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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Roadmap to Distributed Generation: Innovative Tools for CHP Adoption

7 Sep , 2016  

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 […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Microgrids: Utility 3.0?

12 Feb , 2016  

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 […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

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

11 Feb , 2016  

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 […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

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

27 Jan , 2016  

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 […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

New Definitions: Energy Democracy

15 Oct , 2015  

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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, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Tapping into the Distributed Computing Power of Energy Devices

5 Jul , 2015  

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 […]

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