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CHP adoption

Roadmap to Distributed Generation: Innovative Tools for CHP Adoption

Roadmap to Distributed Generation: Innovative Tools for CHP Adoption

Sam Witty, Gita Subramony, ERS, presented at ACEEE Summer Study Combined heat and power (CHP) is becoming an important strategy to help buildings reduce energy costs and increase resiliency while achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions on a system-wide level. NYSERDA’s CHP Acceleration Program assists New York customers with installing CHP by offering a catalog

microgrids

Microgrids: Utility 3.0?

Jeffrey Perkins and Allison Donnelly, ERS The DOE’s definition of a microgrid is “A group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER) with clearly defined electrical boundaries that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid [and can] connect and disconnect from the grid to enable it to operate in both

combined heat and power

What’s Hot? Combined Heat and Power – A New Approach to Project Acceleration

Presented at the AESP 26th National Conference on February 3, 2016 Lucy Neiman and Gita Subramony, ERS The growing focus on distributed generation (DG) has fueled new approaches that streamline and reduce the complexity of project installations. This design and initial results from an accelerator program encourages and promotes the installation of combined heat and power

combined heat and power

What’s Hot? Combined Heat and Power – A New Approach to Project Acceleration

Lucy Neiman and Gita Subramony, ERS Presentation at AESP’s 26th National Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on Wednesday, February 3 at 8:30 a.m. Session 3C: Business Models – Incorporating EE/DR and DER (Panel) Objective The growing focus on distributed generation (DG) has fueled new approaches that streamline and reduce the complexity of project installations. This paper presents

chp-plant

CHP in the Era of Distributed Generation

Gita Subramony for Zondits, October 30, 2015. Image credit: Lars Plougmann Just last week the ACEEE released its annual Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The rankings take into account factors such as utility spending on energy efficiency programs, transportation policies aimed at lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, adoption of building energy codes, combined heat and power policies, and

energy-democracy

New Definitions: Energy Democracy

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, October 13, 2015. Image credit: Sara   The term democracy gets thrown around a little bit. For general purposes, a system is democratic when each of its constituent members is involved with decision-making. Democracy is good for lots of reasons – chiefly that it decentralizes power, so that everyone’s opinion is valuable,

distributed-computing-power

Tapping into the Distributed Computing Power of Energy Devices

Distributed technique for power scheduling advances smart grid concept Phys.org, June 24, 2015. Image credit: Hans Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. The approach advances the smart grid concept

utility rate database

How the Utility Rate Database Can Help Reduce Your Electricity Bill

Utility Rate Database Description OpenEI. Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory The Utility Rate Database (URDB) is a free storehouse of rate structure information from utilities in the United States. Here, you can search for your utilities and rates to find out exactly how you are charged for your electric energy usage. Understanding this information can help

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