FW: White House Calls for 40 GW CHP
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September 12, 2012, Vol. 38
The White House issued an executive order on Aug. 30 urging industrial users to help achieve its goal of 40 GW of additional CHP by 2020. The order recommends that several federal agencies provide outreach and technical assistance, convene regional and national stakeholders to identify opportunities, and find other ways to spur investment in energy efficiency. It also cites the manufacturing industry, which consumers 30 percent of the country's energy, as a prime candidate for greater CHP implementation. The White House also recommended greater support for DOE's Better Buildings, Better Plants program.
The U.S. DOE and U.S. EPA released a report in conjunction with the executive order. "Combined Heat and Power: A Clean Energy Solution" provides an overview of CHP's benefits, barriers to its adoption, emerging drivers, and solutions to increased deployment.
Bill White Named CHP2012 Keynote
Early Bird Discount Expires This Week;
Conference Program Updated
The Honorable Bill White, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy and three-term Mayor of the City of Houston, will provide the CHP2012 Conference and Trade Show's Keynote Address on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Westchase Marriott in Houston, TX. White currently serves as Chairman of Lazard Houston, a global investment bank with a leading energy and infrastructure practice.
In light of the August 30th Executive Order calling for 40 GW of industrial CHP installed by 2020, Mr. White will share an important perspective on the opportunities for private capital formation to help drive deployment of highly efficient industrial CHP across the U.S.
- Learn more about CHP 2012 Keynote Speaker Bill White
- Recent Houston Business Journal with Bill White, Lazard Houston
Maryland Program Offers Up to $2 Million Per CHP Project
RFP Deadline Dec. 21
BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® (BGE SESP) launched its Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Program that offers up to $2 million in incentives per project. The program supports EmPOWER Maryland, an initiative to reduce statewide energy consumption by 15 percent by 2015. The CHP Program is open to all BGE nonresidential, industrial, commercial, government, institutional and nonprofit electric service customers. Qualifying CHP projects will be selected on a first come, first served basis through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. To learn more about CHP, download the RFP and access other program-related materials, click here.
EPA CHP Partnership Updates CHP Emissions Calculator
- Calculations for CO2e, CH4 and N2O emissions
- Fuel-specific CO2, CH4 and N2O factors that correspond to those used in EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
- Updated CHP technology performance values
- The option to select T/D losses specific to a grid region
- Data from eGRID2012 Version 1.0
- These enhancements respond to user requests for CO2e estimates, increase the accuracy of the calculator's outputs, and align emissions factors with those used by EPA's GHG Reporting Program.
EPA Accepting Climate Leadership Award Nominations
Nomination Deadline Oct. 12
The EPA CHP Partnership is seeking nominations for its 2013 Climate Leadership Awards, calling national attention to exemplary leadership in response to climate change. The program, which recognizes corporate, organizational and individual leaders, is accepting applications through October 12, 2012. Nominations fall into the following categories:
- Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management -- Recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify corporate GHG inventories and publicly set aggressive GHG emissions reduction goals.
- Supply Chain Leadership Award -- Recognizes organizations that have their own comprehensive GHG inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals and can demonstrate they are at the leading edge of managing GHGs in their organizational supply chains.
- Organizational Leadership Award -- Recognizes organizations that not only have their own comprehensive GHG inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals, but also exemplify leadership both in their internal response to climate change and through engagement of their peers, competitors, partners, and supply chain.
- Individual Leadership Award -- Recognizes individuals exemplifying extraordinary leadership in leading their organizations' response to climate change and/or affecting the responses of other organizations.
Information about eligibility criteria, the permitting process, and judging and evaluation process is available online.
ACEEE Seeks Nominations for Energy Efficiency Awards
Nomination Deadline Oct. 5
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is accepting nominations for its 3rd National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs. The awards recognize exemplary programs across the full spectrum of customers and program types for both electric and natural gas customers. An expert panel will review and assess nominated programs that embody program best practices, have proven records of delivering energy savings cost-effectively, and provide high value to customers. ACEEE previously completed such national reviews in 2003 and 2008.
Nominations may be made online. The deadline is October 5. The goal of this review is to recognize and profile America's leading utility sector energy efficiency programs.
In this Issue
CHP2012 Early Bird Deadline
Texas CHP Initiative Networking Luncheon
CHP2012 Hotel Bloc Rate Deadline
Gulf Coast Power Association Fall Conference
U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association Annual Meeting
TAMU Water and Energy in Texas Conference
(College Station, TX)
TXIOF Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum
(League City, TX)
Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference
U.S. EPA CHPP Climate Leadership Awards Nomination Deadline
CHP2012 Conference and Trade Show
SPEER Energy Efficiency Workshops
(Various cities, TX)