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Western Meeting - Industrial Energy Efficiency and CHP

Nationwide Boiler just received this event notice from the DOE.  This meeting is focused on general discussions from leader sin the west relating to the development of greater industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power.  Additional details and sign up information provided below.

Western Dialogue on Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat & Power

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The Advanced Manufacturing Office is pleased to announce the fourth and final, in a series, of regional dialogue meetings scheduled for October 29, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah .  The Western Regional Dialogue on Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat & Power (CHP) is being held in support of the August 2012 Executive Order signed by President Obama. These one-day dialogue meetings focus on developing and implementing state best practice policies and investment models to address the multiple barriers that inhibit greater investment in energy efficiency and CHP. This meeting, which focuses on the West, will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 29, 2013. It will include an optional tour of the University of Utah’s CHP system. The meeting will feature Bill Ritter, Director of the Center for the Clean Energy Economy at Colorado State University and former governor of the State of Colorado, as the keynote speaker. Prior Regional Dialogue meetings in support of the Executive Order include Columbus Ohio, June 2012, Little Rock, AR, January 2013 and Baltimore, MD, March 2013.

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White House Executive Order Supports Combined Heat & Power Initiative

Last week the White House announced an executive order supporting Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and industrial energy efficiency.  The order calls for a national combined heat and power deployment goal of an additional 40 GW by 2020.

CHP systems can reach efficiencies above eighty percent (80%) and currently supply twelve percent (12%) of U.S. energy capacity. There is approximately 82 GW of CHP installed in the U.S. and industry estimates indicate the technical potential for additional CHP at existing sites in the U.S. is approximately 130 GW (plus an additional 10 GW of waste heat recovery CHP).

Investments in industrial energy efficiency, including combined heat and power, offer significant benefits to manufacturers, utilities and communities across the country, including:

    • Manufacturers could save at least $100 billion in energy costs over the next decade, improving U.S. manufacturing competitiveness

 

    • Meeting the 2020 goal could mean $40 to $80 billion of new capital investment in American manufacturing facilities and helps to create jobs

 

    • Offering a low-cost approach to new electricity generation capacity to meet current and future demand:  Investments in IEE, including CHP, cost as much as 50% less than traditional forms of delivered new baseload power

 

    • Significantly lowers emissions:  Improved efficiency can reduce nationwide GHG emissions and other criteria pollutants.



USCHPA Executive Director, Jessica Bridges, said "CHP technology can be deployed quickly, cost-effectively and with few geographic restrictions. Establishing this national goal toward greater CHP deployment will significantly advance cleaner energy generation in the U.S., benefit the environment, and help create much-needed manufacturing and industrial jobs. I applaud the White House for its efforts to support clean power generation through CHP and pledge the combined heat and power industry's support to help achieve this goal."

USCHPA is a trade association whose membership includes manufacturers, suppliers, and developers of combined heat and power (CHP) systems.  CHP lowers demand on the electricity delivery system, reduces reliance on traditional energy supplies, makes businesses more competitive by lowering their energy costs, reduces greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions, and refocuses infrastructure investments toward next-generation energy systems. CHP is a proven and effective energy resource that can be immediately deployed to help address current and future global energy needs by incorporating commercially available and domestically produced technology.  For more information, visit www.uschpa.org.

In support of the Executive Order, the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency released a new report Combined Heat and Power: A Clean Energy Solution  that provides a foundation for national discussions on effective ways to achieve 40 GW of new, cost-effective CHP by 2020, and includes an overview of the key issues currently impacting CHP deployment and the factors that need to be considered by stakeholders involved in the dialogue.

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Nationwide Boiler to Attend Two Tradeshows in June

It’s that time again! Nationwide Boiler has two tradeshows lined up for the month of June, aimed at promoting our high efficiency boiler equipment and quality rental steam solutions to the oil, gas, and energy industries.

Our Rental and Sales Manager Michael Medina and Business Development Manager Bill Testa will make our first stop in Calgary, Alberta at the Global Petroleum Show (GPS) on June 12-14. There we will be exhibiting with our rep Thermal Energy Services, known for providing industrial construction, maintenance and fabrication services for steam and power facilities througout Alberta.

One of the largest energy exhibitions since 1968, GPS unites 60,000 international leaders, engineers, industry professionals, field operators, and 2,000 service and supply exhibiting companies. If you are an oil and gas industry worker (non-exhibitor) and would like a free pass to the show, click here.

At the end of the month Sales Engineer Tim McBride and Bill Testa will travel to the  IDEA Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Chicago, IL June 29 – July 2. This year the IDEA has comprised a variety of activities for attendees during the 4-day event: a tour of Thermal Chicago’s downtown district cooling system on Friday, a Community Energy Development Workshop on Saturday, and a full Conference Program on Sunday. On Monday the show wraps up with a three track program of high-quality technical presentations ranging from Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to the integration of renewable fuel sources to innovate District Energy design topics, followed by the Annual IDEA Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon.

Stop by booth #56 to visit with Bill and Tim and to learn about how Nationwide Boiler can provide reliable solutions to district energy plant owners and operators. To obtain a free pass to the show, email info@nationwideboiler.com.

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The Boiler MACT Rule & Assistance Program

The Boiler MACT Rule & Assistance Program

The big buzz in the industry lately has been all about the Boiler MACT Rule. The Boiler MACT Rule was introduced by the EPA in March 2011, requiring emissions control technologies to be implemented for all industrial and commercial boilers by March 2014. The rule was created to ensure compliance with the EPA’s strict air requirements, aimed at reducing emissions of hazardous air pollutants (including PM, Hg, HCI, and CO) from boilers and process heaters.  This new requirement affects industries of all kinds, specifically companies who are labeled as major sources of emissions by the EPA. (Major sources are facilities that emit 10 tons per year or more of any single air toxin or 25 tons per year or more of any combination of air toxins).

The Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Application Center’s have devised a plan, the Boiler MACT Assistance Program, to help the more than 650 facilities affected by the Boiler MACT Rule. The program has been created to provide technical assistance to these facilities by promoting cleaner, more efficient boilers and presenting cost-effective clean-energy strategies for compliance. To learn more about the Boiler MACT Assistance Program, click here.

The Boiler MACT Rule has not only been a hot topic in industry, but also in Washington.  Some in Congress claim the rule as a “job killer” and debate that there are insufficient domestic manufacturing resources to comply within the time frames set by the EPA.  The American Boiler Manufacturer’s Association (ABMA) has diligently worked to educate politicians and the public on the truth about the Boiler MACT and a new website, www.boilermactfacts.com, has been developed to list the associations stand on the rule.

Despite claims, the Boiler MACT can be achieved with existing, affordable, state-of-the-art, technologically-advanced and fuel-flexible products, along with innovatively-designed-and-engineered application solutions, provided by members of the ABMA to meet boiler facilities that will be impacted. As stated online, “Implementation may not be cheap or easy, but it's entirely doable – and critically important for long-term public health, environmental quality and business stability.”  ABMA members have the combined experience in meeting tough air-quality regulations with real-world solutions and are ready to help those affected by these rules to comply with them in a timely and affordable manner.  While doing so, jobs will be generated not only for the boiler and pollution control technology industry, but also for small businesses that install, repair and tune-up boilers and boiler systems.

Resources are available to assure compliance with the boiler MACT rule in an affordable and timely manner, and the members of the ABMA, including Nationwide Boiler, are here to help.

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