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Anaergia officially opens latest CHP System generating renewable energy

Recycling Product News Summary Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility in Escondido, California utilizing digester gas from the wastewater treatment process to generate renewable electricity and heat for the facility's operations. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held November 7 to mark the...

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How Taylor Farms is sowing the seeds for energy independence

Heather Clancy, GreenBiz Summary The not-so-little dirty secret of many "cleaner" cogeneration technologies available to companies today (cleaner than coal or diesel, that is) is that they’re powered by natural gas. Increasingly, I’m hearing about installations where renewables coexist with...

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California Gov. Brown Signs Microgrid Bill into Law

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Photo of Gov. Jerry Brown courtesy of newsroom California Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday signed into law a microgrid bill (SB 1339) that is expected to boost project development in the state and perhaps nationally. Sponsored by Sen....

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California state universities commit to 100% clean energy by 2025

Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary Dive Brief: California's public university system announced in earlier this month a commitment to 100% clean electricity supplies by 2025 , 20 years ahead of the goal that the state recently enacted. The University of California (UC), comprised of...

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Presolicitation Notice: Microgrid System at Fort Hunter Liggett, CA

Summary The Government anticipates issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) with the intent of awarding a Firm-Fixed Price construction contract for the Microgrid System at Fort Hunter Liggett, California (FHL). The U.S Army Garrison Ft. Hunter Liggett, California (FHL) was previously...

Presolicitation Notice-Fort Hunter Liggett Base Microgrid.pdf

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Unnecessary complexity? Assessing New York and California's landmark DER proceedings

Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive Summary The nation-leading New York and California regulatory proceedings to create a marketplace opportunity for renewable and distributed generation have become almost encyclopedic in their complexity. This assessment has been reinforced to Utility Dive by...

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Zero Capital Chiller Plant and Parasitic Load Optimization

Summary The UCSF CHP Plant was challenged to make significant operational efficiency improvements toward achieving the overall Campus carbon reduction goals of UCSF. Through a full plant equipment operations study by the O&M Team, improvements were identified and implemented using...


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Thermal Energy Storage "Down Under"

Summary This presentation will include an overview of the 2 million gallon chilled water TES tank project at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. This is a unique TES application because the chilled water tank is fully buried under the student parking lot. The presentation will...


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California Regulators OK Closing State's Last Nuclear Plant

Associated Press, Power Engineering Summary SAN FRANCISCO — California utility regulators have approved an agreement to retire the state's last nuclear power plant. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Thursday to ratify a 2016 deal to mothball the Diablo Canyon...

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MRC Comments on Draft Roadmap to Commercializing Microgrids in CA

On November 13, 2017, the MRC filed comments to the Draft Roadmap for Commercializing Microgrids in California presented on October 2, 2017, in the California Energy Commission Docket 16-EPIC-01. #MRC #LocalPolicy #California #MRCNews #PolicyandRegulation

MRC Comments on Draft Roadmap to Commercializing Microgrids in California 11.13.17.pdf