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House Passes $1.3B for Community Climate Resiliency Projects

Wicked Local Burlington Summary Significant investments to come to Bedford and Burlington through advancements in the microgrid, electric vehicles and energy storage projects As climate change becomes a larger concern at the local-level, State Rep. Ken Gordon, D-Bedford, joined his...


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A City's Climate Toolbox: Exploring Water-Based District Heating and Cooling for Metro Boston

Summary The cities of Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville charged MAPC in 2018 with the task of recommending governance frameworks that could enable water-based district energy (WBDE) systems. These communities seek transformative strategies to fulfill ambitious climate goals. This session...

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Anbaric to flip Massachusetts coal plant site into offshore wind facility with 400 MW storage

Julia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary Developer Anbaric will spend $650 million to convert the former Brayton Point Power Station into a Massachusetts offshore wind platform, according to a statement issued Monday . Anbaric is expected to build a 1,200 MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC)...


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Northeastern University Aims to Set New Standard for higher Ed with Advanced Micorgrid

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Northeastern University says it is developing a microgrid that sets the bar for higher education, using a self-funded approach to harden its campus resiliency while achieving sustainability goals. Now in planning, the integrated microgrid will serve the...

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Air Force Issues RFI for Energy-as-a-Service Contract at Massachusetts Base

Ken Silverstein, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The US Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) in anticipation of an energy-as-a-service contract for Hanscom Air Force base in Massachusetts, a site where a microgrid is being contemplated. ...

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Massive 500-foot cooling towers demolished Saturday

Peter Jasinski, The Herald News Summary SOMERSET, Mass. — For roughly 10 seconds early Saturday morning, all eyes in New England were watching the small town of Somerset. Even before the planned 8 a.m. detonation of the former Brayton Point Power Station’s cooling towers, the streets of...

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Eversource advances Cape Cod battery project, defers 13-mile distribution line

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Eversource advanced plans to install a 25 MW / 38 MWh lithium-ion battery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, after residents approved a lease for the project last week, the utility announced on Friday. Provincetown, on the northern tip of Cape Cod, has faced...


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Shannon Enterprises Installs Reusable Insulation For Energy Savings

Facility Executive Summary Shannon Enterprises of W.N.Y., Inc. , leading designer and maker of reusable thermal and acoustic insulation, in partnership with Thomaston, CT, Shannon Energy Resources, recently completed a capital project to save energy for Attleboro, MA-based Sturdy Memorial...


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Cogeneration facility complete at Southbridge Innovation Center

Worcester Business Journal Summary A cogeneration facility at the 150-acre Southbridge Innovation Center expected to provide over 70 percent of the project's energy needs has been completed. The facility was built by Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services...


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US state government awards $2.88m for renewable heating

Bioenergy Insight Summary The government of Massachusetts announced that the Baker-Polito administration has awarded five grants totalling $2,889,285 (€2,548,681) to Massachusetts businesses to fund infrastructure projects to increase the availability of low-carbon, renewable heating fuels. ...