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Utility Subsidiary Nearly Doubles the Energy Capacity for London City Airport

Smart Energy International Summary A subsidiary of UK Power Networks is combining a solar pv system, combined heat and power solution, new substations and smart automation software to enhance energy resilience at the London City Airport . A new SCADA system will be installed to remotely...

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Microgrids, major changes: Professor leading effort to redesign power grid

Sarah Small, Penn State News Summary UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard in 2012, entire city skylines went completely black with the curious exception of a few small areas still emitting light, thanks to their use of combined heat and power (CHP) systems, a...

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The Benefits of Using Steam District Energy

Summary Recently, Liberty Tour in downtown Philadelphia decided to choose the use of steam has their primary source of energy for building heat over natural gas or electric. The presentation went over the different technical reasons why the decision was made over steam. Recent technologies make...


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Optimizing Renewable Energy Sources for Campus District Energy

Summary A biomass combined heat-and-power system is being designed to be the core component of a University's campus Central Utility Plant, complementing a suite of other renewable energy infrastructure that includes geothermal heating and solar PV. The CUP is anticipated to serve as a learning...


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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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CHP Design Considerations for Municipal Water Treatment Facilities

In a growing effort to provide reliability and resiliency in today’s municipal infrastructure operations, more cities are looking at incorporating CHP into their waste water treatment facilities. The drive to provide critical services to their customers during grid interruptions as well as...


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Benefits of CHP/Cogeneration for District Heating & Health Campuses in a Changing Energy Environment

Cogeneration/ Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plays a critical role in ensuring reliability and efficiency of power and heat for university campuses, data-centers, district heating and other critical facilities. Key benefits include increased efficiency, improving cost-effectiveness, and securing...


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Capturing the Value of Waste Heat

Anna Simet, Biomass Magazine Summary When the idea of converting a shuttered paper mill in Berlin, New Hampshire, to a biomass power plant was first conceived by CS Operations Inc. in 2012, the developer had much more in mind than solely generating electricity from forest residue....

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center CHP

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has recently successfully completed the addition of a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant to the existing central utility plant serving the 550-acre hospital campus. The installed combined heat and power system is expected to supply 54% of...


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CHP & TES: Strange Bedfellows or a Match Made in Heaven?

District Energy systems often incorporate Combined Heat & Power (CHP); and they often incorporate Thermal Energy Storage (TES). Each technology can provide significant performance enhancements in the areas of peak capacity, reliability, resiliency, environmental impact, and economics....