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The Danish Energy Agency And City Of Pittsburgh Announce Agreement To Collaborate On District Energy Planning

Pittsburgh will serve as host city for IDEA2019, the 110th IDEA Annual Conference & Trade Show - “The Energy for More Resilient Cities” in June, 2019. The Call for Presentations for the IDEA2019 conference is currently available. Press Release, Public. The new endeavor will create a...

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New Hampshire Senate votes to expand net metering eligibility

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Lawmakers in the New Hampshire Senate have approved a measure to grow the size of resources participating in the state's net metering program, raising the limit to 5 MW from 1 MW, and including provisions for some participation from larger facilities. New...

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Microgrids as Resilient Energy Infrastructure

Content by IDEA Published by UtilityDive Summary The National Academy of Sciences defines “resilience” as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Since the September 2017 DOE NOPR to FERC, the energy industry has been working...

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Is your plant leading energy policy change?

Peter Garforth, Plant Services Summary Industry has long recognized the importance of understanding and influencing the cost and reliability of energy supplied to facilities. Most industries assign high-level resources to build relationships with local utilities to negotiate future terms –...

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FERC Resiliency NOPR - ISO and RTO Comments

On Friday, March 9, 2018, the seven RTOs and ISOs filed comments in response to FERC docket AD18-7-000 requesting information from each regional transmission organization (RTO) and independent system operator (ISO) concerning resiliency of the bulk-power system. The attached comments represent...

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Commentary: Edison-era energy solution plays role in Virginia’s grid modernization

Bruce Hedman, Energy News Network Summary Many are rightly celebrating the recent passage of a bill that aims to move Virginia’s power grid into the 21st century. Yet one of the most progressive measures in the bill relies on some of the oldest electrical technology around – harkening back to...

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Opportunities & Challenges Facing Microgrids: What is the Microgrid Resources Coalition and How Can They Help?

Speakers Baird Brown, eco(n)law Chris Berendt, Drinker Biddle & Reath Tom Nyquist, Princeton University #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2018 #Workshop #Microgrids #PolicyandRegulation #eco(n)law #DrinkerBiddle #Princeton #MRC


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The Microgrid Policy Agenda

Summary Hot topics on the energy regulatory agenda and the Microgrid Resources Coalition positions and responses. Session Track 6A Speakers Baird Brown, eco(n)law #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2018 #Microgrids #PolicyandRegulation #eco(n)law


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Matthew Ord, Insider Summary A £15m fund designed to promote the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable resources in Greater Manchester has launched. The Greater Manchester Low Carbon Fund Managed will be managed by GVA and aimed at property developers and infrastructure...

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Province to give Halifax, CBRM more tools for economic development

Tom Ayers, The Chronical Herald Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette introduced amendments on Thursday that would help Cape Breton Regional Municipality in its efforts to attract a container terminal to Sydney Harbour and to amend Halifax’s charter to allow it to exceed zoning...