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Stay Ahead by Deploying an Asset Monetization Program

Summary Large energy consumers are often faced with multi-faceted challenges like modernizing their aged infrastructure, reducing energy costs, increasing reliability, becoming more sustainable and raising capital to fund these initiatives and reinvest in their core business. An asset...


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Modern Connected Systems and Digital Infrastructure

Summary Large utilities projects require a contracting strategy that allows owners to manage risk and mitigate excessive premiums. Selecting a contracting methodology is a function of risk allocation and pricing. It is important for an owner to select a contracting methodology that matches the...


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Municipal DE Systems: Managing Issues through Legal Documentation

Summary As with all significant projects, the establishment and ongoing operation of district energy systems exposes municipal service providers to a number of risks and concerns. These include securing connections, building system compatibility, land access, allocation of risks, regulatory and...


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Contract Operations & Maintenance: Is it right for you?

Summary Contract Operations & Maintenance (COM) or “outsourcing” of Power, thermal energy (heating & cooling), water treatment & distribution and wastewater collection & treatment often generates emotional reactions amongst stakeholders - facility staff, owners, the public and...


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International District Energy - New Approaches with Application to the US

Summary DK Energy US is expanding by drawing on the global experience of its parent, Electricite de France (Groupe EDF), which has developed and operated district energy/CCHP and CHP solutions around the world. DK's strategy in the US is to grow through acquisition of energy efficiency, CHP and...


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New CHP & Microgrid Business Models Driven By a Changing Energy Market

Summary The major changes taking place in today’s energy market and focus on distributed generation are driving some innovative business models to implement CHP plants and microgrids. Examples include utility ownership, energy savings contracts, and development funding. Distributed generation...


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Oval Village DEU Private Public Partnership, A Success Story, What's Next

Summary LIEC (a municipal corporation) and Corix (a private utility) created a 30-year private-public partnership to develop a low carbon district energy system. Corix designs, builds, finances and operates the system, LIEC owns and manages the infrastructure, and the City of Richmond’s Council...


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ADB holds forum to underline innovative technology in clean energy future for Asia

Xinhua Net Summary Technology and innovation can play a significant role in Asia and the Pacific's push towards a low-carbon energy future, with the potential to provide countries in the region with universal access to cleaner and more affordable energy sources, according to participants of an...

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Behind the meter: Duquesne Light and Peoples duke it out over utility rates, regulators and more

Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Summary Last month, when California regulators decreed that every new house built in that state shall be topped with solar panels, David Fisfis took notice. “In theory, Duquesne Light would like to be in support of [something like] that,” said the utility...

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Villanova Gets $965K For Energy Use Reduction Project: Gov Wolf

Max Bennett, Radnor Patch Summary A project on Villanova University's campus to reduce the school's energy usage is getting funding boost, according to an announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf's office. Wolf's office announced nine new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority ...