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New Jersey's Draft Energy Plan Includes Support for Microgrids

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The most recent iteration of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP) includes provisions that could boost the development of microgrids in the state. The draft plan also calls for a microgrid feasibility study to determine if microgrid projects...


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NJ Transit Wants Gas-Fired Power, Microgrid to Energize Local Rail System

Rod Walton, Power Engineering Summary NJ Transit is holding a public hearing tonight about its proposed gas-fired power plant and microgrid. The New Jersey state agency wants to build a 102 to 140 MW gas-fired power generating station near Kearny. The unit would energize the proposed NJ...


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Newark Bids to Boost Energy Efficiency

Gail Kalinoski, Commercial Property Executive Summary The energy upgrade program covers 17 buildings in New Jersey's largest city and will save the municipality an estimated $1 million a year. After decades of economic struggle, Newark, N.J., is enjoying a revival that is attracting much...

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BPU approves $300M nuclear subsidy, despite staff finding no need for it

Danielle Muoio, Politco Summary TRENTON — The state Board of Public Utilities on Thursday voted in favor of charging utility customers an estimated $300 million to subsidize three South Jersey nuclear plants controlled by Public Service Enterprise Group, despite the agency’s own staff finding...

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Tecogen Closes Hybrid Chiller-Cogeneration Sale to New Jersey Residential Building

AP News Summary WALTHAM, MA / ACCESSWIRE / March 26, 2019 / Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN), a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, is pleased to announce a project with an affordable housing senior living...


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Power switch: Simple steps can cut energy bills

Martin Daks, NJBIZ Summary Beginning in April, the City of Hoboken will purchase “100 percent clean, non-polluting renewable electricity” for municipal facilities, according to an announcement from Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. Besides being eco-friendly, the changeover is expected to be green in...


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Microgrids Using District Heating Piping as the "Grid"

Summary As universities, hospitals and other campus locations look to increase reliability, become more resilient, reduce carbon emissions, and lower operating costs, finding one cost-effective solution to supporting all of these initiatives would be the facilities department’s Holy Grail....

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Working with private sector to torque up municipal energy systems

Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight Summary New measure would harness private money, expertise to drive energy efficiency at hospitals, wastewater-treatment plants, universities, prisons The state is aiming to promote private-sector investment in energy-related projects at government-owned facilities...


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utiliVisor Expands Services at Hackensack University Medical Center to Include Technology-Based Energy Insight Platform

Peter Angerame, Cision PRWeb Summary utiliVisor, an energy advisory firm that provides comprehensive energy plant monitoring and sub-metering services, has expanded its services for Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center a 781-bed nonprofit, research and teaching...


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Atlantic Health System Receives the 2018 Sustainable Business Leadership Award

Luke Margolis, TAPinto.net Summary Sustainable Jersey presented Atlantic Health System with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability. ...