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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


Europe ‘Gas Bags’ Turn Dirty Problem into Clean Energy

Karen Henry

Britain’s United Utilities Group has turned a human waste problem into a clean energy boon. When the amount of waste produced each year across the utility’s North West region reached problematic levels, it looked for a solution that wouldn’t involve dumping the waste into the Irish Sea, as had been done in the past. The   …Continue Reading


Manufacturer Saves $52,000 Per Year after SEP Certification

Linda Hardesty

Specialty plastics manufacturer HARBEC improved its energy performance 16.5 percent to earn Platinum certification in the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program administered through the US Department of Energy. HARBEC also conformed with the international energy management standard ISO 50001. A case study from the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) says   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Programs Saves New Jersey School District $1M a Year

Karen Henry

Honeywell is leading an energy savings improvement program for New Jersey-based Hillsborough Township Public Schools to help boost energy efficiency in the district’s facilities. When complete, the upgrades are expected to cut the district’s energy use by almost 50 percent and reduce the school district’s annual operating costs by about $1 million. The school district will   …Continue Reading


Scottish Whisky Distillery Gets Heat from $123M CHP Plant

Linda Hardesty

A new combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Speyside, Scotland will provide heat in the form of steam for Macallan whisky distillery. The new biomass CHP plant will generate 87.4 GWh per year of electricity and 76.8 GWh per year of heat. The CHP facility will contribute to reducing the cost of energy at   …Continue Reading


ATCO Gas Launches CHP Program

Karen Henry

ATCO Gas has launched a new combined heat and power (CHP) program aimed at reducing operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions at municipal and commercial facilities in Alberta. The program launches with two energy-saving projects. ATCO Gas will install, own and maintain CHP units at the Collicutt Centre, a recreation facility in the City of   …Continue Reading


Laundry Industry Considers Long Term Energy Management

Karen Henry

The laundering sector is looking to reduce its carbon footprint by 35 percent over the next five years, according to an article in Laundry and Cleaning News International. Before embarking on this effort, the industry publication says that several factors need to be considered. Laundry and linen and uniform rental facilities must first implement any   …Continue Reading


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