Alternative Power: Benefits of Combined Heat and Power and Landfill Gas
RAP principal Richard Sedano visited Georgia Tech to participate in a Clean Energy Series panel on Alternative Power. Dr. Marilyn Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology, framed the conversation by discussing the reasons CHP development is stalled in the United States. Isaac Panzarella, U.S. Department of Energy Southeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership, highlighted CHP’s benefits, including its ability to provide critical services during an emergency and its air quality benefits relative to traditional power production.
With a focus on stimulating CHP development, Mr. Sedano emphasized the importance of creating policies that motivate performance by both the utility and customer, address EM&V issues, and enable the customer to more fully participate. Advanced programs could motivate CHP development where it could improve grid performance, compensate CHP customers for providing ancillary services, and enable CHP customers to provide demand response services.
Watch a recording of the discussion here.