Pulp and paper mills
Wastewater treatment plants
Colleges and universities
Rural utility systems
Railbelt community utilities
Source: Northwest Clean Energy Application Center.
in Washington state alone in 2009. This
indicates a significant shift in both awareness and receptivity in our region.
We provide technical expertise, policy
analysis and support, and clean energy
information to policy makers, industry and
the public. This service is usually requested
by policy makers with the CEAC responding to questions.
The Northwest CEAC is an independent source of information on all clean
energy projects in the region. We track
these projects, and if one gets hung up,
we look into why that is the case and
how it can be moved forward. We provide
project troubleshooting; referrals to local
resources; analyses, such as financial, regulatory, spark spread and policy; and proj-ect-specific technical support. In addition,
we offer funding information for potential
clean energy projects.
As an example of the kind of help
we can provide, our partners in Montana
recently completed energy audits on four
mills to determine if they are CHP candidates eligible for U.S. Department of
Agriculture Rural Development funding.
Conference in Seattle, which last fall drew
more than 450 attendees. The NW CEAC
prefers this type of approach rather than
directly leading our own events.
In the last year, we have also prepared four case studies on CHP systems,
including one on Oregon State University’s
Energy Center, and we are now working
on another case study for a wastewater
treatment plant in Helena, Mont.
With 34 CHP projects currently under
development, the Northwest is a challenging
and fun place to develop clean energy projects. To learn more about our NW CEAC
events and resources, visit our website at
Education and Outreach
The NW CEAC engages with stakeholders, allies, potential end users and
others who are interested in clean energy,
via presentations, workshops and webinars.
We often serve on conference steering
committees to ensure CHP, district energy
and waste heat recovery topics are included – for example, the annual Future Energy
David Sjoding is the
director of the U.S DOE
Northwest Clean Energy
Application Center at
the Washington State
Energy Program. He
has 32 years of energy
industry experience, including in energy
efficiency, renewable energy, climate change,
energy policy and distributed generation.
In his current position, Sjoding focuses on
combined heat and power, waste heat
recovery, district energy, biopower and fuel
cells. He previously served as an assistant
director at the Washington State Energy
Program. In addition, he chaired the Power
Washington Review Committee. A frequent
speaker at energy conferences, Sjoding holds
a master’s degree in public administration
from the University of Washington. He can be
contacted at email@example.com.