May 8, 2013—The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on how District Energy, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Microgrids can make local energy supply more reliable and more resilient in the face of more frequent severe weather events that have caused electricity supply disruptions and serious economic losses. This briefing provided a technology overview, showcased relevant case studies, reviewed related pending legislation, including The Local Energy Supply & Resiliency Act of 2013 and The Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act, and discussed key policy drivers to accelerate industry growth as called for in Executive Order 13624, Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency.
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Rob Thornton, IDEA
Ted Borer, Princeton University
William DiCroce, Veolia North America
Ken Smith, Ever-Green Energy
Mark Spurr, IDEA