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President's Message 4th Quarter 2018

Many people know IDEA from attending our conferences. Of course, when you do something for 109 years running, you would hope to build a solid reputation. I am proud of the effort our team puts into planning and executing our conferences and workshops. They may look like a duck gliding across the...


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IDEA District Energy Industry White Paper

This report provides a summary characterizing the district energy industry in North America. Published August 2005 and underwritten by Enwave Energy Systems. Summary The fundamental idea of district energy is simple but powerful: connect multiple heating and cooling energy users (buildings)...

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President's Message 3rd Quarter 2018

From District Energy Magazine, Third Quarter, 2018 The theme for IDEA2018 in Vancouver was “Local Solutions, Global Impact,” and the outcome of the 109th annual conference clearly bore that out. Nearly 800 attendees from 22 countries, six provinces, 37 states and 256 cities provided a range...

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Washington D.C. Airport Demonstrates Need for Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Microgrid

Paige Davis, IDEA Eight months ago, almost to the day, IDEA published an article in response to a power outage and grid failure that affected Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Today there is a sense of déjà vu as another major US airport is affected by a power outage, this...

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Another Good IDEA

Introduced in March at the CampusEnergy 2018 conference, A Good IDEA is a community outreach program inspired and led by IDEA staff and their passion to improve the quality of life in our local community as well as those communities that we visit during our conferences. Throughout our nearly...

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Plus points stacking up for district cooling

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Rob Thornton, President and CEO of the International District Energy Association has been working in the district energy industry since 1987 and has never seen it so active and vibrant. Around the globe, there is active investment,...


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CampusEnergy2018: "Sharing Solutions, Sustaining Our Future"

Peter Myers, IDEA Conference photos Pure Light Images. Energy levels ran high throughout the week of March 5-9 as IDEA convened its 31st Annual Campus Energy Conference, “Sharing Solutions, Sustaining Our Future” at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, MD, attracting a record number of 981...

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A Good IDEA, Serving Our Communities With More Than Just Energy!

Paige Davis, IDEA Throughout our nearly 110 year history, IDEA and our members are and have always been committed to providing and promoting efficient, reliable, environmentally sound energy to our cities, campuses and communities. Now with the introduction of A Good IDEA we are proud to say...

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Industry Sign-on Letter in Opposition to HR 4476

Rob Thornton, IDEA Legislation is being considered in the US House of Representatives (H.R. 4476 – “PURPA Modernization Act of 2017”) which would significantly limit use of Qualifying Facility (QF) status under the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Although the intent of this...

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