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EPA releases: Combined Heat and Power Guide for Local Governments 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:22:00 AM

The EPA has released a guide to help local governments promote energy efficiency.  This guide describes the process for developing and implementing strategies for improving energy efficiency, including CHP, in local government operations.  See the report.

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Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany Georgia wins EPA CHP Award 

Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:44:00 AM Categories: Landfill Gas Military

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The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany's (MCLB Albany's) highly efficient 1.9 MW combined heat and power (CHP) system utilizes landfill gas to supply electricity to the base and steam to a factory employing 2,000 personnel to repair and rebuild ground combat and ground combat support equipment.  This system is central to the base's commitment to achieve energy efficiency and pollution reduction goals, while supporting the U.S. Marine Corps' operational capabilities and saving approximately $1.3 million per year in energy costs.

 

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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Combined Heat and Power 

Interesting trivia about combined heat and power systems
Friday, November 15, 2013 1:50:00 PM Categories: Policy

FEMP Announces AFFECT Grant Program 

Sunday, November 10, 2013 3:28:00 PM Categories: Incentives

The Federal Energy Management Program has announced a grant program to fund capital investment of renewable energy and combined heat and power projects.  The anticipated funding for each project is up to $1 million dollars and the set release date for the funds is early 2014.  Letters of Intent are due December 10, 2013.  Contact FEMP for more information.

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See the Funding Opportunity Announcement  

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11MW CHP System on NCSU campus 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:28:00 PM

Cates official ribbon cutting - NCSU Chancellor Woodsen cutting the ribbon.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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Fort Bragg US Army Garrison in North Carolina win EPA CHP Award 

Posted by Kevin Witchger Thursday, November 01, 2012 1:47:00 PM Categories: Military

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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