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Accelerating Zero Energy Communities of the Future

Summary Through the Zero Energy District Accelerator, DOE is working with six pioneering zero energy districts to achieve ambitious energy goals. Accelerator partners are using best practice approaches to realize energy performance goals for the entire building and district lifecycle. Their...


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How to Integrate CHP and District Energy in City-Level Resilience Planning

Summary As part of its Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator, the US Department of Energy assisted in the creation of multiple tools to improve understanding of how CHP and microgrids can help communities meet resilience goals and ensure critical facilities remain operational...


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U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition

Solar Novus Today Summary The National Renewable Energy Laboratory ( NREL ) announced a new competition to engage college students in reimagining how energy is generated, managed, and used in a district—the U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition Funded by...

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DOE Releases New study Highlighting the Untapped Potential of Geothermal Energy in the United States

Department of Energy Summary WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released a groundbreaking analysis detailing how the United States can benefit from the vast potential of geothermal energy. The analysis culminated in a report, GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath...

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Officials laud VMC's P2B biomass power plant

Erwin P. Nicavera, Bacolod Summary TOP government officials, including President Rodrigo Duterte, have lauded the initiative of listed sugar firm Victorias Milling Company (VMC) in building a 40-megawatt (MW) cogeneration biomass power plant worth P2 billion in Victorias City. In a message...

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At Northeast universities, new programs aim to fill gaps in clean energy workforce

Sujata Srinivasan, Energy News Network Summary The University of Connecticut is already expanding its newly-launched energy systems training program amid a shortage of energy workers in the state. Energy employment continues to grow in Connecticut. But hiring managers say they are...

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Waste Heat to Power Applications in the Utilities Market - the Veyo project

Waste Heat to Power (WHP) is the process of recovering waste heat and using it to generate power with no combustion and no emissions. WHP and Combined Heat and Power projects are gaining traction among utilities, as a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the...

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U.S. Department of Energy awards Virginia Tech researchers $1.8 million to tackle challenges facing U.S. power grid

Press Release, POWER Summary January 31, 2019 — The Department of Energy has awarded four Virginia Tech researchers a $1.8 million grant to reduce the stress renewable energy sources put on the U.S. power grid. The Virginia Tech Center for Power Electronics Systems ( CPES ) and the Power...

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Siemens Government Technologies to Lead Energy Savings and Modernization Work for Los Alamos National Laboratory

Associated Press, OA Online Summary ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2018--Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (SGT) is proud to extend its long-standing partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) through the award of a new task order under DoE’s Energy Savings Performance...

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Combined Heat and Power as a Source of Resilience in Microgrids

Link to Webinar Recording Combined Heat and Power as a Source of Resilience in Microgrids Summary Microgrids with CHP (DE-CHP) has proven to be a cost effective way to improve energy efficiency. CHP-based microgrids can also increase the level of resilience of many facilities to extreme...

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