14 signed into law a bill containing a variety of incentives aimed at encouraging the
state’s utilities to invest in renewable energy,
including combined heat and power (CHP).
In addition to supporting CHP development,
the law will set up incentives for investments
in such energy sources as wind, solar and
landfill gasses, and allow more investment
in energy-efficiency measures.
The goal of Vermont’s legislation is for
the state’s utilities to meet the growth in
demand for power between now and 2012
with renewable energy sources and efficiency.
If they fail to do so, a mandated renewable
portfolio standard will take effect.
University Hopes To Add
Eastern Illinois University in Charleston,
Ill., is considering replacement of its 80-year-
old steam plant with a $50 million combined
heat and power plant that would be built
on 30 acres of land east of Greek Court.
According to university officials, a campus
CHP facility would enable the university to
produce its own electricity and save about
$11 million in deferred maintenance. The
existing 10-member steam plant staff would
be transferred to the new CHP plant, with
up to two additional people hired for the
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend
District Energy/CHP 2006
in Nashville, Tenn.
IDEA’s 97th Annual Conference & Trade Show
June 11-14, 2006
Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Convention Center
Hosted by Constellation Energy Projects and Services Group and
Metro Nashville District Energy System
To reserve your exhibit space in the trade show, contact Tanya
Kozel at (410) 518-6676 or email@example.com.
An exhibitor prospectus will be available soon!
Interested in presenting a technical paper or case study?
Contact IDEA today to submit an abstract and receive a
copy of the author guidelines.
Please visit www.districtenergy.org for program updates
and registration information or call IDEA at (508) 366-9339
for more information.