Webinar 7/2/13 on 2013 Texas Legislation and Its Impact on Combined Heat and Power (CHP); Good ideas for Indiana?

Posted by Laura Arnold  /   June 19, 2013  /   Posted in Uncategorized  /   No Comments
Dear IndianaDG Readers: 

The Indiana Distributed Energy Alliance supports state policies to promote combined heat & power (CHP) which is also called cogeneration. There are many here in Indiana who believe that CHP has been a step child to sexier renewable energy technologies such as solar PV and wind. Join this webinar to learn how new legislation in Texas impacts CHP and then let's try to figure out if we should try to get some similar policies enacted here in Indiana.

Laura Ann Arnold


The U.S. Department of Energy Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center continues its quarterly webinar series on the benefits and applications of combined heat and power (CHP).There is no cost to attend. CEUs are available upon request.

2013 Texas Legislative Session Recap - Emphasis on CHPTues., July 2, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST 
The 83rd Texas Legislature passed several pieces of legislation that are expected to positively impact the state's CHP once signed into law. This webinar will provide a synopsis of the 2013 legislative session with an emphasis on CHP-related legislation, anticipated market impacts of new laws, and next steps for the CHP community. Legislation discussed will include:

  • HB 1864 - Authorizes the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) to develop guidelines for how CHP is evaluated, as currently required by law, prior to the construction or renovation of government facilities deemed to be "critical" for emergency preparedness and emergency response operations.
  • HB 2049 - Changes current law so that cogeneration facilities can now sell electricity to purchasers of thermal energy, thereby maximizing operational efficiency and minimizing financial risk.
  • SB 385 - Refines the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) long-term financing mechanism for the owner (or third-party owner) of CHP, waste heat recovery, and other energy-efficient and water-efficient technologies on commercial and industry property.

Guest speaker: Paul Cauduro, Executive Director, Texas CHP Initiative


Register here


U.S. DOE Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center
4800 Research Forest Drive; The Woodlands, Texas 77381
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