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Environmental, Economic and Resilience Benefits of Combined Heat & Power Plants (CHP) and their integration with an Institution’s MicroGrid

Summary Technical, economic, environmental and resiliency merits of CHP systems for power and heat. Presentation will address some of the suggested conference themes including how cogeneration (CHP) energy systems can integrate with a University’s energy planning and infrastructure including; ...


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St. Joseph's Hospital Selects Cogeneration Solution to Improve Reliability and Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Summary St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center planned a $200 million-dollar expansion that was projected to “max out” the capacity of the existing infrastructure, forcing the hospital to add a costly power line or look for alternative solutions to its power needs. Keeping sustainability and...


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MSU College View - Rethinking Microgrids

Summary The Mississippi College View Development was a $67 million dollar multi-purpose project complete with student residences, retail, and mixed usage space. The project was the first privatized student residence in the entire state and took a state law to enable it's creation. Working hand...


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CHP Design Considerations for Cold Climates – Don’t Stick Your Tongue on That Pipe!

Summary Presentation will focus on two or three recent and current Canadian CHP projects in the 5 to 15 MW range and review the specific cold weather power island design and balance of plant considerations for industrial power projects. Track 5B: Combined Heat and Power Speakers Matt Lensink...


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Cost Savings and Decarbonization with CHP

Summary Solar Solar Turbines has supplied more than 100 turbines as the core of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants to numerous Universities and Colleges around the world. A CHP plant, alone or in conjunction with renewables, serves to drive down energy costs and increase reliability, while...


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Cogeneration as a Path to a Clean Energy Future: Adelphi University

Summary New York’s Adelphi University implemented CHP technology within a deep energy retrofit project. After completion, Adelphi not only achieved a 40% energy bill reduction, but also achieved a 30% GHG emissions reduction, increased resiliency and energy independence, all within an eight...


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Six Questions to Ask Before Building a CHP Plant

Summary The decision to build a CHP plant can be a daunting one. This presentation identifies six questions that should be asked during the initial stages of any new or replacement CHP project. The answers to these questions help form the foundation of the project by clarifying the value the...


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Smart Campus: Ohio State University's Leadership in Campus Energy Infrastructure

Summary Going from design to construction phase, The Ohio State University is leading the campus energy infrastructure debate with its Smart CampusE project which encompasses a new CHP, a new heating hot water based heating and cooling network, a new digital network to connect the campus BMS...


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Finding the Least Cost Mix of CHP, Renewables, and Storage

Summary Campuses are ideal applications of CHP, but the recent cost declines for storage and solar make the design decision more complicated. This presentation will demonstrate the impact of factors, such as demand rates, resiliency requirements, sustainability and carbon reduction goals,...


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The Role of Environmental Attributes from CHP & Carbon Reduction Projects on a College Campus

Summary A college campus can be uniquely positioned to meet sustainability goals while also generating a source of revenue from carbon reduction and on-site clean energy projects that qualify to generate environmental attributes. As trustees, students and faculty push for increasingly...