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Heat is Power, PEW videos highlight waste heat benefits
Two recently released videos vividly illustrate how industrial waste heat is converted to emission-free power and the need for its proliferation. In addition to providing such an overview, a YouTube video introduces The Heat is Power Association, the trade organization for the waste heat to power industry, and makes the case for levelling the playing field alongside conventional renewable applications. A similar video produced by the PEW Charitable Trusts cites lessons learned from 2012's Superstorm Sandy, which wiped out electrical service to over 8 million customers along the East Coast but not several waste heat users that remained operational. HiP YouTube video | PEW video

EPA, DOE, HUD release CHP resiliency report
The Environmental Protection Agency (through its CHP Partnership) has joined with the Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development to develop the Guide to Using Combined Heat and Power for Enhancing Reliability and Resiliency in Buildings. Its purpose is assist state and local officials and others involved in the Hurricane Sandy rebuilding process, and also to provide practical information on CHP, including what factors must be considered when configuring a CHP system to operate independently of the electricity grid, and what steps are involved in a typical CHP project development process. Download report

Integral Power becomes a representative for OPRA Turbines
Integral Power is proud to announce our representation of OPRA Turbines, providing compact, efficient, reliable gas turbine-generator sets in the 2MW range for customers worldwide in the oil and gas, industrial, commercial and marine sectors. The units are particularly well suited for CHP applications, off-spec fuels and harsh environments. More on OPRA

Port Arthur Steam Energy enters 8th year of operation
Integral Power’s Port Arthur Steam Energy project (PASE) entered its 8th successful year of operation in August 2013. PASE has survived three hurricanes and run in ‘island mode’ on numerous occasions when a utility grid interruption would have otherwise caused the host plant and PASE to shut down from loss of grid power. Download PASE overview


 


RECYCLED ENERGY IS CLEAN ENERGY AND CLEAN ENERGY IS OUR BUSINESS

While renewable energy sources like wind and solar will play a vital role in our energy future, they supply only a small percentage of our overall power needs today, and they have capacity factors and uncertainty that reflect the part time availability of these resources. At Integral Power, we believe the best way to fill the gap with cost-effective, base load, clean energy is by being good stewards of our finite fuel resources. To achieve this goal, our projects use Combined Heat & Power (CHP) technologies to convert industrial waste heat or clean burning natural gas into power and steam. This allows us to achieve the highest efficiencies, lowest emissions and best project economics; a win-win for our industrial hosts, our investors and the environment.

OUR PROJECT APPLICATIONS FALL UNDER THREE BROAD CATEGORIES:

WASTE HEAT RECOVERY

Capturing industrial exhaust heat and pressure drop energy that would otherwise be lost to atmosphere and converting to power and steam is as green as it gets.

 

GAS TURBINE CHP

Thermally integrated Gas Turbine or Natural Gas Reciprocating Engine Combined Heat & Power (CHP, or cogen) can achieve efficiencies over 80% and significantly reduce regional water consumption and emissions.

 

OTHER WASTE FUELS

Wellhead gas and process vent gases have significant BTU value and can be combined with state-of-the-art emission controls to produce clean power.

 

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