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Monday, September 9, 2019

Working with Partners to Improve Energy Resilience and Lower Energy Costs – Take Two


HARC Energy launches second round of the CHP TAP Program.

HARC’s Energy program is wrapping up another year operating the U.S. Department of Energy's Southcentral and Upper-West Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAP). As a leader in energy research, one of HARC’s key Energy initiatives is to provide technical assistance in the CHP and microgrid field.

Find more information about HARC's CHP TAP program here.

Our research supports the development of critical infrastructure that is resilient. Innovations in resilience enable public and private sector organizations to keep the lights on during major natural disaster events.

We are excited to kick off another year of the CHP TAP and want to provide a look into what we are planning to accomplish over the next 12 months.

A key focus is to work with communities and the private sector to make critical infrastructure more resilient to power disruptions from major natural disaster events.

Find more information about the resilience work here.

In 2019, we provided multiple presentations on how organizations and communities can improve resilience with CHP. We also conducted resilience planning activities across the two CHP TAP regions: Southcentral and Upper-West.

During the next phase, HARC will continue to work with local governments, community organizations, tribes, state agencies, and the private sector on energy resilience plans. The U.S. Department of Energy provides these services at no cost.

HARC’s CHP TAP will continue outreach and engagement efforts with a series of webinars. Topics from last year include:
Resilience and Microgrids
Chemical and Refining
Wastewater treatment plants
Upstream oil and gas
Higher education

Additional webinar presentations are available through our Webinar Library.

Stay informed about future webinars, as well as other outreach events, such as workshops and conference presentations, by visiting the two regional Upper West and Southcentral CHP TAP websites. If you would like to partner on future CHP TAP outreach events, we are always looking for case studies and best practices to present.

If you have an interest in reducing costs and improving resilience, please reach out to us and let us know how we can assist at CHP-TAP@HARCResearch.Org.

The goal of the CHP TAP is to support the adoption of CHP technology and facilitate new CHP installations. The screening process is critical to success and the CHP TAP provides no-cost technical assistance to end-users. The HARC team conducts more than 80 CHP screenings per year and we are excited to do more in the future. The screenings are free, quick, and provide a great resource to help with planning and investment strategies. If you are a project developer, vendor, or Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) firm, we would love to hear from you.

We seek to build partnerships that support the adoption and implementation of CHP projects.

About HARC's Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships
The CHP TAPs provide no-cost services to promote the investment in CHP to increase resilience and lower energy costs. If you need assistance with an energy resilience screening, a CHP feasibility assessment or would like for us to give a CHP presentation to your organization, please contact us at CHP-TAP@HARCResearch.Org.