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Cleveland Seeks Developer in Next Stage of Large Downtown Microgrid Project

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Ohio’s Cuyahoga County and partners have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking a developer for what could become a $100 million microgrid district in downtown Cleveland. Working with the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Public Power and the...

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Akron receives first high-efficiency, natural gas boiler for new energy production plant

Megan Becka, Summary AKRON, Ohio – The city of Akron and Akron Energy Systems (AES), the city’s district energy provider, have received the first of three high-efficiency natural gas boilers for the city’s energy-production plant. The boiler, which weighs 97 tons and is 29 feet...

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B&W to build boilers for downtown Akron steam thermal system

Beacon Journal/ Summary Babcock & Wilcox Co., a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. in Barberton, will supply three package boilers for Akron Energy Systems, the district energy provider for Akron. The company said it has been awarded a contract for approximately...

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Energy an Important Factor as Central Ohio Prepares for Its Future

Jon-Paul d'Aversa, T&D World Summary The Franklin County Energy Study uses 2015 as a baseline for energy production, consumption, expenditures and emissions, and incorporates utility data provided at the ZIP-code level. Central Ohio has been a hotbed of forward-thinking activities,...

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Receiver: Youngstown Thermal Sale a 'Long-Term Solution' for the City

The Business Journal Summary YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The court-appointed receiver charged with overseeing the assets of Youngstown Thermal Heating Cooling said Monday that the sale of the district heating utility provides a long-term solution to a difficult situation. “You can’t just put a Band...

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Agreement Nears for Sale of Youngstown Thermal

Dan O'Brien, The Business Journal Summary YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The court-appointed receiver who manages the assets of Youngstown Thermal Cooling LLC says he’s optimistic that a sale of the district heating and cooling company could be reached in the coming weeks. “We’re waiting and hoping for a...

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OSU's "Innovation District"

The Sunbury News Summary A proposed innovation district on Ohio State’s west campus is gaining momentum through two proposed buildings that will support research and technology commercialization. Next week, Ohio State’s Board of Trustees Master Planning and Facilities Committee is expected...

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Here's how UC powers its uptown campus

David Rees, The News Record Summary From the bright lights in Nippert Stadium to the ever-present glow in dining halls, the University of Cincinnati’s uptown campus is constantly humming with electricity. But students seldom question how UC is powered. If you guessed that UC is connected to...

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Cleveland's next big thing might be a tiny power grid

Dan Shingler, Crain's Cleveland Business Summary When a couple hundred or so energy wizards and wonks gather this week at NASA Glenn Research Center 's EnergyTech 2018 conference, they're going to hear about something that could have a huge impact on the ground in Cleveland. It would...

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Ohio's PowerForward roadmap aims to shape the grid of the future

Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network Summary A new roadmap for the future of Ohio’s electric grid can benefit all types of interest groups, but the next few years will be critical for the plan to achieve its goals. “I think there’s something in here for everyone,” said Asim Haque,...