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   Engineering Successful Integration of Modern Instrumentation and Controls for a Retrofit Project
This paper discusses the evolution of the project instrumentation and controls design, construction and commissioning, including managing the technologies and applying best practices and lessons learned in order to provide a successful end product.

Contributor: Chris Beeler, Lead I&C Engineer
Date: January 2016

   Pennsylvania as an Energy and Technology Center
The unexpected energy revolution has the potential to make lasting changes in our economy. Long-term, we still need to develop and use renewable energy resources that do not have any direct emissions. However, short-term utilization of the cleanest burning fuel at the highest efficiency possible makes both economic and environmental sense.

Contributors: Michael Fischette, CEO and Joseph Sullivan, VP, Energy Policy & Development
Date: April 2015

  Combined Heat and Power More Attractive Than Ever
Due to the availability and reliability of natural gas at stable and historically low prices the case for CHP is better than ever. In addition to this we have significant changes in how the RTO and ISO systems are addressing ancillary services that can have significant impacts on the sizing and design of CHP. We also are now considering how CHP can provide hardening of assets and provide power during grid emergencies or blackouts.

Contributor: Joseph Sullivan, VP, Energy Policy & Development
Date: November 2014

  Energy Resiliency Bank
The Energy Resiliency Bank is going to be offering a combination of grant (20%) forgivable loan (20%) and low interest (2%) financing for up to 100% of a project's cost for Water and Waste Water Treatment Facilities. The plan proposes a $535 million investment in infrastructure which includes $210 million of funding to create an energy bank to fund resiliency projects.

Contributor: Joseph Sullivan, VP, Energy Policy and Development
Date: November 2014

  Wastewater Treatment Facilities Still Have Needs and Concerns When it Comes to Energy Savings
Like water supply systems, waste water systems use a great deal of electricity used for pumping, air compressors and various support systems.
  In addition to being able to host solar and wind systems for onsite generation, waste water systems can also be configured to produce bio-methane which is an excellent source of energy for boilers or cogeneration systems.  Unfortunately, when a waste water utility invests in anaerobic digesters and generation equipment, the resulting electric power earns Class 1 Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) which have been valued around $2/MWh. This compares to Solar Renewable Energy Credits which have recently been earning $100-150/MWh.


Contributor: Joseph Sullivan, VP, Energy Policy & Development
Date: November 2014

 

 
 
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