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Army Energy Resilience Efforts Recognized at Annual Department of Energy Awards Ceremony

J.E. "Jack" Surash, U.S. Army Acting DASA (E&S) Jack Surash delivers remarks at the 2017 FEMP Awards Ceremony (Photo: U.S. Army) Summary WASHINGTON - Each year, the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recognizes the outstanding achievements of federal...

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Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Combined Heat and Power Technologies

Press Release, US Department of Energy WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $25 million for a selected eight organizations to further the installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. The use of CHP can...

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Why DOE’s Plan Won’t Create a Resilient Grid. But What Might…

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A funny thing happened on the way to creating a more resilient grid in the United States. Rather than promoting technologies that actually do this – like microgrids – the Department of Energy (DOE) is pushing old-style generators that are part of the...

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US Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Programs for CHP Projects at Airports, Hospitals and Universities

Speakers Brendan Bell, Loan Program Office, U.S. Department of Energy #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #BusinessModelsandFinancing


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Technical Assistance for Industrial, Federal, Commercial and Institutional CHP Systems

Speakers Isaac Panzarella, U.S. Department of Energy Southeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #CHP #DepartmentofEnergy #Feasibility #CHPTAP #Screening


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The US Department of Energy’s National Wind Technology Center (NWTC): Research Facility Provides Insight to the Future of Microgrids

Summary The NWTC, located near Boulder, Colorado, is the nation’s premier site for testing the integration of renewable energysources into large and small electrical grids. An array of facilities enable researchers to simulate specific grid conditions and the NWTC’s “virtual grid” allows...

3C.3_Sandblom, McDade.pdf

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Microgrid/Smartgrid Research Facility: Scope, Hazards Analysis and Research Focus

Summary This one of a kind facility broke new ground in terms of renewable energy systems integration. Problems solved included new frontiers on energy included DC arc flash and DC component sourcing. Lessons learned included pioneering of SCADA system allowing for flexibility/optimization of...

6B.1_Krause, Sereno.pdf

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Red Light, Green Light: Obstacles and Successes of Recent District Energy Systems with Combined Heat and Power

Summary District energy (DE) with combined heat and power (CHP) offers many potential benefits to college and university campuses, including energy cost savings and reduced CO2 emissions. At the same time, a potential DE-CHP system may look promising initially but be thwarted due to several...

2B.2_Johnstone, Kolwey_FINAL.pdf

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Energy Department Invests Up to $50 Million to Improve the Resilience and Security of the Nation's Critical Energy Infrastructure

Press Release, U.S. Department of Energy Washington, D.C. – Today (Sept. 12), the Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing awards of up to $50 million to DOE’s National Laboratories to support early stage research and development of next-generation tools and technologies to further improve the...

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DOE report blames natural gas for closures

Hannah Northey and Peter Behr , E&E News Summary A long-awaited Energy Department staff report on electricity markets and reliability singles out natural gas — not renewables or environmental regulations — as the leading driver of coal plant closures in this decade, challenging the...