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Siemens to design self-sufficient microgrid in Finland

Renewables Now Summary German engineering group Siemens AG has won a contract to design and engineer a self-sufficient smart medium-voltage microgrid in Finland for local district heating firm Lempäälän Energia Oy. The Lemene project calls for the installation of a grid in the Marjamäki...


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Saint Paul is on the Cutting Edge of Decarbonization

Jeff Harder, USGBC Summary O nce upon a time, coal was king in Saint Paul, Minnesota, creating steam that traveled through a network of underground pipes and tunnels to illuminate and heat downtown. The underlying infrastructure, known as a district energy system, had been around for a...


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Empower participates in 109th IDEA conference in Canada

MEP Middle East The panel titled "Global Impact" highlighted Dubai’s achievements in the district cooling industry, its solutions and innovations. Summary hmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, is taking part in the "Global Industry Leaders Plenary...


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RMF Engineering Announces Leadership Transition

Press Release, RMF Engineering Baltimore - RMF Engineering announced today that Kenneth E. Pitz has been named President and CEO of the full-service engineering firm. Pitz will succeed Duane Pinnix , who will remain with the firm as a Principal and member of the Board of Directors. The...


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Empowers renews commitment to support global efforts to protect the environment

Press Release, Zawya Ahmad Bin Shafar : We rely on sustainable and responsible operational processes to meet the vision of our wise leadership in achieving sustainable development and green economy Dubai, UAE: On World Environment Day, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation ...


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Empower Signs MoU with Wasl to Provide 3,900 RT of District Cooling Services to its 'Wasl Tower'

Press Release, Empower HE Hesham Al Qassim and Mr. Ahmad Bin Shafar signing the agreement, Photo Courtesy of Empower Hesham Al Qassem: The new agreement helps to strengthen our commitment to green building standards and to preserve Dubai's environment Ahmad Bin Shafar : Empower aims...


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TECO Turns 40

Press Release, Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) On May 30, 1978, Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) in Houston became the proud owner of the chilled-water and steam system serving buildings on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus. Now – in 2018 – TECO turns 40 , marking an important milestone in...


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Empower takes part in the 4th Annual Partners Meeting of UN Environment's Global 'District Energy in Cities' initiative in Copenhagen

Press Release, Zawya Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO: The meeting is a platform to review the latest steps and technologies adopted by the cities in district cooling solutions. Dubai, UAE: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider...


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New UMaine energy proposal calls for biomass, solar

Tux Turkel, Press Herald Summary The University of Maine in Orono would get much of its heat and electricity from an on-campus Renewable Energy Center fueled by locally harvested wood and a huge solar array, according to a plan being negotiated by the university system and Honeywell...


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Con Edison CEO: Smart Meters, Technology and Renewables Will Improve Service to Customers

Press Release, Globe Newswire NEW YORK, May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Edison, Inc., (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED ) Chairman and CEO John McAvoy told a shareholder audience that smart meters, technology investments, and increased integration of renewables will improve service to...