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Cities Are Making Big Climate Promises. Keeping Them Can Be Tough

Molly Samuel, NPR Summary Two years ago, Atlanta was widely lauded when it committed to have all homes, businesses and city operations rely largely on renewable energy in coming decades. It was part of a wave of cities responding to more intense flooding, heat and storms, and setting ambitious...


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'Like Star Trek': High-tech GCSU cooling system saves state money, helps environment

Matt Mackie, WGXA Summary BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. -- People who keep Georgia College's cooling system running say the its latest upgrade is like something out of a science fiction show. "It's getting to the point where it's like Star Trek, Scotty walking up to the computer," employee Georgia...

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MRC Supports Emory University's Efforts to Install a Grid-Connected Microgrid

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, MRC Board members Edward (Ted) Borer of Princeton University and Joan Kowal of Emory University submitted testimony to the Georgia Public Service Commission in support of Emory's efforts to partner with Georgia Power to implement a microgrid that will enhance Emory's...

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Georgia Power announces new microgrid project with Georgia Tech

March 6, 2019 Press Release, Georgia Tech News Center Georgia Power today announced, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, it will build a new 1.4 MW microgrid in Tech Square at Spring and Fifth streets in Midtown Atlanta. Microgrids are self-contained power systems co-located with the facilities...


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New Absorption Chillers from Johnson Controls are Energy Efficient

Johnson Controls, Inc., Thomas Industry Update Summary Johnson Controls’ new absorption chillers run on water, a natural refrigerant. They are driven by waste or other low-cost heat sources. They feature a two-step evaporator-absorber and parallel flow design which has a lower salt...


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Emory receives prestigious national campus sustainability award

Megan McRainey, Emory Report Summary Emory University has received a 2018 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The university was recognized for its innovative teaching and student docent programs...


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What Happens When a Power Company and a University Get Together? They Build a Microgrid

Doug Peeples, Smart Cities Council North America Summary Georgia Power and Georgia Tech expect to spend between $10-$15 million to build a research microgrid on the university campus in Atlanta. And both partners, surrounding communities and others could benefit substantially. "The microgrid...


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Georgia Institute of Technology Case Study

Summary In 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology received permission from the state of Georgia to enter into a Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contract (GESPC) and receive a $7.7 million loan to tackle any energy and water conservation project it wanted—as long as the project could pay...

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Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Project at Georgia Tech

Summary Georgia Tech was selected by the BOR as one of the two process test cases for Performance Contracting. Presentation will outline and discuss the process and experiences of the Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contract project and process followed at Georgia Tech. Learning...

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Regulators Want to Know If Georgia Power Considered a Microgrid for the Atlanta Airport

Eilsa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary State regulators want to know if Georgia Power had considered a microgrid “for such a critical customer” as the Atlanta airport before this week’s 11-hour electrical outage. The question was among a series that the staff of the Georgia Public Service...