Midwest CHP TAP Events

The Midwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) aims to deliver its message to a wide variety of organizations interested in the efficiency, environmental, and security benefits of CHP. Please contact us if you would like the Midwest CHP TAP to deliver a presentation to your organization.

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PAST EVENTS

The U.S. Department of Energy held the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit on May 17-19, 2022. This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners and other key stakeholders provided the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy efficiency, decarbonization, and water and waste reduction. Attendees took part in interactive sessions with industry experts and market leaders as well as multiple opportunities to network with peers. "Results from the Packaged CHP Accelerator" was presented on Wednesday, May 18, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Energy Efficiency Training for Manufacturers-Ohio: CHP Workshop Part 2, April 28, 2022 (Presentation Slides)

The Energy Efficiency Training for Manufacturers in Ohio (EETM-Ohio) sponsored this workshop. Participants learned about integrating CHP into existing thermal systems, CHP project development, CHP's role in reducing emissions, and no-cost CHP resources to evaluate CHP at their facilities.

The Midwest Cogeneration Association (MCA) hosted a no-cost webinar featuring a distinguished panel providing a national perspective on the CHP industry, discussing federal policies impacting the industry, program highlights from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, and the energy goals and initiatives in the U.S. Army. Featured panelists included: Katie Cullen, Partner, SC Partners LLC; Anne Hampson, Technical Partnerships Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office; and Brad Gustafson, PE, LEED AP, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (IE&E Energy and Sustainability).

The Energy Resources Center (ERC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago hosted this webinar on how CHP technologies can help enable a greater renewable generation deployment while providing no/low carbon electric and thermal energy. The Midwest CHP TAP was the featured speaker.

  • Energy Efficiency Training for Manufacturers-Ohio: CHP Workshop Part 1, April 12, 2022 (Presentation Slides)

The Energy Efficiency Training for Manufacturers in Ohio (EETM-Ohio) sponsored this workshop. Participants learned how CHP reduces energy and increases resiliency in the manufacturing sector, heard how the University of Cincinnati is operating their 47 MW CHP system, and found out about no-cost CHP resources to evaluate CHP at their facilities.

College and university campuses around the globe are leaders in education, research, and innovation, and an evolution is underway to renew, decarbonize, and strengthen these important community assets. College and university campuses have emerged as global leaders in the operation and optimization of world-class district energy systems. Register for the IDEA CampusEnergy2022 Virtual Program, featuring session recordings of nearly 100 educational sessions featuring more than 170 speakers.

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance hosted the annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference. On February 2, the Midwest and Central CHP TAPs presented, "CHP in a Decarbonized World" during the Re-Energizing the Rust Belt: Decarbonizing the Midwest’s Large Energy Users breakout session.

The CHPA hosted a free webinar about how CHP fits into future energy systems. Participants learned about the current state of the electric grid and gas system in the United States, the future of each, and how CHP will continue to work with these systems to provide cleaner, reliable energy that will support our communities and make them more resilient in the face of a changing climate. Attendees also heard about the U.S. Department of Energy's work on CHP and learned about the CHP system at the Ford Motor Company campus in Dearborn, Michigan.

The Combined Heat and Power Alliance hosted its second annual Virtual National Summit on CHP to showcase the many benefits of CHP including reduced emissions, resilience and reliability, and economic competitiveness. This year’s conference particularly focused on CHP’s resiliency and reliability, key benefits to promoting sustainability in the 21st century. The Midwest CHP TAP presented on CHP concepts, technologies, benefits, and opportunities.

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) 2021 annual conference was held in person, with a virtual attendance option. The Midwest CHP TAP had a booth at the event.

The U.S. Department of Energy shared how to identify candidate CHP projects opportunities, provided an overview of the CHP project development process, and explained the step-by-step screening analysis for CHP—a no-cost service provided to end users through the U.S. Department of Energy CHP TAP program.

This webinar focused on strategies for industrial and manufacturing sectors to increase energy utilization, improve resilience, and meet clean energy goals through the installation of CHP.

The U.S. Department of Energy held the 2021 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit virtually on May 17-20, 2021. This four-day leadership symposium consisted of online webinars and peer exchanges with fellow industry stakeholders and experts. This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners and other stakeholders provided the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency.

New important features have been added to National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s free solar+wind+storage online optimization tool, REopt Lite. This webinar focused on REopt Lite’s new CHP module, which allows users to evaluate the economic and resilience benefits of different types of CHP prime movers as well as chilled water storage, hot water storage, and absorption chillers. These technologies can be evaluated on their own or in combination with solar PV, wind, and battery storage.

  • Webinar: Technical Resources for Combined Heat and Power in Illinois, January 28, 2021

This webinar provided an overview of the many different no-cost technical resources available in Illinois to assist end users in analyzing CHP at their facility. Representatives from the major Illinois utilities spoke about their respective programs. The webinar also shared an overview of available resources from the Midwest CHP TAP program.

The webinar, hosted by American Water Works Association, Illinois Section, went over some of the programs available in Illinois to reduce energy costs and increase energy efficiency at wastewater treatment plants. Financial and technical assistance is available from energy utilities, federal, and state programs. The Midwest CHP TAP presented on the webinar.

  • 2019 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium, October 23, 2019, Springfield, IL

At the Business Symposium, open to Ameren Illinois non-residential customers, participants learned how their company or organization can save on energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling, and more. The Midwest CHP TAP presented at the Symposium.

  • Natural Gas Technologies Workshop, October 22, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI (Agenda)

At this workshop for DTE Gas customers, participants learned about cost saving gas technologies such as CHP, natural gas cooling, and renewable natural gas, as well as the carbon savings available from these technologies. The Midwest CHP TAP presented at the workshop.

The U.S. Department of Energy held the 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners and other key stakeholders provides the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency.