CHP TAP News /newsClean energy news from the regionWed, 06 Apr 2016 14:31:07 GMTNew Emission-free Waste Heat to Power System for EBay <p><b>New Emission-free Waste Heat to Power System for EBay </b><br>Tuesday, March 18, 2014</p> Data/news/2013-09-26-Ormat-Ebay.pdfTue, 18 Mar 2014 22:36:35 GMTGuide to the Successful Implementation of State CHP Policies<p><b>Guide to the Successful Implementation of State CHP Policies</b><br>Tuesday, August 06, 2013</p>, 06 Aug 2013 22:58:50 GMTExecutive Order Boosts CHP and Industrial Efficiency<p><b>Executive Order Boosts CHP and Industrial Efficiency</b><br>Tuesday, August 06, 2013</p>, 06 Aug 2013 20:31:35 GMTReport: Utilities and the CHP Value Proposition<p><b>Report: Utilities and the CHP Value Proposition</b><br>Tuesday, August 06, 2013</p><p> According to a July 2013 research report by ACEEE, &ldquo;Utilities and the CHP Value Proposition,&rdquo; electric and natural gas utilities could reap substantial benefits by investing in and encouraging new combined heat and power (CHP) systems in their service territories. The major benefits that CHP offers to utilities include cost-effectiveness, quick deployment, avoidance of significant transmission and distribution (T&amp;D) losses, and reduced strain on T&amp;D systems. Policy and regulatory changes that would allow or encourage utilities to take advantage of these benefits include:</p> <ul> <li> Establishing an energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) or other portfolio standard that prioritizes CHP as a critical resource;</li> <li> Allowing utilities to earn cost recovery and economic returns on investments in CHP, as allowed for other generation resources;</li> <li> Encouraging utilities to offer dedicated CHP programs within overall energy efficiency programming, and offering performance incentives for exceptional efficiency results;</li> <li> Valuing the ancillary benefits CHP can provide within cost-benefit analyses used for energy efficiency programs and resource planning efforts.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> <a href="">Download the full report here</a>.</p> <p> ACEEE also produced two shorter white papers based on this report, &ldquo;<a href="">How Natural Gas Utilities Can Find Value in CHP,</a>&rdquo; and &ldquo;<a href="">How Electric Utilities Can Find Value in CHP</a>.&rdquo;</p> /news-article?NewsID=54Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:00:45 GMTWestern Industrial Efficiency & CHP Regional Dialogue Meeting: Oct 29 in SLC<p><b>Western Industrial Efficiency & CHP Regional Dialogue Meeting: Oct 29 in SLC</b><br>Tuesday, August 06, 2013</p><p> The industrial sector accounts for more than 30% of all energy consumed in the United States, and for many manufacturers, energy costs affect overall competitiveness. While U.S. manufacturing facilities have made progress at becoming more energy efficient over the past several decades, there are opportunities to accelerate and expand this improvement through a variety of methods including investments in more efficient equipment and the expanded use of combined heat and power (CHP). These investments can improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, lower energy costs, reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs. However, many industrial companies face shortages of capital and other barriers to making these investments.</p> <p> To these challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy, in coordination with the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) Industrial Energy Efficiency and CHP Working Group, is hosting a Western Regional Dialogue Meeting on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Building on the August 30, 2012, Executive Order: Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency, this meeting will bring together key stakeholders to obtain input on best practices, innovative solutions, and state policies that help remove the barriers to more investments in industrial energy efficiency and CHP.</p> <p> This event also includes an optional tour of the CHP system at the University of Utah, located approximately two miles from the meeting .</p> <h2> Who Should Attend</h2> <p> The Department of Energy is inviting all key stakeholders to provide input on these topics, including:</p> <ul> <li> State utility commissioners and staff</li> <li> State energy and economic development agencies</li> <li> Utility energy efficiency program managers</li> <li> Industrial energy managers</li> <li> State and regional energy efficiency alliances and industrial energy user groups</li> <li> Industrial trade associations</li> </ul> <h2> Free Registration</h2> <p> To view the agenda and to register for this meeting, please visit <a href=""></a></p> /news-article?NewsID=53Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:31:55 GMTDOE Boiler MACT Technical Assistance<p><b>DOE Boiler MACT Technical Assistance</b><br>Friday, December 21, 2012</p><p> On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Clean Air Act pollution standards, <a href="">National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters</a>&nbsp; (known as ICI Boiler MACT). This standard applies to large boilers in a wide range of facilities and institutions. DOE will offer <a href="">technical assistance</a>&nbsp; to ensure that major sources burning coal or oil have information on cost-effective clean energy strategies for compliance, such as natural gas combined heat and power (CHP), and to promote cleaner, more efficient boilers to cut harmful pollution and reduce operational costs. This technical assistance effort is in accordance with the August 2012 <a href="">Executive Order</a>&nbsp; on accelerating investment in industrial energy efficiency, including CHP. The Midwest Clean Energy Application Center is offering this supplemental Technical Assistance for affected facilities in the Intermountain region.&nbsp; Contact <a href="">John Cuttica</a>&nbsp; at the <a href="">Midwest Clean Energy Application Center</a> for more information.</p> /news-article?NewsID=51Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:56:30 GMTNew CHP System at Clarion Hotel in Phoenix <p><b>New CHP System at Clarion Hotel in Phoenix </b><br>Tuesday, December 11, 2012</p><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Clarion Hotel in Phoenix has finished installation of a new 100-kilowatt CHP system that will reduce the hotel&#39;s energy bills-particularly during peak times-and pay for itself in less than 2.5 years.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The CHP system, built and financed by Phoenix-based project developer <a href="">Easy Energy</a>, will generate electricity for the guestrooms and recycle the waste heat for the pool, spa, and guestroom water needs. &quot;We had to find a way to decrease our electricity costs without impacting the comfort and services for our hotel guests,&quot; says James Evanoff, general manager of Clarion Hotel Phoenix.</p> <p> The project received an $80,000 <a href="">energy efficiency rebate from Gas</a>. Gas still has rebate funds available for additional CHP projects.</p> /news-article?NewsID=50Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:42:20 GMTCommunity District Energy Guide<p><b>Community District Energy Guide</b><br>Tuesday, December 11, 2012</p><p> The <a href="">International District Energy Association</a> (IDEA) has published a new guide, &quot;<a href="">Community Energy: Planning, Development and Delivery</a>,&quot; which aims to support mayors, planners, community leaders, real estate developers and economic development officials who are interested in planning more sustainable urban energy infrastructure, creating community energy master plans and implementing district energy systems in cities, communities and towns.<br /> <br /> The new guidebook will provide an reader-friendly overview of the local energy project development process, to assist in making informed decisions on the analysis, planning, development and delivery of district energy systems.&nbsp;</p> /news-article?NewsID=49Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:38:27 GMTFree Webinar THIS THURSDAY: CHP with Absorption Chilling<p><b>Free Webinar THIS THURSDAY: CHP with Absorption Chilling</b><br>Tuesday, December 11, 2012</p><p> Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012<br /> Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST<br /> Hosted by: Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) and the Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC)<br /> Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: <a href=""></a><br /> <br /> This webinar will explore the opportunities of absorption chillers that run off of the waste heat from combined heat and power systems (CHP), and how they can be a benefit to utility energy efficiency programs.<br /> <br /> Absorption chillers are traditionally fueled by natural gas, but they have an even more successful history running off the waste heat from CHP systems. These systems not only shave summer peak loads through efficient cooling but also through the CHP generation itself. The flexibility of these systems provides a key advantage: the waste heat from CHP can be used to provide year-round cooling, year-round heating, both at the same time, or a season rotation of the two.<br /> <br /> In this discussion, Gearoid Foley, one of the country&#39;s leading experts on absorption chilling technology, will give a user-friendly primer on absorption chiller/CHP systems. He will also discuss their energy savings potential, challenges, and how utilities can identify and assist good projects. Gearoid Foley is a senior technical advisor of the Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center and President of Integrated CHP Systems Corporation.<br /> <br /> After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.</p> /news-article?NewsID=48Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:36:24 GMTNew Incentives for CHP in New Mexico <p><b>New Incentives for CHP in New Mexico </b><br>Wednesday, September 12, 2012</p><p> The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has approved a new energy efficiency plan for ern Public Service Company (SPS), a subsidiary of Xcel Energy that serves approximately 115,000 customers in southeastern New Mexico. The new plan includes combined heat and power (CHP) and waste-heat-to-power projects as eligible custom efficiency measures, thus making those projects able to qualify for incentives. Incentives will be up to $400/kW.</p> <p> Each CHP or waste-heat to-power system will have to apply for pre-approval from SPS and will have to be able to show that the project&rsquo;s benefits outweigh its costs, similar to the process for all other custom efficiency measures. Eligible projects can then earn &ldquo;up to $400 per kilowatt&rdquo; depending on the total energy savings of the project.</p> <p> SPS&rsquo;s policy change is an example of how utilities and state regulators are increasingly recognizing CHP and waste heat recovery as cost-effective options for utilities to meet their efficiency goals.</p> <ul> <li> <strong><a href=""><span style="color:#b22222;">SPS&rsquo;s original demand-side management (DSM) plan</span></a></strong></li> <li> <strong><a href=""><span style="color:#b22222;">Stipulation that modified the plan</span></a></strong><span style="color:#b22222;">&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> /news-article?NewsID=47Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:25:11 GMT