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The energy renaissance of
New development, modernization and interconnectivity will provide resiliency,
efficiency and operational synergies.
Jim Lodge, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Clearway Energy, Inc.
"Energy for More Resilient Cities” is the theme of IDEA’s 110th Annual Conference to be held June 25-27 in downtown Pittsburgh – and this theme could not be more relevant. The leadership of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Richard Fitzgerald has fostered the community spirit and collaboration necessary to
transform vision into reality as the city begins to modernize its critical energy infrastructure.
A number of circumstances must align in order for this type of initiative to be a success. Plenty of
technically and economically sound district energy projects do not get implemented simply because
the various stakeholders are not able to develop a plan that addresses each other’s goals and requirements within the time allotted. The importance of government leadership and the private sector’s
patience, expertise and commitment cannot be overestimated. Timing and community collaboration
Courtesy Clearway Energy, Inc.
Clearway Energy, Inc.’s Uptown district energy plant.