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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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Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Tech Summary But the list isn't exactly short. The 20 potential cities are Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia...


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Developing Economically Viable & Resilient Microgrids

Summary Microgrids hold the promise of providing resilient energy systems that can integrate and optimize multiple distributed energy resources. However, resilient energy systems can come at a premium and cost more to develop and potentially impact the financial return on investment in a...

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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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Utility Master Planning at the University of Pennsylvania

Summary Planning for the growth and upkeep of a campus utility system in a dense urban environment presents a unique set of challenges for the University of Pennsylvania. This presentation will discuss interfacing with local utilities, renewal, evaluating system capacity and potential CHP...

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