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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...

District_Cooling_Services_Supply_Code.pdf


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Factsheet: The Need for Standby Rate Reform to Support CHP Deployment

Summary Though combined heat and power (CHP) systems are known for their ability to operate in “island mode” independently of the central grid, they occasionally need to interconnect for supplemental or backup power during either scheduled or unscheduled outages. Utilities implement standby...

SBR-Factsheet_5.15.18.pdf



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U.S. District Energy Services Market Characterization

Summary In a district energy system, a central plant or plants produce steam, hot water, or chilled water, which is then pumped through a network of insulated pipes to provide space heating, cooling, and/or hot water for nearby connected customer buildings. The U.S. Energy Information...

U.S. District Energy Services Market Characterization.pdf


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Distributed Generation Valuation and Compensation

AC Orrell, JS Homer, Y Tang, U.S. Department of Energy Summary The adoption of distributed generation has different implications for system owners, utilities, utility customers, and the community. As such, distributed generation can be valued differently by different stakeholders. This white...

DG Valuation and Compensation White Paper-PNNL.pdf


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The Business Council for Sustainable Energy Brief: Combined Heat and Power – A High-Efficiency, Sustainable Energy Solution

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy Summary The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is pleased to share the findings from the recently released 2018 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. This brief focuses on the deployment trends and sustainability benefits of combined heat and...

BCSE Brief - CHP A High Efficiency Sustainable Energy Solution.pdf


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Reliability, Resilience and the Oncoming Wave of Retiring Baseload Units

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Summary This study examines power plant performance at elevated demand requirements during the explosive cyclogenesis cold weather event, now known as the “Bomb Cyclone (BC),” the winter storm that highlighted a period of deep freeze blanketing...

Reliability, Resilience and the Oncoming Wave of Retiring Baseload Units, NETL Report.pdf


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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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Integrated Modeling Tool for Regulators

Distribution Grid Locational Performance Modeling: Developing a Foundational Integrated Modeling Tool For Regulators - Proof of concept and prototype Summary This report presents the results of the first phase of a multi-phased project to develop an Integrated Modeling Tool for Regulators (IMT...

IMT Report.pdf