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Connecticut Supercharges Plan for World's Largest Fuel Cell Microgrid at $1 Billion Data Center

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Connecticut has supercharged development of a 20-MW fuel cell microgrid — part of a $1 billion data center project in New Britain — with a 10-year, $55.2 million sales and use tax exemption. EIP Investments intends to build a microgrid spanning 45...


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Tecogen Sells Replacement Chillers to University of Connecticut

Press Release, Tecogen, Inc. Summary WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN), a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, has sold four, 400-ton TECOCHILL chillers to...


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Connecticut can use efficiency funds to cover budget shortfall, court rules

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary A U.S. district judge ruled on Thursday that Connecticut could transfer $145 million in ratepayer funds — initially collected for energy efficiency programs — into the general fund to cover a 2017 budget shortfall. Several groups, including the...


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Americanizing European Hot Water Technology - Installation Costs US vs. EN Experience

Summary Facilities engineers, faculty, and students at Dartmouth College, MIT, University of Rochester, and University of Bridgeport teamed together with Ramboll to conduct research on campus district hot water conversion at their campuses. Throughout the process Ramboll gathered various...

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Connecticut seeks proposals for AD, wind, fuel cell projects

Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine Summary The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit offers for certain Connecticut Class I renewable energy sources, including anaerobic digestion, offshore wind and fuel cells. Eligible...


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Connecticut wants to boost renewables goal to 40% by 2030

Robert Walton, UtilityDive Summary The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has finalized the state's 2018 Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES), and recommended doubling the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030. The new renewables goal is a...


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State Lawmakers Form Multistate Alliance on Carbon Pricing

Press Release, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators Coalition Highlights State-level Momentum on Growing a Clean Energy Economy Washington, D.C. – Today state legislators from nine states announced the formation of the Carbon Costs Coalition. This multi-state coalition is focused on...


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Schneider Electric to Design and Build Advanced Microgrid in Milford, Connecticut

Press Release, PR Newswire ANDOVER, Mass. , Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric , the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation and a member of IDEA, today announced an agreement to design and build a microgrid within critical...


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Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP and DCO Energy Form New Partnership

Press Release, Business Wire NEW YORK--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP (“Basalt”) and DCO Energy (“DCO”) today announced the closing of a transaction to acquire a joint equity ownership stake in DB Energy Assets, a newly formed entity that owns four well established...


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CHP system comes online at US food waste recycling plant

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A new combined heat and power (CHP) system at a US food waste recycling facility is now up and running, its developer has announced. The 1.2 MW system at Quantum Biopower’s plant in the town of Southington, Connecticut was manufactured,...