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Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

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Selecting a turbine to fit the environment it will operate in is really all about designing the right air filtration system to protect the gas turbine and compressor components. Filtration systems should be adapted to the specific site conditions to provide the best possible protection and optimized engine performance.

There is no “all-in-one” filter. There  … Read More

Building Energy Architectures With Blockchain Technology

Building Energy Architectures With Blockchain Technology

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A blockchain is a record-keeping database. But what makes it special as an information storage model, is that the blocks of data are linked to one another and distributed on a network, making them decentralized and thus, increasingly secure.

Today blockchains are being increasingly used as a trading platform to  … Read More

Embracing Change

Embracing Change

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Singer, songwriter, and recent Nobel Prize laureate Bob Dylan is known for his poetic and visionary lyrics. These seem particularly prophetic, especially amid the transformations currently taking place in the energy industry. In fact, they resonate with striking relevance and clarity as America’s energy providers begin to embrace change.  … Read More

Business Energy Magazine Returns to Its Roots

Business Energy Magazine Returns to Its Roots

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Editor Laura Sanchez announced to her Business Energy readers that the magazine is returning to the title it sported for the first decade of its existence, Distributed Energy. As she explained:
“In 2013, it became Business Energy because, at the time, ‘distributed energy’ was a relatively industry-specific term. However, today’s prevalence  … Read More

Benefits of Community Microgrids

Benefits of Community Microgrids

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However they are defined, everyone agrees community microgrids provide benefits. Centralized utility systems and aboveground distribution lines expose customers to regional and local outages, “and while they are highly reliable, centralized utility grids can’t ensure local resilience,” notes Peter Douglass, project manager for the Microgrid Institute, a collaborative organization supporting global development of microgrids and distributed energy  … Read More

An Island in a Storm: Climate Change, Resiliency, and the Value of Microgrids

An Island in a Storm: Climate Change, Resiliency, and the Value of Microgrids

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Hurricane Matthew left millions of people without electricity in the aftermath of its powerful winds and flooding. The tropical cyclone, which became the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007, was particularly devastating in Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. In the US, it left downed electric poles  … Read More


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