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Energy Efficiency Saves Ohio School District $500K

Karen Henry

The Medina City School District in Ohio has saved more than $500,000 so far this year—or 43 percent over last year—due to its energy conservation program, Cleveland.com reports. The school district took advantage of Ohio House Bill 264, which allows school districts to borrow a limited amount of money for energy efficiency improvements without having   …Continue Reading


Rutgers Saves $1M in 2 Years with Energy Monitoring

Linda Hardesty

A program of continuous energy oversight for the chiller plant, boiler and cogeneration plant at the Newark Campus of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) has resulted in $1,155,000 in savings in its first two years of operation. The RBHS facility is a district energy plant that provides utilities to Rutgers RBHS and University Hospital   …Continue Reading


Toray Plastics Launches Second Cogeneration Facility

Karen Henry

Toray Plastics has opened a second cogeneration system at its 70-acre North Kingstown, Rhode Island, campus. The new cogeneration system produces electricity and steam for the Torayfan polypropylene film division and steam for the Lumirror polyester film division. The facility, which broke ground in August 2013 and came online in August of this year, will   …Continue Reading


Connecticut Invests $5M for More Microgrids

Linda Hardesty

Connecticut is building new microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford to keep critical buildings and facilities powered even when the grid goes down. Through the second round of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Microgrid Program, the projects have been awarded a total of $5.1 million. In Bridgeport, the funding will ensure   …Continue Reading


Eastman Chemical, Janssen R&D, Merck Win EPA Awards

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized three industrial facilities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their highly efficient CHP systems. The award winners are: Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tenn. Janssen R&D LLC, Spring House, Pa. Merck, West Point, Pa. CHP systems used by the award winners achieve operating efficiencies   …Continue Reading


Thermoelectric Module is Suited for CHP Applications

Linda Hardesty

GMZ Energy announced the TG16-1.0, a new thermoelectric module capable of producing twice the power of the company’s first product, the TG8. The TG16-1.0 directly converts waste heat into usable electricity and is suited for extremely high temperature environments, such as those in boilers and furnaces. The module’s high thermal power capability enables safe operation   …Continue Reading


DOE Awards $5M for Energy Projects at 9 Federal Facilities

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at federal facilities. The cost is shared with industry, making the total investment nearly $120 million. Projects funded under the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program are: National Aeronautics   …Continue Reading


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


Natural Gas Leads Power Plant Capacity Additions

Karen Henry

In the first six months of 2014, 4,350 MW of new utility-scale generating capacity came online, according to preliminary data from the US Energy Information Administration’s “Electric Power Monthly” report. Natural gas plants, almost all combined-cycle plants, made up more than half of the additions, while solar plants contributed more than a quarter and wind   …Continue Reading


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