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DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power TAP

HARC has been working on climate mitigation and adaptation applications and technologies through the research and application of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy resilience through combined heat and power (CHP). Combined heat and power, also called cogeneration, provides both electric power and thermal energy (heat) from a single on-site source, such as a turbine or reciprocating engine. The waste heat is used to provide additional services to the facility, such as steam for heating, heat for refining and manufacturing applications, domestic hot water, or cooling through absorption chillers or steam driven turbines.

HARC’s recent award from the Department of Energy will allow its Clean Energy program to continue leading the DOEs Southwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (SW CHP TAP). HARC is working with communities, the private sector, and institutions to help identify and implement CHP opportunities.

There are significant opportunities to reduce operational costs and improve operational resilience for:

  • Data centers
  • Chemical and refining
  • Manufacturing
  • Food processing
  • Hospitals
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Campuses

In this role, HARC will be providing qualification screenings, feasibility studies, third party project development support, and outreach and education to policy makers and potential CHP end-users, and to policy makers. The HARC team is ready to work with your community and business as you consider CHP.

Please reach out to us if you need assistance with project assessments, project development or education and outreach. We look forward to working with you. Contact Gavin Dillingham at gdillingham@harcresearch.org or Satish Ravindran at sravindran@harcresearch.org for more information.

To learn more about DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power TAP, please visit http://www.southwestchptap.org/


Project Announcements

Publications, Lectures & Presentations

Gavin Dillingham will co-present the District Energy and Combined Heat and Power webinar on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, EDT.

Events

DOE's Southwest CHP TAP and HARC will lead a webinar on CHP in Data Centers - Building IT Resilience and Lowering Costs webinar on September 13, 2016, 10 am CST/11 am EST.

Events

The application of combined heat and power (CHP) for industrial applications is proving to be a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the resilience of oil field operations.

Events

The application of combined heat and power (CHP) for industrial applications is proving to be a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the resilience of the communities.

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