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 ....
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Thursday, November 01, 2012 1:47:00 PM
A Department of Defense priority is to improve the reliability of the electric power supply to its installations, recognizing the link between energy security and national security. The 82nd Airborne Division Combined Heat and Power Plant at the US Army Garrison, Fort Bragg in North Carolina plays a significant role in achieving this objective. The CHP system, commissioned in 2004, consumes 18 percent less fuel than a conventional energy supply system producing the same amount of electricity and useful thermal energy. Based on this comparison, the CHP system avoids an estimated 13,600 metric tons per year of CO2 emissions, equal to that from the electricity used by more than 1,500 homes. The system is also reducing the base's energy costs by an estimated $1 million annually. As part of a plan to improve the energy security of the base, the system output can be used to support continued critical base operations in the event of disruptions in the local electricity supply. Development of highly-efficient energy supply systems like the 82nd Airborne Division Combined Heat and Power Plant typically requires the concerted efforts of a team. And in this case, EPA is pleased to acknowledge the contribution of several collaborating CHPP partners: the Department of Energy, Broad U.S.A., Honeywell, the North Carolina Solar Center, Solar Turbines, and Vanderweil Engineers. Through the implementation of an energy services performance contract, Honeywell guarantees a specified level of cost savings for the base while ensuring successful operation of the CHP system.
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