U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
CHP Webinar: Enabling Resilient Energy Infrastructure
April 3, 2013
Update: The webinar "CHP: Enabling Resilient Energy Infrastructure" was held on April 3, 2013. Access the webinar recording and presentations. View the new report released on this topic.
Title: CHP: Enabling Resilient Energy Infrastructure
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricane Ike in 2008, and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 have highlighted the need to protect critical infrastructure facilities, to better prepare for energy emergencies and long-term electric grid outages, and to consider how to rebuild a more resilient grid. These are frequent topics of conversation by state and local policy makers, building and manufacturing facility owners, and disaster preparedness planners. Combined heat and power (CHP) systems can make for critical infrastructures more resilient while making energy more cost- and fuel-efficient for the user, as well as more reliable and environmentally friendly for society at large.
This webinar, which featured the speakers below, highlighted the role for CHP systems in critical infrastructure resiliency, business continuity, and emergency planning and operations.
- Tom Bourgeois, Co-Director of the Northeast Clean Energy Application Center (CEAC)
- Bob Chester, Director of Engineering at South Oaks Hospital
- Gavin Dillingham, Director of the Gulf Coast CEAC
Information was presented on how CHP is a key element in critical infrastructure applications, on detailed case studies of how CHP powered facilities through Hurricane Sandy, and on federal/state policies promoting CHP in critical infrastructure. This webinar supported the concurrent release of a new report containing detailed information on the use of CHP for resilient infrastructure and reliability, as well as additional case studies of facilities that were able to operate through prolonged grid outages with their CHP system.
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Katrina Pielli, Katrina.Pielli@ee.doe.gov