Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience and Energy Savings Workshop
HARC’s DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships gave a workshop on Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience and Energy Savings at AIChE-STS Monthly Dinner Meeting in Houston on May 4, 2017.
Governments are increasingly becoming more concerned about the impact of natural disaster events on critical infrastructure. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) provides the prospect to improve critical infrastructure resiliency, diminishing the impacts of an emergency by keeping critical facilities running in uninterrupted electric or thermal service. CHP systems can be configured to meet the detailed reliability needs of diverse customers, and to offset the costs for electricity, thermal energy and traditional backup power.
HARC Research Associate Dr. Fanxu Meng with HARC’s DOE Southwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (SW CHP TAP) discussed CHP technologies and applications for government critical infrastructure facilities, including wastewater treatment plants, first responded facilities, hospitals and data centers for this workshop. Further, the workshop discussed the basics of working through the CHP project development process from early screenings to final commissioning of the facility, as well as the resources that are available from the SW CHP TAP to assist with implementing a CHP project.
Read more about the workshop here: https://www.aiche.org/community/sites/local-sections/sts/events/sts-aiche-may-2017-workshops.