Southeast CHP TAP Events & Publications

The Southeast 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 Southeast 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.

The CHPA hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Marilyn Brown, Regents’ Professor at Georgia Tech, who shared details of the "CHP as a platform for clean energy systems" study and her predictions for the present and future value of CHP systems in the state. The Southeast CHP TAP presented the benefits that CHP brings to the Southeast region.

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.

Participants learned how CHP microgrids can help the hospitality industry reach decarbonization goals while increasing resilience. The Southeast CHP TAP presented "Tools and Resources for Investigating Microgrids with CHP."

Utilities investing in CHP systems can bring value to customers, communities, and the wider grid in the context of changing utility business models. Participants learned more about how utility-end user partnerships can benefit industry, utilities, and ratepayers alike. (Presentation Slides)

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 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.

The Southeast CHP TAP hosted this webinar on renewable biogas from landfills and anaerobic digestion at wastewater facilities. By utilizing waste streams through anaerobic digestion or methane capture at wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and landfills, cities and counties can generate electricity and thermal energy using CHP while simultaneously reducing emissions.

  • Mississippi Energy Coordinators Association (MECA) Annual Conference, March 25-26, 2020, Greenwood, MS

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.

  • Tennessee Environmental Conference, March 18-20, 2019, Kingsport, TN

At the 2019 Tennessee Environmental Conference, the Southeast CHP TAP presented "The Benefits of Combined Heat and Power in Tennessee." The presentation highlighted energy resilience benefits and focused on facilities in Tennessee, including the newest system in the state, located at Erlanger Hospital.

RESOURCES & PUBLICATIONS

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