U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
FEMP Hosts DER Project Development Workshop in Chicago
June 1, 2002
FEMP recently held it's second successful Distributed Energy Resource (DER) at Federal Facilities Workshop. The workshop was conducted at the Sofitel Water Tower Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, on June 25-26, 2002. Sponsored by FEMP and the U.S. Combined Heat and Power Association, the Chicago DER workshop featured Tom Casten, President and Chief Executive Officer of Private Power, LLC, as the keynote speaker and included ample discussion of local needs and the steps necessary to identify and implement DER projects.
Workshop participants heard from industry representatives in sessions focusing on:
- project feasibility,
- contracting tools and financing,
- utility interface,
- permits, and
- code issues.
Participants also attended breakout sessions to learn about DER installation and application issues.
The May 2002 Atlanta DER workshop, the first in the workshop series, was equally as informative and well attended as the Chicago workshop. If you have not yet attended one of the DER workshops, mark your calendar for upcoming workshops in the series.
Please see the accompanying article for upcoming workshops in the series. For additional information, please contact Shawn Herrera of FEMP at 202-586-1511.