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ADB offers $250m loan for expansion of district heating services in China

Press Release, Clean Technology Business Review The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide $250m in loan to Arctic Green Energy Corporation (AGE) and Sinopec Green Energy Geothermal Company (SGE) to expand environmentally sustainable district heating services in China. Coal-based...

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Trump Tax Updates Could Help Achieve Obama-Era Combined Heat and Power Goal

EMMA FOEHRINGER MERCHANT, Greentech Media Summary In a 2012 executive order, President Barack Obama called for the U.S. to add 40 gigawatts of new combined heat and power (CHP) capacity by 2020. The White House said the goal would spur new capital investment of between $40 billion and...

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An Update on Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency, CHP, and District Energy Projects

Summary Despite a growing recognition of the bottom-line value of CHP, District Energy and other energy efficiency/energy conservation projects, getting budget approval and financing remains a principal hurdle to implementing these projects. This presentation will offer an update on the current...


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Comprehensive Energy Management - A New Model

Summary Overview of the ideation, development, and execution of The Ohio State University's unprecedented 50-year agreement for the comprehensive management of its utility systems. I will cover: (1) keys to success in the development of the deal as well as keys to long term success. (2) A...


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Bridging the Gap: Campus-Community Partnerships and Business Structures

Summary The business of district energy has a big impact on delivering technical solutions for systems. Financing mechanisms, debt limits, private market penetration, and forming new business structures can be big hurdles to overcome. Integrating a campus with the adjacent community could open...


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Outsourcing Campus Utilities: Starting Small and Contracting Well

Summary There has been attention recently on mega deals to outsource campus utilities. These deals provide significant opportunities to refocus resources on core mandates by monetizing existing assets and minimizing new capital requirements. They can help transfer risk and tap external...


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Ukraine: New agreement to boost energy efficiency investments in universities and municipal infrastructure

The Financial Summary The European Investment Bank and the multi-donor Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P), which is partially funded by the EU, have signed grant agreements amounting to €16.4m to support higher education and municipal infrastructure in Ukraine. ...

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Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

Introduction to the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) Program Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is looking to fund projects that will decrease greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of diesel and other fossil fuels use for electricity and heat in Canada’s rural and...

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ConEd's hybrid service model for large microgrid could become standard

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary It's not quite Burger King, but Consolidated Edison wants customers to have it their way. And driven by new technologies, economic development, and policies from the state, large projects in New York City may have increasing control over their electricity...

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Rate design for a DER future: Designing rates to better integrate and value distributed energy resources

Krysti Shallenberger, UtilityDive Summary AEE's Coley Girouard says time-varying rates are the best bet to accurately price DERs. The U.S. electricity system is changing, driven by technological innovation, increased use of distributed energy resources (DER), and evolving customer needs...