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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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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in the...

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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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Chair's Update 1st Quarter 2018

I am sure you’ve noticed time does not wait for anyone; it just keeps ticking forward as we move through the seasons. From my perspective – as I am sure from yours – the demands on our time are continually stressed by the variety of changes and multitude of new things occurring around us....

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President's Message 1st Quarter 2018

One area that has long frustrated me, and many others in IDEA, has been the treatment of and consideration for district energy and combined heat and power in U.S. military base installations. Time and again, we have heard of bases electing to disaggregate district heating systems as part of an...

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District Energy Magazine - Latest issue now online

IDEA is pleased to bring you the latest issue of District Energy magazine, now available online . Our cover story, Powering the future from remains of the past , features the new CHP plant at the University of Minnesota, a facility many of you toured while it was under construction...

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Submissions for the CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest are in!

CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest There is no doubt that students are aware of the need to conserve water, to turn off lights when they aren't in the room and to recycle waste materials. But do they know the vital role that their campus' district energy system plays in their college or...

Tufts Energy Conference

What is the Tufts Energy Conference? The Tufts Energy Conference is an annual event that brings together professionals, students, and experts from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to discuss critical global energy issues. The conference is organized entirely by students from a broad...

 02-02-2018 12:30 - 02-03-2018 15:30 ET
 Medford MA

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Microgrid 2.0 Call For Presentations Now Open

The International District Energy Association seeks presentations for the Microgrid 2.0 Conference in Baltimore, MD, October 29-31, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore. Microgrids are playing a transformative role in the evolution of the utility industry, providing key customer benefits like...


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CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest

IDEA is proud to announce our 7th annual CampusEnergy Student Video Contest! Launched in 2012, this contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video (under 3 minutes) about their campus energy plant , focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power ...

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