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Utilities takes sensible precautions for staff during pandemic

Notre Dame Weekly Summary As part of the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s anything but business as usual at the Power Plant. To protect the health of the vital few experts who know how to operate the facility that provides electricity, heating, cooling, hot and cold...

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Detailed Monitoring and Engineering Oversight at Texas Tech

Summary A case study and review of operational improvements at Texas Tech that yielded significant energy savings ($2.06M) form optimizing the performance through continuous detailed monitoring and engineering oversight. Track 1D: Plant & System Optimization Speakers Ken Scheepers,...


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Improving District Heating Maintenance Programs with Drone Technology

Summary Many district heating systems were installed decades ago. They are aging and failing, and locating leaks can be time consuming, ineffective, and expensive utilizing traditional methods of inspection. Drone-enabled thermal inspections are proving to be highly-effective and affordable,...


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Empower Develops AI Based Technology for TES Operation Saving

Utilities Middle East Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced developing of a new system that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to operate Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tanks at its district cooling...

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Empower Enhances the Efficiency of its Command Control Centre by Adopting New Technology

ZAWYA Summary Dubai: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation ( Empower ), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has enhanced the capability of its Command Control Centre (CCC) for district cooling plants by establishing a new system, ...

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World's first unmanned district cooling plant 80% complete

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary T he world’s first unmanned and fully-automated district cooling plant is now 80% complete, Empower has announced. The district cooling services provider, led by CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar, reports that construction on its Jumeirah Village facility is edging...

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bluebee® to support Smart O&M of Shirui's Raffles City Chongqing HVAC project

Siveco China, openPR Summary Shirui Energy Engineering and Technology (Chongqing), a member of SP Group ( ), selected Siveco China to implement its Smart O&M solution bluebee®. Shirui Energy designs, builds, owns and operates the advanced energy-efficient...

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Using an Intelligent Predictive Maintenance Tool for Detecting & Predicting Equipment Failures at the University of Texas of Austin

Summary UT-Austin took the next step in turning data into actionable intelligence by adopting HanPHI, HanAra’s predictive maintenance solution. UT-Austin recently expanded HanPHI from its CHP into its chilling stations and now receives early warnings of potential failures throughout the...


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UI exploring public-private partnership for utility system

Marissa Payne, The Daily Iowan Summary The University of Iowa is considering a public-private partnership with its utility system per Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ request that the state’s three public universities explore such partnerships — a growing trend in higher education as funding...

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Tabreed integrates OSIsoft PI System to improve plant performance

Technical Review Middle East Summary National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed), one of the leading UAE-based regional district cooling utility companies, has announced to integrate data-based operational intelligence software across its network of district cooling plants to improve...