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Microgrid boosters hope Michigan 'energy district' will spur more interest

Andy Balaskovitz, Energy News Network A rendering shows the vision for a smart energy district in Jackson, Michigan. Photo by Consumers Energy Consumers Energy plans to combine solar and storage in a 4-square-block project in Jackson, Michigan. Summary Microgrid advocates hope a...


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Entergy VP: We have to fundamentally 'reshape the grid'

Juan Monge, GreenTechMedia Summary Delivering electricity to 2.9 million customers in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas, Entergy is implementing advanced data analytics and internet-of-things technology across all its divisions. We sat down with VP Raiford Smith ahead of our inaugural...


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With storm hardening 'a larger focus,' DC approves PEPCO underground distribution lines

Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive Summary The District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the D.C. Public Service Commission's (DCPSC) 2017 approval of a proposed $500 million Pepco program to operate a number of the utility's power lines and ancillary services underground. ...


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Nuts and Bolts of Design Resiliency: Improved Facility Performance and Availability at Least Cost

Summary This presentation will discuss how to apply innovation and continuous process improvements to achieve design resiliency at the local level, or the nuts and bolts of design resiliency. Drawing upon innovations from recent design this presentation will share design attributes, that when...

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America Crece Energy Panama Meeting to be held Feb 20

America Crece Energy is an innovative, whole of government initiative designed to facilitate and catalyze private sector energy investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, by addressing structural, regulatory, legal, and market barriers to investment. On August 17, 2018 the United States...


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Tabreed integrates OSIsoft PI System to improve plant performance

Technical Review Middle East Summary National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed), one of the leading UAE-based regional district cooling utility companies, has announced to integrate data-based operational intelligence software across its network of district cooling plants to improve...


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Washington College Partners With Innovative FESCO Energy to Work Toward Greater Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

PR Newswire, SYS-CON Media Summary FREDERICK, Md. , Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Washington College has joined forces with FESCO Energy to help the College reduce carbon emissions while improving energy efficiency and resilience, a major step toward implementing a vigorous and...


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Energy use in Indian cities - A case for district energy systems

Ameya Pimpalkhare, Observer Research Foundation Summary A recent report from Oxford Economics stated that 17 among the top 20 fastest growing cities in the world are based in India. Surat tops the list of top 10 cities estimated to grow at the fastest pace in the world between 2019 and...


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PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

Ivan Penn, Thomas Fuller and Lisa Friedman, The New York Times Summary Pacific Gas and Electric workers in Paradise, Calif. on Monday. The company, facing billions of dollars in liability claims from two years of wildfires, sees bankruptcy protection as "the only viable option." (Photo:...


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How addressing data latency could heat and cool our homes and businesses

Kevin Stickney, DCD Summary Heat is a resource that can be recaptured and reused several times over and help to significantly improve energy productivity. The pace of change in how we produce and consume data is accelerating. As our world becomes ever more interconnected, we must adapt...