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Recent Developments in Motor Technology Allow Direct Drive of Low Speed Cooling Tower Fans

Summary At a time were reliability is of utmost importance and efficiency of cooling tower systems are being scrutinized new developments within motor technology allow performance and reliability to be optimized. This paper will discuss the development of low speed, permanent magnet motors and...


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An iPod among vinyl albums

Surendar Balakrishnan, Climate Control Middle East Summary Saying that District Cooling simplifies the building dramatically, Rob Thornton, President and CEO, International District Energy Association (IDEA), in this interview with Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East, urges a...

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Distribution system planning: Proactively planning for more distributed assets at the grid edge

Coley Girouard and Ryan Katofsky, Advanced Energy Perspectives Summary This is the seventh in an occasional series from AEE, originally published in Utility Dive, that addresses how the power sector can successfully transition to a 21st Century Electricity System. U.S. utilities invest...

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Palo Verde Center Selects Kinsley Energy Systems to Supply Cogeneration System

Press Release, Markets Insider LAS VEGAS , Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PVC Management, developer of the Palo Verde Center in Blythe, CA , has selected Kinsley Energy Systems as the exclusive supplier of combined heat and power (CHP) equipment for the facility. Soon to begin...

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Preparing for the unexpected at the University of Denver

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. With planning, campuses with aging infrastructure can be ready for and mitigate potential system failures. The University of Denver (DU) is a private institution with roots dating to 1864 when it was founded as a...

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Dubai Electricity Authority, International District Energy Association Discuss Joint Cooperation

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has welcomed Robert Thornton, President and CEO of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), at DEWA's headquarters. HE Ahmad Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower...

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Energy Department Selects Seven Projects to Develop Combined Heat and Power Technologies that Offer Services to the Electric Grid

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Summary Today [Sept. 7, 2018], the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of seven projects that will receive up to $10 million towards the research and development of technologies that enable small-to-midsize manufacturers to use...

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Unexpected Outages, Intense Heat Behind ISO-NE Labor Day Price Spike

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Real-time power prices topped $2600/MWh in ISO-New England on Monday after unplanned generation outages and higher-than-expected power demand from a Labor Day heatwave triggered emergency procedures from the grid operator. ISO-NE accessed emergency generation...

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What Happens When a Power Company and a University Get Together? They Build a Microgrid

Doug Peeples, Smart Cities Council North America Summary Georgia Power and Georgia Tech expect to spend between $10-$15 million to build a research microgrid on the university campus in Atlanta. And both partners, surrounding communities and others could benefit substantially. "The microgrid...

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PUD Breaks Ground on Cutting-Edge Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center

Douglas Buell, The Arlington Times Summary For all that Congressman Rick Larsen’s father Dick knew about power as a 30-year worker with Snohomish County PUD, the terms “microgrid” or “energy storage” would have never entered the conversation, not even after he retired in 1995. “That wasn’t...