Control Your Own Destiny with Combined Heat and Power Systems [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 13:39:25 +0000

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. Although it may not be widely recognized outside of industrial, commercial, institutional, and utility circles, CHP has been providing highly efficient electricity and process […]

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The Line Blurs Between Small Cogen Plants and Large Combined Cycles

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:39:54 +0000

When U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), he unintentionally ignited the worldwide deregulation of electricity markets, which in turn began a worldwide technology race between two distinct types of power plants: the newly created, industrial-scale plant that PURPA dubbed “cogeneration” and the traditional, utility-scale power […]

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Combined Heat and Power: A Sleeping Giant May Be Waking

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0000

One of the oldest energy efficiency ideas—combined heat and power—is prospering in the U.S. and looks promising elsewhere as the world searches for low-cost energy by increasing efficiency while lowering

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Transparency Instrumental in Successful Power Plant Project

Public perceptions can make or break a project. One municipal utility found that out firsthand. When resistance grew strong against a new power plant it needed, the company rebooted and engaged with local

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