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APR Energy Announces North American Grid Stability Solution

PR Newswire Summary APR Energy Ltd. ("APR"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp., announced today that it has secured a contract with California's Imperial Irrigation District ("IID") to utilize three gas turbines to place power dense distributed generation capacity over three...

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Smart Energy Communities Can Make Our Grid More Human-Centric

Grant Samms, POWER Summary I’ve always been drawn to the swarm ship design concept in science fiction. The idea is that what initially looks like one massive spaceship is actually a cluster of really small vessels that can split apart when the going gets tough. As one, it’s efficient; as...

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Implications of Policy-Driven Electrification in Canada

A Canadian Gas Association Study Prepared By ICF October 2019 Executive Summary Moving away from an integrated multi-fuel, multi-grid energy system towards a fully electric single-grid system has been proposed in a number of jurisdictions as a pathway to significantly reduce Canada’s...

CGA - Implications-of-Policy-Driven-Electrification-in-Canada-Final-Report-October-2019.pdf

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Burns & McDonnell Launches 1898 & Co. - A New Future-Focused Consultancy Arm

Burns & McDonnell Summary KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Burns & McDonnell is launching its first new brand in the firm’s history with 1898 & Co. , a future-focused consulting and technology solutions arm to deliver on clients’ biggest challenges. The new brand is poised to focus...

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US GSA Seeks Information on Grid Interactive Technologies for Buildings

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a request for information (RFI) for grid-interactive technologies and services that provide energy savings and load flexibility for buildings. The RFI, issued in coordination with the Department...

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UC Berkeley Adjunct Professor Introduces Alternative Power Source for Local Neighborhoods

Blake Evans, The Daily Californian Summary In response to last week’s PG&E safety blackouts, campus adjunct professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and director in the California Institute for Energy and Environment’s Electric Grid program area, Alexandra von Meier,...

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Using Electricity at Different Times of Day Could Save Us Billions of Dollars

David Roberts, Vox Summary For most of the 100-plus years that the electricity grid has been around, grid managers had control over the supply of power but not the demand for it. Like the weather, or the tides, electricity consumption could be reasonably well predicted , but it couldn’t...

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Energy Strategies for Greenhouse Gas Reduction: A Comparison of Colorado and California

Summary The need to reduce GHG emissions is causing building owners to evaluate district energy options for grid-connected systems. Because the carbon intensity of grid electricity varies significantly, the GHG reduction of these options is also highly variable. This session highlighted...


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DC Commission's Proceedings Create Detailed Grid Modernisation Actions

Jared Leader and Robert Tucker, Smart Energy International Summary After an important 1942 victory that helped turn the tide during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the...

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District of Columbia Considers New Regulated Entity: The Microgrid Operator

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A report released late last week for the nation’s capital calls for a new regulated entity known as a microgrid operator, part of the city’s far-reaching effort to modernize its electric grid. The 433-page report came out of a multi-year effort...