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SEPTA's power plant proposal attracts opposition

Sam Newhouse, Metro SEPTA says it needs a new power plant at the Midvale Depot to power the Regional Rail, but environmentalists oppose it. (Metro file photo) Summary SEPTA's plan for a new power plant near Nicetown to help power the Regional Rail is awaiting city approval. SEPTA's...


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PUC Adopts Policy Statement and Creates Working Group to Advance Development of Combined Heat and Power Technology in Pennsylvania

Press Release, Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today adopted a policy statement geared toward helping advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) technology. Additionally, the PUC’s Bureau of Technical...


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The Danish Energy Agency And City Of Pittsburgh Announce Agreement To Collaborate On District Energy Planning

Pittsburgh will serve as host city for IDEA2019, the 110th IDEA Annual Conference & Trade Show - “The Energy for More Resilient Cities” in June, 2019. The Call for Presentations for the IDEA2019 conference is currently available. Press Release, Public. The new endeavor will create a...


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Request for Development Qualifications (RFDQ) On-Site Energy Generation for PIT

Statement of qualifications shall be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon EST on March 30, 2018 in the manner provided in the RFDQ documents. The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from interested Developers qualified to enter into a long...

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University of Pittsburgh: Growing a Campus and Community While Reducing Energy, Water and Emissions

Summary The University of Pittsburgh’s Comprehensive Energy Master Plan and Energy Conservation Plan (2017) proposes capital investments for infrastructure enhancements and expansion, considers a campus microgrid and building conservation investments This plan is distinct in integrating energy...

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Integrated Energy Portfolio - Optimizing Campus Energy Use and Procurement

Summary A look at interactions between energy use, finances, risk management and sustainability at the state-wide facilities of the Pennsylvania State University, including the CHP District Energy systems at the University Park Campus. This presentation will illustrate the integrated energy...

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Pittsburgh launches innovation acceleration partnership

Katie Pyzyk, SmartCitiesDive Summary A public-private partnership to accelerate innovation, dubbed InnovatePGH, has launched in Pittsburgh . InnovatePGH was formed to accelerate Pittsburgh's growth as a global destination for technology-based economic activity. It will push for development...


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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in the...


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Lancaster General Hospital is now producing most of its own power

Heather Stauffer, Lancaster Online Summary Lancaster General Hospital is buying a lot less electricity these days, thanks to its new power plant that runs on natural gas. The $28 million facility that LGH calls an “Energy Center of the Future” started running earlier this year and now...


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Partnership aims to advance renewable energy via storage and microgrid training

David Riley, Penn State News Virtual reality is used in the Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAM-TAC) program to simulate batteries and solar equipment and help expose students to complex systems and high-voltage equipment without risks of electrical...