The Intermountain Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Center is hosting a workshop on generating renewable energy and heat from wastewater treatment plants and landfills. Generating renewable energy and heat from methane (produced as a byproduct at landfills and many wastewater treatment plants) leads to efficiency gains, other environmental benefits, potentially lower energy bills, greater energy reliability, greater self-reliance, and a profitable use of an otherwise-wasted resource.
This educational, how-to workshop is designed to give landfill and wastewater treatment plant owners and operators the information and tools they need to effectively evaluate if CHP is right for their facilities at this time. Other attendees could include municipal, county, and state officials; project developers; equipment suppliers; municipal utilities; investor-owned utilities, rural electric co-ops; and environmental, renewable energy, and energy efficiency groups.
The workshop will present a step-by-step guide to designing and operating a project successfully. It will also discuss equipment options, fuel clean-up and conditioning, regulatory issues, and financial incentives. The workshop will include special considerations for small-to-medium plants/landfills and special considerations for landfills in areas with low precipitation.
Title: CHP and Bioenergy for Landfills and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Date & Time: Thursday August 11, 2005, 9am 5pm
Place: Questar Gas DNR Building, 1140 West 200 South, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free for landfill, wastewater treatment plant, municipal, or special district employees (up to the first 25); $100 for all others
Sponsors: Intermountain CHP Center, Intermountain CHP Initiative, Chevron Energy Solutions, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency CHP Partnership, Questar Gas, Smith Detroit Diesel Allison, RealEnergy
Agenda, Registration, and Other Info:
Christine Hurley Brinker
Intermountain Combined Heat and Power Center
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project