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Maine senators move to reauthorize the DOE's combined heat, power program

Dave Kovaleski, Daily Energy Insider Summary Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced legislation last week seeking to reauthorize and fund the Department of Energy’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP) program for the next five years. ...

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A Powerful Investment in Education and the Community

Darrell Proctor, POWER Summary A new coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, replacing old boilers in place since the 1960s, improves the efficiency of the campus’ heating and cooling system while keeping emissions in check. Construction of a...

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ENGIE Wins University of Leicester contracts worth over £200m

PBCToday Summary ENGIE has secured over £200m in contracts for state-of-the-art student accommodation and regeneration scheme with Freemens Common Village LLP, for the University of Leicester ENGIE will oversee the delivery of 1,164 new student accommodation across seven blocks, the...

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Energy an Important Factor as Central Ohio Prepares for Its Future

Jon-Paul d'Aversa, T&D World Summary The Franklin County Energy Study uses 2015 as a baseline for energy production, consumption, expenditures and emissions, and incorporates utility data provided at the ZIP-code level. Central Ohio has been a hotbed of forward-thinking activities,...

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EthosEnergy to operate and maintain cogeneration facility for ExxonMobil

Tom Mostyn, Hydrocarbon Engineering Summary EthosEnergy has recently taken over operations and maintenance of the Louisiana Station power plant for ExxonMobil, a combined cycle cogeneration facility that supplies power and steam to their adjacent integrated refining and chemicals complex in...

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MTU Onsite gen-sets powering fully islanded power plant in Mexico

Power Engineering Summary Rolls-Royce Power Systems has delivered MTU Onsite Energy gas and diesel gensets for a self-contained Mexican power plant that supports a giant pork processing facility in Puebla. The 7.7-MW power plant, which is fully islanded because of a lack of grid capacity in...

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MAN Energy CHP Plant expected to halve CO2 emissions

Kelvin Ross, Power Engineering International Summary A consortium of MAN Energy Solutions and general contractor MMEC Mannesmann is to build a combined heat and power plant which will boast the most powerful gas engines installed in Germany . The plant in Jena will be constructed for...

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Utility Subsidiary Nearly Doubles the Energy Capacity for London City Airport

Smart Energy International Summary A subsidiary of UK Power Networks is combining a solar pv system, combined heat and power solution, new substations and smart automation software to enhance energy resilience at the London City Airport . A new SCADA system will be installed to remotely...

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Microgrids, major changes: Professor leading effort to redesign power grid

Sarah Small, Penn State News Summary UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard in 2012, entire city skylines went completely black with the curious exception of a few small areas still emitting light, thanks to their use of combined heat and power (CHP) systems, a...

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The Benefits of Using Steam District Energy

Summary Recently, Liberty Tour in downtown Philadelphia decided to choose the use of steam has their primary source of energy for building heat over natural gas or electric. The presentation went over the different technical reasons why the decision was made over steam. Recent technologies make...