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The Empower Command Control Center’s enterprise-level SCADA system

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. From project concept through commissioning, the company shares its technical challenges and solutions. In 2015, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corp. (Empower) officially launched its state-of-the-art Command...


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Dubai Airports to save 20% on annual energy bill with Siemens solution

Press Release, Zawya Siemens guarantees power and water savings for seven years. Data analytics from automation systems used to design tailor-made energy conservation measures Dubai Airports will use Siemens’ data analytics and smart building technology to guarantee annual...


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How Yandex is heating a Finnish city with its data centre’s surplus energy

Laura Mullan, Gigabit Magazine Summary At a time when sustainability is a key talking point in the data centre space, one of Europe’s largest internet companies is blowing the competition away with sustainable data centre operations Grappling with some of the largest behemoths in the tech...


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This data center's excess heat will help warm thousands of homes

Stig Øyvann, ZDNet Digiplex and Stockholm Exergi say their large-scale heat reuse agreement is a world's first. Image: Åke Eson Lindman/Digiplex Summary A Stockholm data center's heat exchangers are being linked up to the city's heating network. Nordic data-center operator...


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Sidewalk Labs aims to address privacy concerns in designing high-tech Toronto neighbourhood

Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail Summary Sidewalk Labs, the unit of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. set to turn a chunk of Toronto’s waterfront into a test bed for “smart city” technologies, took pains at a public meeting Tuesday night to address fears its plans would see citizens spied upon or their...


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Slovenia’s Petrol lands district heating digitalization project in Austria

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Slovenian energy group Petrol has signed an agreement with Austrian energy company Wien Energie to carry out the first phase of district heating network digitalization in Vienna, Petrol has said in a statement. The DigitalIntelligent Smart Networks – District...


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Enabling energy efficiency in urban planning

CORDIS, European Commission © JaiFotomania, Shutterstock Summary A training network has enabled young Europeans to develop urban decision-making tools capable of minimising non-renewable energy use in cities. The EU-funded CI-NERGY project – which was trialled in the cities of Geneva...


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Killing the kilowatt: the race to cut carbon from heating

Jillian Ambrose, The Telegraph Business Summary The damp cold of a January night is easily forgotten once inside. In a smart, detached home just south of Birmingham, the Minogue family are cosier than they have ever been. They are one of around 100 homes in the local area taking part in a...


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Energy Planning as a Part of the Installation Master Plan

Summary Comprehensive and collaborative planning processes ensure energy and water considerations are imbedded in base planning. Installation Energy and Water Plan(s) are extensions of current installation master planning practices, policies and guidance and focus on critical mission essential...

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