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Veolia Manages College’s Central Cogeneration Plant

Linda Hardesty

Veolia North America was awarded a 5-year contract with the South Orange County Community College District to provide operation and maintenance of its central cogeneration plant at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. Following a competitive bid process, Veolia was selected to operate and maintain the central plant, including power generation equipment, the chilled and   …Continue Reading

Biogas CHP System Powers Brewery

Linda Hardesty

Yuengling Brewery based in Pottsville, Penn., is operating a 2G CENERGY 400ekW/h CHP cogeneration power plant, serving about 20 percent of Yuengling’s total electricity needs at the brewery. Methane gas is generated at the Yuengling Brewery wastewater treatment plant and at an anaerobic digester designed by Environmental Management Group.  2G CENERGY’s system cleans the raw biogas and turns this fuel   …Continue Reading

Vortisand Helps NOLO’s District Energy Center Clean Up Its Water

Karen Henry

Enwave’s District Energy Center in New Orleans provides more than 33,000 tons of chilled water and air conditioning to more than 12 million square feet of commercial property that encompasses 15 square city blocks, including the New Orleans Regional Medical Center. After Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005, all of Enwave’s cooling water systems   …Continue Reading

Microgrids Create Safe Alternative Power Option with Energy Storage on Alcatraz

Jennifer Hermes

Recent events like Hurricane Sandy and others have shown that the electrical grid is not resilient under all circumstances and that electrical power distribution can fail for larger periods of time. It is therefore of vital importance to provide solutions for emergency power generation and power distribution to at least sections of the electrical grid   …Continue Reading

Floating Power Plant Supplies Energy for Resort

Linda Hardesty

Vancouver-based Water Wall Turbine has selected The Switch to provide a 500 kW full-power converter for its floating power plant, which extracts potential and kinetic energy from large, fast moving water currents for conversion into electricity. The Switch will supply its first 500 kW converter in October 2014 for Water Wall Turbine’s prototype project, which   …Continue Reading

Grocer Picks Elster EnergyICT for Worldwide Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Supermarket giant Tesco has contracted with Elster EnergyICT to implement Elster’s energy management system across Tesco’s retail and distribution facilities in the UK, Europe and Asia. Tesco has selected Elster EnergyICT’s energy monitoring and management platform Enacto 9.3. The platform reveals hidden patterns in energy consumption helping to reduce energy use. The cloud-based Enacto 9.3   …Continue Reading

Avocado Exporter Installs Demand Management

Linda Hardesty

A global importer, processor and exporter of avocados, Mission Produce, which is based in Oxnard, Calif., is hiring Powerit Solutions to implement its Spara Demand Manager software at a new avocado storage facility in Peru. Spara links industrial facilities to the smart grid, so customers can control energy use. Mission Produce already participates in smart   …Continue Reading

Dole Plantation, WM Keck Observatory Go Solar

Linda Hardesty

REC Solar completed six solar energy systems for Hawaii’s historic Dole Plantation and W.M. Keck Observatory. REC Solar was selected to design and install four ground-mount systems at the Dole Plantation, located on Oahu, Hawaii. REC Solar also installed two solar roof-mount projects at the Headquarters and Visiting Scientist Quarters of the W.M. Keck Observatory,   …Continue Reading

Flare Gas Captured, Used to Power Drilling Rigs

Linda Hardesty

A joint venture between GE and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels announced the expansion of a pilot project to capture flare gas and use it to power up to six of Statoil’s drill rigs and one frac fleet in North Dakota. Statoil, which is involved in oil and gas exploration, has been trialing the Last Mile   …Continue Reading

La Salle University Reduces Energy Usage 20%

Linda Hardesty

Siemens Industry’s Building Technologies Division will perform energy efficiency upgrades that are expected to help La Salle University in Philadelphia reduce its energy consumption by nearly 20 percent annually. The private Catholic university has been challenged with deferred maintenance issues and high energy usage and costs. Rising water costs have also become a concern and   …Continue Reading

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