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May 22, 2018 2:58 PM
Summary Under the District Cooling Act, EMA has issued the   District Cooling Services Supply Code   for the regulation of activities and conduct in the district cooling. The Code sets out the minimum standards of performance that must be met in the provision of district cooling services. The Code ...
May 16, 2018 11:30 AM
Summary Though combined heat and power (CHP) systems are known for their ability to operate in “island mode” independently of the central grid, they occasionally need to interconnect for supplemental or backup power during either scheduled or unscheduled outages. Utilities implement standby rates to ...
May 2, 2018 10:58 AM
Summary Cities account for more than 70 per cent of global energy use and for 40 to 50 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide (Seto et al.,2014). Systemic inefficiencies in the energy consumption of cities have economic and social costs for both cities and countries and are a major barrier to ...
Apr 17, 2018 12:42 PM
Summary In a district energy system, a central plant or plants produce steam, hot water, or chilled water, which is then pumped through a network of insulated pipes to provide space heating, cooling, and/or hot water for nearby connected customer buildings. The U.S. Energy Information Administration ...
Apr 10, 2018 3:48 PM
AC Orrell, JS Homer, Y Tang, U.S. Department of Energy Summary The adoption of distributed generation has different implications for system owners, utilities, utility customers, and the community. As such, distributed generation can be valued differently by different stakeholders. This white paper ...
Apr 5, 2018 3:03 PM
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy Summary The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is pleased to share the findings from the recently released 2018 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. This brief focuses on the deployment trends and sustainability benefits of combined heat and power ...
Mar 28, 2018 12:16 PM
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Summary This study examines power plant performance at elevated demand requirements during the explosive  cyclogenesis cold weather event, now known as the “Bomb Cyclone (BC),” the winter storm that highlighted a period of deep freeze blanketing much of ...
Jan 24, 2018 10:56 AM
Summary Highly efficient cogeneration and district heating systems have a significant potential for primary energy savings and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the utilization of a waste heat and renewable energy sources. These potentials are still highly underutilized in most European ...
Dec 21, 2017 12:10 PM
Distribution Grid Locational Performance Modeling: Developing a Foundational Integrated Modeling Tool For Regulators - Proof of concept and prototype Summary This report presents the results of the first phase of a multi-phased project to develop an Integrated Modeling Tool for Regulators (IMT) that ...
Dec 19, 2017 6:00 PM
Summary  The high penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) on modern distribution systems introduces intermittent power generation, stochastic system operating conditions, and bidirectional power flows that impact the system responses to various types of disturbances and may pose challenges ...

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