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Texas Tried to Prepare for Crisis, Ended Up Sowing Confusion

Bloomberg Summary A few days before an energy crisis hit Texas, the state’s chief energy regulator issued an order to prioritize “human needs.” It sounded like a no-brainer: Divert natural gas supplies to homes and critical businesses and away from everything else deemed a lower priority. ...

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CHP and Space Exploration

Southcentral & Upper-West CHP TAP Email Summary Did you know that NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is utilizing the benefits of combined heat and power to ensure power reliability to operations? That's right! Combined heat and power helps support astronauts and the personnel and...

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Timeline Wall Brings History to Life at TECO and Seal Time Capsule for 2044 Opening

TECO Press Release Summary History has come to life at TECO as we wrap up the 50th anniversary of our district energy system. TECO installed a timeline wall that reflects how the idea for the system took root and grew into the award-winning system it is today. Located at TECO’s Central...

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Skanska's Bank of America Tower wins record-breaking LEED designation

Global Construction Review Summary Using 32% less energy than a typical office building, the Bank of America Tower built by Skanska in Houston has been recognised by US Green Building Council (USGBC) as the first LEED v4 Platinum Core & Shell certified project in the US. With a total...

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At Austin Energy's New Rainey Street Substation, 'Modern' Is the Look

James Rambin, TOWERS Summary The community engagement process for the design of a new downtown electrical substation at 55 East Avenue on the edge of the Rainey Street District has reached a conclusion — of the three themes put to a vote a couple of months ago, Austin Energy ...

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A story of preparedness and resolve

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey turned its eye toward Houston, but Thermal Energy Corp. was ready. The weather forecasts in late August 2017 were dire. Meteorologists warned that coastal areas in...

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Texas Tech University GLEAMM Microgrid Research Facility - Advancing Grid Resiliency & Sustainability

Speakers Stephen Bayne, Texas Tech University BeiBei Helen Ren, Texas Tech University #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2019 #Poster #Texas #TexasTechUniversity #Microgrids #Resiliency #Sustainability


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Cogeneration Channel: CHP saves the University of Texas Medical Branch from Hurricane Harvey

Cogeneration Channel: Interview Bryan Bagley - Project Manager, Affiliated Engineers In 2008, Hurricane Ike crippled the University of Texas Medical Branch, the free health care center in Galveston. Among the initiatives taken to put the facility back on its feet, the installation of a...

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Texas regulators direct higher plant payment amid capacity crunch concerns

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Texas utility regulators last week directed the state's power market operator to boost payments to generators during periods of high electricity demand amid growing concerns that the state could run short of capacity this summer. The Public Utilities...

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Black & Veatch - Designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Black & Veatch, Electric Energy Online Summary A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell's Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc....