The utilization of Marcellus gas for
Pennsylvania will likely involve a portfolio
of energy policies – all of the above
applications as well as other solutions
such as energy efficiency measures and
renewable resources including hybrid
systems that integrate CHP with solar and/
or wind power.
CHP systems appear to offer
Pennsylvania’s best use of
Marcellus field shale gas.
general public about the unique oppor-
tunity CHP brings to the state, no matter
how you view energy markets here in
Pennsylvania,” Pistor explained.
DOE’s Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy
Application Center is working with
CREEDA to provide technical, economic,
environmental and public policy assess-
ments that will help the new organization
advance CHP development in the state.
To learn more about CREEDA,
contact Acting Chair Robert Pistor at
email@example.com. For more information
regarding DOE’s Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy
Application Center, contact Director James
Freihaut at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new industry-led initiative to pro-
mote in-state utilization of Marcellus shale
gas by developing a robust CHP system
industry and market was announced June
29, 2011, at the Natural Gas Utilization
Workshop at Penn State. That initiative
was the Commonwealth Recycled Energy
Economic Development Alliance (CREEDA),
formed to jumpstart CHP development.
“Natural gas-powered CHP systems
are more efficient than conventional elec-
tricity generation and also are the lowest-
cost alternative energy supply method for
reducing carbon emissions because they
have longer operating hours throughout
the year than solar photovoltaic or wind-
powered systems,” stated Robert Pistor,
vice president of UGI HVAC Enterprises Inc.
and CREEDA acting chair.
“CREEDA is an alliance between
manufacturers, developers, utilities, own-
ers and academia seeking to educate
policy makers, potential users and the
a senior advisor to the
U.S. Department of
Clean Energy Application
Center. He has spent 39
advanced energy, power,
refrigeration and HVAC technology. In
January 1998, Sweetser founded EXERGY
Partners Corp., a consulting firm working
in the fields of refrigeration and HVAC
system integration, dehumidification
technologies, liquid fuels research and
development, integration of on-site power
generation, energy recovery, thermal energy
management, gas engine heat pumps
and CHP systems. In 2006, Sweetser was
awarded the CHP Champion Award by the
U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association.
He may be reached at rsweetser@
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