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CHP case studies workshop

June 20, 2012

This workshop shared firsthand experiences with financing, installing, and operating CHP systems between utilities, developers, regulators, and other stakeholders. 

Agenda

Presentations

  • Combined Heat and Power 101 - Cliff Haefke - Regional US DOE clean application centers will provide technical assistance and feasibility analysis on a potential CHP project for your company. Mr. Haefke explained the basics of CHP, facilities that will be regulated through EPA’s upcoming Boiler MACT rules, and the “spark spread” concept – the difference between the natural gas price and local electricity price.
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  • Texas Medical Center Central Heating and Cooling Services Corporation - Ed Mardiate - TECO is a significant district heating system that serves a major medical facility in Houston. Much of the project was funded through bonds. The electricity produced provides a benefit to a congested area of the local electric transmission system.
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  • Lima Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Microturbine - Eric Markley - Lima WWTP has a rich history and large industrial base. Many of the lessons learned with the installation of this 65 kW microturbine will help you avoid some of these problems: i.e. clean the filters if using a waste biogas that contains siloxanes, insulate waste biogas lines to prevent freeze-up, routine preventive maintenance goes a long way. 
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  • Toledo Landfill Gas & Digester Gas Cogeneration - Martin Ellman - This tri-fuel capable 10 MW combustion turbine provides many lessons learned. Talk with your utility early to avoid problems later. 
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  • VA Medical Center - Dale Allard - This ARRA funded project competes for waste wood chips with a local paper mill, but it still provides reliable steam for the VA hospital facilities. 
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  • SunCoke Energy - James Skipworth - Explanation of coke making process.  The grid interconnection process was significant cost and time. 
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  • Millennium Inorganic Chemicals - Selwin Gray and Tom McNay - Millennium contracted with Suez-Duke Energy Generation Services to build, lease, operate, and maintain a cogeneration plant. This joint venture partnership allowed both companies to focus on their respective core businesses. 
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