Ameresco and PIDC Celebrate Completion of 6 MW Natural Gas-fired Peaking Plant Project at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Navy Yard, today announced the final completion of the six megawatt (6 MW) natural gas-fired peaking plant at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, and that the plant is now operational.

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In the Neighborhood: The Galley Café

The Galley Café is located in the lobby of the Vincera Institute at the Navy Yard, offering a seasonally inspired, nutritious menu. The Galley Café sources locally from South Street Bagels and offers vegan options from Vegan Commissary, as well as a smoothie bar and organic and fair trade coffee from One Village CoffeeRead more

Community Solar Coming to the Navy Yard

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, today announced the start of construction on the first phase of a community-shared solar power project at the Navy Yard. The initial installation includes 1,295 solar panels on a rooftop in the Navy Yard and will provide a total of 440kW system capacity for the district. The Navy Yard Community Solar is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, joining just 25 states in the U.S. with community solar projects underway.

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U.S. Department of Energy Selects The Navy Yard as a Location for Testing Micro-PMU Technology

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, announced today that The Navy Yard has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the site for a study on new technology for advanced electrical distribution and controls. The study will focus on how to make local electric distribution systems more reliable and create additional capabilities for the energy industry to deploy larger-scale renewable energy within local communities. This pilot program is the first of its kind on a functional microgrid. Read more

Alstom partners with Penn State to establish Microgrid Center of Excellence at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Alstom, a leader in smart grid and innovative utility solutions, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Pennsylvania State University to establish a global center of excellence for microgrids at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This center, the first of its kind, will help advance the development of microgrid technologies as part of The Navy Yard’s grid modernization project. Read more

Alstom receives $1.2M DOE funding to advance Philadelphia microgrid project

Alstom has been awarded $1.2M by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve grid resiliency through the advancement of microgrid technology. Alstom will research and design a community microgrid system in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), which provides water, wastewater and storm water services for greater Philadelphia, and PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. Read more

The Navy Yard Welcomes: Ecosave

The Navy Yard is thrilled to welcome Ecosave and its U.S. headquarters to The Navy Yard. One of the reasons this innovative energy company chose The Navy Yard was because it sees the community as having the potential to be the Silicon Valley for smart energy, with endless opportunities for growth and collaboration!  Read more

Apply for an EnergyWorks Loan Today!

The EnergyWorks Loan Fund provides low-cost financing to support energy efficiency retrofit projects for businesses and nonprofits in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. PIDC partners with The Reinvestment Fund and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to offer this innovative energy efficiency program. Read more

The Year in Review: A Look Back at 2013

The year 2013 was a very momentous year for The Navy Yard! We’re taking a look back on some major events and milestones of the year:

– The Navy Yard welcomed 22 new companies in 2013, making it the highest single year’s growth since the conversion from a closed naval base to a mixed-use business campus.  [read more]

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Greenbuild Conference is Coming to Philadelphia (and The Navy Yard!)

USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Philadelphia has been selected as the host city for the 2013 Greenbuild conference, on the 20th anniversary of USGBC. This year, Greenbuild is expected to draw over 30,000 attendees: industry leaders, experts, and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work.

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