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Partnerships for Energy Renewal

Summary Energy infrastructure is emerging as an area to form partnerships between cities and private entities to renew the existing energy infrastructure. The area offers significant potential for cities to redeploy their capital for other pursuits. There do remain challenges in the design and...


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Governance Models and Leadership for District Energy

District energy offers tremendous economic and emission reduction benefits for a city or county, but ownership models matter! Based on experience from the European market, Mr. Bo Riisgaard Pedersen will discuss pros and cons of different ownership models for DE systems, in terms of achieving the...

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Stakeholder Relationship Management

Representing the developer, the financier and the owner of a distributed energy project, GI Energy and our affiliate, Shell New Energies, along with a client from a mixed-use eco-district, will share experiences and lessons learned as stakeholders in a distributed energy project. The focus will...


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Planning an Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage Project at the Ford Site, St. Paul, MN

The 135-acres Ford site in Saint Paul will be redeveloped from scratch starting with installation of new utilities, providing an unprecedented opportunity to design and install a technologically advanced, comprehensive and integrated low-temperature district energy system that incorporates...


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Infrastructure Management and Maintenance - The Nexus of Budgets, Staff and Knowledge

Summary The deteriorating condition of the nation’s infrastructure continues. Annual maintenance and capital renewal budgets continue to be cut. With the next major failure hands will be wrung, promises made, and concern proclaimed all while budgets, staffing level and training programs remain...


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Microgrid Business Models

Summary GE Energy Consulting performed 11 microgrid feasibility studies in NY Prize Stage 1 and developed detailed engineering designs and business models for 5 in Stage 2. The experience shows that each microgrid is unique, in terms of technical requirements, and appropriate governing...

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Navigating Roadblocks to Success: Financing, Landlords, and Public Entities

Summary As businesses find new energy solutions and collaborate with local energy partners, navigating these new, innovative structures with traditional entities like lenders, landlords, and public organizations can become a roadblock to success. This presentation focused on potential legal...

2.3_Rohoman_MG Workshop.pdf

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Contract Considerations for Utility Privatization

Summary Privatization of district utility systems is becoming more prevalent in our industry. While there are many factors to consider, this presentation will focus specifically on various contracting models and the important issues that need to be considered and addressed, such as facility...


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Life Cycle Cost Analysis and its Various 'Flavors' - Making Sense of the "Alphabet Soup"

Summary There are many ways to approach the economic analysis of an energy project, with life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) being the ‘gold standard’. However, LCCA comes in many ‘flavors’, each of which has its own abbreviated moniker. Examples include NPV, NPW, ROI, IRR, LCOE, DCF, and variants...


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Innovative Contract Vehicle to Accelerate Campus Energy Savings

Summary To fast-track its pace of energy project scoping and implementation, Temple University went out to bid for an energy projects contract vehicle that leveraged the university’s internal financing, outside energy engineering expertise, measurement and verification, and specialized...