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Small-Scale Cogeneration - Online Seminar

Small-Scale Cogeneration - Online Seminar
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Price: $695.00
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About this Seminar

This course earns .6 CEUs, 6 PDHs and 1.2 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

In the wake of deregulation of the electric power market, many forward-thinking companies are seriously re- evaluating how they will be obtaining their electricity in the years ahead. Cogeneration and other forms of self-generation are increasingly becoming an attractive option for many businesses.

This informative seminar will bring you up to date on current cogeneration and on site power technologies and examine the present regulatory picture, as well as the economic and supply security aspects of generating your own power. You'll learn how to go about planning, designing and implementing cogeneration and on- site power projects, both to insure your own power supply, and potentially as a player in the growing distributed generation marketplace. You'll be given the technical, financial and legal expertise you need to evaluate your options and maximize the return on your investment.

The instructor will present you with a systematic approach for weighing alternatives in the design of cogeneration and on-site generation systems, as well as for evaluating the economic feasibility of action in your specific situation.

Course Credits:

  • Earns 0.6 CEU / 6 PDH / 1.2 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

  • AIA learning units eligible.

Also Available in an On Demand format.

Course Duration:

3-Days | 2 Hours per Day | 12 - 2 pm.

The program consists of three 2-hour sessions, for a total of 6 hours of instruction. Completion of all three modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.


You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the live teleconferencing sessions.

Instructor - Bernard Kolanowski

Bernard is a mechanical engineer and private consultant in the field of cogeneration. Bernard has held positions with Ingersoll-Rand, Environmental Control Products, Riley Stoker Corporation, Solar Turbines and Capstone Turbine Company, where he acquired substantial experience with cogeneration related projects. His activities have involved both manufacturer/contractor and well as client-side consultation related to a variety of cogeneration installations. His hands-on experience in this field has given him a broad understanding of the practical aspects of applying cogeneration to a myriad of situations involving hot water, hot air, chilled water and resource recovery as the "second" energy derived from a cogeneration system.


Introduction To Cogeneration  & Its History Regulatory Actions, Past & Present

  • Where Purpa Began & Where It's Going
  • Ferc Regulations
  • Minimum Efficiency For Qualified Facilities

Uses Of Cogeneration

  • Converting Waste Heat To Energy
  • Hot Water, Steam & Air Conditioning

Applying & Sizing The Proper Cogeneration System For A Facility

  • Gathering & Analyzing Present Utility Usage
  • Insuring Minimum Ferc Efficiency Is Met
  • What To Do If Over-Production Of Electricity Is Indicated

Permitting Requirements 

  • Local Permitting
  • Utility Permitting
  • Air Quality Permitting Issues

Pitfalls Of Cogeneration

  • What Needs To Be Done To Insure A Positive Return On Investment

Financing Cogeneration Projects

  • Leasing
  • Shared Savings Agreements
  • Paybacks

Case Histories 

  • Demonstration Of Successful Cogeneration Projects
  • Comparing Analysis With Audit

Available Technology 

  • Engines
  • Microturbines
  • Large Gas Turbines

Ancillary Equipment 

  • Heat Exchangers
  • Absorber Chillers

Distributed Generation

  • Where/How Cogeneration Fits
  • Comprehensive Computer Program For Cogen Project Planning & Assessment: Hands-On Demonstration

Each participant will also receive a Microsoft® Excel® tool for assessing cogeneration projects ($50 value). The program can be used for determining the proper size of a cogen system, assessing economic benefits, and calculating return on investment results.

Please Note!

  • Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre- register for the desired course to participate.  
  • The seminar fee covers registration for all program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.)
  • Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.
  • You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session. 
  • Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.
  • If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Seminar Registration, phone 770- 925-9633, email:  seminars@ae .