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National Energy Technology Laboratory Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Pittsburgh

Summary The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. NETL has a 100-year legacy of discovering safe, affordable ways to extract and use energy resources, from...

Pittsburgh MOU Story_Formatted.pdf


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U.S. District Energy Services Market Characterization

Summary In a district energy system, a central plant or plants produce steam, hot water, or chilled water, which is then pumped through a network of insulated pipes to provide space heating, cooling, and/or hot water for nearby connected customer buildings. The U.S. Energy Information...

U.S. District Energy Services Market Characterization.pdf


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Distributed Generation Valuation and Compensation

AC Orrell, JS Homer, Y Tang, U.S. Department of Energy Summary The adoption of distributed generation has different implications for system owners, utilities, utility customers, and the community. As such, distributed generation can be valued differently by different stakeholders. This white...

DG Valuation and Compensation White Paper-PNNL.pdf


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ComEd approved to build one of first microgrid clusters in the nation

Press release, Business Wire CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today approved ComEd’s plan to construct one of the first utility-scale microgrid clusters in the nation in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The project, which has...


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DOE Announces $10 Million for CHP Technology Research to Provide Cost-Effective Support to the Electric Grid

Press Release, Department of Energy Today, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced up to $10 million to conduct research and development activities to further the utilization of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) specifically designed to...


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Experts say electric system resiliency efforts should focus on customer impact

Bill Yingling, DailyEnergyInsider Summary WASHINGTON – Regulators traditionally evaluate investments in the electric grid for their impact on reliability, which generally means their value in helping to keep the lights on. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is asking if it needs to...


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Powelson: Input from PJM, ISO-NE states critical to FERC resilience docket

Gavin Bade, UtilityDive Summary Input from states in the PJM and ISO-New England markets will be critical to winning approval at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for any plan to enhance the resilience of the nation's power sector, Commissioner Robert Powelson said Monday. Powelson...


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Report: Trump budget seeks 72% cut to DOE clean energy research

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary The Trump administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 will include a 72% cut to clean energy research at the Department of Energy, The Washington Post reports. The budget proposal would reportedly cut funding for the DOE's Office of Energy...



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Integrated Modeling Tool for Regulators

Distribution Grid Locational Performance Modeling: Developing a Foundational Integrated Modeling Tool For Regulators - Proof of concept and prototype Summary This report presents the results of the first phase of a multi-phased project to develop an Integrated Modeling Tool for Regulators (IMT...

IMT Report.pdf