Upper-West CHP TAP Past Events

PAST EVENTS

The webinar focused on innovative ways to finance the development of efficiency and resiliency strategies, including combined heat and power (CHP) systems. A panel of experts discussed a variety of ways to finance projects, including Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE), rebates and incentives, and Department of Energy tools and resources.

This webinar focused on the opportunities to enhance the resiliency and reliability of multifamily buildings with combined heat and power (CHP). Participants learned about the drivers, strategies, and best practices that have helped multifamily facilities successfully adopt CHP. Speakers included: Marina Badoian-Kriticos, Assistant Director, Upper-West CHP TAP and Eric Morrow, Product Application Manager, Lochnivar LLC.

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.

The webinar, organized jointly by the Upper-West CHP TAP and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, focused on community resilience and CHP. The presentation showcased tools and resources that can help build capacity of leadership within local governments and communities to promote cost effective and efficient ways to keep critical infrastructure operational regardless of external events.

Biomass is increasingly considered by facilities to fuel their CHP plants. Biomass-fueled CHP is being considered due to growing availability of fuel sources and the desire by plants to have a sustainable and renewable fuel source. On this webinar, the Upper West CHP TAP educated participants about how biomass-fueled CHP can help lower energy costs and help meet sustainability and renewable energy goals. A CHP project at Stoltze Lumber in Montana was also featured.

The Upper-West 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.

Manufacturing facilities are increasingly concerned with power resilience for continuity of operations during outages that can occur with storm events or other causes. 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. The Upper-West CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) led this webinar on the opportunities and applications of CHP at manufacturing plants.

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.

  • Webinar: CHP in Cities - Improving Resilience, Reducing Emissions and Lowering Operating Costs with CHP, June 13, 2019

Cities across the United States are having to place a greater focus on community power resilience due to increasing intensity and number of severe weather events. Further, cities are under constant pressure to identify ways to operate more efficiently and lower emissions. Combined heat and power (CHP) offers both power resilience for confident emergency preparedness and energy efficiency essential for reducing energy costs. In partnership with ICLEI, the Upper-West CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) led this webinar on the opportunities and applications of CHP in cities.

Department of Energy’s Upper-West CHP TAP and ICLEI hosted a half-day workshop on how combined heat and power can provide cost effective, reliable power and enhance the resilience of public and private facilities across Colorado.

  • Webinar: Waste Heat to Power Applications in the Utilities Market - The Veyo Project, April 9, 2019

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.