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Austin Energy touts its weatherization program for limited-income customers

Austin Monitor Summary Sarah Chatterjee, the new director of energy efficiency services for Austin Energy, presented the utility’s new weatherization programs for low-income customers before the Electric Utility Commission on Jan. 11. The program is aimed at providing weatherproofing...

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Austin Energy Helps with Hurricane Restoration Efforts in South Texas

T&D World Summary In the wake of Hurricane Hanna, Austin Energy has sent line workers and support personnel to South Texas to help with restoration efforts. The Austin Energy team left on July 27 at 12 p.m. with five bucket trucks, two digging derricks, and three support vehicles to...

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Evoqua Names Bush Brothers & Company Winner of Third Annual Water Sustainability Award

Valdosta Daily Times Summary Other finalists included IDEA Member Austin Energy Evoqua Water Technologies , an industry leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions, today named Bush Brothers & Company as the recipient of the 2020 Evoqua Water Sustainability Award....

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Modular Type Chiller Plant Design Adds Capacity, Saves Time

Summary Demand for Austin Energy’s chilled water services in downtown Austin were exceeding the utility’s ability to meet. The utility needed a quick solution without complex real estate transactions, site development, and the city's conventional design-bid-build process. The design and...


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At Austin Energy's New Rainey Street Substation, 'Modern' Is the Look

James Rambin, TOWERS Summary The community engagement process for the design of a new downtown electrical substation at 55 East Avenue on the edge of the Rainey Street District has reached a conclusion — of the three themes put to a vote a couple of months ago, Austin Energy ...

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Austin Energy targets 65% renewables by 2027

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary The Austin City Council last week voted to target 65% renewable energy by 2027, one of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the nation and a step up from the previous 55% by 2025 goal. The Austin Monitor notes that the city's utility is on track to...

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Changing the Landscape of Ice Thermal Systems’ Implementation and Optimization

Summary Ice thermal storage systems can be challenging and complex in today’s environment. Learn how Austin Energy has utilized dual ice tank operation, ice and water chiller sequencing, the ice build and melt process and more to increase plant efficiency while reducing overall costs. ...


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Austin Energy District Cooling System Expansion

Summary Austin Energy operates a district cooling system serving the downtown Austin area. As of September 2015 it serves 42 customers, providing 29,608 contracted tons of cooling. In 2014 the Plant capacity provided was 12,000 peak cooling tons, and so far in 2015 it has been 13,000 tons. The...


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Austin Energy Chooses Stem for Aggregated Energy Storage

Electric Light & Power June 1, 2017 Summary Energy storage services firm Stem Inc. is developing an aggregated fleet of customer-sited energy storage operating in Texas. In so doing, Austin Energy will offer its commercial customer's energy storage options and help them reduce energy...