Cogeneration and Waste Heat to Power in the 'All-of-the-Above' Energy Market

 Cogeneration and Waste Heat to Power in the 'All-of-the-Above' Energy Market

CHP2013 & WHP2013 Conference to Discuss National, Regional and State Energy
Challenges and Opportunities

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Sept. 26, 2013

HOUSTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --At the National CHP2013 & WHP2013
conference and trade show held October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza in Houston,
Texas keynote speaker Charles D. McConnell, Executive Director, Energy and
Environment Initiative, E2I, Rice University and former Assistant Secretary at
the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will answer the question, "In the context
of the U.S. Energy Policy, What is 'All-of-the-Above' and How Do We Get

As former Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy,
Charles D. McConnell was responsible for the strategic policy leadership,
budgets, project management, and research and development of the Department's
Coal, Oil and Gas, and Advanced Technologies programs. The US Strategic
Petroleum Reserve operations and management, as well as the National Energy
Technologies Laboratories, were also included in his responsibilities.
"Competitive energy advantage with a positive environmental impact is derived
from the combined heat and power, as well as waste heat recovery, cycles,"
said McConnell.  "A broad-based marketplace of applications is integral to an
'all of the above' energy strategy."

Prior to joining DOE, McConnell served as Vice President of Carbon Management
at Battelle Energy Technology in Columbus, Ohio, with responsibility for
business and technology management, including leadership of the Midwest
Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership. McConnell also spent 31 years with
Praxair, Inc., in various positions in the U.S. and Asia and most recently in
Houston, Texas, as Global Vice President.

The conference will also address PACE Financing for energy and water
conservation. The discussion about, PACE Financing for Energy and Water
Conservation Projects will be led by attorneys from Thompson and Knight who
will give insights on the newly enacted legislation in Texas (SB 385) which
authorizes municipalities and counties in Texas to work with private sector
lenders to enable owners of commercial and industrial properties to obtain
low-cost, long-term loans for water conservation, energy-efficiency
improvements, and renewable retrofits. These improvements align perfectly with
the technological benefits of CHP and WHP provides.

Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative (TXCHPI), The Heat is Power
Association (HiP), and World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) together
host the fourth annual conference for cogeneration technologies. The
conference brings business and energy leaders together with industry experts,
project developers, policy specialists and end-users to examine new
technologies, market opportunities and installation case studies of CHP and

On-site generation with CHP provides energy security during times of grid
strain and extreme weather conditions while reducing the emissions and driving
down power costs. By providing secure reliable power, CHP technologies are
gaining favor by hospitals, universities, data centers, manufacturers, and
other mission critical facilities. CHP systems also help reduce the enormous
amount of water consumed by power plants during the production of electricity.

WHP systems, which require no combustion and produce no emissions, improve
overall industrial energy efficiency andcompetitiveness and are considered
renewable energy systems in over 15 states, making WHP a natural and integral
part of all clean energy and jobs discussions.

For more information and to register to attend, exhibit or speak at the
conference, go to the website CHP2013 and WHP2013.

The TexasCombined Heat& Power Initiative(TXCHPI) is a non-profit
associationof business interests that supports clean, energy-efficient,CHP
technology applications in industrial, commercial and institutional settings.
TXCHPI champions CHP as the most effective, economical and environmentally
sensible energy option for Texas.

The Heat is Power Association (HiP) is the trade association for the waste
heat to power industry. A not-for-profit organization, HiP promotes the
efficient, industrial use of emission-free electricity generated through waste
heat to power processes and is committed to educating decision makers and the
public about the characteristics of waste heat to power as a source of
electricity and an economic driver for global competitiveness.

WADE is a global non-profit research, promotion and advocacy organization
established in June 2002 to accelerate the worldwide deployment of
decentralized energy systems. WADE is the world's leading organization focused
on advancing clean and efficient decentralized energy technology in developed
as well as developing countries around the world.

Paul Cauduro, Executive Director, TXCHPI
Debrah Dubay

SOURCE Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative

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