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Request for Qualification: District Energy Provider

Summary Lakeview Community Partners has issued a Request for Qualifications for a third-party District Energy Utility to deliver a District Energy System at Lakeview Village. The successful proponent will provide competitive thermal rates to a diverse mix of residential offerings as well as...

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Airports, Microgrids and Resilient Power

David J. Smith, Burns Engineering At 12:55 PM on December 17, 2017, an electrical substation fire caused a major power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL), the world’s busiest airport. Over the next few days, as operations returned to normal on the ground, and as the...

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Qatar Cool starts operations in Qatar Rail project

Gulf Times Qatar Cool will provide district cooling in seven Doha Metro stations. Summary Qatar Cool has announced that it has started work on the Qatar Rail project in line a contract signed between the two parties. The co-operation between Qatar Rail and Qatar Cool commenced in 2015,...

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Massive development aims to transform Tampa’s downtown and waterfront

Selina Cheah, The Architects Newspaper Aerial view of Water Street (Courtesy Strategic Property Partners) Summary New images for Tampa’s largest mixed-use project were recently revealed, illustrating the city’s intense investment into its waterfront and downtown core. Water Street...

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Maryland Energy Administration Combined Heat and Power FY19 Grant Program​

Summary The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the FY 19 Combined Heat and Power Grant Program. The program is designed to further encourage Combined Heat and Power (CHP) growth in the State. This $4 Million first come, first served program will target...

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The role of gas in Germany's energy transition

Julian Wettengel, Clean Energy Wire Summary Does the energy transition seal the fate of natural gas in Germany? Europe's biggest economy will have to virtually phase out all fossil fuels to fully decarbonise by 2050. But the industry says flexible gas-fired electricity generation is the...

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Utilities Should be Allowed to Experiment and Fail, Says Energy Exec

Jason Deign, Greentech Media Summary To adapt to new energy models, utilities should be encouraged to experiment and allowed to fail half the time, according to Dr. Franz Strempfl, managing director of the Austrian power company Energienetze Steiermark. Strempfl made the remark during a panel...

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Distributed Energy Poised for ‘Explosive Growth’ on the US Grid

Jeff St. John, Greentech Media Summary Distributed energy resources are poised for “explosive growth” across the United States over the next five years. U.S. utilities “need to change, and are slowly changing,” how they plan, operate and maintain their distribution grids to adapt. That’s how...

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How district energy contributes to smart cities

Patrick Isacson, NODA Intelligent Systems AB, Open Access Government Summary NODA Intelligent Systems discusses how district heating and cooling systems are cost-effective solutions that contribute to developing smart cities. Around 66% of Earth population will live in cities in 2050 while in...

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Pittsburgh Steps Up City-Scale Microgrid Initiative

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Pittsburgh, which hopes to eventually develop a grid of microgrids, continues to evolve as a center of energy innovation with about 20 distributed energy, nanogrid and microgrid projects now emerging in the Pennsylvania city. “We identified promising...