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Illinois marijuana growers will face energy efficiency and reporting rules

David Thill, Energy News Network Summary The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and...

MCA Conference: "Energy Policy and the Case for Combined Heat and Power"

MCA Conference: "Energy Policy and the Case for Combined Heat and Power" Network and learn from a number of industry representatives, CHP operators, government agencies, and presenters about challenges and lessons learned on CHP market adoption, as well as emerging issues and opportunities....

 02-19-2019 | 08:00 - 19:00 CT
 Chicago IL

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A Democrat Ran on Climate Change in a Republican Stronghold - and Won

Emily Atkin, The New Republic Summary Sean Casten's win in Illinois's 6th Congressional District is a lesson for the Democratic Party. If Sean Casten had talked about climate change once during his campaign, that would have been more than most Democrats running for Congress. But Casten...

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State releases more than $6.6M for boiler repairs at NIU

Daily Chronicle Summary DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s archaic boiler system finally has the green light to go away and make room for modern equipment. According to a news release from the office of Gov. Bruce Rauner, more than $6.6 million in capital funding has been released as...

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States Say FERC Overstepped its Bounds in PJM Capacity Market Order

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary FERC’s June order finding PJM's market rules unjust and unreasonable is the product of years of debate among players in the mid-Atlantic electricity market over the impact of state energy policies. Gas and coal generators argue policies like nuclear...

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Driving Key Performance Indicators with Metering and Controls Data

Summary The proliferation of data accumulation and low cost data storage has generated information beyond that which the individual can review and manage. By understanding the data available, key performance indicators can be established to identify inefficient energy use system wide and at...


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Converted Turbine, New Boilers and Stacks: Reliable, Responsible, Ready for Growth

Summary Abbott Power Plant at the Champaign-Urbana Campus of the University of Illinois recently completed a two-phase project to remove three 325 psig boilers and install three 850 psig boilers to increase the reliability and flexibility of the cogeneration operation. The project is part of...


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UC System Expansion and Renewal

Summary The University of Chicago’s South Steam Plant (SSP) was originally commissioned in the 1920s as a coal-fired power plant. In the 1970s, the plant was modified to remove coal-fired boilers from operation; four (4) new field-erected single-burner boilers were installed.The dual-fuel...


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University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Chilled Water Project: Unique Funding in a Capital Constrained World

Speakers Kent Riefsteck, University of Illinois Urbana Jerry Schuett, AEI #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #ConferenceProceeding #BusinessModelsandFinancing #UniversityofIllinoisUrbana #Illinois

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A Backup Boiler Capable of Ramping from 4 to 240klb/hour in 360 seconds

Speakers Robert Benz, Benz Air Engineering #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #Operations #BenzAirEngineering #Illinois #MorrisCogenerationPlant