Winter 2009 Issue of Energy Matters Focuses on Combined Heat and Power

February 05, 2009

Photo of three tall metallic boxes with silver pipes emerging from the top of each. These are connecting to a horizontal metal pipe and surrounded by a metallic structure. CREDIT: UTC Power.

The Winter 2009 issue of the U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) quarterly online newsletter Energy Matters focuses on combined heat and power (CHP) as a realistic, near-term solution for helping to meet the nation's efficiency and emission-reduction challenges. By providing on-site power generation, waste heat recovery, and system integration, CHP can operate at more than 80% efficiency. Read this issue to learn about:

  • The basics and benefits of CHP, as well as ITP's efforts toward widespread deployment.
  • DOE's eight CHP Regional Application Centers, and the educational and technical resources they provide to local and regional companies.
  • A new CHP report that describes advantages and challenges of achieving a goal of 20% of U.S. power generation.
  • Four CHP technology demonstration projects that are generating power and thermal energy for their facilities.
  • A step-by-step analysis to determine if CHP is right for your facility.

On another subject, learn about 300 companies recognized as champions of energy efficiency by ITP's Save Energy Now program, and find out how your company can participate. Finally, our Ask an Energy Expert column explains how to properly design insulation and refractories for maximum energy efficiency in industrial systems.

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