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Advantages of Reciprocating Engines and Boilers for Variable Steam Demand

Summary Over the years, it has become typical industry practice to use a gas turbine (GT) and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for combined heat and power (CHP) applications when significant quantities of process steam are required. The higher gas turbine exhaust temperature and flow lends...

6B.1_Voorhees_Alcorta.pdf


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River Campus Electrical Distribution Upgrades

Summary The University is currently undertaking a multi-year effort to upgrade its 50+ year old 4.16 kV River Campus underground distribution system to increase supply reliability and redundancy. This project involves inspecting/assessing the condition of existing ductbank infrastructure,...

2D.2_Terpak.pdf


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Load Management Systems – Critical Equipment for Successful CHP Projects

Summary A Load Management System (LMS) provides several key supervisory and control functions for a CHP project. The LMS system functionality generally includes the following: Import/export control, High speed load shedding & priority matrix, Islanding and resynchronizing to the utility,...

1A.1_Khattak.pdf


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Syracuse Community Microgrid with Waste-to-Energy CHP

Summary The Syracuse community microgrid, one of 11 NY Prize Stage 2 winners, uses waste-to-energy generation that eases pressure on local landfills. The project is the only Stage 2 winner to rely on waste-to-energy conversion as its primary distributed generation asset. The micogrid would...

2B.2_Voorhees, Freeman.pdf


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Designing Advanced Microgrids for ‘Shelters in Place’

Summary Microgrids can be clearly defined to include interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER) across several rights of way. In New Jersey, these “advanced microgrids” are defined as Town Center Distributed Energy Resources (TCDER) microgrids. After Hurricane Sandy, the New...

2A.1_VanGelder, Zellner.pdf


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Gryphon International Engineering Services is Now CHA Canada

Press Release, September 21, 2018 CHA Subsidiary Rebrands and Launches New Website St. Catharines, Ontario and Albany, NY – CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA), a highly diversified, full-service engineering design firm , announces its subsidiary, Gryphon International Engineering Services, has...


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Microgrids, Technology Selection

Summary A microgrid is defined as a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources within clearly defined electrical boundaries that act as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid. Microgrids have the potential to promote: A microgrid is defined as a group of...

5C.2_Joyce.pdf


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Load Management Systems - Critical Equipment for Successful CHP Projects

Summary A Load Management System (LMS) provides several key supervisory and control functions for a CHP project. The LMS system functionality generally includes the following: A Load Management System (LMS) provides several key supervisory and control functions for a CHP project. The LMS system...

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UMass Amherst Electrical System Modifications Resulting in Increased Reliability of CHP

Summary Drawing on examples, lessons learned/best practices from major DBOOM projects, we will explore the “3rd Generation” of CHP and how benefits and drivers have evolved/expanded over time, while also unveiling the challenges. We will highlight how incorporating storage, renewables, and...

1B.3_Fuller_Grden.pdf


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UMass Memorial Medical Center CCHP Project

Summary CHA is teamed with Cogen Power Technologies and Bette and Cring Construction providing a 2.65MW natural gas fired engine generator that will provide hot water, steam and chilled water to supplement the power, heating and cooling loads to the UMass Memorial Medical Center located in...

5A.3_Bolhous.pdf