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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in the...


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New York cogen plant to close as REC contract expires

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A cogeneration plant in New York state is set to close after its contract to sell renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) expires. ReEnergy’s 22 MW biomass-fired plant...


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New York's REV Connect matches innovation with real-world utility needs

New York REV, Utility Dive Summary Today, the U.S. electric grid system is evolving faster than ever before. More distributed generation and storage options are becoming cost competitive, and physical infrastructure is increasingly coupled with a digital network of sensors and analytics...


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Building Resiliency Task Force Report

Summary The Building Resiliency Task Force Report provides 33 actionable proposals for making New York buildings and residents better prepared for the next extreme weather event. Convened in 2013 at the request of the City of New York following Superstorm Sandy, 200-plus task force...

2013_brtf_summaryreport_0.pdf


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MRC Comments on NY Ratemaking Report

On October 26, 2015, the MRC filed comments on the New York Public Service Commission's Track 2 Staff White Paper on Ratemaking and Utility Business Models, in relation to the agency's Reforming the Energy Vision (NYREV) initiative. The MRC's Comments were highlighted in the October 28, 2015...

MRC Comments to Track 2 Staff White Paper 10.27.15.pdf


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MRC Comments on NY's Order Adopting Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plan

On May 1, 2015, the MRC filed comments on the New York Public Service Commission's Order Adopting Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plan, in relation to the agency's NY REV initiative. For a summary of the Coalition's NY REV recommendations, which provide useful guidance for...

MRC Comments- Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation 5.1.15.pdf


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MRC Summary of NY PSC REV Proceeding Recommendations

The Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) recently filed comments relating to the implementation and regulation of microgrids with the New York Public Service Commission in its Renewing the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding. Those comments are summarized in the attached document and provide useful...

MRC Summary of NY PSC REV Proceeding.pdf


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NY Prize and Transit Oriented Microgrids

Summary Public transit is the backbone of the modern economy, and it relies on total availability of grid services. When Superstorm Sandy impacted NYC, many such services were lost as water and wind overwhelmed the system and severely curtailed routine and emergency transit. The Amtrak NYC...

3. Hanlin_ ransit Oriented Microgrids.pdf


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Financial and Engineering Case Study: A Two-Sided Platform Business Model for Microgrids Using Existing CHP Facilities in Brookyn and Queens

Summary The presentation will introduce a power electronics platform for microgrid-to-macrogrid interconnection, communications and control and a real options microgrid financial optimization model. Both use open source off-the-shelf technologies that have been peer-reviewed for IEEE...

8A.2_Warner.pdf

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NY Prize State 2: Update

Summary The NY Prize is a first-in-the-nation competition to help communities create microgrids - standalone energy systems that can operate independently in the event of a power outage. The first stage of the NY Prize offered support up to $100,000 for feasibility studies, with 83 winners...

6A.1_Bourgeois.pdf