Duquesne Light Building Experimental Microgrid
Duquesne Light, a Pittsburgh power company with 620,000 customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties, will build and operate an experimental microgrid at its Woods Run facility along the Ohio River. The story at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said that planning began after the city signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy in July to explore district energy.
The idea is that the microgrid can both provide renewable energy and guard against cyberattacks and weather-related outages, the story said. University of Pittsburgh engineering students will be involved in the planning, which will be ongoing next year. The plant is expected to be operational in 2017. Generation, the story said, could reach 5 MW.
A great number of energy efficient features were built into the new 33-story PNC Tower in Pittsburgh. The features include natural ventilation and slatted blinds that close automatically on sunny days to cut air conditioning.
- 2015 Insider Knowledge
- Choosing the Correct Emission Control Technology
- 10 Tactics of Successful Energy Managers
- Operationalizing EHS Management: Bridge the Gap from Strategy to Execution
- 2016 Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards
- There’s Money in the Trash
- 2016 Energy and Sustainability Predictions Findings from Facilities Professionals
- Practical Guide to Transforming Energy Data into Better Buildings
- Strategies for a Successful EHS&S Software Selection
- Financing Environmental Resiliency and a Low-Carbon Future with Green Bonds