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District energy a key to creating resilient infrastructure

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. With climate change impacts increasing, systems are helping cities and campuses prepare. The cities most prepared for the future are those with plans in place for resilient energy infrastructure....

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Eversource advances Cape Cod battery project, defers 13-mile distribution line

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Eversource advanced plans to install a 25 MW / 38 MWh lithium-ion battery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, after residents approved a lease for the project last week, the utility announced on Friday. Provincetown, on the northern tip of Cape Cod, has faced...


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$86.8 Million NORESCO Energy Savings Performance Contract to Enhance Energy Security Framework for Navy Region Japan

CISION PR Newswire Summary WESTBOROUGH, Mass. , March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NORESCO , a national leader in energy efficiency and infrastructure solutions, is implementing self-funding facility improvements for the Navy Region Japan through an $86.8 million guaranteed energy...


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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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Smart cities hold the key to sustainable development

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Modern Diplomacy Summary Asia and the Pacific’s phenomenal development has been a story of rapid urbanization. As centres of innovation, entrepreneurship and opportunity, cities have drawn talent from across our region and driven economic growth which has...


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Behind the Steel Curtain: The Pittsburgh Story

Think you know everything you ever needed to know about Pittsburgh? Think again. Pittsburgh's story is a remarkable one. The Steel City has rapidly transformed itself to the Sustainability City, a shining example of the private and public sectors working together to drive clean energy...


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Climate Change: How Can Manhattan be Protected? Make it Bigger

William Neuman and Jeffery C. Mays, The New York Times Summary After Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan and caused massive damage to the city’s financial center, climate scientists agreed it was only a matter of time before a new superstorm would bring the same kind of damage — or worse. ...


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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. ...