Southcentral CHP TAP News & Events

The Southcentral 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 combined heat and power. Please contact us if you would like the Southcentral CHP TAP to deliver a presentation to your organization.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Combined heat and power (CHP) is a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money, and improve the resilience of critical infrastructure. 72% of CHP capacity in the United States is fueled by natural gas. The Southcentral CHP Technical Assistance Partnership and Bill Liss of the Gas Technology Institute are leading a webinar on the opportunities and applications for CHP at critical infrastructure sites with an in-depth discussion of how natural gas infrastructure, in most regions of the U.S., provides a reliable and resilient fuel source for CHP.

The US Department of Energy’s 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit will be held in the Washington, D.C. metro area, with pre-conference activities starting on July 9. 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.

PAST EVENTS

The application of combined heat and power at data centers is proving to be a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money, and improve the resilience of these facilities. On this webinar, participants learned about opportunities and applications of CHP at data centers.

Combined heat and power is a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the resilience of hospitals. On this webinar, participants learned about these CHP benefits, federally funded engineering services, case studies, and opportunities for hospitals.

Southcentral CHP TAP staff presented about CHP markets and trends in the Southcentral Region, successful projects, and how to work with the Southcentral CHP TAP at the Association of Energy Engineers, Lone Star Chapter meeting in Houston.

The oilfield is evolving to exploit the many advantages of electrification, automation, and other technological advances to reduce costs, enhance safety, and improve efficiency. The electrified oilfield presents enormous opportunity to realize value from on-site power generation using locally-produced natural gas. Combined heat and power (CHP) provides both electric power and thermal energy (heat) from a single on-site source for the production facilities. HARC Research Scientist Carolyn LaFleur, P.E., presented on this no-cost, one-hour webinar.

The US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Summit is one of the premier events for energy professionals to engage with one another and explore and share innovative strategies, emerging technologies, financing trends, and much more.  For 2018, the Summit was held with DOE’s annual Energy Exchange, focused on federal facility energy management, to provide greater access to technical discussions and training while also providing the great panel sessions, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities attendees expect at the Summit.

Wastewater treatment plants everywhere are increasingly concerned with power resilience for continuity of operations during outages that can occur with storm events or other causes, and the drive to improve efficiency and reduce cost is ever-present. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) offers both power resilience for confident emergency preparedness and energy efficiency essential for reducing energy costs. HARC Researchers Carolyn LaFleur, P.E., and Fanxu Meng, PhD, presented on this no-cost, one-hour webinar.