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B.C. Project Pencilled Into Infrastructure Bank’s Books

BIV Summary Two years since it launched, the nascent Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is moving forward with what could be its first investment in B.C. At this stage, the federal Crown corporation will help the City of Richmond develop the largest district energy system in North America – one...


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ENR MidAtlantic Announces the 2019 Excellence in Safety Award Winners

ENR MidAtlantic Summary A safety expert from the region has selected ENR MidAtlantic's 2019 Best Projects safety award winners. The Excellence in Safety winner, along with the Safety Award of Merit winner, will be honored as part of the Best Projects 2019 awards banquets on Nov. 5 in...


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Joint venture Strikes Energy Privatization Deal with Louisiana

The Advocate Summary Louisiana will enter into a complex agreement that could lead to the widespread privatization of energy systems at state agencies and universities throughout the state, after lawmakers reviewed the deal for a final time Tuesday. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration...


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Natural Power and FVB Form a Strategic Partnership

Altenergymag.com Summary Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, and Swedish district energy consultant and design engineering expert, FVB, have formed a strategic partnership to further the advancement of district heating projects in the UK and Ireland. The...


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Maine senators move to reauthorize the DOE's combined heat, power program

Dave Kovaleski, Daily Energy Insider Summary Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced legislation last week seeking to reauthorize and fund the Department of Energy’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP) program for the next five years. ...


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Lonsdale Energy Corporation Now Delivering Clean Energy City Wide

City of North vancouver News Release Summary Another milestone for the award-winning Lonsdale Energy Corp (LEC), which is now connected City-wide. LEC has completed connection of its three main service areas delivering district energy across the City of North Vancouver. LEC’s district energy...


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Empower Awards Network Extension Contract Worth Dh25mn

Middle East Utilities Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contract worth Dh25mn ($6.8 million) to extend its cooling service pipeline network in order to meet the needs of major...


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Richmond looks to expand its centralized energy system

Richmond News Summary The City of Richmond’s district energy utility could service up to 50 million square feet over time with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and Lulu Island Energy Company for a new energy project. The new Lulu Island...


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Antin Infrastructure Partners to Acquire Veolia, Largest District Energy Provider in the US

Antin Infrastructure News Summary Antin Infrastructure Partners (“Antin”), a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments, and Veolia Environnement (“Veolia”), announced today that they have signed an agreement whereby Antin will acquire Veolia’s US...


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A Powerful Investment in Education and the Community

Darrell Proctor, POWER Summary A new coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, replacing old boilers in place since the 1960s, improves the efficiency of the campus’ heating and cooling system while keeping emissions in check. Construction of a...