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Friday, January 12, 2024
9:00 am  – 4:00 pm CST


Presented by: Andrew Larkin & John Wiley

Energy Resources and Site Conditions

  • Understanding the value of energy resources at each site
  • Identifying the “right” technology (spark spread)
  • Introduction to cogeneration (fuel source) and heat recovery (heat source)
  • Fundamental principles of cogeneration vs separate heat and power

Understanding the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Cogeneration

  • Benefits of cogeneration (environmental and economic)
  • Sustainable cogeneration
  • Biomass cogeneration
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Hydrogen-ready
  • Economic incentives

Making the Move to Cogeneration: Analysis and Modeling

  • Understanding existing pre-cogeneration conditions
  • Energy audits and implementation
  • Costs and benefits
  • Energy modeling/load duration curves
  • Financial models

Cogeneration Considerations

  • System efficiency calculations
  • Equipment/system components
  • Energy efficiency
  • Codes, standards and regulations

Heat Recovery: From Wastewater

  • Wastewater heat resources/applications: sewer and plant effluent
  • Industrial waste heat resources/applications: exhaust, steam, water
  • Equipment/system components
  • Costs and benefits
  • Energy efficiency

District Energy Systems/Cogeneration Resiliency/Case Studies

  • Defining district energy systems (vs distributed energy systems)
  • Equipment/system components
  • Costs and benefits
  • Microgrids, island mode, and resiliency measures
  • Dual fuel/bi-fuel
  • Case studies


Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

Certified Planners:

6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6 for Certified Planners.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Andrew Larkin, P.E., C.E.M.

Vice President Engineering and Project Management, Facilities and Building Services at Veolia North America, New York, NY 

Mr. Larkin is responsible for managing a team responsible for providing expertise on or providing the technical solutions to wide ranging energy projects, 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 34 years. 

Veolia is the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions – dedicated to customized, cost-effective solutions that reflect best practices, environmental protection and a better quality of life.  Veolia’s vision is to solve complex challenges in water, waste, and energy, in order to shape a more sustainable world. 

John Wiley, P.E., C.E.M.

Senior Project Engineer, Facilities and Building Services at Veolia North America, Boston, MA

Mr. Wiley provides project management, thermal and power system feasibility, design, efficiency, decarbonization, operation, and commissioning expertise. His background includes years of feasibility and engineering design experience in the renewable, fossil, and nuclear industries. He has extensive knowledge in the area of power equipment and systems as well as years of on-site domestic and international construction experience. He has combined heat and power plant engineering design and feasibility experience, with a focus on power systems, while managing project deliverables and schedules. These technical and financial feasibility system designs have included gas and steam turbine generators, reciprocating engine generators, heat recovery steam generators, organic Rankine cycle (ORC) units, fuel cells, chillers, batteries, heat pumps, and microgrid controllers. He has conducted feasibility studies which model various fuel sources including waste-heat, biogas, wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal, which have been applied for different industries including water and wastewater treatment plants, industrial power stations, and data centers which have utilized an assortment of federal/state/province incentive programs. He obtained his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and has been in the energy industry for 18 years.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Practical Cogeneration and Its Important Role in a Sustainable Energy Environment

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course will focus on the science, performance and application of cogeneration technology and the environmental benefits it offers. The course will explain how cogeneration works, from the the science and principles to the specific systems and components. The course will also explore heat recovery from wastewater, district energy systems, microgrids, resiliency, analysis and energy modeling.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the environmental and economic benefits of cogeneration and the differences between biomass cogeneration and anaerobic digestion.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to perform system efficiency calculations, examine equipment and system components, and comply with applicable codes, standards and regulations.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss the recovery of heat from wastewater for application in a sewer system or industrial facility.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the differences between district energy systems and distributed energy systems in terms of operation, components, costs and benefits.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with energy production concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/15/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.