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End to End Chilled Water Optimization at the Merck West Point Site

Summary A discussion on how the Merck West Point site is utilizing a variety of strategies to optimize the central chilled water system while reducing building demand. Approaches included chiller plant optimization, real time hydraulic distribution monitoring, active building monitoring, master...


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Innovation, ingenuity and new smart energy systems

Steve Hodgson, Decentralized Energy Summary In many parts of the world, electricity systems have already moved some way from centralized systems that simply distributed power one way from large and remote generating stations, through transmission and distribution grids to consumers. But new,...

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Was 2017 the Year Global Energy Giants Went All-In on the Distributed Energy Revolution?

Jeff St. John, Greentech Media Summary It's been an interesting year for mergers and acquisitions in the distributed energy space, with some unexpected developments. We haven't seen the same massive M&A deals of years past, such as GE’s purchase of Alstom or Honeywell’s acquisition of...

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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...

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California Solar Spike Leads to Negative CAISO Real-Time Prices in March

Robert Walton, Utility Dive April 10, 2017 Summary There is more evidence that the rapid growth of renewable energy is causing upheavals in organized power markets. Power prices in CAISO plummeted last month, at times going negative, compared with average prices from $14/MWh to $45/MWh...