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CHP’s Role In a Clean Energy Future

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2016 Combined Heat & Power Forum:
CHP’s Role in a Clean Energy Future
May 11, 2016
Sheraton Grand
Sacramento, CA

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Join CHP Association and the combined heat and power community for a forum showcasing CHP.  The forum will demonstrate how CHP fits into California’s clean energy future, looking at how CHP itself contributes to improved environmental quality and how it can work with renewables to improve the grid.  Learn about new ways that CHP is being incorporated into the renewable grid and what’s in store for CHP in the future.  While the agenda focuses on CHP in California, the lessons learned and implications from discussion topics can be applied across the U.S.  The day will conclude with a reception where attendees will gain valuable networking opportunities.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Check-In & Breakfast

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Opening Remarks
Dale Louda, CHP Association

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM CHP Executives Discussion
Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine Corporation, and Gilbert Amengual, Director of Marketing and Product Strategies at Solar Turbines, will discuss their perspectives on the combined heat and power market, from small scale to large scale CHP.

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Networking Break

11:30 AM – 12:00 AM CHP & Microgrids
Microgrids are increasingly becoming the optimal energy solution for sustainability, resilience, and cost effectiveness. CHP is an essential addition to any microgrid, helping with heating and cooling as well as improving resiliency. Andrea Marr from Regatta Solutions and Rick Tidbal from ICF International will talk about CHP’s role in microgrid and how CHP integrates into microgrids that use renewable energy.

12:00 AM – 12:30 PM Biogas Combined Heat & Power
Daryl Maas, CEO of Maas Energy Works, will be describing various cogeneration sites which use CHP technology for greenhouse heating, digester process heating, and steam for ethanol production. These on-farm biogas projects produce renewable biomethane from livestock manure and food waste. This biogas is used to operate combine heat and power generators for a variety of end uses.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
Featured Speaker: Al Clark, CEO, Penn Power Group

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Update on the Clean Power Plan and CHP
Neeharika Naik-Dhungel with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s CHP Partnership Program will give an update on combined heat and power’s role in the future of the Clean Power Plan.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM CHP End Users Perspectives
CHP end users will speak about their CHP systems and how they got it off the ground. They will specifically talk about the decision factors that lead them to choose CHP for their energy needs. Attendees will then be able to ask their own questions about why CHP was the best option for the end users.

  • Jerry Bloom, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLC, Moderator
  • Paul Schaffman, Director of Engineering & Environmental Affairs, New-Indy Containerboard LLC.
  • Mike Bonomo, Energy Manager, Rio Tinto Minerals
  • Lewis Rosman, Director, Energy Services, University of California in Los Angeles

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Networking Break

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Stability Benefits of CHP for an Increasingly Renewable Focused Grid
Joel Wilson with MMR Power Solutions, LLC will discuss how as more and more renewable energy sources supply power to the grid, the highly variable nature of these energy sources introduces both short-term risks (voltage and frequency variations) and long-term risks (outages). Distributed energy systems, especially on-site cogeneration power plants, will need to employ creative energy storage systems to mitigate the increasing instability of the grid caused by the expanding renewable portfolios called for by state governments. The energy risk mitigation strategies will vary from location to location around the country, but there will be a common objective: continuity of high-quality electrical power to the consumer.

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Closing Remarks

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Networking Reception

Following the Forum, CHP Association will host a reception for all attendees that will provide networking opportunities with manufacturers, end-users, suppliers, and consultants to the CHP industry. If you are interested in sponsoring the reception, please contact Winnie Warner at .

Sponsor the 2016 Combined Heat & Power Forum today!  Whether you are an established company or organization within the CHP community, or are new to CHP and looking to break into the industry, sponsorship provides a great platform to highlight your business. All sponsors receive a certain number of complimentary conference registrations, logo placement on promotional material, the list of attendees prior to the forum, and visibility to conference attendees, as well as extra benefits for different sponsorship levels.  Click here for more information and email to become a sponsor today.

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