Clarke Energy and our sister company Co-Energy America are pleased to support World Cogeneration Day on September 4th 2021. Each year World Cogeneration Day highlights one key aspect of the combined heat and power industry. This year, the energy resilience of cogeneration has taken centre stage, yet just as importantly its the behind-the-scenes heroes and she-roes have kept the lights on and the power moving. World Cogeneration Day 2021 is designed to celebrate the inspirational commitment of the people involved in the CHP power sector, often thanklessly and tirelessly working to keep the lights on and the facilities running smoothly.
Cogeneration or combined heat and power technology (CHP) plays an important role in providing efficient localised power and supporting carbon emissions reduction. Gas engine CHP plants can use renewable gas such as biogas, biomethane or hydrogen or low carbon gases such as natural gas at high efficiency and close to the site of use. Generating electricity and heat locally means lower losses and better use of the fuel, translating to lower carbon emissions. Embedded power plants also enable cost-effective energy resilience in countries that are prone to natural disasters or have unreliable power distribution networks.
In challenging times Clarke Energy’s installations are supporting the resilience of operation of essential services. Combined heat and power plants (CHP) are deployed at the heart of numerous important facilities including hospitals, data centres, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment manufacturing facilities.
Read the full World Cogeneration Day press release below.
[WEST CHESTER, PA June, 2021] — CHP-Funder.com is pleased to announce the 2021 World Cogeneration Day is about resilience. The celebration will highlight noteworthy contributions of cogeneration, also known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), to society around the globe. On September 4th, we encourage all of you to give a shout out and a special acknowledgment to the stalwart operators of the thousands of energy-efficient cogeneration systems that keep providing reliable, resilient electricity, heat, and cooling to our essential facilities. While disaster planning is part of electric and gas utilities’ DNA, which regularly deals with hurricanes, earthquakes, cyberattacks, and other disruptions that threaten to disable critical infrastructure, the Coronavirus epidemic has brought challenges not normally seen. This is the year to celebrate these CHP leaders, operators, and team members. It is safe to say that the world is changing. And though most people are not aware, CHP is keeping people safer during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fortunately, people and CHP are resilient — and we are finding ways to stay connected. Some of the most helpful tools have been virtual meetings, events, and webinars on the Internet. With social distancing, masks, and quarantining being commonplace right now, technology has become even more integral to the lives of many. And while the Internet has certainly provided people with hours of Netflix entertainment and plenty of fun, it has also played an important role in supporting one another.
On September 4th, 2021 we will virtually highlight key cogeneration projects internationally. Cogeneration, or combined heat and power technology (CHP), plays an important role in providing efficient localized power and supporting carbon emissions reduction. CHP systems can use renewable gas such as biogas, biomethane or hydrogen or low carbon gases such as natural gas at high efficiency and close to the site of use. Generating electricity and heat locally means lower losses and better use of the fuel, translating to lower carbon emissions.
September 4th was selected to acknowledge the first Cogeneration System at Pearl Street Station, New York City, in 1882, designed by Thomas Edison, 139 years ago. Edison produced electricity and made use of the thermal by-product to provide steam heating to local manufacturers and nearby buildings on the same Manhattan block.
The healthcare, food, and agricultural industries use the efficient and reliable CHP approach today, and we are proud to honor the frontline workers that serve our communities to keep the lights on during the pandemic. World Cogeneration Day shows examples of how embedded CHP system operators around the world provide dependable cost-effective energy resilience to indispensable facilities that are prone to natural disasters or have unreliable power distribution networks. These people maintain resilient, efficient, distributed CHP energy that is sustainable for the future energy transition to our most vital facilities.
The sponsors of World Cogeneration Day will celebrate on a world-wide basis because some challenges have to be met with a global response. Celebrants will take to social media, the internet, offices, CHP facilities and the airwaves to teach us what is obvious — that there will be no future for us if we destroy the environment that sustains us. This one day helps us all to also pursue a « green recovery » in response to the coronavirus; showing that healthy energy supplies enable healthy