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Summary A microgrid is a regionally limited energy system of distributed energy resources, consumers and optionally storage. A microgrid optimizes the benefits of distributed generation including power quality and reliability, sustainability and economic benefits. The most important feature of...


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Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (APS) in Massachusetts

Summary The Massachusetts Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (APS) is a mandatory market-based program which requires that a fraction of the electricity sold by the state's Retail Electricity Suppliers be generated using Alternative Energy technologies. Among the APS eligible technologies in...


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Methods for optimized design and management of CHP systems for district heating networks (DHN)

Summary The paper analyzes some of the problems connected with the design, construction and management of cogeneration plants for district heating networks (CHP-DHN). Although the advantages of cogeneration systems compared with conventional ones for separate energy production, one of the...

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District Cooling Services Supply Code

Summary Under the District Cooling Act, EMA has issued the District Cooling Services Supply Code for the regulation of activities and conduct in the district cooling. The Code sets out the minimum standards of performance that must be met in the provision of district cooling services. The...


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District heating shows lower total socio-economic cost in future energy system

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Graph: Aalborg University Summary What would the economic impact on a future energy system be if one were to unlock the full solar thermal potential in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Italy? According to a study conducted by Aalborg University as part of...

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Potential of district cooling in hot and humid climates

This paper was published in Applied Energy, Volume 208 and made available online October 23, 2017. Summary Efficiently utilizing energy that is currently being wasted can significantly increase energy efficiency of the system, as well as reduce the carbon footprint. In hot climates with...

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Combined Heat and Power: Reaping the Benefits of Changed Market Conditions

Summary Conventional wisdom has long held that the most cost-effective and reliable source of energy is the utility grid — arguably humanity’s largest and most complex machine. Although many hospitals and other critical facilities would prefer to control their destinies by generating their own...