Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the DGCP exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on DGCP certification, CLICK HERE.
Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. In most cases these rooms are held up to four weeks prior to the seminar date. We therefore recommend that you make your hotel reservations early to assure availability of space, and be sure to reference AEE and the name of this seminar to assure that you receive the appropriate room rate.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
This course will cover all of the technical, legal, and economic aspects of onsite generation and CHP systems, including renewable energy and distributed generation concepts. It is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to analyze, and economically evaluate all types of onsite generation systems. The seminar will also serve as a preparatory vehicle for AEE's Distributed Generation Certified Professional (DGCP) certification program. The instructor covers each topic in sufficient detail so that you are ready to apply new ideas and approaches in distributed generation and combined heat and power when you finish the course. Just enough theory is presented to assure that you have a firm and correct understanding of the working basics for DG and CHP technologies, but theoretical concepts are always brought down to reality using real-world examples.For those wishing to qualify for the DGCP certification, the DGCP examination will be administered on the afternoon of the final day of instruction at the same location.
CERTIFICATION Please Note: In order to qualify to sit for the DGCP exam, you must submit your completed DGCP application, along with a $300 application fee. For information on obtaining your DGCP application form, or for further information on the DGCP program, visit www.aeecenter.org/certification/dgcp.
SEMINAR OUTLINE Introduction to Distributed Generation (DG) and Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
Distributed Generation & CHP Technologies Reciprocating engines Spark-ignited Self-ignited Combustion gas turbines Microturbines Steam turbines Fuel cells Solar photovoltaic cells Wind energy conversion systems Energy storage systems Electric generators
Energy & Thermal Basics of Distributed Generation & CHP Technologies Energy, heat, & work First & second laws of thermodynamics Power cycles Simple, topping, bottoming, combined, cogeneration Carnot cycle & Carnot efficiency Need for power & heat Prime movers & simple cycles Otto, Diesel, Rankine, and Brayton cycles Properties of steam Enthalpy & entropy Steam turbine expansion Mollier chart analysis
Power Cycle Performance Measures for Distributed Generation & CHP Technologies Power cycle performance measures Thermal efficiency Higher heating value of fuel Lower heating value of fuel Heat rate & fuel rate Fuel credit & fuel credit value Net fuel rate Energy chargeable to power Fuel chargeable to power Cost chargeable to power Relationship of ECP, FCP, & CCP Total & life cycle CCP Examples
Economic & Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Distributed Generation & CHP Systems
PURPA & FERC Rules of QFs & SPPs
Summary & Applications of Distributed Generation & CHP Technologies
Regulatory & Permitting Systems Issues for Distributed Generation & CHP Systems Utility interface issues Utility interconnections IEEE 929-2000 & UL 1741 IEEE 1547 Net metering Air emission permitting
BRUCE COLBURN, Ph.D., is currently Chief Operating Officer for EPS Capital Corp., responsible for marketing and implementing energy planning and implementations solutions. In addition to his executive management duties at EPS, he has been responsible for energy analysis, field data acquisition/instrumentation, automated building control systems, and design of mechanical and electrical retrofit work. His project work has included cogeneration and power projects, renewables, public schools, healthcare facilities, research laboratories, universities, commercial office buildings, industrial plants, and military and government facilities. Over more than three decades in the energy field, he has served numerous clients in planning, designing, analyzing, troubleshooting, and retrofitting industrial, commercial, healthcare, and power projects throughout North America and the world. Dr. Colburn has also been a lecturer at a number of energy training programs both in the U.S. and abroad. Past industry awards include the AEE Energy Professional Development Award, Sigma Xi Research Award, IEEE Prize Paper Award, and Houston Chapter AEE Achievement Award. He was inducted into the International Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame (AEE) in 2004.
FEES Note: Fees below are for seminar only. Application for DGCP certification and exam requires a separate fee of $300. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the DGCP exam.
Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:15 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 2: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Seminar Hours Day 3: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Exam on Day 3 Following Seminar: 1:00-5:00 pm (separate pre-application required to sit for exam)
For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at email@example.com
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