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Black & Veatch - Designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Black & Veatch, Electric Energy Online Summary A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell's Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.'s...


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Here's how to build energy infrastructures fit for the future

Cedrik Neike, Siemens, World Economic Forum Summary One key characteristic of modern civilization is its dependence on critical infrastructures such as those used for providing power, transportation and water. These infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex, intelligent and...


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Innovative Microgrid Will Power Finnish Distribution Center

Darrell Proctor, POWER Magazine Summary A distribution center in Finland is installing what is being called the country’s largest industrial microgrid, a system that will use 100% renewable energy. The system is being built by Schneider Electric in Järvenpää. It will be used by Lidl, a grocery...


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An iPod among vinyl albums

Surendar Balakrishnan, Climate Control Middle East Summary Saying that District Cooling simplifies the building dramatically, Rob Thornton, President and CEO, International District Energy Association (IDEA), in this interview with Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East, urges a...


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Clean energy microgrid to power MSU College View development

Mississippi State University Summary STARKVILLE, Miss.—An advanced energy system at Mississippi State’s new College View development will help the university continue to improve campus efficiency and resiliency. College View, a public-private partnership between MSU and Greystar Real Estate...


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Mississippi State to Install a Trigeneration Microgrid for Campus Development Project

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Mississippi State University plans to build a trigeneration microgrid — combined cooling, heating and power — at its new College View student residential-retail building and campus development project outside Starkville. Project partners anticipate...


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Early Interest in Peel Business Park

Mal Gill, Farm Weekly Summary A SUSTAINABLE energy services company and corporate cousin to WA’s freight rail network operator may become the first business to establish at the agribusiness-focused Peel Business Park, Nambeelup. Two weeks after LandCorp released the first 12 lots –...


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Combined Heat and Power as a Source of Resilience in Microgrids

Link to Webinar Recording Combined Heat and Power as a Source of Resilience in Microgrids Summary Microgrids with CHP (DE-CHP) has proven to be a cost effective way to improve energy efficiency. CHP-based microgrids can also increase the level of resilience of many facilities to extreme...

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US Military Microgrids Are Using More Renewables and Batteries

Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentech Media Summary Energy resilience has long been a priority for the military. The Department of Defense is increasingly turning to clean energy in resilience applications. (Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District) The White House's...


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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...