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Dubai's Empower to focus on innovative digital services in 2021

ZAWYA Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has announced that the digital transformation of all services provided to its customers is progressing at a high pace and will soon will meet its set targets. In line with the Smart Dubai initiative and in a bid to...


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ENGIE, SIDF training program to develop local talent

Arab News Summary ENGIE, the France-headquartered energy and services conglomerate, and the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) have welcomed the first batch of trainees for the 2021 ENGIE Saudi Knowledge Sharing Training Program. The program will focus on the cultivation of skills...


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Petawawa aims to make its wastewater plant an “Energy Net-Zero Plant”

Electrical Business Summary Ottawa is investing roughly $2.7 million from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support a project in Petawawa, Ont., that converts food waste into energy. The Town of Petawawa is also contributing $2.7 million to the project. “The Town of Petawawa is...


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Tabreed and IFC to establish district energy investment platform in Singapore

ME Construction News Summary National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, plan to establish a district energy investment platform in Singapore, it has been announced. In a statement, the companies said that...


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Iowa State MEs team up with Iowa Army National Guard to improve building resiliency

Iowa State University - College of Engineering News Summary When the Iowa Army National Guard was looking for ways to improve the environmental sustainability of their facilities, they called upon the expertise of mechanical engineering researchers at Iowa State University. Song-Charng Kong...


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Waterloo Region wastewater plants turn to cogeneration power

Daily Commercial News Summary The Region of Waterloo is reducing its environment footprint with a project intended to decrease electrical costs at its three largest wastewater treatment plants. While the complications created by the global pandemic have set the construction timetable back...


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INEOS launches hydrogen pilot project in Belgium

Power Engineering International Summary For the first time in Belgium, hydrogen will be used in a commercial scale cogeneration plant designed to generate electricity and heat from natural gas. The aim of the pilot project by INEOS and ENGIE is to replace natural gas with hydrogen used by...


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Penn State's solar energy partnership recognized for sustainability innovation

Penn State Summary Penn State has been awarded a 2020 Sustainability Innovation Award by APPA, the professional association of educational facilities, for its commitment to solar energy. Although still in its infancy, the 70-megawatt solar energy partnership between Penn State and...


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Pittsburgh Officials Advance Plan for New Steam Heating System

Trib Live Summary For more than a century, many of Pittsburgh’s office buildings in the Golden Triangle have been kept warm using steam heat generated at a North Shore factory that is conveyed Downtown. But the Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT) system is old, failing and beyond...


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Vicinity Energy Provides Green Steam to Walters Art Museum Under New 20-Year Contract, Delivering Heat and Precise Humidification to Historic Buildings and Artifacts

Vicinity Press Release Summary Vicinity Energy , owner of the nation’s largest portfolio of district energy systems, announces a 20-year steam contract with Walters Art Museum to provide heating and humidification to the landmark Baltimore facility, which encompasses 70,000 square feet of...