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.

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 ans 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 – Aldo Deiulis and Michelle Cross

Sofidel system overview – Tracie Sorvillo