Southcentral CHP TAP Past Events

PAST EVENTS

Commercial office buildings are continually looking for ways to reduce operating costs through improved efficiencies, enhance tenant comfort and keep the lights on during and after major natural disaster events. Many buildings can address these issues through the application of combined heat and power (CHP). A fast growing opportunity to CHP applications is the use of absorption chillers. On this webinar, the Southcentral CHP TAP was joined by Abhijit Moholkar, International Sales Manager, from Thermax. Abhijit discussed a variety of CHP applications using absorption chillers and presented some cases of successful installations.

Webinar introduced state of the art of CHP and waste-heat-to-power technologies, applications, and market trends. Case studies of successful projects, their best practices, and lessons learned in different market sectors were discussed. The webinar also covered available technical assistance resources.

Wastewater treatment plants are increasingly concerned with power resilience for continuity of operations during outages that can occur with storm events or other causes. CHP offers both power resilience for confident emergency preparedness and energy efficiency essential for reducing energy costs. On this webinar, the Southcentral CHP TAP explained how CHP can support energy savings and resilience goals at a WWTP. The webinar also covered best practices and lessons learned from the CHP plant located at the Southside Waste Water Treatment Plan in Dallas, TX.

The Southcentral CHP TAP hosted a webinar on the opportunities and applications of combined heat and power (CHP) at data and IT facilities. The application of CHP is proving to be a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money, and improve facility resilience. This interactive session covered the drivers and strategies that have helped facilities in the data center and IT industries successfully adopt CHP as well as discussed lessons learned and best practices.

The International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC) brings together professionals involved in developing and implementing technology to address and resolve petroleum environmental problems, and to share best practices and information. Southcentral CHP TAP presented at the conference.

  • Energy Efficiency for Grid Resilience Workshop, August 28, 2019, Arlington, TX

Disruptions in power occur for a variety of reasons in North Central Texas. This workshop explored ways local governments can better prepare for future disruptions by reducing their electric demand through improvements in energy efficiency and implementation of technologies such as distribution generation and microgrids. Speakers included Gavin Dillingham of the Southcentral CHP TAP and Dorothy Gilliam of North Central Texas Council of Governments. The workshop was for energy managers, facility managers, personnel that manage electric contracts, and/or collect or report energy and water usage data.

The US Department of Energy’s 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit was held 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.

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 led 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.

This webinar covered the drivers and strategies that have helped academic facilities successfully adopt CHP as well as discuss lessons learned and best practices. Subject matter experts shared information about technologies, procurement and operations, management and maintenance as well as opportunities for improved resilience related to CHP.

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.