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May 11th 2016 Meeting

May 11, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Green Building Resource Center
1002 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77002

The technical definition of combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the concurrent production of electricity or mechanical power and useful thermal energy (heating and/or cooling) from a single source of energy. The presentation to AEE by the U.S. DOE Southwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) will discuss the following:

What is CHP?
Why Use CHP?
Who Uses CHP?
A Case Study
How to Implement a CHP Project with the Help of the CHP TAP
How to Market CHP to Key Accounts
Resources and Tools

PRESENTED BY Darrell Thornley: 

A mechanical engineer by training, Mr. Thornley has practiced in the power and energy business arenas in private industry and governmental sectors for over 30 years. He has experience ranging from business development, project development, finance and joint venture formation to plant design and engineering, construction, and operations and maintenance.

Mr. Thornley has project delivery experience ranging from tradesman (pipefitter/certified welder) to project director on power and industrial projects.  Technology types include nuclear, fossil fueled, and renewable energy on baseload power plants, standby power systems, Combined Heat & Power and peaking power systems. He is the inventor of the patented engineering process (US patent # 92,026,260) for the Hardened Smart Microgrid®, a comprehensive engineering process for developing robust smart microgrids.

He was a founding member of a CHP development group, responsible for support of project development, funding, contracting, construction, operation and maintenance of the company’s distributed energy projects in the 2 MW to 25 MW size range. The group developed and delivered CHP projects in marquee Manhattan office buildings (e.g., 6.2 MW at Penn Plaza) and 4 other locations in ConEd’s service territory, as well as a 6.4 MW landfill gas to energy project in Illinois.

Mr. Thornley has held seats on the boards of industry associations, is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association of Energy Engineers, and Society of American Military Engineers. He has been a speaker and panelist at industry-related conferences and seminars throughout his career.

Currently, Mr. Thornley provides consulting services for business development to the Power division of a large EPC company and technical support to Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) for the DOE’s CHP TAP (Technical Assistance Partnership) in the program’s Southwest Region.



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