Cogeneration System Principles and Practices
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Monday, January 31, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST (incl. a 60-min break)
Understanding the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Cogeneration
Separate heat and power vs. cogeneration
History of cogeneration in Europe and the United States
Environmental benefits of cogeneration
Economics of cogeneration
Science of cogeneration and its fit with renewable energy
Laws, Regulations and Building Codes Impacting Cogeneration
Federal, state and local environmental regulations
Building code considerations
Impact on LEED and other sustainable certifications
Considering Cogeneration Technologies
Biomass and other applications
Resolving Impediments to Cogeneration
Utility treatment of cogeneration
Limitations of available technologies
Contribution of carbon emissions
Capital costs and financing
Making the Move to Cogeneration: Analysis, Modeling and Case Studies
Understanding existing pre-cogeneration conditions
Performing load analysis
Selecting a prime mover
• Capital costs
• Operation and maintenance expense
Return on investment, lifecycle analysis
Analyzing public and private case studies
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Energy)
Continuing Education Credit Information
Cogeneration System Principles and Practices
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
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VP, Development Engineering at DCO Energy, LLC
Mr. Larkin is Vice President of Development Engineering at DCO Energy based in New Jersey. He is responsible for technical solutions to energy project opportunities, including simple cycle and combined cycle cogeneration plants, central heating and cooling facilities, renewable energy projects, and others. He also has managed the engineering of several energy projects from development through start up, commissioning and performance testing. Mr. Larkin earned his B.A. degree in English from Franklin and Marshall College, B.S.M.E. degree and M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University, and has been involved in the energy business for over 30 years.
DCO Energy, LLC, is an independent energy company specializing in the development, engineering, procurement, construction, start up, commissioning, operation, maintenance and management, as well as, ownership of central energy centers (CEC), renewable energy projects, combined heat, chilling and power (CHCP) production facilities, and other types of powerplants. DCO was formed in 2000 with a core team of energy experts. Collectively, DCO team members have been independently developing projects or have developed and operated over 400 MW of electric, 400 MMBtu/hr of heat recovery, 1,500 MMBtu/hr of boiler capacity and 130,000 tons of chilled water capacity of energy producing facilities totaling over $1 billion dollars of assets. DCO provides financing, engineering and design, construction management, startup and commissioning resources, and long-term operating and maintenance services for its own CEC, CHCP and renewable energy projects as well as for third party clients.
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Course Title: Cogeneration System Principles and Practices
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the environmental and economic benefits of cogeneration, laws, regulations and building codes impacting cogeneration, cogeneration technology, resolving impediments to cogeneration, and making the move to cogeneration.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and interpret federal, state and local environmental regulations and utility regulations that impact cogeneration, and they will be able to discuss cogenerations impact on LEED and other sustainable certifications.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the science of cogeneration, its environmental benefits, and its economic benefits.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and discuss impediments to cogeneration and how they can be resolved, and they will be able to discuss strategies, procedures, and financing for making the move to cogeneration.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify, evaluate, and describe cogeneration technologies, including gas turbines, microturbines, fuel cells, steam turbines, reciprocating engines, and biomass applications.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Knowledge and interest in energy usage and alternative energy production
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 10/20/2023
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