Are microgrids that are not interconnected to utility grids (islanded) appropriate to power data centers? Islanded microgrids may be very beneficial to single owner data centers or other mission critical facilities.
Energy performance contracts (EPCs), also called energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs), have long been employed by energy services com-panies (ESCOs) to perform projects that involve the installation of energy efficiency and conservation measures
An old economic adage says “there is no such thing as a free lunch.” This saying was responsive to a common practice among nineteenth century pre-prohibition bars that provided a spread of food to draw lunchtime drinkers.
Hurricane Sandy blasted dark clouds, high winds, and rain over the Northeast coast and left in its wake, not only a disaster but also an opportunity to assess the successes and failures of our disaster preparation, performance, and recovery.
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