Gavin Dillingham, Clean Energy Policy, led the "Learning from Green Schools" panel at the CATEE Conference, November 17-19, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.
Overcoming Barriers to Combined Heat and Power and Industrial Energy Efficiency
In partnership with the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), HARC is launching the Department of Energy’s State Energy Program Texas Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) grant. There is tremendous opportunity to increase the energy efficiency of Texas’ industry, as well as install a significant amount of CHP. The state of Texas has over 17 GW of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) installed with a technical potential of installing another 11 GW.
The expectation of this work is a significant improvement in energy efficiency which will result in lower emissions, greater industry market competitiveness and a more resilient infrastructure. To improve market opportunities, the program evaluated the current market, regulatory and policy barriers to industrial energy efficiency and CHP implementation and developed an Action Plan to reduce barriers using practical, real world solutions. HARC engaged with state, local, and private-sector stakeholders to help identify real barriers to IEE and CHP implementation and the solutions that can be used to overcome these barriers. The outcome of this project include:
The final Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Barriers and Opportunities Action Plan for Texas can be found in Distributed Generation Interconnection Tools for Texas.
HARC's Gavin Dillingham, Clean Energy Policy, served as a panelist at the CoreNet Global Meeting: Accelerating Investments in Energy Efficiency in Houston’s Building Market in Houston, Texas on November 18, 2014.
Gavin Dillingham participated as a panel member for the Clean Economy Rising: Texas winds generate economic growth webinar on November 17, 2014.
Satish Ravindran, Research Associate, Clean Energy Technology, presented at the Eco-Schools USA Workshop-Energy on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Marcile Hollingsworth Science Center in Houston, Texas.