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Western Pennsylvania Combined Heat & Power Workshop


Combined Heat & Power workshop, with emphasis on use of natural gas or biomass fuels.

When: Sep 27, 2011, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Structural Modulars Inc. (SMI) 101 Southern Ave., Strattanville, PA 16258 [Map It]
Cost: Free, but registration is required

CHP is the simultaneous production of electrical power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source.
Western Pennsylvania has abundant resources of natural gas and biomass fuels. Given a facility with appropriate thermal and electric load profiles, a CHP system utilizing such fuels can substantially reduce a site’s total energy expenditures and simultaneously reduce its total carbon footprint.

This workshop will focus on four major benefits of CHP: Cost Savings; Emissions Reduction; Reliability; National Security, and will include:


Time Title
9:30-9:40 Welcome & Introductory Remarks Bill Rupert, Northwest Commission
9:40-10:10 CHP Fundamentals and Opportunities for Your Facility
Larry Burton, DOE Mid Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center  (Penn State)
10:10-10:40 Identifying, Analyzing and Implementing CHP Systems Tom Wilson, Wilson Engineering Services
Natural Gas – Supply/Pricing Forecasts, Economic & Environmental Benefits
John Gordon, National Fuel (Erie, PA)
11:10-11:20 BREAK
11:20-11:50 Interconnection Policies for On-Site Power Generation Linda Routzahn and Dan Heher, Penelec/a First Energy Company (Erie, PA)
CHP Facility at Clarion University
Paul Bylaska, Clarion University
12:20- LUNCH
Following Lunch