Combined Heat & Power (CHP) for Energy Efficiency and Resiliency
Combined Heat & Power (CHP), or cogeneration, is a proven and reliable means to improve energy efficiency and resiliency by co-locating thermal and electrical generation equipment at a single site. This presentation will review CHP fundamentals, CHP technologies, benefits of CHP, site characteristics favorable to CHP, and review case studies. Upon completion, facilities engineers and other interested individuals should be able to understand if CHP is an appropriate technology for their application and how to access free U.S. Department of Energy resources for additional assistance.
Dr. Brett Ellis, P.E.
Brett is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Technology at the University of Maine. He is also the Assistant Director of the New England Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (NE CHP TAP) and has worked in the mechanical engineering field for 21 years, with 14 years of industrial experience. His industrial experience includes open hole testing in the oil and gas industry, failure analysis, and extensive experience in the plastic processing industry at plant engineering and corporate engineering levels. Dr. Ellis's professional interests include stress analysis, solid mechanics, continuous improvement, design, and energy efficiency. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia and Maine as well as a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.