August 13-14, 2013

Hyatt Regency
Indianapolis, IN

Dave Blair, senior VP at GEM Energy and Chris Cummings, MS CEM, Business Development/Alternative Energy, MacAllister Power Systems will co-present the following paper at 2:45 pm on August 13:

Heating Up in the Hoosier State:
The Emerging Opportunity for Combined Heat and Power in Indiana

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems provide facility owners with an opportunity to improve the efficiency of the energy delivered to their facilities, often reducing costs, slashing emissions, and/or improving power reliability. However, before investing in a CHP system, a facility owner must understand the overall impact of the system on the facility’s energy system and its contribution to the goals of the organization. Predicting these impacts is difficult for owners because the relevant economic and technical factors at any given facility may vary drastically, even at proximate or similar facilities. Therefore, it is useful for facility owners to understand the technical indicators of a potential CHP opportunity, as well as the economic impact of the system on the facility operation as a whole. This paper provides the reader with a description of the technical and economic indicators of a potential CHP opportunity, and provides generalized assessment of system economics. A special assessment is devoted to natural gas combustion engine CHP opportunities in the state of Indiana, where the investment value of CHP is forecast to improve dramatically in the near future.

From the Indiana Chamber of Commerce website:

Attendees… will receive valuable insights on how to reduce energy costs and boost productivity. Energy efficiency, emerging technologies, and renewable energy sources will be a major component of this annual conference.”