Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:28:00 PM
The North Carolina Combined Heat and Power Initiative (NC-CHP Initiative), an industry group focused on creating a favorable environment in the state for development of CHP, held its second meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. The meeting hosted 30 attendees from the CHP industry, including project developers and end-users, and featured invited guests from the North Carolina General Assembly and North Carolina Public Utilities Commission. The NC-CHP Initiative leadership provided updates on an action plan and policy initiatives for 2013, and led a lunch discussion session with Representative Deborah Ross from the North Carolina General Assembly and Sam Watson of the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
The NC-CHP Initiative coordinated this meeting with North Carolina State University’s ribbon cutting ceremony for its 11 megawatt Cates Facility combined heat and power (CHP) system. NC State University’s Facilities Division hosted the NC-CHP Initiative and other guests for the ceremony, at which NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson, Vice Chancellor for Finance Charlie Leffler and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Operations Jack Colby, gave their views of the CHP system’s financial benefits and contribution towards the University’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. The ceremony was followed by tours of the new facility.