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Bahrain completes draft of district cooling regulations

Thomson Reuters Projects News, ZAWYA Summary Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning (MWMU) has completed the draft of district cooling regulations with the aim to increase adoption of district cooling in the country. The Central Planning Office (CPO), a unit...

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Montana judge rules PSC intentionally set PURPA rates to kill solar projects

Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive Summary A Montana district court judge last week issued an order in favor of solar developers, ruling that the state's Public Service Commission intentionally disadvantaged small solar projects in violation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA)...


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PJM files update to energy market price formation rules with FERC

Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary PJM Interconnection filed a proposal on Friday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to update its energy market price formation rules, due to an impasse among its stakeholders. The grid operator offered reserve pricing rules based on...


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Maine lawmakers try again to get the state's microgrid law right

Bill Opalka, Energy News Network Summary Amid complaints that the state’s current law is unworkable, legislators revive a vetoed bill under a new governor. Maine lawmakers are trying again after a veto last year to fix a microgrid law that critics say make the projects unworkable in the...


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As 100% renewables mandate nears, Puerto Rico sees new microgrid initiative, resilience focus

Julia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary When considering the future energy mix of Puerto Rico, worsening hurricane seasons and high levels of poverty in the territory are top of mind for energy experts. Distributed generation is critical to boosting energy resilience on the island, participants...


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Combined Heat and Power: A Sleeping Giant May Be Waking

Kennedy Maize, Power Engineering Summary One of the oldest energy efficiency ideas—combined heat and power—is prospering in the U.S. and looks promising elsewhere as the world searches for low-cost energy by increasing efficiency while lowering carbon dioxide emissions. Last November,...


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MRC Submits Reply Comments in Hawaii Microgrid Docket

On March 11, 2019, the MRC submitted a supplemental reply brief to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii in the proceeding to investigate establishment of a microgrid services tariff. The MRC submitted an independent reply as well as a Joint Reply Brief with several other...

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Critical Mass

Ron Kotrba, Biomass Magazine Summary The small but growing U.S. market for semi-dry wood chips finds its home in niche applications in the Northeast. “It’s not for everyone,” says Charles Levesque, a founding partner with Innovative Wood Fuels LLC. “Semi-dry wood chips are perfect for...


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ACEEE research claims Florida could gain 135,000 jobs through more energy efficient policies

Chris Galford, Daily Energy Insider Summary According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Florida could stand to gain an additional 135,000 jobs by embracing five new energy policies. Photo: © Shutterstock In 2017, Florida ranked fourth in the nation for...


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Legislative Update from the Microgrid Resources Coalition

Session: Microgrid Workshop Speakers Baird Brown, eco(n)law #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2019 #Microgrids #MRC #eco(n)law #PolicyandRegulation #Workshop

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