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Editorial: Power plant a smart move for MUSC

The Post and Courier Summary Making the Medical University of South Carolina more self-sufficient makes Charleston more resilient. So we like the idea of MUSC installing a gas-fired turbine to generate electricity and steam for its downtown campus. The cogeneration power plant, which...

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Bill calls to bury all powerlines in South Carolina cities, towns

Anne Emerson, ABC 4 NEWS Summary CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Thousands lost power in the Lowcountry on Thursday when gusty winds and driving rain stormed through the area. It happens during nearly every strong storm in South Carolina, but a state lawmaker wants to bury that problem. South...

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Shaw Industries Further Reduces Carbon Footprint with Combined Heat & Power Plant at South Carolina Carpet Fiber Facility

Press Release, PRWeb DALTON, GA. AND COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has completed the construction of a cogeneration Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant at its Columbia, S.C. fiber production facility. The CHP, which began operating in May 2018, will reduce the plant...

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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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Evolving from Standby Diesel Generators to Microgrids

Summary Colleges, universities and military installations often include multiple standby diesel gensets (SDGs) that provide building-specific backup power when the main utility feeds to the campus fail. These assets are very expensive to install, operate and maintain, yet their primary...


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Shaw to Build Cogeneration Plant at Columbia, SC Fiber Facility

Floor Daily Summary Columbia, SC, September 18, 2017-Shaw has committed to building a cogeneration, Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant, at its Columbia, South Carolina fiber production facility. The electric power plant will provide electricity for the plant and utilize the waste ...

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Eclipse Shines Light On ‘Smart Grid’ Technologies At Clemson University

Press Release, The Newsstand CLEMSON — The historic eclipse that will cut across the nation on Aug. 21 will give Clemson University researchers and industry collaborators a chance to study what happens when solar panels suddenly quit generating energy. The research underscores one of 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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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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Clemson University's Self-Healing Grid

Summary Underground, out of sight, and often ignored, the campus electrical infrastructure is a vital component of reliable campus operations. This presentation will discuss converting Clemson’s aged infrastructure into a state of the art self-healing microgrid based on intelligent switches to...