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DOE Announces Winners of Solar District Cup

Electrical Wholesaling Summary On April 27, the Department of Energy announced the winners of its Solar District Cup, a competition that challenges teams of college students to design innovative, cost-efficient distributed energy systems for a district, a group of buildings with a common...


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Energy Department Opens Geothermal Manufacturing Prize

EERE News Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the opening of the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize (Geothermal Prize). Designed to spur innovation and address manufacturing challenges fundamental to operating in harsh geothermal environments, this prize further...


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Funding Opportunity Announcement - DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Advanced Manufacturing Office

Summary View the Notice of Intent and submission instructions here . Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a funding...


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You’re Invited! Help choose the Solar District Cup 2020 Industry Choice Winner

U.S. Department of Energy Summary You’re invited to participate in the selection of the Industry Choice winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup 2020 Competition Event ! Over the 2019/2020 academic school year, collegiate students have worked on developing creative solar...


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U.S. Army Receives Funding to Explore Geothermal District Heating Option

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $5 million in funding for 11 federal agency projects to catalyze the adoption of energy and water efficiency and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the Federal Government. As the...


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DOE Releases “Energy Efficiency and Energy Security Benefits of District Energy” Report

Summary In FY 2018, the Senate Appropriations Committee directed the US Department of Energy (DOE) “to collaborate with industry to submit a report to Congress … that assesses the potential energy efficiency and energy security gains to be realized with district energy systems.” IDEA worked...


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Abu Dhabi introduces district cooling regulations

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary Abu Dhabi Government has become the first administration in the Middle East to set up a complete integrated regulations system for district cooling. The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) made the announcement after the policy was rubberstamped by...


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NuScale and Partner Universities Win Department of Energy Grants for Reactor Simulators

Business Wire Summary PORTLAND, Ore.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--NuScale Power today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded three grants to support the installation of a NuScale reactor plant simulator at each of Oregon State University, Texas A&M University...


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New Jersey Prepares for Second Round of Microgrid Funding

Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary New Jersey expects to begin accepting applications in November for its second round of microgrid funding, part of a program that already has 13 towns studying the feasibility of microgrids. As a precursor, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities...


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DOE begins development of North American 'energy resilience model'

Utility Dive Summary OE Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker has prioritized the development of NAERM, which he describes as a "first-of-its-kind tool" to improve energy resilience and national security. "The ultimate goal of the project is to provide real-time situational awareness and...