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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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 ...

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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...

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North Carolina Regulators Approve Solar Microgrid in Smokies

Elizabeth Ouzts, Southeast Energy News April 7, 2017 Summary Duke Energy got the official go-ahead Thursday for a renewable energy project that’s drawing praise from some of its most frequent critics. The “microgrid” system, atop Mount Sterling in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,...

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