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Alectra Utilities CEO: 'Someone's going to cannibalize our business — it may as well be us'

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Canadian electricity provider Alectra Utilities is living a distributed energy reality most U.S. utilities can only dream of. Formed early this year through the merger of four municipal utilities outside of Toronto, Alectra is now the second-largest...

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Researchers look to revive 3,500-year-old technology to take on energy storage

CleanTech Canada Summary CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Engineers are coming at the energy storage problem from every angle imaginable—from supersized batteries and molten salt, to biomimicry and underwater balloons. A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology drawing inspiration...

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Demand-Side Management Strategies for Campus Labs: Penn State Case Study

Summary This presentation outlines the benefits of implementing energy efficiency measures and demand side management in campus labs by examining activities at Penn State University. Speakers Tim Burkhalter, Burns & McDonnell Blake Ellis, Burns & McDonnell #PennState ...

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How Does Thermal Energy Storage Reach Scale?

Greentech Media, Julian Spector Summary A vital technology for securing deep greenhouse gas reductions exists and works well, but still hasn't achieved widespread deployment. Thermal energy storage has succeeded in the field for decades. Precooling an insulated vat of liquid can chop an...

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Economic Optimization

Summary This workshop focuses on the integration of distributed energy resources into the grid by way of microgrids. Speaker Robert Welch, Schneider Electric #EnergyEfficiency #MeteringandControls #DemandResponse #NorthAmerica #Workshop #UnitedStates #2016 #Microgrids ...


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Integrated Energy and Utility Master Planning at University of Utah

Summary This presentation will explore the integration of building energy efficiency and demand reduction into the long-term strategic utility plan for University of Utah's Health Sciences Campus. Benefits and techniques of utilizing energy efficiency as a utility system asset at a campus...


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Princeton University 4,500 Ton Steam Turbine Chiller Control Panel Retrofit For Optimal Chiller/Turbine Control

Summary Princeton University replaced the OEM chiller control panel on its Carrier 17DA 4,500 ton steam turbine chiller. The chiller is the main ‘work horse’ of the central energy plant at Princeton University. The upgraded control panel provides improved operating capabilities and increased...


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EPA NESHAP Compliance for Standby Generator System at York Hospital

Summary The EPA's 2010 decision to promulgate 40-CFR-60 will require all stationary engine generators that participate in non-emergency operation as defined by the EPA within the rule to become "RICE NESHAPs Compliant." The presentation will examine 7.5MW of Tier 4 backup diesel generator...


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Warning of DER contributing to two tier energy system in Australia

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy August 1, 2017 Summary A report by the Australian Council of Social Service has pointed to the negative influence of decentralized energy sources on the country’s household bills. The Guardian reports that the service in conjunction with the...

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Gas plant makers embrace batteries with hybrid machines

Peter Maloney, SmartCities Dive July 26, 2017 Summary New offerings from turbine manufacturers are blurring the line in the debate about whether or not an energy storage facility can replace gas-fired peaking plants. Earlier this month, Wartsila signed a memorandum of understanding with...