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Abu Dhabi introduces district cooling regulations

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary Abu Dhabi Government has become the first administration in the Middle East to set up a complete integrated regulations system for district cooling. The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) made the announcement after the policy was rubberstamped by the...

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New Jersey Prepares for Second Round of Microgrid Funding

Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary New Jersey expects to begin accepting applications in November for its second round of microgrid funding, part of a program that already has 13 towns studying the feasibility of microgrids. As a precursor, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities plans...

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House Passes $1.3B for Community Climate Resiliency Projects

Wicked Local Burlington Summary Significant investments to come to Bedford and Burlington through advancements in the microgrid, electric vehicles and energy storage projects As climate change becomes a larger concern at the local-level, State Rep. Ken Gordon, D-Bedford, joined his...

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BCUC Establishes Process for Inquiry into the Regulation of Municipal Energy Utilities

British Columbia Utilities Commission, Globe Newswire Summary VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- By Order G-177-19 , dated August 1, 2019, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has established an inquiry to examine the regulation of energy utilities...

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Feds Cancel Power Auction by Grid Operator, Market Uncertainty Increases

Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight Summary A federal agency has told the operator of the nation’s largest power grid to cancel a planned auction next month that helps determine how much consumers and businesses pay for electricity. The decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday...

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Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau mandated to include the Dubai's district cooling sector

MEP Middle East Summary Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for electricity and water in Dubai, RSB, has been mandated to include the Dubai’s district cooling sector. The decision was revealed last year at the 51st meeting of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, headed by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed...

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New Jersey's Draft Energy Plan Includes Support for Microgrids

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The most recent iteration of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP) includes provisions that could boost the development of microgrids in the state. The draft plan also calls for a microgrid feasibility study to determine if microgrid projects...

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A City's Climate Toolbox: Exploring Water-Based District Heating and Cooling for Metro Boston

Summary The cities of Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville charged MAPC in 2018 with the task of recommending governance frameworks that could enable water-based district energy (WBDE) systems. These communities seek transformative strategies to fulfill ambitious climate goals. This session...


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Implementing Boston's Microgrid and District Energy Regulations

Translating the policy, of Boston's Microgrid and District Energy Regulation into technical reality required the development of a step by step collaborative process intended to educated real estate developers, while identifying solutions that are economic viable, commercially acceptable, provide...


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Boston Smart Utilities Policy - Advanced Energy Solutions for New Large Developments in Boston

The Boston Smart Utilities Policy (adopted 2018), calls for new large developments to carry out a Feasibility Assessment (FA) and a Master Plan (MP) for advanced energy solutions for sustainable, resilient, and equitable neighborhoods. While the FA studies technical and financial feasibility,...