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Burns Involved in Power Distribution Upgrade at Navy Yard

Burns is currently working on the next phase of developments for the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, which includes multiple on-going projects that support the rapid anticipated load growth for the 1,200 acre campus. This work is a continuation of Burns’ involvement as Lead Designer and Program Manager to the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) to… Read More

Burns Designing Microgrids for New Jersey Town Center Microgrid Program

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey policy makers have undertaken a series of initiatives and passed legislation to protect the people and infrastructure from future extreme weather events. The latest of those efforts, the New Jersey Town Center Microgrid Program, seeks to enhance power reliability and resilience during grid emergencies. Thirteen “town centers”… Read More

Amtrak Sunnyside Yard - photo credit: Mitch Waxman

Burns Involved in Design of New Microgrid for Amtrak

Burns is currently working on the design of a microgrid to serve Amtrak critical operations at Penn Station and Sunnyside Yard in New York.  Burns is a subconsultant to Booz Allen Hamilton. In the last decade, extreme weather events have flooded substations, downed power lines, taken power plants off-line and otherwise left millions of people… Read More

Mike Calabrese Appointed Vice President of ASHRAE Philadelphia

Michael Calabrese, PE, CEM, LEED® AP, was recently appointed to the 2017-2018 Board of Governors as Vice President of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Philadelphia Chapter. Mike is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Burns’ Energy and Utilities Group. ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for… Read More

Burns Working with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on Advanced Microgrid Design Tool

Burns is proud to announce that we have recently commenced work with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) on another exciting Department of Energy project to develop advanced software tools for the design and optimization of microgrids.  In 2014, Burns was chosen by LBNL as one of its original industry partners, supporting field testing of “DER-CAM,”… Read More

Burns Helps The College of New Jersey Renew Combined Heat and Power System

Burns recently completed design and construction phase services to renew The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) controls system for the campus’ existing combined heat and power (CHP) combustion turbine package. Burns assisted the original equipment manufacturer in removal of the existing unit control panel, replaced manifold piping to gas and liquid fuel modules, and was… Read More

Kingsboro NY Prize Microgrid

Burns Designing Microgrid for New York Power Authority as Part of NY Prize Initiative

Burns is conducting a detailed engineering of an estimated 17 MW microgrid for the New York Power Authority, working on behalf of the Office of Mental Health.  When complete, the microgrid will provide power reliability and resilience for a major central Brooklyn healthcare cluster along Clarkson Ave.  The “Clarkson Avenue Microgrid” will serve Kingsboro Psychiatric… Read More

David Smith Leading Workshop at 2017 New York Power Summit

On Tuesday, April 25th, David Smith will lead the New York Power Summit’s Post-Conference Workshop “Streamlining Microgrid Development, Design and Implementation”.  This workshop will showcase opportunities to streamline microgrid processes in order to increase infrastructure resilience, and will explore technical solutions to successful microgrid deployment.  Dave will discuss business and financial opportunities to facilitate effective… Read More

David Smith Presenting at 2017 Globalcon Conference

On Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:30pm, David Smith will present “Natural Gas Technology: The Keystone to a Microgrid Project’s Success” at the 2017 Globalcon Conference in Philadelphia, PA.  Dave’s presentation, part of the Advanced Energy Solutions track, will discuss the importance of incorporating natural gas fired distributed energy resources (NG-DERs) into resilient microgrid design to… Read More


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