Free Webinar: Combined Heat and Power as a Source of Resilience in Microgrids

Posting Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2018

Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the concurrent production of electricity or mechanical power and useful thermal energy (heating and/or cooling) from a single source of energy. CHP technology can be deployed quickly, cost-effectively, and with few geographic limitations. It has been employed for many years, mostly in industrial, large commercial, and institutional applications.

CHP may not be widely recognized outside industrial, commercial, institutional, and utility circles, but it has quietly been providing highly efficient electricity and process heat to some of the most vital industries, largest employers, urban centers, and campuses in the United States.

But how can this technology improve the ability of large facilities to withstand more acute and chronic weather and other natural disasters? It does so by offering the opportunity to improve resiliency, and by mitigating the impacts of an emergency by keeping critical facilities running without any interruption in electric or thermal service. If the electricity grid is impaired, a specially configured CHP system can continue to operate, ensuring an uninterrupted supply of power and heating or cooling to the host facility.

Microgrids with CHP (DE-CHP) has proven to be a cost-effective way to improve energy efficiency. CHP-based microgrids can also increase the level of resilience of many facilities to extreme weather events and other power disruptions, providing reliable and resilient electricity as well thermal and cooling services.

Learn more at the joint U.S. DOE Southcentral Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (SC CHP TAP) and IDEA webinar on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 11 am – Noon (CST). This joint free webinar will present strategies, best practices, decision variables and real world microgrids creating real-time solutions in response to the complex needs of a growing world.