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Duke Works Toward Carbon-Neutrality Goal with Solar Deal, Board of Trustees Task Force

The Chronicle Summary A major solar acquisition over the summer, along with a new Board of Trustees strategic task force will help Duke continue on its path to carbon neutrality. With Duke’s climate plan including extensive carbon offsets—projects meant to “cancel out” emissions being...

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Providing a Cooler Future for Duke

Duke Today Summary With around 15 miles of pipes running through university and hospital buildings, Duke’s vast chilled water system works constantly to keep campus cool. And as campus has grown in recent years, that job has only gotten bigger. For proof, you need only look at Chiller Plant...

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Duke nets major investment in solar power in effort to curb carbon emissions

Triangle Business Journal Summary Duke University is continuing its effort to become carbon neutral by 2024 by signing into a partnership with an Asheville-based solar developer for increased capacity at three new solar facilities planned for the state. On Monday, Duke announced it has...

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New chilled water plant construction brings parking changes

Deepti Agnihotri, The Chronicle Summary Duke will build a new plant to keep cool. Construction on Duke's third water cooling plant, or Chiller Plant No. 3, will begin in January 2019. It will be located on Anderson Street and the construction is expected to conclude in December 2020,...

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Duke delays construction of proposed power plant indefinitely

The Chronicle Summary Duke has decided to delay construction indefinitely of a proposed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, the University announced Friday. Instead, the University will pursue opportunities to employ biogas and other fuels for its energy. The proposed plant has drawn ...

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IDEA Letter to Duke Administration Outlining CHP Experience of Peer Campuses

In 2016 Duke University announced plans to build a new Combined Heat and Power plant in partnership with Duke Energy on their main campus in Durham. Since the announcement, the university has faced some opposition largely related to concerns around fuel sources and potential environmental...

IDEA Letter to Duke Administration Outlining CHP Experience of Peer Campuses.pdf

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Strategic Planning & Preparation for Campus Mini Microgrid

Speakers Aurel Selezeanu, Duke University #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #Workshop #Microgrids #DukeUniversity


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Community Energy and Microgrid Ownership Models

Summary This workshop focuses on the experience that Duke University had building and operating their own CHP plant. Speaker Aurel Selezeanu, Duke University #CampusEnergy #Workshop #DukeUniversity #UnitedStates #NorthCarolina #EnergyEfficiency #DukeEnergy #Microgrids ...


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The Power of Collaboration on CHP: Benefits of Utility Ownership of CHP as a Base Load Resource at Key Customer Sites

Summary Combined heat and power (CHP) is the most efficient method of generating power on the planet. Even so, utilities have traditionally not evaluated or deployed CHP as a supply resource, often viewing it as a competing, customer-owned resource which should be avoided. Today, some...


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Is Electric Utility Ownership of CHP Good for Ratepayers and the Environment?

Summary This presentation will explore the economic and environmental costs and benefits of customer-sited CHP owned and operated by an electric utility. Key issues include: 1) analysis of the role of the CHP unit in the utility dispatch order; 2) assessment of the life cycle GHG impacts ...