Thursday, September 26, 2019
Pickaway County Library – Koch Meeting Room
1160 North Court St, Circleville, OH

Site tour – Sofidel in Circleville, OH

9:00am – 9:30am Registration
9:30am – 1:00pm Workshops
1:45pm – Site Tour

Lunch is provided

Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also referred to as cogeneration, provides an opportunity to generate on-site electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source. CHP technologies include, but are not limited to, reciprocating engines, combustion turbines, microturbines, steam turbines, and fuel cells.  These technologies can represent cost-effective, near-term opportunities to improve your facility’s energy, environmental, economic, and resiliency future.  The event will include a site tour of the Sofidel CHP systems that are expected to produce up to 15 MW of electricity.

Workshop Agenda

Graeme Miller is a Senior Research Specialist with the Energy Resources Center located at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC). At the ERC, Mr. Miller serves as the assistant director of the US DOE Midwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership. In his current research Mr. Miller focuses on identifying, quantifying, and addressing barriers to clean distributed geeration technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP), waste heat to power (WHP), district energy (DE), and energy efficiencty (EE) installations. Mr. Miller specializes in utility rate policy, focusing on how utility rates affect combined heat and power deployment.

Dave Smith is GEM Energy’s Vice President Engineering, Distributed Power Generation, primarily involves with GEM Energy’s Combined Heat and Power projects. A native of Ohio, Dave has over 40 years of experience in the Energy industry including Nuclear, Solar, Fossil Fuel, and Energy Efficiency fields.  He has worked for The Babcock & Wilcox company, Science Application International Corp, and Rudolph Libbe Group (GEM Energy) on projects including Naval Nuclear plants, Molten Salt-based Solar Thermal Central Receiver projects, Nuclear Plant Safety Studies, and Capstone Microturbines.  He has a both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron and is a Professional Engineer registered in Ohio.

Kevin Abke has been in the electrical industry since 1993, and with Ohio CAT for the past 12 years representing the CAT line of Electric Power Generation equipment ranging from Standby Power to Landfill and CHP Continuous Duty Generator Sets and associated equipment. Combined Heat and Power is a component of CAT’s larger Microgrids application.

Richard Sweetser has spent 47 years commercializing advanced energy, power, refrigeration, and HVAC technology. Mr. Sweetser founded EXERGY Partners Corporation in January 1998 as a consulting firm designed to capitalize on opportunities arising out of utility restructuring and climate change in the energy and construction industry. EXERGY Partners has developed an extensive commercial, institutional, and industrial network focusing on the integration of onsite power generation, energy recovery, and thermal energy management. Mr. Sweetser is a Senior Advisor to the U.S. DOE’s CHP Deployment Program and the U.S. DOE’s Mid-Atlantic CHP Technology Assistance Partnership. Mr. Sweetser has published numerous technical and policy articals, technical manuals, a book titled, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GAS COOLING, and was the lead author on ASHRAE’s new CHP Design Guide.

Working with AEP Ohio – Michelle Cross, Aldo Deiulis, Andy McCabe

Michelle Cross is a Professional Engineer with 18 years of experience in manufacturing and the electric utility industry. She began her career as a Process Manager with Anheuser Busch. In 2008, she joined the American Electric Power to manage environmental capital projects for generation facilities. In 2010, she joined the energy efficiency department for AEP Ohio and manages the Combined Heat and Power Program, Continuous Energy Improvement Program, and the Data Center Program for business customers. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University, is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio, a Project Management Professional and a Certified Energy Manager.

Aldo Deiulis is a Key Account Manager with AEP Ohio with 28 years of diverse energy experience, including energy consulting, demand side management, and HVAC and controls. Aldo is a Certified Energy Manager and has an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Andy McCabe started his energy career with AEP in New York City in 1976 as a station design engineer. Andy progressed at AEP as a T&D equipment specialist, and in 1993, he participated in the start-up of AEG Power Systems, Inc. in Charleroi, PA to manufacture high-voltage circuit breakers. In 1997, AEG was purchased by GEC Alsthom, with Andy becoming the US T&D Commercial Director. In 2018, Andy returned to AEP in T&D asset management. In 2010, Andy was promoted to Manager of Business programs for Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand reduction and then to Portfolio manager for Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand reduction in 2019.

Andy is a graduate of Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and received an MS is Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York. Andy is a CEM, CEA and REA. Andy is a Life member of IEEE.