06 Dec '12, 5pm

How #CHP stepped up when the power went out during hurricane Sandy: #energyefficiency

As noted in recent blog posts by Forbes contributor William Pentland and the New York Times’ Andrew Revkin , it’s instructive to look at where the lights stayed on during Hurricane Sandy to understand what makes certain places more resilient than others. While 8.5 million customers lost power during Sandy, a small number of facilities (including residential buildings, hospitals, universities, and public service facilities) kept their power, heat, and critical equipment running. These facilities were able to do this because they used a technology called combined heat and power (CHP ), a suite of highly efficient technologies that can run on a variety of fuels. Unlike traditional backup generators, CHP systems typically provide heat and power to facilities during regular operations. They tend to use natural gas and highly efficient turbines and engines to serve their very lo...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2012/12/how-chp-stepped-when-power-...

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