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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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Independents and Utilities at Odds Over Who Builds Microgrids in Maryland

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As they compete for their stake in the growing market for microgrids, independent companies and utilities are again at odds before state regulators, this time in Maryland. At issue are two public purpose microgrids proposed by Pepco, an Exelon...

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Request for Qualifications: Gallaudet University Microgrid Project

Gallaudet University, Washington DC Summary Gallaudet University, located in Washington DC, is excited to release a Request for qualifications ( RFQ ) ultimately seeking a project execution and financing partner (or partners) to support the work of planning, financing, constructing, and...

1. Gallaudet Microgrid RFQ - with Attachments.pdf

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Turning Hindsight into Foresight for U.S. Energy Infrastructure

William DiCroce, Power Magazine Summary A transformation is underway in the energy sector where utility grid infrastructure is evolving to produce more energy from renewable sources and incorporate new advanced grid technologies. Technology concepts such as microgrids, and distributed and...

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The Spectrum of Resiliency – What Role Does Energy Storage Play in a Microgrid?

Benjamin Lavoie, Microgrid Knowledge Summary In this week’s Industry Perspectives , Ameresco’s Benjamin Lavoie explores the role that energy storage plays in a microgrid, and what this means for resiliency efforts. Microgrids and energy storage are highly promising and frequently...

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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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IDEA Letter to Duke Administration Outlining CHP Experience of Peer Campuses

In 2016 Duke University announced plans to build a new Combined Heat and Power plant in partnership with Duke Energy on their main campus in Durham. Since the announcement, the university has faced some opposition largely related to concerns around fuel sources and potential environmental...

IDEA Letter to Duke Administration Outlining CHP Experience of Peer Campuses.pdf

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ENGIE and Axium Acquire Energy System Serving Six Harvard-Affiliated Medical Institutions in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston

Press Release, Business Wire BOSTON--( BUSINESS WIRE )--ENGIE North America Inc. and Axium Infrastructure (operating jointly as Longwood Energy Partners) have completed the acquisition of a microgrid and district energy system serving six Harvard-affiliated medical institutions in the...

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Reliability, Resilience and the Oncoming Wave of Retiring Baseload Units

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Summary This study examines power plant performance at elevated demand requirements during the explosive cyclogenesis cold weather event, now known as the “Bomb Cyclone (BC),” the winter storm that highlighted a period of deep freeze blanketing...

Reliability, Resilience and the Oncoming Wave of Retiring Baseload Units, NETL Report.pdf