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Work starts on city's £52 million district heat network

Phil Corrigan, The Sentinel Summary Work has finally started on Stoke-on-Trent’s pioneering £52 million district heat network. Around 700 metres of pipe will be laid underground on Leek Road and Boughey Road in Shelton over the next 11 weeks – with 4km due to be installed around the...

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Veolia Opens New Sustainable Chilled Water Plant in Baltimore

Press Release, Veolia North America New facility eliminates 6,137 tons of carbon and saves city nearly $190,000 in electricity costs annually BOSTON, September 25, 2017 — Veolia Energy Baltimore Cooling LLP, a subsidiary of IDEA member Veolia North America, the world’s leading provider of...

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How the Christchurch district energy scheme works

Will Harvie, Stuff Summary A district energy scheme has just been turned on at Ngāi Tahu's new development in central Christchurch. WILL HARVIE explains the engineering of energy efficiency. It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch. It...

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Energy Department Invests Up to $50 Million to Improve the Resilience and Security of the Nation's Critical Energy Infrastructure

Press Release, U.S. Department of Energy Washington, D.C. – Today (Sept. 12), the Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing awards of up to $50 million to DOE’s National Laboratories to support early stage research and development of next-generation tools and technologies to further improve the...

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Public Works and Government Services Canada: Request for Qualification - ESAP

Energy Service Modernization (ESM) of the Existing DES through a Public Private Partnership (P3): DBfOM Procurement As the federal authority for real property, PWGSC is responsible for the delivery of essential heating services to over 80 buildings in the NCR (total floor space of approximately...

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Who Uses Microgrids and Why?

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A range of businesses and institutions now use microgrids to boost electric reliability, green their energy supply, lower costs, improve efficiency and better serve customers or the local citizenry. As the fledgling microgrid industry matures, the...

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Senate confirms two energy commission nominees, restoring quorum

Devin Henry, The Hill August 3, 2017 Summary The Senate voted Thursday evening to confirm two of President Trump's nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), paving the way for the commission to have its first quorum in six months. Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson were...

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Government of Canada committed to modernizing heating and cooling plants in National Capital Region

Press Release, Public Services and Procurment Canada July 18, 2017 Innovating technologies will lead to significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions Download Letter of Interest July 18, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Public Services and Procurement Canada The Government of Canada is...

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DOT, Congress evaluate options, send signals on infrastructure investment

Harper Gay, IDEA July 17, 2017 Recently, leadership of the U.S. Senate cut the annual August recess in half. Senators will plan to work through the second week of August in an attempt to make progress on legislative priorities like health-care, a budget resolution, and raising the federal debt...

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District Cooling Marches On In Colombia

Overview Two Colombian companies a consulting specialist an the other the largest HVAC contractors, took on the challenge of implementing the first energy districts and microgrids in Colombia. Actually The Alpujarra District Cooling project is working serving the buildings of the center of...