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SRIC Willow crops: an alternative to biosolids disposal while generating woody biomass

Summary The use of biomass district heating is not a new concept. Several districts are using biomass as their primary or secondary energy source. Energy pricing, jurisdiction as well as biomass availability, quality, and distance have a direct impact on the feasibility and profitability of any...

2A.1_Poirer, Laverly.pdf


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High time for smart energy solutions

Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat, Manila Bulletin Summary With the Philippines’ cost of power among the highest in the region and being one of countries that are most vulnerable to natural disasters, the country is ripe for smart energy solutions. Pierre Cheyron, chief executive officer of ENGIE...


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University of Iowa Uses Home Grown Fuel

Summary The University of Iowa has partnered with Iowa State University to plant test crops of the perennial grass Miscanthus X Giganteus to be used as fuel for UI Power Plant boilers. The renewable fuel will be grown locally and will reduce the UI’s dependence coal. The crop also requires...

1C.2_Fish.pdf

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Cogeneration and Arbitrage with Amherst College and Competitive Energy Services

Summary Amherst College and Competitive Energy Services will present two case studies involving cogeneration, and make/buy strategy and arbitrage. For the past three winters, CES has assisted the College by using its dual fuel and cogeneration to remain flexible and reduce costs while...

2A.2_Hayden, Price, Sampson.pdf


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Construction Considerations for a CHP Facility Conversion in a Clustered Urban Setting

Summary When the State of Wisconsin decided to change the UW-Madison coal plant conversion from biomass to natural gas, it eliminated many environmental concerns, but did not eliminate the construction difficulties of retrofitting a major CHP facility in a clustered urban/campus setting. This...

5A.2_Ehrfurth.pdf


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Using the Microgrid Model to help meet a Medical School Campus’ Needs

Summary A metropolitan campus implements an electrical Microgrid concept to meet its medical campus needs. The campus upgraded its generation and distributed electrical power system to achieve this resilient solution while concurrently meeting the requirements of NFPA 99. Also presented is...

4A.3_Stelmach, Roland, Colduc, Lambert.pdf


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Biomass Hot Water District Heating for Small Communities without Natural Gas: the Grand Marais Story

Summary The City of Grand Marais is at an advanced stage in developing a hot water district heating system fueled with abundant local waste biomass. Key motivations include stabilization and reduction of long-term energy costs for propane and fuel oil, mitigating wildfire danger, creation of...

1C.3_Spurr.pdf

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Clean Power Plan: Compliance Pathways

Summary EPA is currently in the process of revising the draft Clean Power Plan and the final Plan is expected in mid-summer 2015. The Clean Power Plan will regulate carbon emission from existing power plants for each state. This rule will change the generation mix, emissions profile and costs...

6C.2_Peters.pdf


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Centennial Campus Smart Grid Master Plan for North Carolina State University

Summary This presentation will review the development of a Smart Grid Master Plan for NC State Centennial campus. The smart grid projects evaluated included distributed generation, grid resiliency and security, energy optimization, smart grid control system, and research support. The study...

6B.2_Colby, Dombrowski.pdf


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Biomass and CHP Microgrid in Vermont: Burlington Case Study

Summary Burlington, Vermont is looking to increase energy resilience by optimizing local resources. Ever-Green worked with local leaders to develop an implementation plan to serve the University of Vermont and other customers with a more efficient system. The key to the project is utilization...

1B.3_Ahern.pdf