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Powering the future from remains of the past

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine Facing a boiler capacity shortage, the University of Minnesota rehabilitated a retired, antiquated steam plant into a model of modern efficiency and sustainability. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities...


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University of Minnesota shows off its new combined heat and power plant

Peter Myers, IDEA An interview with Jerome Malmquist, Director, Energy Management, University of Minnesota at a recent media tour of the new CHP plant. Photo: Peter Myers, IDEA A deteriorated, decommissioned 104-year-old heating plant on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus has...

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Modernized Tor di Valle District Heating Plant in Rome Completed Ahead of Schedule with Advanced and Efficient Technologies

Press Release, Web Wire GE ( NYSE: GE ) and CEFLA SC have completed ahead of schedule - and by applying advanced and efficient technologies - the modernization of the ACEA Tor di Valle CHP plant in Rome featuring two of GE’s Jenbacher* J920 FleXtra gas engines. The combined heat and power ...


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German town boosts district heating system with gas engine upgrade

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A German town has invested in a boost for its district heating system with an order or for a new gas engine. The municipal utility for the town of Schwäbisch Hall in southern Germany has awarded a contract to MAN Diesel & Turbo for supply of...


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Coast Guard Academy begins 1st major energy savings upgrade

The Middletown Press Summary NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has begun its first major upgrade to save on energy and replace aging utilities at the 85-year-old Connecticut campus. The New London-based academy launched the $72.6 million project Monday. It says that's the...


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Committee OKs chilled water plant expansion, steam plant plans

Penn State News Summary Continued support of Penn State’s sustainability efforts was again validated today (Nov. 9) through the approval of plans and funding for an expansion to the North Campus Chilled Water facility by the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital...


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Gensets commissioned at new cogen district heating plant in Italy

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Two gas-fired gensets have been installed and commissioned at a new district heating plant in Italy. The gensets from Centrax Gas Turbines will provide 3.9 MW each for Italian utility Hera’s state-of-the-art cogeneration plant in Bologna,...


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$5.3M project to renovate power system for flagship campus among items approved by Texas A&M System Board of Regents

Steve Kuhlmann, The Eagle Summary Among the items approved Thursday at the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents' meeting was a project to renovate the heat and power system on the flagship campus and the hiring of a new president for Prairie View A&M University The...


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Comprehensive Electric Distribution Master Planning at NC State University

Summary Like many universities, North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) on-going, essential campus expansion resulted in numerous unplanned modifications to the electrical distribution system. Safely aligning the resultant system for balancing load flow or facilitating equipment maintenance...

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University of Virginia: Energy and Utility Master Plan and Cogeneration Study

Summary In response to campus growth, the existing campus utility systems were expanded and extended to the point where additional planning was necessary to address not only the future growth plans of the university, but also more stringent environmental regulations, energy supply challenges,...

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