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Baltimore steam pipes get a new look

Lloyd Fox, The Baltimore Sun Summary Hidden below the streets of Baltimore is a steam system that provides hot water, steam and chilled water to over 255 businesses in downtown Baltimore. In a collaborative effort between the Downtown Partnership and Veolia, the company that operates...


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Microgrids Seek Path out of Regulatory Limbo

Michael Brooks, RTO Insider FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur addresses the Microgrid 2.0 conference in Baltimore. (Photo: International District Energy Association) Summary “The phenomenon that I think FERC confronts and other agencies in Washington confront is that there’s been a...


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FERC Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur presents keynote address at Microgrid 2.0

Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) delivered an inspiring keynote address at the opening of IDEA’s Microgrid 2.0 conference: Advancing Industry Growth , reflecting on the many changes impacting energy markets including expansion of renewables and...


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White Oak Microgrid at FDA Federal Research Center

The White Oak Microgrid at the FDA Federal Research Center is a state-of-the-art 3 million square foot, $900 million Food and Drug Administration office and lab compound. The White Oak microgrid provides a high level of energy surety enabling the GSA/FDA to fulfill their mission while also...

Tour B FDA Federal Research Center at White Oak Microgrid.pdf


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Montgomery County Microgrid

Adjacent to Washington DC, Montgomery County, MD is embracing microgrids to harden key public facilities. It is focusing on those facilities essential for the continuity of public services, especially during disasters or other events when those services are needed most. The Montgomery County...

Tour A Montgomery County Microgrid.pdf


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Driving Innovation through State Energy Programs

Summary This presentation will highlight lessons learned, successes, and hurdles the State of Maryland experienced in designing and implementing its Combined Heat and Power Program, Demand Response program, and energy storage programs. Further, it will take a deeper dive into how to structure...

3A.1_Spangler.pdf


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'Microgrids' supply power to county installations

Douglas Tallman, Montgomery Community Media Summary The county’s Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg and the Correctional Facility in Boyds activated two “microgrids” — clean power generation systems that permit on-site green power systems to provide electricity independent of the power...


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Microgrids in Maryland: Supporting public safety, community resiliency

International District Energy Association, Utility Dive Photo: Montgomery County, MD Summary Like many states, Maryland has experienced more frequent and severe weather events, leading to an increase in grid interruptions, economic disruption and issues around life safety. Ice storms,...


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Steam line repair project means changes on Lawyers Mall

Howard R. Fletcher, AP Summary ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Statues of Thurgood Marshall and three companions are being sent away from Lawyers Mall in Annapolis. And it’s for their own good. The Maryland Board of Public Works voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve emergency funding for an underground...


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Microgrids in Maryland: Bolstering public safety, community resiliency

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Supported with state incentives, Montgomery County installs CHP-based microgrids at two key facilities. One of the original 13 colonies, Maryland is a state of many charms – among them, beautiful vistas on...