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Generation outages cause Texas grid scare once again

Power Engineering Summary The Texas power grid, which nearly collapsed due to generation outages during historic winter cold, is being stretched tight again. The culprit is not freezing temperatures which dropped to sub-zero for several days in February, but “tight grid conditions” caused...

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Eversource Energy Center research optimizes renewable energy

The Daily Campus Summary The Eversource Energy Center, a partnership between Eversource Inc. and the University of Connecticut, is conducting research on renewable energy integration. Integration involves identifying renewable energy resources and storage to maintain the electric grid...

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Cogeneration Drivers According to IDEA

Cogeneration Channel Summary Which drivers motivated IDEA (International District Energy Association) members to opt for cogeneration? Definitely energy efficiency, emission reduction, resilience and reliability. Rob Thornton also tells us how the Association is identifying best practices...

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Mike Badame hopes you never notice him at O'Hare Airport - it means everything is working

Ryan Smith, Chicago Sun Times Summary Mike Badame has one of the most important jobs at O’Hare International Airport you’ve never heard of — and he aims to keep it that way. As assistant chief operating engineer for the Chicago Department of Aviation, he’s part of a team literally keeping...

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Frequently asked questions about the campus power outage

Public Affairs, Berkeley News Summary UC Berkeley campus is largely without power today, Friday, Oct. 11, due to PG&E’s efforts to prevent wildfires fanned by high winds. The following FAQ provides answers to some of the key questions being asked about classes, facilities,...

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'This Did Not Go Well': Inside PG&E's Blackout Control Room

Ivan Penn, The New York Times Summary SAN FRANCISCO — It was a problem that California had come to dread. Weather models were signaling extreme winds and dry conditions from one end of the state to the other. The risk of wildfires was high. Pacific Gas & Electric, the giant utility...

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Caton Towers Co-op Moves to Cut Carbon Emissions

Sue Treiman, Habitat Summary Long after exploding toilets put Brooklyn’s Caton Towers in the news, the 283-unit cooperative is generating a new kind of excitement. Make that “cogenerating” it. The co-op, located in the Kensington neighborhood, is installing a combined heat...

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New York Utilities Increasingly Embrace Non-Wires Alternatives as ConEd Forges the Path

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Representatives from New York's utilities met this week to discuss the process of procuring and implementing non-wires projects, highlighting how prevalent the approach has become. Consolidated Edison said it is continuing to seek additional load...

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Horizon Power-backed international body to champion microgrids

Sophie Vorrath, One Step Off the Grid Summary Western Australia is building on its experience as leader in the deployment of decentralised and stand-alone power systems, with the establishment of the Perth-based International Microgrid Association (IMA). The not-for-profit...

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ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global cooperation on microgrids

Robin Whitlock, Renewable Energy Magazine Summary ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation in which the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial...