Practical Cogeneration and Its Important Role in a Sustainable Energy Environment
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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
- 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
- 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
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 AIA LU|HSW
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.6 CEUs (Building)
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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.
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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 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
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