The WADE Annual Conference this November will also include a silent auction to benefit the WADE Foundation, which is an IRS 501 C3 non-profit foundation focused on delivering decentralized energy technologies to developing countries where people lack access to modern power systems. In addition to goods and merchandise, donations can include tickets to events; artwork; wine; gourmet food; hotel stays and airline tickets; use of vacation homes; golf outings; boat trips or other creative ideas. All donors will be recognized at the Annual Conference, in Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production and in the WADE Newsletter. Please send an email to David Sweet, (dsweet@localpower.org) with a description of your donation, any special instructions or restrictions, the fair market value of the donation (should be over $50) and your contact information.


WADE Welcomes Dr. Guyer as Director of Energy Technology

Dr. Eric Guyer has worked for four decades as an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and author in the energy field.

After attaining advanced engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then managing a group of research and consulting engineers at the Dynatech R/D Co in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he moved on to found Yankee Scientific, Inc. and Climate Energy, LLC.

For nearly 25 years, Yankee Scientific has been a creative engineering and technical resource for energy systems for industry, government, and trade associations. Climate Energy, LLC, in partnership with Honda, created and commercialized America’s first practical system for cogeneration of heat and electric power in the home.

Along the way, Dr. Guyer led a team of 50 technical experts to create the highly-regarded Handbook of Applied Thermal Design, originally published by McGraw-Hill in 1988. Career milestones including winning the R&D 100 Award, the Breakthrough Technology Award of Popular Science magazine, and the first-ever Energy Star Emerging Technology Award of the US Department of Environmental Protection.

His work includes major undertakings for Fortune 500 companies, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Gas Research Institute, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and a number of consortia of gas and electric utility companies.

Dr. Guyer now focuses on moving new energy conversion technologies out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. He works to bring together advanced technical concepts with product designs and business plans that make sense for the very competitive energy market place. His interests and activities involve cogeneration, thermal processing in materials manufacture, combustion, fluid power machinery, natural gas transport and storage technologies, and heating and cooling of buildings.

In his work with WADE, Dr. Guyer will look to help energy users and investors connect with the technical innovation and innovators that can offer practical and affordable solutions for reduced energy use at minimum environmental impact. He can be contacted by email at eguyer@localpower.org.


Natural Gas Roundtable Features CHP-focused Panel

The Natural Gas Roundtable is the leading forum in the US that brings together all sectors of the natural gas industry for discussion and dialogue. This July, the Roundtable featured a programme on ‘Distributed Generation and Natural Gas – a Winning Team for Affordable Power, Resilient Infrastructure and the Environment’. This panel featured Steve Zilonis, Chairman of WADE, Rick Murphy of the American Gas Association and Janet Peace of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and was chaired by WADE Director David Sweet. The session highlighted the opportunity that CHP offers for new load growth for natural gas markets, as well as the many environmental benefits that can be delivered by greater deployment of these natural gas technologies.

For more information about the Natural Gas Roundtable please contact David Sweet at dsweet@localpower.org.


WADE Participates in MADRI’s Inaugural Meeting

The Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative (MADRI) held the first of a series of meetings focused on the question, What needs to be done to make distributed generation (DG) more accessible to end-use customers while balancing the interests of all stakeholders?”

The meeting, which took place at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s headquarters in Washington D.C., considered the barriers to deployment of CHP systems, and potential policy and rate-making strategies for addressing them. Bill Pentland, the Director of Markets and Regulation at WADE, participated in a panel focused on how utility tariffs and rate-making issues can affect the economic viability of CHP systems. Contact Bill Pentland at wpentland@localpower.org with any questions.

MADRI seeks to identify and remedy retail barriers to the deployment of DG, demand response and energy efficiency in the Mid-Atlantic region. It was established in 2004 by the public utility commissions of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, along with the US Department of Energy, US EPA, FERC and PJM Interconnection.

MADRI’s guiding principle is a belief that distributed resources should compete with centralized generation and transmission to ensure grid reliability and a fully functioning wholesale electric market.


Industrial Competitiveness, Energy Security and Reliability to be the Focus of CHP & WHP 2013 Conference

Industrial competitiveness, recent federal initiatives and various state policies in the US have spurred great interest in combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP). The Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative (TXCHPI), The Heat is Power Association (HiP), and WADE are joining forces to convene CHP2013 & WHP2013 to address these interests. The conference and trade show will be held 7–9 October at the Crowne Plaza in Houston, Texas, US.

In its fourth year, this 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.. The event also includes a vibrant exhibit hall.

CHP systems, also known as cogeneration, reduce fuel costs associated with on-site generation using natural gas or biogas by taking full advantage of waste heat recovery to significantly increase energy efficiency. CHP provides energy security during times of grid strain and extreme weather conditions, and is gaining favour in hospitals, universities, data centres, manufacturers, and other mission critical facilities.

WHP systems enhance industrial efficiency by capturing waste heat from industrial processes, converting it to power, and returning the power back into the process or exporting it for others to use.

Energy-intensive industries such as oil & gas refineries, chemical facilities, paper plants, steel mills, cement plants and glass manufacturers employ WHP systems to generate power from baseload waste heat, which is produced on-site whenever operations are running. 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 discussions.

Paul Cauduro, TXCHPI Executive Director said: ‘While often overlooked, combined heat and power and waste heat to power technologies are a significant part of the nation’s clean energy and job creation story. Implementation of these technologies is a logical decision for improving energy security and reliability, maintaining compliance with environmental regulations, and for increasing the competiveness of our nation’s manufacturing and processing sector.’

For more information visit www.chp2013-whp2013.com


Join the New WADE LinkedIn Group and Receive exclusive HANDBOOK

Become a member of WADE LinkedIn Group and be a part of the rapidly growing global community of supporters and experts in the field of decentralized energy. As a member of WADE LinkedIn Group you can connect to your colleagues and professionals from the industry, and stay up to date on a range of commercial opportunities and policy issues. If you join the WADE LinkedIn Group you will also get free access to the WADE Handbook on Smart/Intelligent Grid Systems Development & Deployment. To join go to LinkedIn and search under World Alliance for Decentralized Energy.

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