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Combined Heat and Power: Reaping the Benefits of Changed Market Conditions

Summary Conventional wisdom has long held that the most cost-effective and reliable source of energy is the utility grid — arguably humanity’s largest and most complex machine. Although many hospitals and other critical facilities would prefer to control their destinies by generating their own...


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Biomass-fuelled solution for Grand Falls General Hospital

Andrew Snook, Canadian Biomass Summary For many of the people who reside in the northwestern region of New Brunswick, the name Groupe Savoie is well known. In addition to being a major employer in the area, the specialty hardwood products manufacturer is very active within the communities it...

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Combined heat and power system to provide significant savings for UK health trust

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Vital Energi has signed a contract with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a project which will bring their overall savings to over £13.4m over the course of their contract terms. It follows the company’s successful...

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ENGIE And Cyberview SDN BHD Will Build District Cooling System For New Hospital In Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Heleen Devos Summary The Ministry of Health of Malaysia (MOH) recently held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the construction for a new hospital in Cyberjaya, the country’s technology hub. Slated to be operational by 2020, the state-of-the-art hospital will accommodate 288 beds...

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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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Using Technology to Save Energy, Money at Geisinger

Nikki Krize, WNEP, The News Station Summary Geisinger Medical Center is working to reduce energy use in the way it heats and cools its facilities. Usually, when people visit Geisinger Medical Center, they visit patients or have a doctor's appointment. On Thursday, a group of elected officials...

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North Battleford hospital unlike traditional institutional design

Don Procter, Journal of Commerce Summary The Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford is being constructed on land that was a nine-hole golf course. The new hospital is being delivered in 33 months at a cost $222 million. - Photo: PHOTO COURTESY GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION The Saskatchewan...

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Chesapeake Utilities to supply gas to Delmarva hospital

Jeff Mordock, The News Journal, Delaware Online Summary Chesapeake Utilities will provide natural gas to power a combined heat and power plant at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. The use of natural gas to produce on-site electricity will reduce Peninsula Regional...

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Maine Business Park Seeks Partners for Green Microgrid Development

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Brunswick Landing, a business park at a former naval air station in Maine, is looking for an experienced partner to help with microgrid development as part of its larger plan to become a green technology center. Located in Brunswick on the southern...

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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...