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Microgrids in Maryland: Supporting public safety, community resiliency

International District Energy Association, Utility Dive Photo: Montgomery County, MD Summary Like many states, Maryland has experienced more frequent and severe weather events, leading to an increase in grid interruptions, economic disruption and issues around life safety. Ice storms,...

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Steam line repair project means changes on Lawyers Mall

Howard R. Fletcher, AP Summary ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Statues of Thurgood Marshall and three companions are being sent away from Lawyers Mall in Annapolis. And it’s for their own good. The Maryland Board of Public Works voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve emergency funding for an underground...

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Microgrids in Maryland: Bolstering public safety, community resiliency

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Supported with state incentives, Montgomery County installs CHP-based microgrids at two key facilities. One of the original 13 colonies, Maryland is a state of many charms – among them, beautiful vistas on...

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States Say FERC Overstepped its Bounds in PJM Capacity Market Order

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary FERC’s June order finding PJM's market rules unjust and unreasonable is the product of years of debate among players in the mid-Atlantic electricity market over the impact of state energy policies. Gas and coal generators argue policies like nuclear...

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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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RMF Engineering Announces Leadership Transition

Press Release, RMF Engineering Baltimore - RMF Engineering announced today that Kenneth E. Pitz has been named President and CEO of the full-service engineering firm. Pitz will succeed Duane Pinnix , who will remain with the firm as a Principal and member of the Board of Directors. The...

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Independents and Utilities at Odds Over Who Builds Microgrids in Maryland

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As they compete for their stake in the growing market for microgrids, independent companies and utilities are again at odds before state regulators, this time in Maryland. At issue are two public purpose microgrids proposed by Pepco, an Exelon...

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Baltimore Convention Center - 10,000 Tons of Cooling in 2,000 Ton Plant

Summary This presentation will address issues encountered while replacing refrigeration equipment for an ice storage system designed to serve the Baltimore Convention Center and portions of the Baltimore downtown chilled water loop. The discussion will include designing the plant in an existing...


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CHP, Efficiency and Microgrids in Maryland: Microgrids Planned for County Facilities

Speakers Rory Spangler, Maryland Energy Administration Eric Coffman, Office of Energy and Sustainability, Montgomery County Maryland #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2018 #Workshop #Microgrids #Maryland #MarylandEnergyAdministration

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University of Maryland - Securing Our Networked Utility Infrastructure

Summary The University of Maryland partnered with the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence providing the Campus Co-Generation Plant, Substation and 6,300 Ton Chiller Plant as the real data source for the Situational Awareness Project. The project was a demonstration of how to...


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