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New York celebrates as Hudson Yards officially opens

Linda O'Flanagan, PenNews Summary Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group gave their Hudson Yards a New York opening last week, with a celebrity showcase in The Shops Thursday night and a star-studded ceremony on Friday. $25 billion and five years after construction began on the largest...

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Seoul to slash LNG import fee, making its taxes cheaper than coal

Pulse Summary The South Korean government will sharply ease fees for importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) in addition to the sales tax cut, making its taxes cheaper than coal to spur the migration to cleaner fuel in an effort to fight the worsening air pollution. The Ministry of Trade,...

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District heating as the future of urban heating in Europe - Novi Sad Heating Plant leads by example

Dusan Macura, Balkan Green Energy News Summary What challenges lie ahead in the transition of conventional district heating systems and is district heating the future of urban heating in Europe? The vision of the development of Novi Sad Heating Plant, a regional leader by achieved performance...


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SELCHP reaches 25 years in operation

Will Date, LetsRecycle.com Summary The South East London Combined Heat and Power (SELCHP) facility, based in Lewisham, has reached its 25 th year in operation. The 440,000 tonnes per year facility became operational in February 1994 and is operated by Veolia Environmental Services –...


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Town Transfers Toilet Waste to Transformers

Nicole Zanchelli, The New Paltz Oracle Summary The Town of New Paltz is aiming to become a little greener through the use of brown. Since May of 2018, the Town of New Paltz board has been consulting with energy companies like General Electric, Fair Banks Morse, Caterpillar (CAT) and Carollo...


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Modernizing Municipal Infrastructure - Steam to Hot Water Transition in Duluth

Summary The 85 year-old Duluth municipal district energy system was in need of infrastructure investment to improve reliability, save energy, conserve water, reduce carbon, and be a cost-effective choice for customers. A major public works project provided the opportunity to modernize the...

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From Cogeneration to Trigeneration - Why, When and How

Summary For a campus that is already producing power and heat with cogeneration, when does it make sense to use excess heat from cogeneration to also produce cooling? This presentation describes the decision-making process and outcomes for a project to expand a chilled water plant and to use...

5B.2_Elsner_Merrick.pdf

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District Energy System Re-engineering at Brown: Bottom Up Phasing Approach

Summary Ambitious campus modernization plans are often constrained by scheduling needs around seasonal usage, O&M limits, and financial planning for equipment replacement. Brown University and design-build partner Ecosystem Energy will discuss how they are phasing the re-engineering of a...

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Advantages of Reciprocating Engines and Boilers for Variable Steam Demand

Summary Over the years, it has become typical industry practice to use a gas turbine (GT) and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for combined heat and power (CHP) applications when significant quantities of process steam are required. The higher gas turbine exhaust temperature and flow lends...

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Plant Operational Challenges Starting Up 1MW Steam Turbine Generator

Summary Emory University installed new 100klb/hr boiler and 1MW steam turbine generator in summer of 2017. This was first steam turbine generator to be installed at university. Central Steam Plant consists of 4 other 100klb/hr boilers. Incorporating steam turbine generator into plant operations...

6C.1_Wysocki_DiCarlo.pdf