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PUD Breaks Ground on Cutting-Edge Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center

Douglas Buell, The Arlington Times Summary For all that Congressman Rick Larsen’s father Dick knew about power as a 30-year worker with Snohomish County PUD, the terms “microgrid” or “energy storage” would have never entered the conversation, not even after he retired in 1995. “That wasn’t...


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Virginia biomass case has high stakes for state’s renewable market

Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network PHOTO BY Nyttend / Flickr Summary A biomass company that wants to sell power to a small, private college in Virginia is challenging regulators’ interpretation of the state’s competitive supplier law. English Biomass’ arrangement with Ferrum...


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Revamping Local Environmental Policy in Alexandria

Dan Brendel, Alexandria Gazette Packet Summary Alexandria, VA - Earth Day, April 28, is the last big opportunity to weigh in on recommendations to update the city’s Environmental Action Plan (EAP), before they go to City Council in May. Along with the Eco-City Charter, the EAP proposes to...


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CampusEnergy2016 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Virginia

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2016 winner from the University of Virginia shares...


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CampusEnergy2015 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Virginia

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2015 winner from the University of Virginia shares...


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Commentary: Edison-era energy solution plays role in Virginia’s grid modernization

Bruce Hedman, Energy News Network Summary Many are rightly celebrating the recent passage of a bill that aims to move Virginia’s power grid into the 21st century. Yet one of the most progressive measures in the bill relies on some of the oldest electrical technology around – harkening back to...


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Rate Design - Steam/Hot Water

Summary Presented at IDEA's Campus Energy Conference Distribution Workshop March 5, 2018. Speakers Cheryl Gomez, University of Virginia James Rosner, University of Denver #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2018 #ThermalDistribution #Workshop #UniversityofVirginia ...

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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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Interest in Microgrids is Building in the Washington, DC Area

Annette Osso, Resilient Virginia, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Annette Osso, managing director of Resilient Virginia, describes the growing interest in microgrids — a topic that will be explored at a gathering of microgrid and energy storage leaders next week in Washington, D.C. Leaders in...


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University of Virginia: Energy and Utility Master Plan and Cogeneration Study

Summary In response to campus growth, the existing campus utility systems were expanded and extended to the point where additional planning was necessary to address not only the future growth plans of the university, but also more stringent environmental regulations, energy supply challenges,...

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