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University of Arkansas Utility Operations Completes First Gas Turbine Engine Replacement

U of A News Summary The University of Arkansas Utility Operations Division of Facilities Management completed its first gas turbine engine replacement during the last week of October. The turbine was due for replacement based on predictive maintenance measures including the number of...

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CHP Design Considerations for Cold Climates – Don’t Stick Your Tongue on That Pipe!

Summary Presentation will focus on two or three recent and current Canadian CHP projects in the 5 to 15 MW range and review the specific cold weather power island design and balance of plant considerations for industrial power projects. Track 5B: Combined Heat and Power Speakers Matt...


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Cost Savings and Decarbonization with CHP

Summary Solar Solar Turbines has supplied more than 100 turbines as the core of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants to numerous Universities and Colleges around the world. A CHP plant, alone or in conjunction with renewables, serves to drive down energy costs and increase reliability, while...


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Decarbonization Options for the Future

Summary Many universities and colleges have agreed to reduce their carbon footprint. While renewable sources of energy is growing they cannot be relied on as a 100% secure source of energy supply. Will look at examples of using renewable and low carbon fuels in addition to technologies to...


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Solar turbines, integrating energy solutions

Smart Energy International Summary Over the past years, Energy markets in developed economies have started a deep transformation. The appearance of new power generation sources based on renewable technologies, motivated by the efforts of the governments and public administrations are...

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Best Energy/Industrial: Arizona State University Combined Heat & Power Facility Upgrade

ENR Southwest Summary Arizona State University Combined Heat & Power Facility Upgrade Tempe, Ariz. Best Project Owner/Developer: Arizona State University General Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos. Lead Design Firm, MEP Engineer: R.G. Vanderweil Engineers ...

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Options for Combined Cooling and Power

Summary To date the majority of the district cooling plants in UAE have been electric chillers. While the gird power supply in UAE is very good, what would happen if this electric power supply had an interruption or started to get expensive. This presentation will review options for looking at...


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Why American Colleges and Universities Choose CHP, DG, and Microgrids

Alyssa Danigellis, Energy Manager Today Photo: Inside Cornell University's combined heat and power plant. Credit: Cornell University Summary Combined heat and power facilities along with microgrids and distributed generation are gaining popularity at American colleges and universities...

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How Utilities can benefit from CHP

Summary The increased installation of renewable power, dominated by wind and solar has major impact on the grid due to their intermittent power supply. This is a game changer for the utilities. This presentation discusses how utilities can rely on CHP to counteract intermittancy. One...


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Microgrids: The solution to optimize the power generation mix

Summary Microgrids can help integrate renewable energy and fossil fuel generation by maintaining reliable power supply and at the same time reduce the green house gas emissions. Renewable energy production is increasing. Unfortunately the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining when we...