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November 20, 2014

Cogeneration, Thermal Storage and the Modern Electric Grid
November 20, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Veolia Gray's Ferry Facility
2600 Christian Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Using "old" technology in the modern electric grid to reduce your energy costs

Improving how efficiently facilities in the US use energy continues to gain momentum in the new millennium. Cogeneration and Thermal Storage have been well-known energy efficient solutions for several decades but traditionally were only feasible for large scale installations.

Advances in technology, manufacturing and design have helped to make these “old” energy efficiency solutions more feasible for a wider market. Key aspects to maximizing the efficiency of these energy management solutions continue to be (i) hours of operation, (ii) retail price of power and fuel, and (iii) thermal load demand for the recovered or stored thermal energy. Transformations in the energy markets such as deregulation, demand response and drop in natural gas price significantly influence the economics of a cogeneration or thermal storage projects.

Join GPAEE to learn about the key factors that influenced the development of cogeneration and thermal storage projects in our region and the implications of electric deregulation and new revenue from Grid Demand Response Programs. Presentations will include:

1. Overview of the Veolia District Cogeneration and Steam Plant including the new green rapid start boiler installation

2. Case Studies of smaller scale cogeneration projects supported by the technical assistance services of the Mid-Atlantic CHP Technical Assistance Partnership

3. New revenue available from Demand Response programs from the Electric Grid

4. Cooling thermal storage case study

5. Optional tour of the Veolia District Cogeneration Plant

Attendees are welcomed to tour the Veolia District Cogeneration Plant following meeting.


Jim Clark, President of Clark Energy, Inc. (CEI), has provided over 20 years of energy consulting services with specific focus on Demand Response, cogeneration, energy conservation, and performance contracting.

Bill Valentine, Research Associate with the US Department of Energy Mid-Atlantic CHP Technical Assis-tance Partnerships.

Michael Sheedy, Northeast Regional Manager, is a mechanical engineer with forty-seven year’s experience in HVAC sales and has worked for Calmac Manufacturing in the marketing, design, and installation of thermal storage systems throughout the northeast.

Evan Berger is Director of Energy Solutions at CALMAC Manufacturing Corp. He has worked in the smart grid technology space for over 5 years and was previously an investment banker and a public interest energy analyst. He graduated from Stanford University and Columbia Business School.

About Our Sponsors:

Veolia Energy Philadelphia, Inc.

Veolia Energy owns and operates the largest portfolio of district energy networks in the US, and throughout the world. We develop and implement solutions designed to help our customers increase reliability, mitigate operating risk, decrease energy cost, and reduce environmental impact. As the world's first energy services company, Veolia Energy employs 50,000 personnel in 35 countries who are fully focused on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Veolia Energy Philadelphia provides district energy via a cogenerated steam network produced at its 163MW CHP plant at Grays Ferry.

Northeast Energy Systems

Northeast Energy Systems is the exclusive authorized distributor for the GE/Jenbacher gas engine generator systems for the northeast United States and Caribbean region. Its sister company Western Energy Systems is the authorized distributor for California, Alaska and Oregon. GE/Jenbacher is the world’s largest manufacturer of gaseous fueled engines. Currently over 17,000 engine generators are in operation worldwide with over 8,000 engines operating in CHP applications. Northeast Energy Systems provides comprehensive technical support, systems integration, parts and service capabilities. As part of Penn Detroit Diesel/Penn Power Systems organizations, NES and WES bring over 50 years of experience in reciprocating engine power applications. Northeast Energy Systems/Penn Power Systems operates from eleven (11) strategic locations in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware and three locations on the west coast. The Jenbacher product line is supported with 22 factory trained Jenbacher technicians, qualified application engineering, and over $6 million in parts inventory.

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