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- DOE Southeast CEAC Boiler MACT Technical Assistance Webinar
February 20th, 10am-11am EDT
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On December 20, 2012, the US EPA finalized the Clean Air Act pollution standards known as ICI Boiler MACT. This standard applies to large boilers in a wide range of industrial facilities and institutions.
The DOE Southeast Clean Energy Application Center is hosting this webinar to inform stakeholders of DOE's Boiler MACT technical assistance program to ensure that major sources burning coal or oil have information on cost-effective clean energy strategies for compliance, such as natural gas fueled combined heat and power.
On the webinar, Keith McAllister, Senior Technical Analyst with the SE-CEAC and Isaac Panzarella, SE-CEAC Director will provide an overview of the program, discuss the CHP compliance strategy, as well as provide information on potential funding and financing opportunities to assist with CHP, boiler tune-ups and/or energy assessments.
For more information on the Southeast Clean Energy Application Center, visit http://www.southeastcleanenergy.org
Title: DOE Southeast CEAC Boiler MACT Technical Assistance
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
- IDEA's 26th Annual Campus Energy Conference & Distribution Workshop
February 18-22, 2013 in San Diego, California.
This IDEA conference, "Clean Energy for Campus and Community," will feature discussions on how campus energy systems provide highly efficient, sustainable and reliable energy services supporting mission critical operations on college, university and healthcare campuses and military bases while also strengthening the local economy by reducing strain on the regional power grid.
The NC Solar Center's Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency team, as part of its work with the US DOE Southeast Clean Energy Application Center, will participate on a panel on military microgrid applications and combined heat & power systems.
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- The Southeast Clean Energy Application Center is supporting a Southeast Regional Dialogue Meeting on Industrial Energy Efficiency & Combined Heat and Power being hosted in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 24th, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office, in conjunction with the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action Network). The meeting is part of a series of regional dialogues gathering industry, utility, public utility commission representatives, state energy officials and other stakeholders to discuss policy strategies to accelerate investments in these strategies to increase competitiveness of industry. This workshop is being held in support of the state energy policy oriented objectives of the August 30, 2012 Executive Order on Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency . The Executive Order sets a goal of 40 gigawatts of new, cost-effective industrial CHP in the U.S. by 2020.
- Mississippi Manufacturer's Association
October 10th-12th,2012 ~ Philadelphia, MS
The Mississippi Manufacturer's Association hosted an Environmental & Safety Conference and Expo from October 10-12 in Philadelphia Mississippi. While the majority of the event focused on these topics in general, the group held more focused energy sessions during the half-day event on the 12th. On the 12th, the Southeast Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction presented in three sessions. The Mississippi State University team from SECIEIR will hosted a breakfast round table discussion focused on technical applications of industrial energy efficiency projects and combined heat and power projects. The North Carolina State University team from SECIEIR participated on a panel on Energy Incentives for Existing Industry,and a panel on Energy Policy and Projections.
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- US Clean Heat & Power Association's 2012 Annual Meeting
October 3rd-4th, 2012
The US Clean Heat & Power Association hosted its annual conference in Washington D.C. The conference hosted key speakers from the Department of Energy, US CHPA, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as Industry and DOE's Clean Energy Application Centers. Sessions high keyed policy items, technology innovations and present innovative project success stories. Panelists from the North East Clean Heat and Power Initiative, the North Carolina Combined Heat and Power Initiative, and the Texas CHP Initiative discussed their work to advance CHP policy in state capitals and shared details of their efforts to engage CHP industry advocates to educate state and local policymakers on CHP.
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- Southeast Utilities and Industrials, Nashville, TN ~ September 25th,2012
The Industrial Energy Efficiency Network and DOE's Southeast Clean Energy Application Center co-hosted this workshop that brought together 40 participants, including industrials such as Frito-Lay Inc., Saint-Gobain, Olin Chemical, Michelin Tire, Nissan North America Inc, Bonnell Aluminum, Johnson Controls, Honda Manufacturing and McKee Foods. Southeast Utilities such as Duke, TVA, Alabama Power and Georgia Power also attended the meeting, to support a collaborative discussion on energy efficiency incentive programs, as well as combined heat and power incentives through utilities. The workshop was geared towards energy efficiency incentive programs provided by utlities, and supported a dialogue between the industrials and utilities on this topic. The workshop was very productive, with one major outcome of the meeting being each group wanting to continue collaborative efforts like this to develop these incentive programs.
- Chemical Industry Applications for Combined Heat and Power
July 13, 12:30-2:00 PM EDT
Download the presentations: Ches Rhodes, Southeast Clean Energy Application Center; Raul Crespo, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Advanced Environmental Consultants; Fred Cleveland, Compliance and Strategy Manager, Eastman Chemical Company
This webinar will discussed CHP applications for the Chemical Industry in the Southeast and introduce a CHP qualification tool used by the DOE's Clean Energy Application Centers to evaluate the feasibility of CHP installations at industrial sites. Ches Rhodes with the Southeast Clean Energy Application Center (SE-CEAC), provided an introduction to the webinar and background on the SE-CEAC.
Raul Crespo, a Senior Staff Professional in Environmental Services at Terracon Consultants has worked as an environmental consultant for 4 years, and received his Master's from Mississippi State University. Raul presented on the current state of energy in the chemical industry, and CHP's applicability to the industry. Fred Cleveland is the Compliance and Strategy Manager at Eastman Chemical Company where he has worked for 17 years. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and has worked in the Engineering and Utilities division prior to his current role. Fred presented on the CHP system at Eastman's 900 acre Kingsport, TN plant which has a capacity of 160 megawatts with a fleet of 17 boilers.
The SE-CEAC concluded the webinar by demonstrating the CHP Screening Qualification Tool used for site assessments at target facilities, with a focus of CHP feasibility in chemical industries.
- IDEA's Annual Conference and Trade Show, District Energy/CHP "Cooler, Cleaner Cities"
The conference was hosted in June 29th through July 2nd, 2012 in Chicago Illinois. District energy professionals including professionals working with operating systems, consulting firms, along with manufacturers and suppliers of technology and equipment attended the three and a half day event. The conference included workshops, panel discussions, presentations, networking and exhibits as well as two tours of downtown district cooling plants on Friday, June 29th and a keynote presentationby Amory Lovins on Sunday, July 1st. ~ Click here for more information regarding this event.
- North Carolina Federal Environmental Symposium, hosted by the NC Military Business Center.
The NC Military Business Center, U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, and U.S. Senator Richard Burr hosted the third annual NC Federal Environmental Symposium on June 13, 2012 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The symposium will gathered 350 industry and government representatives to discuss local business opportunities created by net zero goals in the U.S. Department of Defense's Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. The Southeast Clean Energy Application Center's Director will participated in a net zero energy focus round table discussion and highlighted combined heat and power (CHP) based microgrid installations at military bases. Click Here to read more and view event presentations.