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Heat Storage and Use of Aquifers for Heating in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Think GeoEnergy Summary With increasing blurring of lines between traditional hydrothermal geothermal energy with heat exchange systems of groundsource heat pumps, we are likely going to cover a few more related topics going forward. In the past we have reported on efforts on utilizing...


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DC regulators consider 'light touch' when it comes to microgrid rules

Utility Dive Summary The district is aiming to deliver 100% renewable energy by 2032, and observers say microgrids will be a key strategy. Regulators have indicated they want to ensure their approach does not dissuade development, while still addressing key issues of safety and consumer...


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Siemens deploys its first microgrid in the Middle East at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman

Zawya Summary Siemens will provide equipment and software for a microgrid at Sultan Qaboos University ( SQU ) that will improve power supply reliability and lower costs by combining electricity from solar, wind and battery storage. The microgrid at SQU is the first deployment of...


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Facebook Provides Homes With Recycled Heat from Data Centers

AlphaWeek Summary Facebook is using thermal energy generated by its data center in Odense, Denmark to heat neighboring homes and a local hospital in collaboration with a local district heating firm, Fjernvarme Fyn. The heat recycling system is expected to recover 100,000 MWh of energy a year...


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Baker Hughes donates OKC Energy Innovation Center to Oklahoma State University

The Oklahoman Summary Oklahoma State University is getting a new home in Oklahoma City it will use to boost its engineering students’ research opportunities. On Monday, university officials and Baker Hughes announced the latter is donating its Energy Innovation Center to the university,...


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Austin Energy Helps with Hurricane Restoration Efforts in South Texas

T&D World Summary In the wake of Hurricane Hanna, Austin Energy has sent line workers and support personnel to South Texas to help with restoration efforts. The Austin Energy team left on July 27 at 12 p.m. with five bucket trucks, two digging derricks, and three support vehicles to...


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District cooling firm Tabreed reports 13% profit increase for H1

Arabian Business Summary Tabreed reported a 13% increase in first half profits, driven by the acquisition of an 80% stake in Downtown Dubai district cooling business from Emaar in Q2 this year. The company reported net profit of AED224.3m (up from AED199.36m), while revenue increased by 6%...


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Department of Energy Selects 5 Projects to Receive up to $28 Million for Geothermal Energy Research

Energy.Gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that five projects will receive up to $28 million to promote the advancement of the next generation of geothermal energy technologies. Selected by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Geothermal...


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King’s Cross development receives £69 million green finance loan

London Post Summary Property developer Argent has secured a £69 million loan facility on behalf of the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) from HSBC UK (acting as Green Loan Coordinator) and NatWest to support the development of a sustainable residential development in King’s...


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Gillette Stadium Turns to Energy Efficient Servers to Reduce Annual CO2 Output

Environment + Energy Leader Summary More clean energy solutions have been added to power Gillette Stadium, this time with the introduction of fuel cell technology for energy servers . Gillette Stadium is home to the New England Patriots and New England Revolution. The stadium has...