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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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Fairbanks Morse Delivers PoweReliability-as-a-Service Solution in Puerto Rico

Press Release, Fairbanks Morse SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairbanks Morse - an EnPro Industries company (NYSE:NPO) and leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward - announced today that it has delivered its PoweReliability-as-a-Service...

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Enwave Chicago To Cool 601W’s Old Main Post Office

Press Release, Business Wire CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Enwave North America (Enwave) and The 601W Companies (601W) are partnering to cool Chicago’s iconic old main post office – The Post Office – using North America’s largest ice battery and chilled-water distribution system. ...

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ComEd approved to build one of first microgrid clusters in the nation

Press release, Business Wire CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today approved ComEd’s plan to construct one of the first utility-scale microgrid clusters in the nation in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The project, which has...

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UCI islands its microgrid from Southern California Edison grid

Electric Light & Power Summary The Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California , Irvine, in partnership with campus Facilities Management, successfully islanded the campus 20 MW-class microgrid from the Southern California Edison (SCE) grid. During the 1 hour...

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DOE Announces $10 Million for CHP Technology Research to Provide Cost-Effective Support to the Electric Grid

Press Release, Department of Energy Today, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced up to $10 million to conduct research and development activities to further the utilization of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) specifically designed to...

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ConEd's hybrid service model for large microgrid could become standard

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary It's not quite Burger King, but Consolidated Edison wants customers to have it their way. And driven by new technologies, economic development, and policies from the state, large projects in New York City may have increasing control over their electricity...

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Second Expression of Interest Open for NRCan's Green Infrastructure Phase II Program

Deadline: February 21, 2018 Summary Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has issued a second call for Expressions of Interest under the Energy-Efficient Buildings Research, Development and Demonstration Program. The second phase of the Green Infrastructure program has been expanded to include...

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Experts say electric system resiliency efforts should focus on customer impact

Bill Yingling, DailyEnergyInsider Summary WASHINGTON – Regulators traditionally evaluate investments in the electric grid for their impact on reliability, which generally means their value in helping to keep the lights on. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is asking if it needs to...