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Using Technology to Save Energy, Money at Geisinger

Nikki Krize, WNEP, The News Station Summary Geisinger Medical Center is working to reduce energy use in the way it heats and cools its facilities. Usually, when people visit Geisinger Medical Center, they visit patients or have a doctor's appointment. On Thursday, a group of elected officials...

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Sustainable strides: University earns PEER certification

Erin Hausmann, The Bucknellian Summary The University has recently become the second university and fourth organization worldwide to be awarded Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification from the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) for the energy efficiency...

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NETL Helping To Bring Fuel Cell System To Pittsburgh

Press Release, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US Department of Energy Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Power Generation Unit The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), as part of its support for the City of Pittsburgh’s initiative to become a global leader in clean energy...

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This Is How Pittsburgh Is Taking Climate Action

Clean Technica With just three words, Pittsburgh was thrust into the center of the global climate fight. And boy, did it come out swinging. Until earlier this summer, the city of Pittsburgh may not have come immediately to mind when you thought of major cities leading the climate fight. Indeed...

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Reciprocating Engine CHP for Distributed Energy Solutions

Summary This presentation provides an overview on cogeneration, including where reciprocating engines fit. It features a case study on Aria Hospital in Philadelphia, US. Speaker Roberto Bertelli, AB Energy USA #CHP #Pennsylvania #AriaHospital #2016 #UnitedStates ...


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FuelCell Energy announces project with NRG Energy Centre

Joanna Sampson, Gas World Summary FuelCell Energy, Inc. will collaborate with NRG Energy Centre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to host a fuel cell power plant under a previously awarded US Department of Energy contract. NRG is a member of IDEA. The proposed power plant will deliver energy to...

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Smart partnerships pilot Pittsburgh’s renewable energy plunge

Kim Riley, Daily Energy Insider Summary Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto this summer pledged that the Steel City would transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 and to back it up he joined the Mayors for 100 percent Clean Energy, a coalition that supports the Paris climate agreement. ...

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Integrating thermal energy storage and CHP operations

Summary In October of 2013, Bucknell University completed the integration of new thermal energy storage (TES) system into the campus chilled water cooling system. Bucknell installed the TES system primarily to increase peak cooling system capacity to serve future building loads. The system...


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Ameresco Peaking Plant Under Construction in the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge August 8, 2017 Summary Ameresco, a member of IDEA, has begun work on a 6-MW natural gas-fired peaking plant that will anchor one of the largest private microgrids in the United States, which is located at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of...

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University of Pittsburgh: Partnering for Microgrid Success

Summary The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Energy is working with industry, utility, and community partners to design, implement, and analyze microgrid deployment in the Pittsburgh Region. Specifically, the Center has undertaken two microgrid build-out projects, the construction of an...