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IDEA Letter to Duke Administration Outlining CHP Experience of Peer Campuses

In 2016 Duke University announced plans to build a new Combined Heat and Power plant in partnership with Duke Energy on their main campus in Durham. Since the announcement, the university has faced some opposition largely related to concerns around fuel sources and potential environmental...

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Serbia in talks with Germany's KfW over funding of biomass project

Radomir Ralev, Renewables Now Summary Serbia's government is in talks with German development bank KfW over funding options for a project for converting up to 30 district heating plants from fossil fuels to biomass, an official of German international cooperation agency GIZ has said. "This is...


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Duluth steam plant to burn biofuel

Peter Passi, Duluth News Tribune The Duluth steam plant (News Tribune file photo) Summary Duluth's steam plant will be swapping out coal and natural gas for biofuel in the near future. Earlier this week, the Duluth City Council authorized Duluth Energy Systems to enter into a five-year...


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Feds prequalify consortiums to bid on heating and cooling modernization program

Ottawa Business Journal Summary The federal government has narrowed the field of companies vying for a 30-year contract to upgrade and operate the massive system that heats and cools more than 80 buildings in the National Capital Region. On Friday, Public Services and Procurement Canada said...


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Understanding the Complexities to Successfully Convert a Stoker-Fed Coal-Fired Boiler to Natural Gas

Summary Overview of engineering study that determined changes required to maintain original boiler performance. Review the project progress as the changes occurred. Identify the areas to pay attention to. Discuss redundancy and back up requirements. Sizing and replacing the ID Fan plus adding...

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Donostia heat network upgraded

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary A district heat network in the Bera Bera district of Donostia , (also known as San Sebastian) is to be upgraded. The neighborhood will improve its hot water and heating network and connect it with homes in neigbouring Pagola. 600 homes...


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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...