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Duke delays construction of proposed power plant indefinitely

The Chronicle Summary Duke has decided to delay construction indefinitely of a proposed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, the University announced Friday. Instead, the University will pursue opportunities to employ biogas and other fuels for its energy. The proposed plant has drawn ...


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IDEA Letter to Duke Administration Outlining CHP Experience of Peer Campuses

In 2016 Duke University announced plans to build a new Combined Heat and Power plant in partnership with Duke Energy on their main campus in Durham. Since the announcement, the university has faced some opposition largely related to concerns around fuel sources and potential environmental...

IDEA Letter to Duke Administration Outlining CHP Experience of Peer Campuses.pdf


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In North Carolina, lots of hog waste — but can it scale as an energy source?

Elizabeth Outz, Energy News Network PHOTO BY Kansas State University Summary A new project is helping Duke Energy meet a mandate to generate a small portion of its power from pig waste. The molecules combusted at a North Carolina power plant now include some that originated not from...


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Utility CHP ownership – a new partnership

This article was featured in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine . Investor-owned utilities have a unique opportunity to partner with clients to deploy efficient, resilient and economical CHP capacity. Over the past five to 10 years the energy and power industry in the U.S....


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Lessons Learned From Field Implementation of Three Utility Microgrids at Duke Energy

Summary In the last three years, Duke Energy designed, commissioned and implemented two low inertia microgrids within its distribution system with the ability to island seamlesly without a blackstart. In addition to using the commercially off the shelf available power distribution devices and...

3B.1_Handley.pdf


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Community Energy and Microgrid Ownership Models

Summary This workshop focuses on the experience that Duke University had building and operating their own CHP plant. Speaker Aurel Selezeanu, Duke University #CampusEnergy #Workshop #DukeUniversity #UnitedStates #NorthCarolina #EnergyEfficiency #DukeEnergy #Microgrids ...

WS2.2_Selezeanu.pdf


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Siemens starts field tests of high efficiency GT technology

Modern Power Systems Augsut 8, 2017 Summary Siemens, a member of IDEA, has started field trials of its next generation gas turbine technology. Following component testing and prototype testing in its own facilities, the company is now pursuing validation under real field conditions with the...


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The Power of Collaboration on CHP: Benefits of Utility Ownership of CHP as a Base Load Resource at Key Customer Sites

Summary Combined heat and power (CHP) is the most efficient method of generating power on the planet. Even so, utilities have traditionally not evaluated or deployed CHP as a supply resource, often viewing it as a competing, customer-owned resource which should be avoided. Today, some...

3B.1_Duvall.pdf

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Utility Ownership of Combined Heat & Power Plant at Duke University

Summary This workshop session presents an overview of Duke University's energy system, specifically details the CHP plant on campus, discusses the benefits and challenges working with a utility and touches upon campus-town relations. Speaker Russell Thompson, Duke University #CHP #2017 ...

Thompson_FOR WEB.pdf


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Hurdle Cleared for Duke Energy's Clemson Plant as Environmental Objections are Withdrawn

John Downey, Triangle Business Journal May 8, 2017 Summary The Clemson City Council has withdrawn its regulatory challenge to Duke Energy’s contract to sell steam to Clemson University now that the university has moved the proposed power plant away from two residential neighborhoods. The...