The World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) will hold its fifth annual DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP on 7-9 April in Houston, Texas, US.

The event brings business and energy leaders together with industry experts, project developers, equipment suppliers, service providers and end users to examine new technologies, market opportunities and installation case studies of combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP).

This year’s DIstribuGen event takes place against a backdrop of growing US interest in CHP and WHP technologies driven by concerns about industrial competitiveness, energy security and reliability, corporate sustainability goals, recent federal government initiatives and state policy changes.  

Indeed, energy consultancy ICF International recently said: “There is approximately 130 GW of technical potential for CHP systems serving existing on-site electric loads at facilities conducive to CHP. Utilities could also take advantage of sizing CHP systems for industrial thermal loads leading to exports of electricity to the surrounding grid. This increases the technical potential by another 110 GW. With the additional export to the grid this represents a significant opportunity for utility and independent power producer (IPP) involvement in the CHP market.”

On the conference programme this year are a number of diverse offerings – something for everyone! Whether your interest is primarily in the regulatory environment, project implementation, system optimisation, case studies, technology development or market drivers and trends, there will be a full programme to suit your needs. In addition, a packed exhibit hall will feature exciting new and existing product offerings from the likes of Dresser-Rand, Horizon Power Systems, Martin Machinery, Opra Turbines, Pritchard Brown, Smith Power Products, Universal Energy (UEI) – and many more!  

We will be bringing you updates as the programme is finalised, so watch this space.

We hope to see you there!

For the full agenda and further information, please visit: www.distribugen.org