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Free Webinars Offered by the US DOE

The US DOE Gulf Coast Clean Energy Applications Center is offering new webinars on various topics in July, August and September. All the webinars are free and Continuing Education Units (CEU's) can be provided on request for attendance. These webinars are perfect for plant managers, engineers and operators.  Click here for details.

Renewable CHP Using Biomass Feedstocks


Wed., July 27, 2:00-3:00 a.m. CDT 



Guest speakers from Resource Dynamics Corporation and Nexterra Systems Corp will present on the following topics: first steps to consider while evaluating biomass CHP applicability, biomass market outlook, issues and challenges, gasification, case studies and biomass CHP system performance and costs.
Host: Krishnan Umamaheswar, GC RAC

Guest speakers: Paul Lemar, Jr., Resource Dynamics Corp; Johnathon Wilkinson, Nexterra Systems Corp.


Trigeneration Using Adsorption Chillers


Thurs., Aug. 25, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT 


The webinar will focus on the basics, applications, and comparisons of adsorption chiller technologies. Wes Livingston from Eco-Max Chillers will present on the following topics:




  • Basics of adsorption chiller

  • Comparisons between adsorption, absorption, and mechanical chillers

  • Applications and product offerings

  • Comparative economic and technical analysis of trigeneration and Solar PV


Host: Krishnan Umamaheswar, GC RAC  
Guest speaker
: Wes Livingston, Power Partners, Inc.

 


CHP: Core Principles and Technologies


Thurs., Sept. 1, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT 


The webinar will be focus on core principles and technologies of CHP. The value proposition of CHP, environmental benefits, and energy efficiency benefits will also be discussed. The webinar will also explore the rich diversity of technologies included under the "CHP umbrella".


Speaker: Dan Bullock, GC RAC


 


CHP Feasibility Studies: Process and Software Tools


Wed., Sept. 7, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT 


Learn how the GC RAC conducts technical evaluations of potential CHP projects. Both screening analyses (monthly evaluations) and detailed analyses of recently analyzed projects will be included. An overview of available tools and software will also be presented.

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New Clean Energy Efficiency Newsletter: Energy Empowers

The U.S. Department of Energy has just launched three regular newsletters that include the latest news in industrial energy efficiency: renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable transportation.

The Energy Empowers Newsletter includes governmental and industrial stories and news revolved around new energy innovations, technologies, and success stories.

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Energy Efficiency Workshop for Users in Indiana

The Purdue University Technical Assistance Program is offering a one day workshop on energy efficiency programs and improvements for facility owners, managers and engineers in the state of Indiana. Anyone who is interested in implementing an energy efficiency program will learn how to reduce the use of energy while decreasing operating costs and your carbon footprint.

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please visit www.tap.purdue.edu/energy for more information.
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Electric Consumption

The cost to run electric auxiliaries should not be overlooked when considering the total cost to run a facility. The cost of auxiliaries can be found be determining the kilowatt - hours used and your cost per kilowatt - hour. Here is a quick "rule of thumb":

One horsepower (HP) of electricity is equal to 0.746 kilowatt-hours. A 1 HP motor running at full load for 24 hours would use 17.90 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

Now that you are able to determine your electric consumption for your auxiliaries, you can use that information to decide if additional energy efficiency upgrades are needed. Every little bit counts!
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