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Nashville wants to sell its downtown energy system to a private buyer for $60M

Yihyun Jeong, Nashville Tennessean Summary Metro is in final negotiations with Engie Development, LLC to sell its energy system for $60 million. The city subsidized the system with about $2.2 million in fiscal year 2018. Metro's DES heats and cools more than 40 buildings in downtown,...

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Brownfields Redevelopment Receives Boost Under the BUILD Act

Amy P. Wang, The National Law Review Summary Redevelopment of environmentally-damaged property has seen steady growth in North Carolina and nationwide. The attraction to dense, urban communities offering work/live/play opportunities and away from suburban living has provided profitable...


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Empower's Customer Service Transactions on Smart Channels Witness 17 Percent Increase in 2018

Press Release, Albawaba Business Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced that 90% of its customer transactions were made through smart channels. Empower offers multiple electronic options to ease the...


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UI exploring public-private partnership for utility system

Marissa Payne, The Daily Iowan Summary The University of Iowa is considering a public-private partnership with its utility system per Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ request that the state’s three public universities explore such partnerships — a growing trend in higher education as funding for...


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Empower provides district cooling services to top four projects out of five in Dubai to be completed in 2019

Press Release, ZAWYA Empower will also provide its district cooling services to the DIFC Grand Mosque Dubai, UAE: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation ( Empower ), the world's largest district cooling services provider, will provide district cooling services to four new major...


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SUSI and Free Energia join to finance energy efficiency projects in Italy

IPE Staff, IPE Real Assets Summary Swiss investment manager SUSI Partners has joined forces with Free Energia to finance energy efficiency projects in Italy. SUSI, on behalf of its energy efficiency funds, has agreed with the energy management firm to initially finance up to €10m of projects...


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Changfeng Announces Provincial Approval for the Meishan Integrated District Energy Distribution Project

Changfeng Energy Inc., GlobeNewswire Summary TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Changfeng Energy Inc., (TSXV: CFY) (“Changfeng” or the “Company”), an energy provider in the People’s Republic of China (the ”PRC”), is pleased to announce that pursuant to the press release “Changfeng...


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ContourGlobal to acquire Mexican power plants from Alpek for $724m

StockMarketWire.com Summary ContourGlobal said it had agreed to acquire Alpek's portfolio of two natural gas-fired combined heat and power plants in Mexico, and the development rights and permits for a third plant, for $724m in cash. An additional payment at closing estimated at $77m...


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Saudization: Empowering Nationals in the District Cooling Industry, Advantages Vs. Challenges

Summary ‘District Cooling’, a cooling concept most efficient yet remains to this day unfamiliar field to the Saudi nationals is all set to change. District cooling in KSA has been taking big steps to be an attractive field to the nationals especially the young engineers. Having taken the...

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Don't Let the Value of District Energy Stay Buried With Your Pipes - Expose the Value!

Summary Customer Lifecycle - Sales Prospect (District Energy Benefits) - New Customer (On-Boarding) - Maturing Customer (Relationship Management/added value services) - Aging Customer (Renewal) - District Energy Benefits - Budget Predictability - Capital Avoidance - Risk Mitigation -...

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