CHP

Tri-Generation System Generates Heat, Power, Hydrogen

Linda Hardesty

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut, completed their combined heat and power (CHP) partnership project at FuelCell Energy’s Torrington, Connecticut, manufacturing plant. In addition to the generation of heat and power exceeding 75 percent efficiency, this unique CHP system also provides a stream of high purity hydrogen for use   …Continue Reading


US Representative Wants to Extend Tax Credits for Clean Energy

Karen Henry

Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) has introduced H.R. 2412, the New Energy for America Act, which would extend Section 25D of the federal tax code for residential energy efficient property, as well as the Section 48 commercial investment tax credits (ITC) through 2021. In introducing his legislation, Congressman Thompson, a senior member of the House Ways   …Continue Reading


Indiana Utilities Allowed to Set Voluntary Energy Efficiency Goals

Linda Hardesty

Ohio and Indiana are dealing with the repercussions of their anti-energy-efficiency policies. In 2014, Ohio Senate Bill 310 imposed a two-year freeze on the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. A study committee set up by SB 310 is currently reviewing the costs and benefit of energy efficiency and renewables standards. In the meantime,   …Continue Reading


GE Deploys Hybrid Power Plant in Berlin

Karen Henry

GE has deployed a hybrid power plant at its Power Conversion production site in Berlin, Germany. The plant enables primary energy savings of around 30 percent compared to systems that generate heat and power separately through conventional heating and external electricity procurement. The plant will not only supply power and heat to the GE production   …Continue Reading


2 New Senate Bills Promote CHP

Linda Hardesty

Two new energy efficiency-related bills have been introduced in the US Congress. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act (S.1201) and the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act (S.1202) for consideration before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act directs the Secretary of   …Continue Reading


YMCA Installs Combined Heat and Power

Linda Hardesty

Tecogen sold a CM-75 combined heat and power (CHP) system to the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut. The system will supply 75 kW of electricity to the facility, while simultaneously providing space heat, domestic hot water and pool heating at a lower cost than utility-purchased electricity, saving the facility an estimated $65,000 annually. The facility   …Continue Reading


LAX Commissions New $438M Central Utilities Plant

Linda Hardesty

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) opened its new 75,000 square foot, $438 million Central Utilities Plant (CUP). The new LAX CUP replaces the 50-year-old existing CUP with a more modern and efficient facility. Considered the first sustainable utility plant at any US Airport, the LAX CUP is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification and will   …Continue Reading


Poultry Processor Installs $5.3M Cogeneration Plant

Linda Hardesty

Blue Earth energized its initial combined heat and power (CHP) energy plant at the Pilgrim’s Pride poultry processing facility in Sumter, South Carolina. With the CHP plant, electricity is generated, and the heat from the generator is captured for useful purposes, lowering energy costs and improving energy efficiency. The co-generation energy facility uses methane made   …Continue Reading


Ideas for Colleges to Save Energy

Linda Hardesty

Fairfield University in Connecticut has employed many measures to reduce energy, and its Associate Vice President of Facilities David Frassinelli offers the following ideas for how other colleges and universities can do the same: >>Retrofit elevators with regenerative converters. When an elevator moves in a down direction with a full load of passengers, it creates   …Continue Reading


2G Cenergy Launches Hydrogen Fueled CHP System

Karen Henry

2G Cenergy has launched a dedicated hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) system, Business Energy reports. The first two 2G Cenergy units have been deployed at an energy station within the Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport in Germany. Each unit is capable of an output of 500 kW. The hydrogen gas storage system at Brandt   …Continue Reading