IDEA will offer a CHP/District Energy Masterclass to follow the conference on Thursday Sept 30,
The CHP/Master Class will be a “deeper dive” into strategies, technologies and best practices involved in the operation and optimization of campus-scale thermal energy and electricity production. The session will be led by Juan Ontiveros, Associate Vice President of Utilities and Energy Management at UT Austin and former Board Chair of IDEA and will involve a range of resources and technology providers with direct experience at the award-winning UT Austin district energy/CHP system.
The curriculum will be fast-paced and is intended for energy professionals with a solid working knowledge of power, steam and chilled water production, distribution and management. Topics will include utility planning, system modeling, controls and optimization, integration of thermal storage, and resilience strategies for mission-critical customers, citing real-world case examples and enabling interactive dialogue, discussion and problem-solving.
Professional development continuing education units will be available for registrants upon completion. The Master Class follows the IDEA 2021 Annual Conference and involves a separate registration fee of $700.