Combined Heat and Power Conference
Monday, October 20, 2008 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rochester Institute of Technology, Golisano Institute for Substainability
Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as: natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat, or oil.
CHP is not a single technology, but an integrated energy system that can be modified depending upon the needs of the energy end user.
- Onsite generation of electrical and/or mechanical power.
- Waste-heat recovery for heating, cooling, dehumidification, or process applications.
- Seamless system integration for a variety of technologies, thermal applications, and fuel types into existing building infrastructure.
Introduction from CEI and RIT
Overview of CHP
• Northeast CHP Application Center
Incentives for Combined Heat and Power in New York State
Equipment Presentation: AEGIS
Equipment Presentation: Siemens Building Technologies
Role of Design Engineers
Case Study #1: Harbec Plastics
• Bob Bechtold, President, Harbec Plastics
Case Study #2: East Rochester School District
Panel of owner-operators and design engineers, discussion of challenges
- CHP technology exists in a wide variety of energy-intensive facility types and sizes nationwide, including:
- Industrial manufacturers - chemical, refining, ethanol, pulp and paper, food processing, glass manufacturing
- Institutions - colleges and universities, hospitals, prisons, military bases
- Commercial buildings - hotels and casinos, airports, high-tech campuses, large office buildings, nursing homes
- Municipal - district energy systems, wastewater treatment facilities, K-12 schools
- Residential - multi-family housing, planned communities