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National Energy Technology Laboratory Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Pittsburgh

Summary The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. NETL has a 100-year legacy of discovering safe, affordable ways to extract and use energy resources, from...

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Local officials tour energy-efficient Hershey Medical Center

Hannah Fields, Central Penn Business Journal Campus Energy Engineer Kevin Kanoff gives local legislators and energy experts a tour of the combined heat and power plant on Thursday, June 7. - (Photo / Hannah Fields ) Summary The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center opened its...

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Behind the meter: Duquesne Light and Peoples duke it out over utility rates, regulators and more

Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Summary Last month, when California regulators decreed that every new house built in that state shall be topped with solar panels, David Fisfis took notice. “In theory, Duquesne Light would like to be in support of [something like] that,” said the utility...

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Villanova Gets $965K For Energy Use Reduction Project: Gov Wolf

Max Bennett, Radnor Patch Summary A project on Villanova University's campus to reduce the school's energy usage is getting funding boost, according to an announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf's office. Wolf's office announced nine new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority ...

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Pittsburgh Steps Up City-Scale Microgrid Initiative

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Pittsburgh, which hopes to eventually develop a grid of microgrids, continues to evolve as a center of energy innovation with about 20 distributed energy, nanogrid and microgrid projects now emerging in the Pennsylvania city. “We identified promising...

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Power To Save: Hospital Building Eco-Friendly Power Plant

John Hickey, WNEP News Summary PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center is trying to improve patient health at their hospitals with a commitment to energy efficiency. Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township is building an eco-friendly utility plant...

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Pennsylvania Opens 'Future of Utility Rates' Proceeding

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Pretty much everything else in the utility sector is changing — why not rate designs? On a motion by PUC Vice Chairman Andrew Place, the commission asked utilities to consider a broad range of concepts, including performance-based incentives, various levels...

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Here's how Pa. can prepare for the next big power outage | Opinion

Matt Wheatley and Diana Burckhart, Penn Live Summary "Resilience" has become the new trending energy term after a brutal season of nor'easters, superstorms, snow bombs and hurricanes. Energy resilience, having a secure and reliable source of energy, helps companies reduce the risk of...

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Pittsburgh for the Win: The ‘Steel City’ Ranks First for the Most Buildings Committed to Conservation

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary Pittsburgh holds its place as the North American city with the most buildings formally committed to deep reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions, as well as to improvements to indoor air quality. Pittsburgh leads...

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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...