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About that national conversation on resilience of the electric grid: The urgent need for guidance and action

Sue Tierney, Utility Dive Summary "Resilience” is perhaps the newest, most popular term in the electric industry’s lexicon these days. If it’s not about the utter lack of resilience after Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico’s electric grid, then it’s about Energy Secretary Rick...

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New York's REV Connect matches innovation with real-world utility needs

New York REV, Utility Dive Summary Today, the U.S. electric grid system is evolving faster than ever before. More distributed generation and storage options are becoming cost competitive, and physical infrastructure is increasingly coupled with a digital network of sensors and analytics...

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University of Texas Austin – Supporting a Fast Track Mission-Critical Campus Healthcare Expansion

Summary The University of Texas at Austin underwent a campus expansion that included mission critical facilities at the hospital and medical campus. This presentation provides an overview of the master planning objectives, challenges, and successes. Speaker Juan Ontiveros, University of...

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Optimizing Strategies through Effective Modeling

Summary Effective modeling can help your system optimize to acheive efficiency and save on energy costs. By having a hollistic approach and utilizing different tools and strategies the University of Texas at Austin is able to achieve up to 87% efficiency and keep fuel & emissions at 1976...

Ontiveros_Juan - Modeling.pdf


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Advantages and Costs of Implementation of Seasonal Thermal Storage

Summary This presentation provides an overview of Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) technologies. UTES using either boreholes or aquifers can provide significant economic, environmental, and resiliency benefits. Speaker Mark Worthington, Underground Energy #Presentation #Military...

Worthington_Mark.pdf


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Biomass and Fuel Flexible CHP/District Energy Systems

Summary CHP based district energy systems provide reliable energy for mission critical facilities and adding fuel flexibility by incorporating biomass into the system can increase resiliency. This presentation uses examples from campuses, hospitals, cities and military bases to show best...

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Business Case for Energy Scenario Selection - Funding and Financing Strategies

Summary This presentation provides an overview of the funding and financing options available when undertaking a microgrid project. Strategies can vary based on the characteristics of the project and different challenges must be faced depending on state and local regulations Speaker Baird...

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Business Case for Resilient Energy System Scenarios, Industry Perspective – Stantec

Summary This presentation shares the business and resiliency cases for integrating renewable energy and lessons learned from implementing Net Zero projects. Examples include projects at US Army bases in Germany. Speaker Tom Phelps, Stantec #Presentation #Workshop #Military ...

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Business Case for Resilient Energy System Scenarios, Industry Perspective – Thermo Systems

Summary Thermo Systems is a national, full-service control systems integration partner for energy and consumer markets. This presentation shares some of their experience with designing and implementing controls systems aimed at acheiving energy resiliency, system optimization and fiscal...

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Emergency Preparation & Response Lessons from Super Storm Sandy

Summary Princeton proves that District Energy systems with CHP, microgrid, and thermal energy storage technologies are key resiliency assets.This presentation shares the lessons learned in emergency preparation and operation during Super Storm Sandy and uses Princeton's success as an example to...

Borer_Ted.pdf