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The Danish Energy Agency And City Of Pittsburgh Announce Agreement To Collaborate On District Energy Planning

Pittsburgh will serve as host city for IDEA2019, the 110th IDEA Annual Conference & Trade Show - “The Energy for More Resilient Cities” in June, 2019. The Call for Presentations for the IDEA2019 conference is currently available. Press Release, Public. The new endeavor will create a...

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Microgrids as Resilient Energy Infrastructure

Content by IDEA Published by UtilityDive Summary The National Academy of Sciences defines “resilience” as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Since the September 2017 DOE NOPR to FERC, the energy industry has been working...

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Sidewalk Labs aims to address privacy concerns in designing high-tech Toronto neighbourhood

Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail Summary Sidewalk Labs, the unit of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. set to turn a chunk of Toronto’s waterfront into a test bed for “smart city” technologies, took pains at a public meeting Tuesday night to address fears its plans would see citizens spied upon or their...

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Request for Development Qualifications (RFDQ) On-Site Energy Generation for PIT

Statement of qualifications shall be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon EST on March 30, 2018 in the manner provided in the RFDQ documents. The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from interested Developers qualified to enter into a long...


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Feds prequalify consortiums to bid on heating and cooling modernization program

Ottawa Business Journal Summary The federal government has narrowed the field of companies vying for a 30-year contract to upgrade and operate the massive system that heats and cools more than 80 buildings in the National Capital Region. On Friday, Public Services and Procurement Canada said...

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Ukraine: New agreement to boost energy efficiency investments in universities and municipal infrastructure

The Financial Summary The European Investment Bank and the multi-donor Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P), which is partially funded by the EU, have signed grant agreements amounting to €16.4m to support higher education and municipal infrastructure in Ukraine. ...

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DOE Announces $10 Million for CHP Technology Research to Provide Cost-Effective Support to the Electric Grid

Press Release, Department of Energy Today, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced up to $10 million to conduct research and development activities to further the utilization of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) specifically designed to...

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Second Expression of Interest Open for NRCan's Green Infrastructure Phase II Program

Deadline: February 21, 2018 Summary Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has issued a second call for Expressions of Interest under the Energy-Efficient Buildings Research, Development and Demonstration Program. The second phase of the Green Infrastructure program has been expanded to include...

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Experts say electric system resiliency efforts should focus on customer impact

Bill Yingling, DailyEnergyInsider Summary WASHINGTON – Regulators traditionally evaluate investments in the electric grid for their impact on reliability, which generally means their value in helping to keep the lights on. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is asking if it needs to...

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Smarter energy management delivers reliability, efficiency and cost savings

Andy Low, Network Asia Summary Electrical power is essential. From the time when our alarm goes off in the morning to when we turn the lights off at night, we use electrical power. Residences, businesses, healthcare, community infrastructure and educational institutions all rely on power. In...