Upper-West CHP TAP News & Events

The Upper-West 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 Upper-West CHP TAP to deliver a presentation to your organization.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Waste heat to power (WHP) is the process of recovering waste heat and using it to generate power with no combustion and no emissions. WHP and combined heat and power (CHP) projects are gaining traction among utilities as a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money, and improve the resilience of the power grid. The Upper-West CHP Technical Assistance Partnership led this webinar in collaboration with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) on the opportunities and applications for CHP and WHP in the utility market.

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.

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.

Combined heat and power (or cogeneration) is a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money, and improve the resilience of the hospitality industry. During natural disaster events and major power outages, it is vital that the hospitality industry can maintain safe operations for its guests. The Department of Energy’s Upper-West CHP Technical Assistance Partnership led this webinar on the opportunities and applications for CHP in the hospitality sector.