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Tuesday, November 19 2013
Oil, Gas and Coal

Smart Cogeneration & Refining Help Cities Compete

by Angelos Angelou, Floyd Akers, and Phillip P. Gennarelli

Natural gas fracking and other changes in the U.S. energy sector have provided a boom to oil and gas industries, especially in central Texas’ Eagleford shale. That boom is reverberating in small communities with non-competitive pricing models, pitting them against larger communities in the competition for new high energy consuming customers.

Whether you are a start-up wishing to participate in central Texas’ booming economy or a small Austin-based business seeking to expand, keeping utility costs down and profitability healthy is a constant battle and can make a difference between success and failure.

 One central Texas city without its own utility has found a way to use new technology and recent regulatory changes to compete successfully. By partnering with FirstPower Energy, the City of Pflugerville, Texas will be integrating traditional utility services into one of the first community smart multi-grid systems (SMGS) in Central Texas using smart cogeneration as an operating platform. Click here to view full story

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