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Microgrid Deployments Not Driven By Natural Disasters: WoodMac

Max Witynski, UtilityDive Summary A new study from energy research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie suggests that individual natural disasters may not be a primary motivator for microgrid deployments, in spite of the extreme-weather reliability benefits offered by the technology, Greentech...


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Conference Wrap Up: CampusEnergy2019

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. Maybe it was the allure of the four-track technical session with over 100 presenters. Maybe it was the 70-degree weather. Or maybe it was the enticement of experiencing Carnival in the city that embodies...

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Creative Energy poised for growth

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. Krishnan Iyer outlines plans to incorporate low-carbon solutions into the company's thermal networks. In July 2018, Krishnan Iyer was appointed president and CEO of Vancouver, B.C.-based Creative...

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Like-for-like plant controls upgrades: When are they an advantage?

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. Plants weighing a simple version update versus new system have several factors to consider. District energy plant owners face growing demands to modernize their plant controls and electrical systems....

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District energy a key to creating resilient infrastructure

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. With climate change impacts increasing, systems are helping cities and campuses prepare. The cities most prepared for the future are those with plans in place for resilient energy infrastructure....

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A story of preparedness and resolve

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey turned its eye toward Houston, but Thermal Energy Corp. was ready. The weather forecasts in late August 2017 were dire. Meteorologists warned that coastal areas in...

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Sustainability on the bluff

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. Committed to preserving the environment, Duquesne University is a regional pioneer in CHP. On a bluff southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, the Uptown neighborhood stretches along the Monongahela River....

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The energy renaissance of downtown Pittsburgh

This article is featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. New development, modernization and interconnectivity will provide resiliency, efficiency and operational synergies. “Energy for More Resilient Cities” is the theme of IDEA’s 110th Annual Conference to...

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Geminor Begins Bulk RDF Shipments to Swedish Waste to Energy Plant

Ben Messenger, Waste Management World Summary Northern Irish waste and recycling firm, Geminor, has made its first bulk shipment of RDF to the Landskrona Energi waste to energy facility in the south-western corner of Sweden. Geminor explained that the boiler at Landskrona Energi district...


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Carleton College plans for carbon neutrality

This article is featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine A new geothermal district heating system will lower emissions and operating costs. Last summer, as the rumbling drill rigs repeatedly pierced the iconic ground of the grassy “Bald Spot” in the heart of campus,...