labyrinthine pipes, which is used to chill the air in over 700 sites. The system, which uses electricity generated by renewable sources, is the largest in Europe — and chugs on around the clock with a deafening noise totally ...
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KTTC Summary Did you know some of the trash you wheel out to your curb every week is being made into energy? The Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility in Rochester is celebrating its 35th anniversary Saturday with an open house. The trash produces in Olmsted and Dodge County is sent there. The facility takes in around 300 tons of garbage a day, but has the capacity for 400 tons. That garbage is then heated up and turned into steam to heat and cool buildings and electricity. Right now, the energy goes out to the Olmsted County District Energy System which divides the energy among 30 buildings in the county. Continue Reading #News #DistrictEnergy ...
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Overview The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC) is seeking proposals in response to a Request for Proposals for the design and construction of a large community heat pump system in the District that can serve aggregations of buildings to advance the city’s goal of carbon neutrality. This community heat pump pilot project should be designed to provide insights and new learnings to assist the DCPSC in identifying technologies and policies that it can implement to modernize the energy distribution/delivery system for increased sustainability. Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by Monday, August 8, 2022, and ...
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