Renewable Energy

Finding Efficiency in the Growth of District Energy Systems

by Jeff Easton February 10, 2017

Operating budgets are steadily shrinking, while utility costs are progressively rising. District energy providers are feeling the squeeze — especially when a system is called upon to support continuing load growth and a major campus expansion. The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is tackling that challenge head on, with a strategic approach that not […]

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First Cross-Border Mexican Wind Farm Powers American Homes

by Aaron Anderson August 23, 2016

As California’s utilities face the deadline to produce one-third of their power from renewable sources by 2020, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is tapping into one of the strongest wind resources on the West Coast: the Sierra de Juárez mountain range in Baja California, Mexico. The more than 155 MW Energía Sierra Juárez (ESJ) […]

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Embracing Energy Change at IDEA 2016

by Josh Foerschler June 6, 2016

I’m headed to St. Paul, Minnesota, June 20-23 for the 107th Annual International District Energy Association (IDEA) Conference & Trade Show to explore emerging technologies, to innovative policies and to connect with global leaders advancing a new energy paradigm for cities, communities and campuses across the globe. With this year’s focus on “Embracing Change,” IDEA […]

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Preparing for Environmental Compliance at EUEC 2016

by Block Andrews March 4, 2016

Each year thousands of people flock to the Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC), the nation’s largest and longest-running professional and educational event focused on energy, utilities, renewables and the environment — and this year was no different. With more than 2,000 attendees, 400 speakers and 200 exhibits, EUEC 2016 was the place to be […]

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NEM 2.0: What It Means for Rooftop Solar in California

by Robert Healy February 4, 2016

California regulators have once again signaled they are serious about encouraging consumers to install more rooftop solar units throughout the state. In a 3-2 decision Jan. 28, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted in favor of the Net Energy Metering rule — also known as NEM 2.0 — to preserve a previous retail net […]

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