When Opportunities Outweigh Barriers at CHP & WHP 2013 National Conference

Industry leaders will elaborate on changes in policy, expanding investment opportunity and financial tools

Sep 04, 2013, 09:15 ET from Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National CHP2013 & WHP2013 conference and trade show held October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza in Houston, Texas will explore the many opportunities for implementing combined heat and power and waste heat to power projects of all sizes. In the past year, federal initiatives, state policies, along with financing and other tools facilitating industry expansion have been evolving. The conference will examine these tools and issues in depth and outline areas for growth at industrial, commercial and institutional sites.

Industrial applications of CHP and WHP are particularly intriguing due to the abundance of natural gas. Facilities that use natural gas as a feed stock have begun to invest in new plants or expand at existing sites with over 100 projects planned between now and 2020. These projects present opportunities for CHP and WHP. At the conference, attendees will explore financial tools and new technologies available to facilitate execution for these as well as other projects.

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 WHP. 

On-site generation with CHP provides energy security during times of grid strain and extreme weather conditions, while reducing 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 and competitiveness and are considered renewable energy systems in over 15 states, making WHP a natural and integral part of all clean energy and jobs discussions.

Paul Cauduro, TXCHPI Executive Director said, "This is the nation's only conference and trade show dedicated to CHP and WHP and all aspects of these technologies will be explored from financing to new products to implementation. Attendees will gain a step on these evolving energy systems that are being implemented by industries and others seeking a secure, effective, and environmentally sensible energy option."

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

The Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative (TXCHPI) is a non-profit association of 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 & Power Initiative