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The Role of CHP in Microgrids and Comprehensive DG Solutions

July 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Free Seminar Presented by DOE Pacific CHP TAP and Tour of UCSD Microgrid

DOE Pacific Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnership and UCSD will lead a free seminar focused on natural gas-fired technologies that generate power while also providing heating and cooling needs (aka cogeneration). The seminar will cover combined heat and power technology applications and projects, available incentives, and showcase UCSD Microgrid with comprehensive distributed generation (DG) solutions, including a 2.8 MW bio-gas fuel cell with CHP and thermal energy storage.

Who should attend?

  • Senior and middle management personnel responsible for capital projects, energy purchasing, facilities and meeting environmental goals
  • Engineers and vendors working on CHP projects that include fuel cells, internal combustion engines, turbines and microturbines

Agenda includes:

  • CHP & Microgrid Lessons Learned
  • Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) overview and incentivized technologies
  • Financing options for CHP projects and microgrids
  • Services offered by the DOE Pacific CHP Technical Assistance Partnership
  • Guided tour of UCSD’s 42-MW microgrid

Guided Microgrid Tour (1:00 – 3:00 PM) includes:

  • 30 MW CHP plant
  • 2.5 MW/5 MWh energy storage system
  • 2.8 MW Direct Biogas Fuel Cell with 350-ton Absorption Chiller CHP
  • 3.0 MW Solar PV
  • 5 million gallon thermal energy storage (TES) system, Two additional 1.2 M Gallon TES being completed
  • Solar-powered DC Fast Charging beta test site
  • RWE EV Smart Charging (first smart charging project in the US)

Event hosts:

Presented by UCSD’s Center for Energy Research and the nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy, which administers DOE Pacific CHP Technical Assistance Program in California, Nevada and Hawaii and Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) in the SDG&E service territory.


Shawn Jones


UC San Diego, Price Center West Ballroom B
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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