Attitudes to combined heat and power technology have transformed, according to speakers at the world’s largest electric power conference.
Chilkoot Ward, Director of Utilities at the University of Alaska told an audience attending POWER-GEN International 2017 that the technology is now gaining favorable attention, in stark contrast to its previous treatment.
“There’s been a change in the mindset of utilities,” Ward told attendees at the Flexible Generation & Onsite Power session. “CHP once stood for cancer as far as utilities were concerned but they’re now offering incentives to solve some problems. There’s been fundamental shifts and they are looking at more of a partner approach – changes are already happening for the good.”
Ward acknowledged there are barriers yet